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Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

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Hi,

I want to analyse a beam for its deflection, which has a uniformly distributed load (UDL) in it, by varying the support point locations. There are 100+ support cases that I need to input to FEMAP, which will take a long time if done manually.

Can anybody help me out in importing the support cases to FEMAP constraints.

For your reference, I have attached a few cases. I need them under constraints in FEMAP, without doing it manually.

Please help me out with this. I highly appreciate your contribution.
Thank you for your time in reading this.

RE: Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

Most FEA programs can read in text files, we used to call them decks. These are pretty easy to write or cut and paste, and can then be run from the command line. I'd be a bit surprised if FEMAP has lost all that functionality.

Cheers

Greg Locock


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RE: Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

probably better to post in the "siemens: femap" forum

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RE: Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

Your question is not clear enough. I can see two variants of your task.
1. You have a specified node with specified NodeID (let’s say NodeID=1001) and you need to change the coordinate of this node 100 times? According to your excel file it is what you wish, because I can see the coordinates of this node for every case. This way I do not think you can actually make such a model with 100 constraint cases in it. The reason is every constraint case includes NodeID, but not the coordinates of the node. And this nodeID is constant for every case.
2. In your model you have 100 specified nodes with different coordinates. So you have a list of nodes. All this nodes exist in one model simultaneously. This way you will need 100 constraint cases and in every case you need only one node from this list to be fixed.

RE: Importing support points from Excel file to FEMAP constraints

A way would be constrain one node, or maybe a couple nodes with different freedoms constrained; export the model (as text); see the formatting of the constrained nodes; use excel to copy your data in; import back into FeMap.

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