Has anyone pratice to export model to CSI SAP 2000 solver from FEMAP ?
I tried to use Nastran format for a beam model but probably CSI SAP 2000 accepts only some type of elements. The import result was only a nodes definition (no element and no section was traslated).
Any suggestion about how to solve this problem ?
Might be a bit tricky.
I activated the Preferences...Interfaces...Enable Old Iterfaces and got this as available formats:
I didn't see anything that indicated SAP 2000 directly.
I've done transfers to STAAD before and a key to debugging the export was to go the other way (STAAD to FEMAP). Then I saw how the export/import engine worked and learned quite a bit on formatting my FEMAP model to create as little errors going to STAAD.
So in other words, see if you can import a simple SAP 2000 model to FEMAP first and hopefully that helps with some insight.
Sorry I can't offer much more help than this.
Your aswer is very usefull.
I used STAAD interface and for BEAM Element worked pretty good.
SAP2000 imported a model made in FEMAP with BEAM Property.
RBE3 element was not traslated but for me is not a problem.
Thank a lot,