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Using FEMAP API to automate generation of uniquely named surfaces from excel data


Hello All,


I am very new to FEMAP and would appreciate some direction/advice. 


I am developing a detailed CCA model for analysis in thermal deskop and I have an excel spreadsheet contaning component reference IDs (like U1, R1 C1...etc) and their associated XYZ centroid location and foot print dimesions. 


What I wish to accomplish using the API is: 


Automate generation of surfaces representing the components, mesh the surfaces as 2D shell type elements, assign them properties and a shell thickness, and assign each surface (and associated mesh) a unique title correspond to the component Ref ID it represents.


Any advice on tackling this is greatly appreciated!