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Environment variables

If you launch FEM-Design many times to execute script for many inputs, it might a good idea to turn off all the satellite executables to increase performance. This can be done by using the following command in the terminal (cmd or powershell):

# no logo
# avoid the splash screen
setx FD_NOLOGO 1
# minimize fem design
setx FD_NOGUI 1

The API required FD_SectionData environmental variable to be set to true as it allows FEM-Design to serialise the section properties in the .struxml. The API configures the environmental variable accordingly.

# serialise section properties
setx FD_SectionData 1