Loading Multiple Models From the Database

Description

  • As of Continuity release 7470, all the Biomechanics, Electrophysiology, etc., models are stored in the Continuity database. These models can be readily loaded into Continuity by searching for and selecting them from the database. See this for help.

  • The current limitation to loading models from the database is that Continuity can only load one model from the database. This means that each subsequent loading of a model from the database will clear all the information in the current session of Continuity. This is problematic as generally most cont6 files require two defined models to function properly. For example, a material coordinates model and a biomechanics constitutive model need to be defined in order for a biomechanics constitutive model to solve properly.

  • A fix for this issue is under development, but this page will demonstrate ways to load multiple models from the database without losing any existing data within Continuity.

Exporting the Model From the Database

  • This is the quickest and easiest method for loading multiple models from the database.
  • First, use the database to find the initial model you would like to load by searching for the model's name and load that model. Note, this will delete all existing information you already have created in your current Continuity session. If you do not want that to occur, just follow the instructions below for all models you would like to load into Continuity.
  • Return to the database and search for the second model you would like to load into Continuity. Right-click on the file that you would like to load and select "Open form". Then choose the appropriate form that contains the model you would like to load (e.g., Open Form -> Biomechanis -> Constitutive Model).

  • Once that form is open, select the 'Export' button to export that model into a text file to a place of your choosing on your computer.
  • Close the database, and then go to the same form inside Continuity that you just exported the model from and 'Import' that text file that you just exported, and you now have imported that model from the database into Continuity without losing any information in your current Continuity session.

Loading the model from the database then exporting from Continuity

  • This is simply a longer version of the above solution.
  • Load the first model as suggested above.
  • Then go to the model editor form within Continuity that contains the model you just loaded and 'Export' that model.
  • Go to the database and load the next model you want, this will remove all existing data in the cont6 file.
  • Now, go back to the model form that you exported the first model from and import it.