UFF Data Set Number 82

This is the Universal File Format data set for Trace Lines. For more information see e.g. WEB-site of the Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory at University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Record 1: FORMAT(3I10)


Field 1

Trace line number. (Not used)


Field 2

Number of nodes defining the trace line. (maximum of 250)


Field 3

Color. (Not used)


Record 2: FORMAT(80A1)


Field 1

Identification line. (Not used)


Record 3: FORMAT(8I10)


Field 1

Nodes defining trace line:

> 0 draw line to node.

0 move to node (a move to the first node is implied)


  1. MODAL-PLUS node numbers must not exceed 8000.

  2. Identification line may not be blank.

  3. Systan only uses the first 60 characters of the identification text.

  4. MODAL-PLUS does not support trace lines longer than 125 nodes.

  5. Supertab only uses the first 40 characters of the identification line for a name.