Mesh files in ASCII or binary format?   

 “Did you know” that AcuConsole allows users to choose between writing their mesh files in ASCII or binary format?  By selecting binary format, the file size of MESH.DIR on disk is drastically reduced.  Additionally, the time to write the mesh to disk from AcuConsole is greatly reduced and AcuPrep will run faster as less time is spent reading the input. 

This feature is very beneficial when working with large models.  To choose between ASCII and binary file format, select the appropriate option from File–>Preferences–>Export–>Mesh file type.

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