---- > Check the video presentation of this feature
Two new icons are available in the Loads tab, in the Clipboard panel:
What kind of loads can be exported to Clipboard?
Load types that can be exported to Clipboard:
- Point load
- Line load
- Surface load
- Line temperature variation load
- Surface temperature variation load
- Line stress load
- Surface stress load
- Point support motion load
- Line support motion load
- Surface support motion load
What is exported and what is the structure of the data in Clipboard?
Upon pressing 'Export' all loads from a given model are exported to clipboard with the following data:
- Data numbers depending on the load type (load values)
What can be updated?
Only Comment and the data numbers (load values) can be modified and updated upon importing the data from the Clipboard. Do not modify any other cells.
Important: The variable intensity of a surface load CAN NOT be achieved by manipulating the q1, q2 and q3 values from the Clipoard. The surface load requires a uniform load created first, before a variable intensity can be applied manually to specific points.
How to update loads?
In FEM-Design press the Import button. A dialog will appear with an information how many loads were updated.
If one does not select the rows with loads properly (or type text as a load values), for example:
Important: Only the load(s) defined in that bad row(s) is not updated.
What is the workflow?
2. Open an Excel file, Word document, or any other text editor and paste the content of the Clipboard. It is not required to make any selection beforehand in Excel or text editor.
3. Modify the loads: only Comment and data numbers (load values) can be edited.
4. Select the row with loads you wish to import back to FEM-Design. Only properly selected rows can be imported to FEM-Design.
5. Copy the selection.
6. In FEM-Design go to Loads tab and press Import button (placed in Clipboard panel). A dialog with an information about the Import status will be shown.
- Use General format or Number format cells
- Do not use 1000 separator
- Make sure your Excel settings regarding decimal and thousand separators are compatible with your regional settings, otherwise the values from the clipboard may be misinterpreted when pasted to Excel.
---> The regional settings can be checked here: Control panel -> Clock, Language and Region -> Formats | Additional settings: Decimal symbol | Digit grouping symbol.
---> In Excel this can be set in: File -> Options -> Advanced: Decimal separator | Thousands separator.