Export of entities


This paragraph presents different formats for the export of entities.


The export permits the user to extract information related to an entity. This information is an image of the contents of the database.

Once exported the information may be used outside the FLUX software.

Export formats

The export formats and their applications are presented in the table below:

Format Applications
Export XML Programming
Export python
Export TXT Presentation, storage, information, administration of results
Export Excel
Export Clipboard


The results for the export of a point, under two different formats, are presented in the table below:

Export Python Export TXT
02/03/09 17:05:24
PointCoordinates (1)
color = Color (White)
visibility = VISIBLE (VISIBLE)
coordSys = CoordSysCartesian (CENTER)
uvw =-60 0 0
globalCoordinates =
nature = Nature (STANDARD)
inAirPointFaceLocation =None
inAirPointVolumeLocation =None
region =None
mesh = MeshPoint (E_SHAPE)
domain = DomainType3D (DOMAIN1)
surface =None

Writing mode

In the dialog box corresponding to the export of an entity the user can choose between different modes of writing in a file:

Writing mode Export to
an existent file a new file

Adding values

(by default)

The values are added following the contents The values are added
Replacing file The file contents is replaced

Access to export commands

The export commands are accessible from the contextual menu of each entity or entity-type.

Starting from the contextual menu of an entity type, the user must choose the entity which he wants to export by means of a dialog box.

Exporting one entity

In order to export an entity:

Step Action
1 In the data tree, select the entity to be exported and activate the command Export format XXX in the contextual menu
A dialog box is open.

In the box Export format XXX

  • Choose the path and the file name for the export

Choose one of the following actions:

  • If the file is existent:

    pass to step 4

  • If not:

    pass to step 5

4 Choose the writing mode: add value or replace file

Validate the export

  • Click on OK
The export has been carried out to the specified file.