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Loop Example: Where to define objects
Jörg posted a topic in Feature ProgrammingHi, This is a post in the context of project performance: If you use loops with feature definitions, take care where you declare ("create") your participating objects: Most of the times, objects can be declared outside of the loop since the dependency is kept within the loop by means of the expression mechanism! In the attached example, I create N curves in between of two given rail curves and store them in a list for surface creation. The two points on the corresponding rails are declared right before the loop starts. You could also declare them within the loop but - and here comes the message - they would be created again and again, i.e. at each iteration (N-times). In the end, this might slow down your feature execution when it comes to a higher number of objects that get declared within a loop. Hope this helps ... Cheers Joerg loop.fdb
Video: Introduction to Feature Definitions
Jörg posted a topic in Feature ProgrammingDear CAESES-users, Here is an easy and essential introduction to Feature Definitions, just check out this video. Feature Definitions are encapsulated command sequences which greatly help to fully customize the software to your needs (e.g. define your own curve types, proprietary import & export routines or any other function with user-defined input and output). This video is also an excellent prerequisite for a better understanding of more complex CAESES geometry models, which usually make extensive use of Feature Definitions in the context of Meta Surfaces Cheers Joerg
NUMECA GeomTurbo Export
Jörg posted a topic in Feature ProgrammingHi, Please find attached a feature definition that you can use for exporting blades into the geomturbo file format. Note that this export will be included in one of the next CAESES releases (menu > feature definitions > tools). If you need it right now: Just put the definition into the feature user directory (e.g. C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\friendship\features) to directly access it through the menu in CAESES. Cheers Joerg PS: Check also this related post for importing geomturbo files, as well as our company blog post about this topic. GeomTurboExport.fdf
Custom Code Snippets in Feature Definitions
Jörg posted a topic in Feature ProgrammingWhen you select code in a feature definition, you can choose to create a reusable code snippet . This snippet can then be edited and accessed for re-use through the menu of the definition editor .