Load Summary Templates

Summary templates are templates that you can use to count elements or categorize properties.

These templates do not create solver input, but are used to gain a quick overview of a model or to find specific solver-related information about a model.

Summary template functions include:
  • Calculating the center of gravity
  • Listing components associated with materials
  • Checking for errors that would cause an input deck to be rejected by a solver

For more information about creating and using a summary template, see the Summary panel.

  1. From the menu bar, click Tools > Summary Template.
  2. Click Load.
  3. Browse to your solver specific folder and click the name of your solver. When using a summary template for the first time, jump to step 4 thereafter.
  4. Click on the summary template to use and click Open.
  5. Click browse... and select an output file from the Save file Browser to store the summary.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Select all or displayed to output all or only some of the contents of the deck.
  8. Click summary.