This interface is used to output model data. During post-processing of binary d3plot files, often there is a need to write entire or partial models out at a particular state in various third party formats as well as in LS-DYNA keyword file format. Such output is often used for conducting analysis like spring-back followed by crash analysis.
In additions to this, the output can be limited to only nodal coordinates, element definitions, nodal velocities, element results, nodal results, shell principal strains, shell element thicknesses, and fluid surfaces. Fluid surfaces are only available if fluid data is present from ALE simulations in d3plot files. Output of a number of states can be saved to a single file by activating the Append option.