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StuartRogers
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Automatic Nodal Output (API - THA results)

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06-12-2012 07:04 AM

I have a number of similar bar models, running a time-history analysis: They have the same nodes, elements etc. I am changing the input motion and outputting the accelerations from specific nodes from the 'Time-history Analyis - Tables' table.

 

Is there a way to automatically output nodal results to a txt file? Either through Robot or directly from the output file? I am looking at automating the process to save time and reduce the chance of me copying the data for the wrong node. I currently copy and paste from the Time-history Analysis - table.

 

The different time-histories are run on different models due to limit the output file size

 

Thank you for your help.

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Automatic Nodal Output

06-12-2012 07:09 AM in reply to: StuartRogers

Write API macro doing that (many examples you can find in this forum writing in search field   API ; example :

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/Export-results-ARSA-via-API/m-p/3294083/high...) or save table(s) as xls file or copy table contetns by clipboard.

 

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Re: Automatic Nodal Output

06-13-2012 03:02 AM in reply to: StuartRogers

I am attaching example macro dumping THA results to Excell file.

It runs for all THA cases in model, for nodes selection made in Robot.


 



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StuartRogers
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Re: Automatic Nodal Output

10-26-2012 07:09 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

Rafel,

 

Thank you with your help with this.

 

Apologies for my lack of knowledge of the API functions.

 

Is it possible to add a function at the end of the script to close ROBOT?

 

I am looking into setting up a script to open all ROBOT files in a folder and dump the THA results to a spreadsheet.

 

Also, are there any guidance documents on the API functions? They could save us a huge amount of time when setting up and running models.

 

Regards,

 

Stuart

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Automatic Nodal Output

10-26-2012 07:19 AM in reply to: StuartRogers

 

Is it possible to add a function at the end of the script to close ROBOT?

 

OF course . 

Robapp.Quit(....)

 

 

 

Also, are there any guidance documents on the API functions? They could save us a huge amount of time when setting up and running models.

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/About-the-SDK-application-for-Optimization-u...

 

http://www.robobat.com/n/ros

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=location&location=forum-board%3A3...



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