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 === Mesh Tab === === Mesh Tab ===
  
-The Mesh tab is available for controlling aspects of the FEA mesh solver. The settings are saved with the individual structure, so a structure must be selected when making use of this tab. The options available are similar to those seen on the Global tab of the CFD Mesh GUI. Further insight into these settings can be found here: [[http://​www.openvsp.org/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=cfdmesh|CFD Mesh Wiki]]. ​Below the mesh control settings, the files exported ​during ​FEA mesh generation ​are listed. The first two, *.stl and *.msh, are general mesh formats that do not include any materials ​or properties. The mass output file is a *.txt file that lists the mass of each FEA part, divided between shell and beam FEA elements. The remaining two export files are *.dat files written in Nastran and Calculix/​Abaqus ​FEA mesh format. These files may be imported into an external FEA mesh program for further processing and analysis.+The Mesh tab is available for controlling aspects of the FEA mesh solver. The settings are saved with the individual structure, so a structure must be selected when making use of this tab. The options available are similar to those seen on the Global tab of the CFD Mesh GUI. Further insight into these settings can be found here: [[http://​www.openvsp.org/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=cfdmesh|CFD Mesh Wiki]]. ​ 
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 +=== Output Tab === 
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 +The Output tab identifies all of the possible file formats that can be exported ​upon completion of an FEA mesh generation ​process. The first two, *.stl and *.msh, are general mesh formats that do not include any material ​or property data. The mass output file is a *.txt file that lists the mass of each FEA part, divided between shell and beam FEA elements. The remaining two export files under the "File Export"​ section, Nastran and Calculix, contain all available FEA mesh information,​ such as material and property data. The NASTRAN ​*.dat file is written ​following the specifications set forth by Siemens ​in the  [[https://​docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/​data_services/​resources/​nxnastran/​10/​help/​en_US/​tdocExt/​pdf/​User.pdf|NASTRAN Documentation]]. The Calculix ​*.dat output follows the file format defined in the [[http://​abaqus.software.polimi.it/​v6.14/​index.html|Abaqus ​Documentation]]. These files may be imported into an external FEA mesh program for further processing and analysis. 
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 +OpenVSP v3.15.0 introduced additional surface and intersection curve features. Under "​Surfaces and Intersection Curves"​ on the Output tab, the *.curv and *.p3d file formats are available for export of intersection and border curve data. The *.srf file contains the information used to define all of the individual patches for the structure'​s FEA parts. An option is available to include the intersection curves in this file.      ​
  
 === Display Tab === === Display Tab ===
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 FEA_STL_FILE_NAME\\ FEA_STL_FILE_NAME\\
 FEA_GMSH_FILE_NAME\\ FEA_GMSH_FILE_NAME\\
 +FEA_SRF_FILE_NAME\\
 +FEA_CURV_FILE_NAME\\
 +FEA_PLOT3D_FILE_NAME\\
 FEA_NUM_FILE_NAMES\\ FEA_NUM_FILE_NAMES\\
  
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