Importing XSTABL Files

XSTABL is the slope stability program produced by Interactive Software Designs Inc.

To import an XSTABL file into Slide 5.0 (or later versions):

  1. Select Open from the File menu or the toolbar.

  2. In the Open File dialog, click on the Files of Type drop-down list, and select "Xstabl Files (*.ipt)"

  3. The Open File dialog will now only list files with a .IPT filename extension. If the current directory does not contain any XSTABL files, then switch to the desired directory.

  4. Select the XSTABL file that you want to open, and it will be opened in the Slide modeler.

  5. See the important note below for information about XSTABL features supported in Slide 5.0.

XSTABL Features Imported Into Slide 5.0

Import of XSTABL files into Slide is primarily intended to import the boundary geometry, and material properties.

Due to the different approaches used for some modeling and analysis features (for example, slip surface generation), not all features of XSTABL models can be imported directly into Slide.

ONLY THE FOLLOWING features of XSTABL models can be imported into Slide 5.0:

Any modeling features not mentioned in the list above, will have to be re-created in Slide using the modeling techniques provided in Slide.

NOTE: it is highly recommended, after importing an XSTABL file into Slide, that you check the model carefully, and verify that the data has been read correctly.

If you encounter any problems importing XSTABL files into Slide 5.0, then please e-mail us at and notify us of the problem.