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Stefano.destefanis

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Can't read CSV files for fastener analysis plugin
« on: June 14, 2019, 04:35:23 AM »
Dear Sirs,
I wanted to run the fastener analysis plugin, however I can't change the default user constants (those that identify the type of bolt to be analyzed). I have tried with CSV files, as suggested by the user guide, but the problem here seems that the plugin does not know in which directory should look for such CSV files, and I couldn't find a way to set that value (please see figure attached, where the field "data directory" is empty.
Any workaround? (possibly not involving recompiling the plugin)

Thanks a lot for the attention
Best Regards
Stefano

Stefano.destefanis

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Re: Can't read CSV files for fastener analysis plugin
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 05:54:48 AM »
one more thing I just realized. Even if the fastener plugin runs correctly (with the default user constants), when I try to produce a stress report I get an error message, saying that the document (both word and excel) template was not found in the plugin directory, therefore it was not possible to produce the report. Any suggestion on how to fix this?

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Stefano

Stephen

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Re: Can't read CSV files for fastener analysis plugin
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »
Hi Stefano,

For user constants, you cannot adjust the default value. This is included in the source code. You can, however, adjust the value per-component that is used. To do this, check the "options" tab on the sizing form.

The Plugin is looking for the CSV files in the same directory of the DLL. This is typically C:\HyperSizer Data\Plugins\[Plugin Name]\. Try placing them there and it should work!

Plugin stress reports do indeed require a template file that is used to generate the report. I do not believe we have a template prepared for the fastener plugin, but I will check and reply if I find one.

Thanks,
Stephen