Beginning with ETABS 2015 v15.1.0, the file ETABSTran2013.exe is no longer included in the installation due to requirements set out by Microsoft for their Windows 8.1 Desktop App Certification Program. ETABS 2013 and ETABS 2015 v15.0.0 are not affected by this.
If you have an older ETABS v9 model file (*.edb) that you would like to open in ETABS 2016 v16.0.0 or later, please do the following to open the file. This places the translator into the installation directory such that old models can be open directly from within ETABS 2016 v16.0.0 or later. Please follow these steps.
NOTE: The current version of the translator works with ETABS 2016 v16.0.0 and newer. If you are using ETABS 2015, please consider upgrading to ETABS 2016 or contact technical support for further assistance.