I need to find a way to update my Rhino file based on the new cdb file that I generate. Here is exactly what I am doing.
- Modelling everything in Rhino including assignment of cross sections and then exporting using the Rhino Sofistik Interface Export button. This creates aqua.dat and sofimschc.dat file which is read by SSD.
- Now I run the SSD file and get the results.
This is the usual procedure.
Now let’s say there are a bunch of beam elements (around 70-80) whose cross sections I decide to change in SSD (Step 2) using the command below.
+PROG SOFIMSHA urs:53.2
beam PROP NCS 150
MOD TYPE beam 41758 $Just doing 1 beam element here for testing
For simplicity I am presenting the code for just 1 beam element here.
I assign a cross section which is already defined in aqua but a different one, say CS1 was assigned in Step 1 and now I assign CS150 to it.
Now is there a way to update my Rhino model to reflect all these new cross sections, without having to do it manually, like selecting it from the drop down menu and changing it (see picture below). My understanding is that with the code above, the CDB file is already updated but the rhino model doesn’t reflect the change.
Please note that in wingraf the cross section shown is the updated one, hence my conclusion that cdb is updated.