STA File Type

- The quick facts

What are STA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a STA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a STA file?

STA files have multiple uses, and Abaqus Status is one of them.

Abaqus Status File

STA stands for "status" and Abaqus stores reports in this file format when the user uses the analysis feature of Abaqus. When the user creates a model using Abaqus, the model, more often than not, is not in perfect shape. Therefore, before development, it will undergo various analyses to reveal what part should be further developed.

After running the analyses, these reports of detection and suggestions are stored in a document with the STA file extension.

How to open STA files

We have identified one STA opener that is compatible with this specific type of STA file.

Programs that open Abaqus Status files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the STA extension

Through our research of STA files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • BrMSX Save State
  • Complete Statistica Spreadsheet
  • FMSX Emulation State
  • MAME Save State
  • Project Master Statistic Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of STA files. Remember, different programs may use STA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
VectorWorksVectorWorksUser submitted
PCWPCWUser submitted
EudoraEudoraUser submitted
Unity ProUnity ProUser submitted
NEi Nastran EditorNEi Nastran EditorUser submitted
Pinnacle StudioPinnacle StudioUser submitted
PIC-C CompilerPIC-C CompilerUser submitted
MySoftware Co. busst32MySoftware Co. busst32User submitted

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