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4.2 Loading a model
Model files be loaded from the File Open Model File menu. A standard file open dialog box appears where a file can be selected and opened.
Several formats are supported, inlcuding:
- FEBio Studio Files (fsm): This is the native FEBio Studio file format. (See note 1 below)
- FEBio Input Files (feb): This is the FEBio Input file format. (see note 2 below)
- FEBio Plot Files (xplt): This is the output format used by FEBio to store results. (see note 3 below)
- Abaqus Files (inp): This is the native format used by Abaqus.(Only a limited set of features are currently supported)
- Nike3D Files (n): This is the Nike3D input file format.
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- The FSM file format is the native file format used by FEBio Studio. This format is an extension of the the legacy software PreView's file format, which usually had the .prv extension. The prv files can still be read in. The fsprj format was used in the beta version of FEBio Studio before it was replaced with fsm. This extension is considered deprecated but for now is processed as an fsm file.
- FEBio Studio supports reading in FEBio Input files formats 1.2, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0.
- When reading in FEBio plot files, FEBio Studio may add additional plot variables, depending on the contents of the plot file (see Appendix B for more information on these data fields):
- If a displacement field is defined, then FEBio Studio will add the following plot variables: position, initial position, and Lagrange strain.
- If a stress field is defined, then FEBio Studio will add the pressure field.
- The stress field is assumed to be the Cauchy stress.