Why does CDREAD assign a section number of 1 to shells with no section data? We read Shell Data from different sources into one database. Some Shells use REAL Constants and some use Sections. CDREAD automatically assigns a Section ID of 1 to the shells defined with only real constants. This causes problems if section ID 1 is subsequently defined. Could 0 be used instead of 1?
Tagged: 10, General, Mechanical APDL (f. ANSYS), structural-mechanics
March 17, 2023 at 8:59 amFAQParticipant
This was done to be consistent with internal ANSYS standards. It was a topic of serious discussion when sections were introduced and the use of 1 was chosen deliberately.
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