Using a spreadsheet for Mesh input

In the distant past, in a time we called the 80s, there was only one input method for technical programs — the script. An input script is a text document with lines to set code options and parameters. Although infinitely superior to a stack of punch cards, people grew to hate them for several reasons:

Each program had [...]

Plotting large meshes

Some users have reported intermittent plotting problems when working with large meshes (i.e., millions of elements) in the 2D and 3D programs. The reason I didn’t notice anything is that I always try to avoid large meshes. It’s almost always possible to analyze applications to employ symmetry and to eliminate unnecessary details. Furthermore, solutions with a [...]