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:
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
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.