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32.1.54 File/Export...

The File/Export... menu item opens the Export panel.



Export Panel


The Export panel allows you to write data that can be read by other data visualization and postprocessing tools. See Section  4.12 for a complete description of the available data formats and how to use the panel.

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Controls

File Type   contains radio buttons that control the output file format that will be written using the Write... button.

ABAQUS   allows you to specify the surface(s) and optional loads, based on the kind of finite element analysis selected, to be exported to an ABAQUS file (extension .inp).

ANSYS Input   allows you to specify the surface(s) and optional loads, based on the kind of finite element analysis selected, to be exported to an ANSYS Input file (extension .cdb).

ASCII   allows you to specify the surface(s), scalars, location from which the values of scalar functions are to be taken, and the delimiter separating the fields, to be exported to an ASCII file.

AVS   allows you to specify the scalars you want to write to be exported to an AVS file.

CGNS   allows you to specify the scalars you want to write and the location from which the values of scalar functions are to be taken, to be exported to a CGNS file (extension .cgns).

Data Explorer   allows you to specify the surface(s) and the scalars you want to write to be exported to a Data Explorer file (extension .dx).

EnSight Case Gold   allows you to specify the scalars you want to write, the location from which the values of scalar functions are to be taken, and the file format, to be exported to an EnSight file (extension .geo, .vel, .scl1, or .encas).

FAST   allows you to specify the scalars you want to write, to be exported as a grid file (Plot3D format), a velocity file, and a scalar file. This option is available only for a triangular or tetrahedral grid.

FAST Solution   allows you to export a single file containing density, velocity, and total energy data. This option is available only for a triangular or tetrahedral grid.

Fieldview Unstructured   allows you to specify the scalars you want to write, to be exported to a FIELDVIEW binary file (extension .fvuns) and a regions file (extension .fvuns.fvreg).

I-deas Universal   allows you to specify the surface(s), scalars, and optional loads, based on the kind of finite element analysis selected, to be exported to an I-deas Universal file.

NASTRAN   allows you to specify the surface(s), scalars, and optional loads, based on the kind of finite element analysis selected, to be exported to a NASTRAN file (extension .bdf).

PATRAN   allows you to specify the surface(s), scalars, and optional loads, based on the kind of finite element analysis selected, to be exported to a PATRAN neutral file (extension .out).

RadTherm   allows you to specify the surface(s) for which you want to write data and the method of writing the heat transfer coefficient, to be exported to a PATRAN neutral file (extension .neu). This option is available only when the Energy Equation is enabled.

Tecplot   allows you to specify the surface(s) and the scalars you want to write, to be exported to a Tecplot file.

Surfaces   specifies the surfaces for which data is to be written for an ABAQUS, ANSYS Input ASCII, Data Explorer, I-deas Universal, NASTRAN, PATRAN, RadTherm, or Tecplot file.

Functions to Write   specifies valid functions for output. The attributes of the list are modified based on the active file type. The list may be a single-selection or a multiple-selection list or it may be disabled, depending on the selected File Type.

Structural Loads   contains optional structural loads

that can be written to ABAQUS, ANSYS Input, I-deas Universal, NASTRAN, and PATRAN files. This option is available only when Structural analysis is selected.

Force   enables forve to be written as a load for a structural analysis.

Pressure   enables pressure to be written as a load for a structural analysis.

Temperature   enables temperature to be written as a load for a structural analysis. This option is available only when the Energy Equation is enabled.

Thermal Loads   contains optional thermal loads that can be written to ABAQUS, ANSYS Input, I-deas Universal, NASTRAN, and PATRAN files. This option is available only when Thermal analysis is selected.

Temperature   enables temperature to be written as a load for a thermal analysis.

Heat Flux   enables heat flux to be written as a load for a thermal analysis.

Heat Trans Coeff   enables heat transfer coefficient to be written as a load for a thermal analysis.

Location (for ASCII, CGNS, and EnSight Case Gold formats)   specifies the location from which the values of scalar functions are to be taken.

Node   specifies that data values at the node points are to be exported.

Cell Center   specifies that data values from the cell centers are to be exported.

Analysis (for ABAQUS, ANSYS Input, I-deas Universal, NASTRAN, and PATRAN formats   specifies the finite element analysis intended.

Structural   specifies structural analysis and allows you to select the Structural Loads to be written.

Thermal   specifies thermal analysis and allows you to select the Thermal Loads to be written.

Delimiter (for ASCII format only)   specifies the delimiter used to separate the data fields.

Comma   specifies comma as the delimiter separating the data fields.

Space   specifies space as the delimiter separating the data fields.

Transient (for EnSight Case Gold only)   contains options for exporting transient data.

Transient   enables export of transient data.

Separate Files for Each Timestep   enables writing separate files for each timestep.

Append Frequency   specifies the frequency for appending the data during the solution process.

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The Append Frequency option is replaced by the Write Frequency option when Separate Files for Each Timestep is enabled. You can specify the frequency for writing the separate files.

File Name   specifies the rootname for the files to be saved.

Format (for EnSight Case Gold only)   specifies the file format.

Binary   specifies the file format as binary.

ASCII   specifies the file format as ASCII.

Heat Transfer Coefficient (for RadTherm format only)   specifies the basis for the heat transfer coefficient exported.

Flux Based   specifies the flux based method for writing the heat transfer coefficient.

Wall Function   specifies the wall function based method for writing the heat transfer coefficient.

Write...   opens the Select File dialog box for writing the specified function(s) in the specified format.


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