Beginning version 971 and later, LS-DYNA allows easy way to store models in a central location for use at run time. This feature can be turned on using *INCLUDE_PATH which takes unlimited number of absolute directory names. When INCLUDE_PATH is used, LS-DYNA first checks the file, specified using *INCLUDE keyword, in the local directory and if its not available, it will scan all the directories listed using INCLUDE_PATH in the order of definition. This feature eliminates the need to specify absolute file names. A sample use of this feature is shown below.