.#.els file

The .#.els file is a Patran 2.5 ASCII format results file.

File Creation

This file is created when the Patran format is chosen and topology design variables are present. (See documentation for the I/O Option OUTPUT).

File Contents

Result Description
Density Density results from topology optimizations.

Output is controlled by the I/O Option DENSRES.


  1. One such file is created for each iteration where the I/O Option DENSRES requests topology results to be output.
  2. The # in the file name is the iteration number.