How could I export the node/element sets to NASTRAN analysis file as SET1 entry? I tried to select nodes and elements into groups, however, I could not get Information about them when exporting an analysis file in NASTRAN format.
Is it possible to export node set as SET1 entry?
Thanks in advance!
If I well understood your request, you want to translate a SET of enttities (nodes / elements) in Nastran format using Femap.
It is easily feasible following these steps:
1/ create a group with those entities.
2/ create a new analysis and under Nastran Output requests select the newly created group containing entities and click Ok.
3/ Under the analysis set manager click on Preview Input and you will see the SET of entities:
SET1 corresponds to nodes.
After few lines you will see that displacements have been asked for SET1 only using this instruction. DISPLACEMENT(PLOT) = 1
You can also export the analysis to handle the dat file.
Hi Seif Eddine Naffoussi,
it works very well. Thanks very much.