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[Help] Read beam elements in group(s) and write information & output vector to EXCEL

[Help] Read beam elements in group(s) and write information & output vector to EXCEL

[Help] Read beam elements in group(s) and write information & output vector to EXCEL

I want to write an API (for FEMAP v9.3) to read information of group(s) of beam element and some output vectors from FEMAP and write to EXCEL.

The following shows what the API should perform:

- Define the group no. of beam element group(s) to be read (group numbers are known, usually more than1 group).
- For each beam element in a group:
read the element number and write to EXCEL,
read the material and properties, and write to EXCEL,
read the node no. and (x, y, z) coordinate of each beam end and write to EXCEL,
read load set no. and write to EXCEL,
read the nodal displacement output vector (T1, T2, T3, R1, R2, R3) of each end of the beam and write to EXCEL,
read the Cbeam force output vector (bending moment, shear froce, axial force, torsion) of each end of the beam and write to EXCEL,

All these information for a beam will be written to the same column of a EXCEL sheet. i.e. the required information will be written to different row of the same column. Different element occupies different column.

A post at "https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/3D..." perform smilar function but does not read and process groups. Also the API of FEMAP v9.3 does not support the function "App.feSelectOutput()".

How the program in the post mentioned above should be modified to perform the function I wanted?

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