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4.12.13 I-deas Universal Files


If you intend to export data to I-deas, ensure that the mesh does not contain pyramidal elements, as these are currently not supported by I-deas.

Select I-deas Universal under File Type. Select the surface(s) for which you want to write data in the Surfaces list. If no surfaces are selected, the entire domain is exported. You can specify which scalars you want in the Functions to Write list.

You have the option of selecting loads to be included in the exported file. When the Energy Equation is enabled under the Define/Models/Energy... menu option, you can choose the loads based on the kind of finite element analysis you intend to undertake. By selecting Structural in the Analysis list, you can select the following Structural Loads: Force, Pressure, and Temperature. By selecting Thermal in the Analysis list, you can select the following Thermal Loads: Temperature, Heat Flux, and Heat Trans Coeff. Note the following limitations with these loads:

You also have the option of exporting data at specified intervals during the calculation through the Solver/Execute Commands... menu option. See Section  4.12.18 for the complete details.


For non-stationary reference zones, all the velocities are exported to I-deas Universal as velocities relative to the selected reference zone. See the informational note in Section  4.12.8 for further details.

Click the Write... button to save the file, using the Select File dialog box. A single file is written containing coordinates, connectivity, optional loads, zone groups, velocity, and selected scalars.

file/export/ideas file name list-of-surfaces () yes|no yes|no list-of-scalars q

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