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How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

(OP)
Hi
I am new to API in FEMAP and I am trying to create a quad element from 4 nodes in API. I know how to create a surface and create the elements from the surface. But, I am wondering if I can create the element directly using the nodes.

Thanks

RE: How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

For future inquiries, please use the regularly monitored FEMAP forum found here:
https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/CA...

FEMAP > Help > FEMAP User Community will direct you there as well.

You can use the ".PutAllArray" method on the Element object. To see how to properly populate, it is helpful to create an element with the FEMAP GUI then use ".GetAllArray3" method. This will show you how to create the proper Variants for the call.




Here is the API:


Sub Main
Dim App As femap.model
Set App = feFemap()

Dim e As Elem
Set e = App.feElem

Dim numElem As Long
Dim idArray As Variant, propIDArray As Variant, elemTypeArray As Variant
Dim topologyArray As Variant, layerArray As Variant, colorArray As Variant
Dim formulationArray As Variant, orientArray As Variant, offsetArray As Variant
Dim releaseArray As Variant, orientSetArray As Variant, orientIDArray As Variant
Dim nodesSetArray As Variant, connectTypeArray As Variant, connectSegArray As Variant

Dim exist As Variant, materialCsys As Variant, warpingArray As Variant, springLocationArray As Variant
e.Get(1)
e.GetAllArray3( 0, numElem, idArray, exist, propIDArray, elemTypeArray, topologyArray, layerArray, _
colorArray, formulationArray, orientArray, offsetArray, releaseArray, orientSetArray, _
orientIDArray, nodesArray, connectTypeArray, connectSegArray, materialOrientType, materialCsys, warpingArray, springLocationArray)

rc = e.PutAllArray( numElem, idArray, propIDArray, elemTypeArray, topologyArray, layerArray, _
colorArray, formulationArray, orientArray, offsetArray, releaseArray, orientSetArray, _
orientIDArray, nodesArray, connectTypeArray, connectSegArray)

App.feViewRegenerate( 0 )

End Sub


RE: How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

(OP)
Hi RCatania

Thanks for your inputs. I will work on it. It has been helpful.

RE: How to create a quad element from nodes in FEMAP API

(OP)
Hi RCatania

I read one of your other posts regarding the use of femeshbetween and it worked well. Thanks for supporting.

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