Import Structural Analysis Model

Details on import options available

Most of the structural plug-ins incorporate components to import data.

API or text file Interaction

Importing Data

Import data component

File formats

When importing models from a file, you will need to ensure that you have saved as (or exported) the correct file type from the source program. The table below explains which file format is required for each.

Program

API

Text File

Text File Type

GSA

Yes

Yes

.gwa

SAP2000

Yes

No

Etabs

Yes

No

Robot

Yes

No

SpaceGass

No

Yes

.txt

Strand7

No

Yes

.txt

SCIA

No

Yes

Sofistik

No

Yes

Model Decompose

gg[Program]ModelDecompose

The model decompose component allows you to decompose the model which is currently stored in the model database. This allows you to extract loads, element, type etc.

This component can be used as a good way to continually understand how the structural model is being built up or constructed in the background.