File Menu

The file menu contains commonly used functions in Element's software to get you started with your designing.

open/save/save as

Works just like your good old fashioned file opener (must be a .elem Element file), save, and save as.

import mesh

Import a mesh object into your project.

import cad

Import a cad object into your project.

import ltcx

Import an LTCX object (this is our very own file format!) into your project.


You love Element Free so much, now you're looking to purchase Element pro as a package or a series of a la carte modules, right? To request an activation, copy the text on the About page with your information and unique id, and email it to


We love open source software and use it enthusiastically at nTopology. The About page includes information about all those who have contributed. Additionally it gives you the option to allow for anonymous usage collection from our team so that we can build software that fits your needs. We wont collect any information about what you're designing and won't share anything outside of our product team.


This directs you to our FAQ page. Remember, if you don't find an answer to your question, feel free to send us your question here.


Finish your project? At least finished for the day? Great! If you're old school and don't like clicking the right hand corner 'X', just go ahead and click Exit.