8.1 Export options

A list of file format types available for export is shown below. The export of instrumentation generally includes information on the position/orientation of excitations, sensors, Virtual Points, and geometries.

To export a custom selection of FRF channels to ATFX and MAT, the matrices must be active in the matrix preset buttons. See 7.2 Using the measurement matrix for instructions on how to create a preset with a custom selection of channels.

File FormatExtensionType of Data
Excel.xlsxInstrumentation
ASAM-ODS.atfxFRFs (Measured, VP, custom)
Time Blocks
MATLAB.matInstrumentation
Geometry
FRFs (Measured, VP, custom)
Time Blocks
Universal file format.uffFRFs (Measured, VP, custom)

Note: UFF export

 When exporting to the UFF format, all the text fields are limited to the maximum length of each individual specification. For the text fields Response Entity Name and Reference Entity Name (called Channels in DIRAC), the maximum number of characters allowed is 10. When the channel names are longer than 10 characters, they need to be shortened. This is done automatically during the DIRAC export in the following way:

  • For the excitations, the word “Excitation” will be replaced with “Exc”. For example, the channel “Excitation 11” will be shortened to “Exc 11”.
  • For the other channels, the names that are longer than 10 characters will be converted to PascalCase. For example, the string “VP1 Force X” will be automatically converted to “Vp1ForceX”.
    If the channel name is still too long after PascalCase conversion, it will be shortened to 10 characters and the Channel-ID will be added at the end to guarantee uniqueness. For example, “EPS CP1 Right” will become “EpsCp1Ri#7”.

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