In this method, the load combination files created using LCWRITE command are used for comparing the results. This method is useful
- When you just want to send the database file and the results files only instead of sending the complex project with all the details.
- In other cases, where you want to load the .db file and results files into an external program.
- If you have lot of cases, instead of numbers, the load case file names help identifying the results easily.
To use this method, before solving the model, Analysis Settings have to be changed as shown in the video below. After solving the model, database file(file.db file) is created along with the two load case files .L1 and .L2. Using the GUI interface(as shown in the video) or by using “LCFILE” and “LCASE” comands, you can load these load case results file and view the results. Here is the video illustrating the process:
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