Exporting Array Data into Text or CSV

To export data arrays into text or csv format, the following code can be used:

read d1 snapshot.flxdato

data cddo d1/1/xdsp 'xdsp.csv'

Note: This code suppose that the array "xdsp" corresponding to the mechanical displacement in the x direction has been calculated and exported in the snapshot.flxdato file

This will generate a file like this one:


The CDDO command is used to write values contained within a Data Manager array to a disk file in a comma-delimited format that can be imported into EXCEL or some other program. This command is typically used to output a 2D section of a 2D or 3D array. It will also write out a 3D region if an array is requested.

The typical cddo syntax is:

cddo dataname filename ibegin iend jbegin jend kbegin kend

If the array is 3D, the specified indices should form a 2D section of the array if the data is to be imported into a program such as EXCEL.

If the data being written has a constant I-index, i.e., only the J- and K- indices vary, then each line of data written to the file has a constant K-index and the J-index varies along the line. For a constant J-index section, each line of data is for a constant K-index. For a constant K-index section, each row of data is for a constant J-index.

If a 3D array (or subregion of the array) is written to a file, each line of data has a constant J- and K-index, and the I-index varies along the line. The first line of data will be for J = jbegin, K = kbegin. The second line is for J = jbegin+1, K= kbegin, etc. I.e., the J-index permutates first and then the K-index.


read d1 snapshot.flxdato

data cddo d1/1/xdsp 'xdsp.csv' 1 5 1 5 1 1

This code exports for example only the results at element center of the elements with 1<i<5 and 1<j<5 of the layer k = 1

This is what you would get:


To export ALL the elements of one layer k = 1, you can use the following code:

read d1 snapshot.flxdato

data cddo d1/1/xdsp 'xdsp.csv' * * * * 1 1

How to export data at specific coordinates?

1- First, make sure that you have the "out modl" in your data output. This is what will include the model data into the result flxdato file (coordinates, nodes...)

	out modl
	out shap/all
	out pmax

2- Use the following review script

/* Read data file
read d1 pzt_2D.flxdato

/* Specify xy position to get pressure
symb px = 2.e-3
symb py = 5.e-3

/* Plot max pressure
	plot d1/1/pmax

/* Get closest node to location
symb #get { ii ij } clsnode d1 $px $py

/* Get pressure
symb #get { pval } array d1/1/pmax $ii $ij

/* Report to user and write to file
symb #msg 1 &> 'pres.txt'
The pressure at x=$px y=$py is $pval Pa


This script will find the closest nodes corresponding to the px,py position and output the pressure value at that position

Then it will write those variables into a text file.

Note: For some complex applications, it may be easier to export your data in MATLAB and post-process in matlab with custom scripts (You can also open matlab files with Python)