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File extension types and uses

    • Zaid Abd Al-Hadi

      I have two files, one with the extension (.dat) and the other (.cdb).
      what is the difference between both files, how to use them, and from which one I can KNOW THE COMMANDS used to make the model?

      thanks in advance! 

    • Sampat Kumar
      Ansys Employee


      .dat file – The .dat file in ANSYS contains the instructions and parameters to perform a simulation. it acts as a command file that the solver reads and interprets to carry out the simulation. You can use the.dat file to know the command.

      .cdb file- cdb is a coded database file. includes preprocessing, boundary conditions, analysis settings, etc. no results are included in this file. it can be read into APDL and External Modal.






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