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By default, all the results are stored in a binary database, referred to as the plotfile. The preferred storage format is the FEBio bindary database format (referred to as the xplt format) [H] [H] As of FEBio version 2.0, the LSDYNA database is no longer supported. The FEBio database format is the only format that will be supported from now on.. This section describes how to customize the data that is stored in the xplt format.
To define the contents of the plotfile you need to define the plotfile element in the Output section of the FEBio input file.
<plotfile type="febio" [file="name.xplt"]/>
The file attribute is optional and allows the user to define the file name of the plotfile. If this attribute is omitted, FEBio will use a default file name for the plotfile.
By default, FEBio will store the most common data variables to the plot file. However, it is advised to always specify the specific contents of the plotfile. This can be done by adding var elements in the plotfile section.