We (Geometry Gym) are looking to make improvements on exporting Karamba3d models to structural analysis packages. Specifically improving the nomination of specific elements to their associated category in output programs. I.E Cables and Frame elements are separate in SAP2000.
Is it possible to know if an element type is trying to be defined as a cable? I see if you turn off bending the beam will change to a Truss element which is great. But I can’t see an option type to set as a tension/compression only member which generally would relate to a cable definition (not always, but we can get around it). Or do I need to set a beam Identifier to mark these ‘truss’ elements as cables for the time being??
Any help appreciated.