Save And Load
WeldFEM Projects can be saved and loaded. The postfix for the files is ".wfp". These files contain all the important information for the weld assessment. Saving and loading these files ensures that an ongoing weld assessment session can be quit and continued at exactly the same status.
The save button is part of the primary toolbar in the Main GUI. Its function is to save the actual weld assessment status as a WeldFEM Project File (.wfp-File).
WeldFEM always creates a sub-folder labelled "WeldFEM" in the directory the FE-model was opened from or stored in by Femap. Here all WeldFEM related files are placed. WeldFEM sets this directory as default directory when saving .wfp-files.
The assessment status can be saved after first detecting of welds and at any further point during the assessment.
Part of the saved status is the current Femap status in a Femap Model File named "WF_xxx_nnn.modfem" where "xxx" is the original model label and "nnn" is a number WeldFEM increases every time WeldFEM is called for model "xxx" and every time a save is carried out.
The name of the WeldFEM status file which is created by the save procedure is accordingly "WF_xxx_nnn.wfp".
The load button is also part of the primary toolbar in the Main GUI. Its function is to load the desired weld assessment status as a WeldFEM Project File (.wfp-File).
WeldFEM lets Femap automatically load the corresponding FE-model-file when loading the desired .wfp-file according to the above explained nomenclature.