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Is this a known issue? Is the z88i1.txt file created in V13 (or V12) not compatible with Aurora?
Hence the pressure loads must be defined with the z88i5.txt file and the IQFLAG in the z88manage.txt must be set to 1.
the file z88i1.txt created in V13/V12 is compatible with Z88Aurora. The option to apply pressure loads by z88i1.txt was not implemented into the import for this special element type. We now have implemented this option for this element type (plate no. 19) and we will release it with the next version. Thank you for your hint, it helps us to improve our program!
Alternatively, pressure loads can be entered in one line the z88.elp file. Pressure loads entered this way does not appear when the structure is viewed with the pre processor.
Nodal loads and constraints are entered with the z88i2.txt file as usual and their positions can be verified with the pre processor.
With this method a combination of nodal and pressure loads can be entered in a single load case without the need for the z88i5.txt file. This way the z88i1.txt is only used for the structure data and material information thus keeping the structure and loads in separate files.
This works with plate element no 20 and should work with plate nos 18 and 19 that I have not checked.