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Import external data

Import external data

Import external data

(OP)
Hi,
I'm trying to import external data (temperature field defined as node location with associated temperature) to mesh which is not same as external data. Is it possible do that in Femap environment?

Best regards
JK

RE: Import external data

You can use Data Surface tool. You can map results from other mesh with option "Output Map Data Surface" or paste temperature and coordinate data from text/excel with option "Arbitrary 3-D Data Surface".

RE: Import external data

(OP)
Hi,
thanks for tip. I briefly checked it and it looks like what I am looking for. I'll examine this functionality and I'll send the feedback.

Best regards
JK

RE: Import external data

(OP)
Hi,
it works.

But I have another question. Is it possible to load data of multi columns? Eq. I have x, y, z coordinates and then n columns of temperature data and I want to load them in one step. Or I have to load each column of temperature data separately?

Best regards
JK

RE: Import external data

Try this algoritm. Also you can experiment with format of text file - maybe separate columns with space and use equal column lenght to copy directly from text file.

RE: Import external data

(OP)
Hi,
think I wrote it not exactly. Each column of temperature data means different time step. So I have (x,y,z,n-1,n,...,n+1) and I want to only change specific column of temperature data for my study.

But I think it is not possible and I must load each temperature data separately or write some script.

Does anybody have experience of load huge matrix of data (4 columns and 100k rows)? In my test study it takes approximately 10 minutes one data surface.

Best regard
JK

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