# The Model Object

## 1. Introduction

The Model object is the starting point for all post-processing of Finite-Element and Finite-Volume analyses in baspl++. Often, the user just needs to create a Model object in order to create the depending Field and NPart objects. Selecting File->Open Model... from the main menu will open a dialog where the MemCom-database to be loaded into a Model object can be chosen. From the Python environment, a Model object is created with

m = Model('airfoil.mc')

assuming that "airfoil.mc" is a MemCom database.

This chapter is structured as follows: The relationships between the Model object and the Field and NPart objects are explained in Section 2. For more details about creating Model objects, see Section 3. The graphical user interface, which allows for inspecting nodes and elements, is described in Section 4. Some words about MemCom-databases are found in Section 5. In Section 6 and in Section 7, the concept of enumerators and how to choose between different models residing in the same database, is explained. Finally, how to create MemCom-databases from other file formats is described in Section 8.