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sidubutt
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Import from SAP 2000

Post by sidubutt »

Hello toghether,

I am a civil engineer and also a new user of GID. I have noticed this problem with "SAP 2000 interface":
i have tried to import a structural SAP 2000 model (.s2k) with "SAP 2000 interface" but GID imports only the mesh, without geometry, loads, constraints, ecc...
I used this command: SAP 2000/import SAP 2000 mesh.

So my question are :
if I have a structural FEM model of a building created with SAP 2000 and then exported in .s2k format, it is possible to import the model,with all the structural features, in GID?
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escolano
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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The normal way to use this problemtype is create or import the geometry in GiD, apply conditions and loads and then export all data in a .s2k file to be calculated by SAP2000, not the inverse.
As you pointed the current SAP2000 problemtype is only importing the mesh information of the .s2k file
wilsonhopper
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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sidubutt wrote:Hello toghether,

I am a civil engineer and also a new user of GID. I have noticed this problem with "SAP 2000 interface":
i have tried to import a structural SAP 2000 model (.s2k) with "SAP 2000 interface" but GID imports only the mesh, without geometry, loads, constraints, ecc...
I used this command: SAP 2000/import SAP 2000 mesh.

So my question are :
if I have a structural FEM model of a building created with SAP 2000 and then exported in .s2k format, it is possible to import the model,with all the structural features, in GID?
tried using Konstru and CSi X Revit but we find that that the model is never precise enough for drawing production and you end up adjusting/fixing everything in Revit anyways.
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escolano
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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Have you exported the .s2k file with this SAM2000 interface?
You can increase the default precision of real numbers printed as text adding to the start of the file
<GiD>\problemtypes\SAP2000.gid\SAP2000.bas
this command:
*realformat "%15.5f"

(the format has C syntax)
arunsdz
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

Post by arunsdz »

No you can not import .s2k file in SAP 2000 because their are two options of creating and opens your back FM Whatsappfiles and exporting your projecting including your geometry constructional and structural diagrams to the .s2k files.
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escolano
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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I didn't understood well your comment.
Modern SAP2000 versions don't have the option to import any .s2k file?
or it is failing importing some specific case written by the GiD-SAP2000 interface?
Alaric
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

Post by Alaric »

wilsonhopper wrote:
sidubutt wrote:Hello toghether,

I am a civil engineer and also a new user of GID. I have noticed this problem with "SAP 2000 interface":
i have tried to import a structural SAP 2000 model (.s2k) with "SAP 2000 interface" but GID imports only the mesh, without geometry, loads, constraints, ecc...
I used this command: SAP 2000/import SAP 2000 mesh.

So my question are :
if I have a structural FEM model of a building created with SAP 2000 and then exported in .s2k format, it is possible to import the model,with all the structural features, in GID?
tried using Konstru and CSi X Revit but we find that that the model is never precise enough for drawing production and you end up adjusting/fixing everything in Revit anyways.
s2k text files through File > Import > SAp2000 .s2k Text File. Select the Add to Existing Model option to superimpose data onto the open model.The SAP2000 analysis & design application can export and import cis/2 and ifc files, and export SDNF files.
gosen11
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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escolano wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:37 pm The normal way to use this problemtype is create or import the geometry in GiD, apply conditions and loads and then export all data in a .s2k file to be calculated by SAP2000, not the inverse.
As you pointed the current SAP2000 problemtype is only importing the mesh information of the .s2k file
When creating a new line, what is really being created is a line plus two
points or a line with existing points created previously.
Mac4353
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Re: Import from SAP 2000

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sidubutt wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:20 am Hello toghether,

I am a civil engineer and also a new user of GID. I have noticed this problem with "SAP 2000 interface":
i have tried to import a structural SAP 2000 model (.s2k) with "SAP 2000 interface" but GID imports only the mesh, without geometry, loads, constraints, ecc...
I used this command: SAP 2000/import SAP 2000 mesh.

So my question are :
if I have a structural FEM model of a building created with SAP 2000 and then exported in .s2k format, it is possible to import the model,with all the structural features, in GID?
You can simply create or import the geometry in GiD, apply conditions and loads and then export all data in a .s2k file to be calculated by SAP2000, rather than doing opposite
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