A nice feature to have in FEMAP in models with thousands of solids imported from CAD is to have an API to classify geometry in groups, this way I can change colors, help to local visualization, etc. . A classification of the types of geometry I see after importing STEP or PARASOLID files could be the following:
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You can already do this from the User Interface during selection or from the API. When selecting solids, simply change the method to "Type" and you have the 4 options you are requesting. From the API, the Set object can use the rule FGD_SOLID_BYTYPE which takes the same 4 options, or the Solid object has IsWire(), IsSheet(), IsSolid and IsGeneral() which can also be used to classify solids.
Thanks for commenting!!. In this line, a good improvement for commands under RENUMBER menu is the option to automatically renumber entities by type: for instance, in the case RENUMBER > SOLIDS to start renumbering first by 2-D and finally 3-D. Or in the case of RENUMBER > PROPERTIES to start with 0-D, then1-D, then 2-D and finally 3-D types.
While renumbering solids by type isn't directly available, renumbering properties in type order is. It doesn't strictly do it in 0D,1D,2D,3D order, it certainly does do it by type.