Generic ASCII Reader

A generic ASCII reader is now available which allows you to bring custom results directly into HyperView. The Altair ASCII format is useful for reading the results of any in-house or propriety codes which are saved in a generic format.

This flexible format supports multiple data types (scalars, vectors, and tensors) spanning across various simulation types (linear, modal, and transient), and allows user defined labels for the data types. This generic ASCII reader is also available in HvTrans; therefore an H3D file can easily be generated for any of the custom results in the ASCII file.

Supported ASCII Formats

  • Nodal and elemental results.
  • Vector, tensor and scalar results.
  • 1D, 2D, and 3D elements.
  • Layer results for elements (composite results).
  • Centroidal and corner results.
  • Complex and non complex results.
  • Static, transient, and frequency response results.
  • Results on different systems like global, elemental, or user defined.
  • ID pools for elements/nodes.

Header Format

$DELIMITER=    <SPACE>/<TAB>/,    (except $ and #)
$SUBCASE_ID =           id	“label”
$LAYER_INFO =	num layers	“layer label”
$ID_POOL= “Nodes” or “Elements”
$SYS_ID = -1/0/user defined
$RESULT_TYPE =  RES(v)(R/I)(Anim Source), RES(t)(M/P), RES(s)	
$FREQUENCY =  1.00 Hz
$MODE = 1
$TIME= 10.0 sec
Data blocks OR
$INCLUDE  file path (which has the data)