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Reading PCH files with Excel

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hello,

 

I need to post-process some results using Excel, therefore I was thinking of setting up the Nastran analysis in order to have those results in a punch file.

Is there a way to directly import the pch file into Excel?

 

Thank you

Regards

 

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Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Legend
Legend

There should be a utility shipped with NX NASTRAN to do this...  I can't find it right now, but I'm pretty sure there used to be a utility...  Maybe the Siemens guys can chime in?

Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Phenom
Phenom

NX Nastran 10 Installation and Operations Guide

Chapter 7: Using the Utility Programs

7.2 F06 output to Excel

 

but BEWARE

 SIEMENS may have "cocked" when shipping NX (10 and above?) as you may not find the folder

      installation_directory/nxnr/util/

 

which was there for previous version.

I spotted the isssue a few weeks ago and I think IR 7851856 has been raised (whatever that is!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production: NX9.0.3.4, NX10.0.2.6
Development: VB.NET (amateur level !)

Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Legend
Legend

So I am not crazy or senile, good!  Thanks for the info... 

Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi

I have written a windows exe to convert a pch file to a comma delimited file. Happy to fwd the script. if you still require it.

Regards

Peter

Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Experimenter
Experimenter

PeterE wrote:

Hi

I have written a windows exe to convert a pch file to a comma delimited file. Happy to fwd the script. if you still require it.

Regards

Peter


 

Hi, can you please send me the script

Re: Reading PCH files with Excel

Pioneer
Pioneer

I have attempted to attach the script to this mail. Replace the extension pch2csv.TXT with pch2csv.exe.

To use it, you drag your pch file(s) onto the exe in windows explorer for it to work.

Peter