Data Summary

The Data Summary dialog displays model data in a table.

This dialog contains tabs for each entity in a system and displays its properties. Entities include points, vectors, curves, bodies, advanced joints, couplers, bushings, joints (compliant), fields, spring dampers, beams, polybeams, forces, motions, contacts, sensors, solver variables, solver arrays, and control siso data.

Advanced joints, bushings, fields, beams, forces, and contacts contain properties which are displayed through sub-tabs. Advanced joint properties include point to curve joint, point to surface joint, curve to curve joint, curve to surface joint, and surface to surface joint. Bushing and compliant Joints properties include stiffness, damping, and preload. Field properties include stiffness, damping, and preload/freelength. Beam properties include circular, rectangular, and arbitrary. Force properties include translational, transrotational, rotational, LOA, SC rotational, and all forces. Contact properties include rigid to rigid-impact, rigid to rigid-poisson, rigid to deformable surface-linear, and rigid to deformable surface-poisson.

Figure 1.

A Search field is available to filter entries based on the input string. Multiple comma separated search strings can be provided that works similar to ‘OR’ condition.

The dialog displays data for each coordinate that defines the entity. You can enter data in each field and export the data by clicking Export Data. The data can be exported as an Excel file or a text file.

The message log appears in the bottom half of the window and gives you information about your file. To display a data log, click Message Log (the button will remain in a depressed state). To clear the message log, click Clear. To remove the display of the data log, click the Message Log button again.

View Options

The View Options button on the Data Summary dialog provides additional controls to display the data.

Figure 2.
Sort Entities by Dependency Groups entities based on dependency. Independent entities are listed at the top and entities with parametric relations are listed at the bottom within a system.
Filter Body CM origins (for Points Tab Only) Filter Points that are used as Body CG.
List Active Entities Only Show entities that are active only.
Hide Tabs Without Entries Hide entity tabs that do not have any entries.

Export Data From the Data Summary Dialog

  1. From right side of select entity panels, click Data Summary.
    The Data Summary dialog is displayed.
  2. Click ExportData.
  3. From the Save as Type drop-down menu, select a file type.
  4. Under Select Data, select the data types you want to export with your file.
    Select All to save all entity types or None to clear all selections.
  5. Select Wrapped or Unwrapped from the Format Data drop-down menu.
    Note: This option is not available for Excel files.
  6. Click Export.
  7. From the Save As dialog, select a directory.
  8. Enter a name in the File name text field.
  9. Click Save.
    The data is exported.
Tip: For file types other than Text, an option is available to export the evaluated values of data members defined with an expression. Turning this option off exports the expression itself instead of the evaluated value.

Import Data to the Data Summary Dialog

  1. From the Data Summary dialog, click ImportData.
    The Open dialog is displayed.
  2. Browse to the desired directory.
  3. Select an Excel file and click Open.
    The data is imported.