File Menu

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

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New

Creates a new .elem project.

Open

Select and open any .elem files.

Save

Projects can be saved with the ctrl + s shortcut.

SAVE AS

Input a file name and select the directory to save in.

import

Mesh and CAD objects can be imported into the project.

EXPort

Export a Mesh as an STL,OBJ, or 3MF file, a CAD object as a Parasolid(tm), STEP or IGES file, or a lattice object as a 3MF or LTCX file type.

licensing

Looking to purchase Element pro? To request an activation, copy the text on the About page with your information and unique id, and email it to activate@ntopology.com.

about

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.

help

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.

Settings

Allows you to adjust your display settings and set default tolerances for imported CAD files.

exit

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.