Import Templates

Templates can be imported by means of the File > Import menu.

Templates can be created to read ASCII files that are formatted differently, thus supporting import of multiple file formats. The templates are stored in the <install_directory>/io/model_readers/feinput/. Each template works on only one specific format file. To read in metadata, the required headings must be added to the template requests and record blocks. You may wish to examine an example simple file format template.

Connector templates are registered in the spotweld.cfg file under the same directory. For custom templates, a spotweld_format directory must exist in the same location as the master weld file. The spotweld.cfg file must contain only the names of all the registered weld templates. You can also see an example of a master weld file import template.