Member Login

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

Join Eng-Tips
*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

Using Output(plot) Set Command

Using Output(plot) Set Command


I am trying to print only CBUSH element forces when calling FORCE(SORT1,REAL,BILIN)=200 in the subcase. 200 should refer to a previously appearing SET command.

I am trying to find how to define that SET command. In the quick reference guide, they state that SET is a Set Definition under OUTPUT(PLOT).

Here is what I have tried (first tried with CQUAD elements just to see if it works.)

   SET 200 = QUAD4
   SPC = 2
   LOAD = 3

It does not seem to work. I get error messages. I have tried many other combinations, but cannot get it to work. Without the OUTPUT(plot) command written in the bdf, the file is working great.

Any idea how it should work?

Thank you!

RE: Using Output(plot) Set Command

Hi flambter,

try to modify your Case Control as follows:

   SET 200 = QUAD4
   SPC = 2
   LOAD = 3

the PRINT command sets the output on the .f06 file, the PLOT to the binary (.op2 or .xdb).

Hope this helps.




'Ability is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.'

RE: Using Output(plot) Set Command

ok, thanks.

It now works, but it doesn't do what I was expectinf. I am trying to output in the F06 files onle the CQUAD4 element forces and not all the CBEAM forces. By modifying the Case Control ,all force output are gone from the f06.  

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!

Share a File


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close