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Importing a Model from Input File, Load Statement gets disturbed

Importing a Model from Input File, Load Statement gets disturbed

Importing a Model from Input File, Load Statement gets disturbed

(OP)
Hi,
On importing a model in the form of .inp file, the load definitions gets distorted.
The details are explained below

The Load definition in the input file looks like this:-
** LOADS
**
** Name: Frc_Grav_Col1 Type: Concentrated force
*Cload, op=NEW
Col1, 1, 291000.
Col1, 2, -1083000.
Col1, 3, -4824000.
** Name: Mom_Grav_Col1 Type: Moment
*Cload, op=NEW
Col1, 4, -739000000.
Col1, 5, 9000000.
Col1, 6, -41000000.
**

When I want to base a model on this input file, I import model in the form of .inp file.
Though a new model gets created, the load definitions gets split up and load names renamed like :
** LOADS
**
** Name: CFORCE-1 Type: Concentrated force
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 1, 291000.
** Name: CFORCE-2 Type: Concentrated force
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 2, -1.083e+06
** Name: CFORCE-3 Type: Concentrated force
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 3, -4.824e+06
** Name: CFORCE-4 Type: Moment
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 4, -7.39e+08
** Name: CFORCE-5 Type: Moment
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 5, 9e+06
** Name: CFORCE-6 Type: Moment
*Cload, op=NEW
COL1, 6, -4.1e+07
** Name: CFORCE-7 Type: Concentrated force

How can I avoid this renaming and splitting up?
Thanks!

RE: Importing a Model from Input File, Load Statement gets disturbed

I think there is no way to prevent that.
Theoretically the user can have multiple loads on the same node and dof. This cannot be done in one load definition in A/CAE, so the import method generally creates a separate definition for each load.
When there are many loads, then a distribution definition is created for some kind of loads.

Python Scripting could be used to clean up the definitions afterwards.

RE: Importing a Model from Input File, Load Statement gets disturbed

(OP)
So many thanks Mustaine3.
I would have been searching needlessly for a way out of this.
Shindey

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