Tag Archives: API

Daily Download 6: Working with FEA programs

Today’s downloads are three programs for working with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs.  The first use the Scripting Dictionary Object to count the number of different element types (beams, plates, bricks and links) and the number of node restraints at … Continue reading

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Strand7 API GetNode functions

As promised in this post, I have written and documented Excel User Defined Functions (UDFs) to interface with all the Strand7 API functions that return node attributes or results.  These 22 functions allow node attributes and results to be read directly … Continue reading

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VBA code generation on the spreadsheet

A previous post looked at using VBA to generate more VBA code.  This post looks at automatic code generation on the spreadsheet, which may be transferred into the a VBA project using the techniques discussed in the earlier post, or simply … Continue reading

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Using the Strand7 API

Strand7 is a general purpose Finite Element Analysis program, which has an Application Programming Interface (API), allowing external programs to interact with Strand7, including reading and writing to data files, running analyses, and reading the results.  The API is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Dancing Pendulums

This animation was produced in response to a video of real pendulums performing similar tricks: Not having an animation program I thought I’d use the finite element program Strand7.  Modelling the pendulums was easy, just 15 beam elements with a … Continue reading

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