Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


FEMAP API to Reset RBE3's to a single node

FEMAP API to Reset RBE3's to a single node

FEMAP API to Reset RBE3's to a single node

Hi there

I use FEMAP since a couple years now but never tried to optimize my work using API's.
The following problem use a lot of time and is quite an annoying work

If I want to remesh a complete structure I used to reset all RBE3's in my model to a single node not connected to anything. This gives me the oportunity to delete the solid mesh, import the new geometry and mesh the new geometry. After that I easily can reconnect all my RBE3's with the new meshed geometry.
There are a lot of RBE3's in my models so this is quite an annoying work to click through the menue and to /reset /nodes /previous /OK ... repeat and repeat...

I know another way is to delete all the RBE3's. For me this is not an option because using my way I know, that I reconnected all the existing RBE3's and I didn't forget anything.

I'm sure this is possible using an API script. I tried it using Program Files and recorded my action and than repeated the codes for the actions but this doesn't work properly.

I saw API's which were able to change the dependent and independent nodes of an RBE so I'm quite sure there are API-pro's which can help me further.
Would be great if someone can assist me or help me with an API which is similar to my problem which I can adjust. I'm really an API beginner. One can say - to lazy up now.

Best regards, Marcel

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


eBook - Efficient and Effective Production Support with 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures
Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer. Download Now
Overcoming Cutting Tool Challenges in Aerospace Machining
Aerospace manufacturing has always been on the cutting edge, from materials to production techniques. However, these two aspects of aerospace machining can conflict, as manufacturers strive to maintain machining efficiency with new materials by using new methods and cutting tools. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close