Write ASCII files

Write ASCII file: Save elements to file in ASCII format

All or selected elements can be saved to a text file. Nodes and elements are saved into different files with extensions .efp (nodes) and .efe (elements), having the same basis name.

Node file (*.efp) contains external node ID and three coordinate values for each node.

Element file (*.efe) contains external element ID,  geometrical type ID,  group ID,  mechanical type ID and external node IDs of the element nodes.

Following dialog shows the available options:

File title

The current title of the project is shown which could be used as the basis name for the files.

New file title: A file selection box pops up to select a new title

Element selection

All: Save all elements to file

Selection: Dialog box for the element selection popes up. Only selected elements and associated nodes are saved to file.