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Session 4: Reuse a DIAGRAM

Estimated completion time → 30 minutes.

In this session we import an existing diagram of the plate’s edge conditions and its applied load.

Then we use this DIAGRAM in multiple places.

At the end of this session our EASAP will appear as below,


A. Import a DIAGRAM object from a file

  • if not already in the Builder log in and EASA→Set Mode→Author
    • click on our ‘Rectangular Plate’ EASAP in EASA→Application→My EASAPs
    • in the new window select EASAP Builder and then click on the EASAP Builder link
    • after the EASAP Builder window appears,

Once a DIAGRAM is created, it may be exported and then imported into another EASAP.

All EASA objects are reusable in this way, an Author may export an object into or import an object from an EASA '.ccl' file.

Here we import a group of 2D DIAGRAMs from a .ccl file which will show edge conditions.

  • right-click on plate1 DIAGRAM
    • click on the Import button (),
      • select and open the file plate2.ccl found in the folder with the other tutorial files
  • right-click plate1
    • select Paste (Sibling) () to add an imported object named plate2 to the Tree
  • we import a second 2D group of DIAGRAMs for the display of a concentrated load
    • with plate2 selected, import the file loads1.ccl from the tutorial files folder and then Paste (Sibling)
      • → an object named loads1 should appear on the Tree
  • we import a third 2D group of DIAGRAMs again for the display of a concentrated load
    • With loads1 selected, import the file loads2.ccl from your tutorial files folder and then Paste (Sibling).
      • → a DIAGRAM named loads2 should appear on the Tree

B. Use a DIAGRAM on multiple TABBED PANE's

  • we associate the 2D DIAGRAM plate2 with a TABBED PANE
  • expand the TABBED PANE LIST
    • select edges
      • click in the Diagram: parameter value box
        • select plate2 on the pop-up form
          • click OK
  • similarly we display our DIAGRAM's on the loads TABBED PANE
  • select loads
    • click in the Diagram: parameter value box
      • click on plate2, loads1, loads2 in the pop-up form and click OK.
  • let's check our work
  • click on the Open Web Browser Test button ()
  • select the third tab
    • add two or more concentrated loads
      • click on either of the two sliders

The window should appear as below,

Congratulations! Our EASAP GUI is now complete.

In Session 5 we couple the EASAP to the underlying software, and then create a report to format the EASAP output.


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