Displaying a single element/node ID Displaying a single element/node ID Worldtraveller (Aerospace) (OP) 5 Dec 17 14:27 I know how to turn the element or node IDs on for the entire model, but is there a way to select a single element or node and just turn that ID on? I've searched through several tips and tricks tutorials and not been able to find this solution. Thanks. RE: Displaying a single element/node ID rb1957 (Aerospace) 5 Dec 17 16:41 you might use "window/show entities", and turn on "label with ID" another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ? RE: Displaying a single element/node ID TG_eng (Mechanical) 5 Dec 17 19:46 Here's a short API that you might want to try. It will ask you to select an element or elements and then create a text box at the centroid of that element with the ID of that element. One problem with this might be if you have very small elements the text box will engulf the element unless you're zoomed in. Sub Main Dim App As femap.model Set App = feFemap() Dim eSet As femap.Set Set eSet = App.feSet Dim el As femap.Elem Set el = App.feElem Dim lab As femap.text Set lab = App.feText Dim eID As Long Dim cent As Variant If eSet.Select(FT_ELEM, True, "Select Elements to Label") <> FE_OK Then End lab.ModelPosition = True lab.AllViews = True lab.DrawBorder = True lab.BackColor = FCL_WHITE While eSet.Next eID = eSet.CurrentID el.Get(eID) el.GetCentroid(cent) lab.vTextPosition = cent lab.text = Str$(eID) rc = lab.Put(lab.NextEmptyID) Wend rc = App.feViewRegenerate( 0 ) End Sub RE: Displaying a single element/node ID Worldtraveller (Aerospace) (OP) 7 Dec 17 20:07 I might try your program at home, but I don't think my current employer allows us to activate the API. :( Quote:you might use "window/show entities", and turn on "label with ID" I'm not sure I get this, won't it still turn on the whole model? I'd like to be able to show the surrounding model for context, but it gets visually very cluttered when the labels are on. RE: Displaying a single element/node ID rb1957 (Aerospace) 7 Dec 17 21:57 no it will ID only the element you choose. "show entities" is a sub-menu under "window". It allows to show any piece of the model (geometry or elements). There is a "tic box" for "label with ID", otherwise it only highlights the element. another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?