Tips and tricks
[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]
On this page we'll outline some tips and tricks that could come in handy when integrating with the ADM
A common use-case is that you'll want to retrieve all objects of a certain type from an
This can be achieved by using LINQ queries, because the model implements IEnumerable and as such, can be treated as a collection.
AnalysisModel model = new AnalysisModel(); // Get all nodes from the model StructuralPointConnection nodesFromModel = model.OfType<StructuralPointConnection>().ToArray(); // Find a material by name, will be NULL when not found StructuralMaterial material = model.OfType<StructuralMaterial>().FirstOrDefault(x => x.Name == "MyNodeName"); // Creating a lookup dictionary for all beams in a model by name Dictionary<string, StructuralCurveMember> beamsLookup = model.OfType<StructuralCurveMember>().ToDictionary(x => x.Name);