Author Topic: Importing .DAT files  (Read 2221 times)

Dwaine Edington

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Importing .DAT files
« on: July 25, 2006, 10:20:13 pm »
Expanding on my previous post, it would be advantageous to be able to read a .DAT using an alternative method. I frequently find my self exporting infrmation from FEFLOW, working on it in EXCEL, then re-importing it (via data regionalization, nearest neighbor, 1 neighbor).

For example, if I export Kx as a .DAT file (all layers), it has the structure indicated below.

Elem Layer   X      Y        Z       F

I cannot re-import this file directly because FEFLOW only recognizes X, Y, F. I either have to break the file into pieces (one per layer) or re-arrage the .DAT file to look like

Elem Layer  X    Y     F1     F2      F2    F4   ... etc.

The perform the importation nLAY times

My suggestion is two fold:

1. To be able to re-import .DAT files exactly as they are produced by FEFLOW adding an (optional) ability to identify Layer (or slice).

2. To be able to import a .DAT file with more than one F column in a single operation.