Keyword type: step
This option is used to print selected nodal contact variables in file jobname.frd for subsequent viewing by CalculiX GraphiX. The options and its use are identical with the *CONTACT FILE keyword, however, the resulting .frd file is a mixture of binary and ASCII (the .frd file generated by using *CONTACT FILE is completely ASCII). This has the advantage that the file is smaller and can be faster read by cgx.
If FILE and OUTPUT cards are mixed within one and the same step the last such card will determine whether the .frd file is completely in ASCII or a mixture of binary and ASCII.
Example: *CONTACT OUTPUT,TIME POINTS=T1 CDIS,CSTR
requests the storage of the relative contact displacements and contact stresses in the .frd file for all time points defined by the T1 time points sequence.
Example files: .