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Creating Entries to the Application Library 

 

The Function Information dialog provides a User-defined button that can be used to set up a private application library.  All of the files in this library should be located in a folder the UserLib subdirectory. The contents of this folder include:

 

One or more EES.lib files that contain the functions that will be accessed

One or more .CHM, .TXT, .HTM or .PDF files that provide help for the selected function

One or more .bmp files that provide the figures shown in the Function dialog.  These files may be placed in a subfolder.

A XXX .TOC file that provides information EES needs to display the library named XXX.  

 

The format of the .TOC file is best illustrated with an example.  The Stress Concentration Factors.TOC file is used for this purpose below.  However, note that this file appears in the Mechanical Design application library. 

 

The first 6 lines provide the following information.  

 

Line 1:  Name of the library file

Line 2:  Version

Lines 3-6:  User-supplied information

 

The name of the library file will replace User-defined in the Function Information dialog

Version MUST be set to -4

The information in lines 3-6 will be displayed to the right of the bitmap.  Line 6 can contain an html address, in which case a link to that address will be created.

 

 

Following these six lines are groups of information needed to present the information in the Function Info dialog.

 

Lines that begin with > indicate a new subheading.  The subheadings are shown in the drop down list to the right of the picture.

Following lines provide a set of information for each function using the | character to separate information items.  The required information is

 

1) A name of the function that appears in the dialog

2) The filename of the EES function that provides the external library

3) The filename of the Help file.  This file can be a .PDF, .CHM, .TXT or .HTM file.  If a .CHM file is used, the item context number may be included by following the filename with the @ symbol and the help file context number.

4) The filename of the bitmap file that holds a picture representative of the function.  The bitmap file has a maximum width of 212 pixels and a maximum height of 160 pixels.  Bitmaps will be scaled with a constant aspect ratio if they are larger in either of these dimensions.

5) An example that appears in the Example text box at the bottom of the Function Information dialog

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Stress Concentration Factors

-3

Place any information

that you wish to appear

on the dialog window here

http://fchart.com

>Notches

Plate with opposed u-shaped notches under tension |Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@101|BMPS\SCF_1s.bmp|SCF=SCF_1(H,t,r)

Plate with opposed u-shaped notches under bending |Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@102|BMPS\SCF_2s.bmp|SCF=SCF_2(H,t,r)

Rod with u-shaped groove under tension |Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@103|BMPS\SCF_3s.bmp|SCF=SCF_3(D,t,r)

Rod with u-shaped groove under bending |Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@104|BMPS\SCF_4s.bmp|SCF=SCF_4(D,t,r)

Rod with u-shaped groove under torsion |Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@105|BMPS\SCF_5s.bmp|SCF=SCF_5(D,t,r)

>Shoulder Fillets

Plate with shoulder fillets under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@201|BMPS\SCF_6s.bmp|SCF=SCF_6(H,t,r)

Plate with shoulder fillets under bending|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@202|BMPS\SCF_7s.bmp|SCF=SCF_7(H,t,r)

Rod with shoulder fillets under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@203|BMPS\SCF_8s.bmp|SCF=SCF_8(D,t,r) 

Rod with shoulder fillets under bending|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@204|BMPS\SCF_9s.bmp|SCF=SCF_9(D,t,r)

Rod with shoulder fillets under torsion|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@205|BMPS\SCF_10s.bmp|SCF=SCF_10(D,t,r)

>Holes

Plate with centered hole under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@301|BMPS\SCF_11s.bmp|SCF=SCF_11(H,d)

Plate with centered hole under simple bending|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@302|BMPS\SCF_12s.bmp|SCF=SCF_12(H,d,t)

Plate with centered hole under cylindrical bending|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@303|BMPS\SCF_13s.bmp|SCF=SCF_13(H,d,t)

Plate with eccentric hole under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@304|BMPS\SCF_14s.bmp|SCF=SCF_14(H,e,d,t)

Plate with infinite row of holes under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@305|BMPS\SCF_15s.bmp|SCF=SCF_15(H,l,d)

Circular Tube/Cylinder with transverse hole under tension|Stress Concentration Factors.LIB|Stress Concentration Factors.chm@306|BMPS\SCF_16s.bmp|SCF=SCF_16(D_out,d_in,d_h)

 

Place the .TOC file and all of the files referred to in the .TOC file within a folder (or subfolder) and place this folder in the ..\USERLIB folder.  Start EES and the application library should be active.