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I have exported my model to .dat format for nastran solver.

While reviewing the .dat file, I found that, the co-ordinate points for nodes are not in same order (in terms of precision).

Is there any settings to keep the precision of the node co-ordinates same in all directions.

Sample is shown in image..



Prabhu P

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There is a template command to set precision is *realprecision

But I don't think that is a good idea, setting a low precision is similar to changing your node coordinates


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I am using my .dat file into excel to make some Quality Checks.

In one process, we have to filter the co-ordinates of particular elements.

We felt difficult in segregating the x,y and z co-ordinates, because they did not follow the uniform precision.


For example, my X will be 1080.0125, Y will be 1524.012 and X will be 1526.12.

In this, I cannot make automated segregation since there will be absence of space/tab in the dat file.


In this case, we are expecting for uniform precision, at the level of 2 decimal places or 3 decimal places.

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