By connectivity arrays I mean arrays that contain the following info:
x,y,z nodal coordinates
global nodes belonging to element
If you export the FEM to another format, say Abaqus, then you could read the text file generated and gather that information I presume. I don't know any way to get that directly from the SW FEM file.
You are correct. I created a mesh for the part, and right clicked on the study, then selected export. I found that exporting as a .DAT file and opening in excel or notepad was easiest to read. It provides with nodal coordinates (x,y,z) element numbers and global nodal numbers associated with that element. It also provides you with the nodes associated with any forces and/or fixtures. Thank you.
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