LS PrePost - How to print beam element sectional dimensions in d3plot file
Hello, I am using LS-PrePost to postprocess with a research code, and I had a question regarding beam elements: how do I print the beam sectional dimensions in the d3plot file?
I understand that I need to have this information in the IX2() matrix, when I print the geometry information for the beam elements, but the database manual is a bit confusing. It reads that each 2-node element requires 6 numbers in the input, ordered as follows:
Connectivity, orientation node, 2 null entries, and the material number. But after that, the same description says "the last two number (sic) contain the beam type and length to width ratio*100 and length to height ratio*100".
Should the aforementioned 2 ratios be placed in the 4th and 5th values? If yes, do I also need to provide any additional information for the element, so that the sectional dimensions are read by PrePost?