Hi Erik and Ankush,
Thank you very much for your answers. I've tried to follow your advice but I'm stuck, I'm not familiar with working with snippets or running scripts inside mechanichal so I may be missing something.
I've written this APDL script that generates my desired geometry:
And the result is
Actually, the part of the code I would like to implement is this, where I define a tapered section from the sections already defined above for the rest of the line bodies:
What I've tried so far:
- Use design modeler to build the line bodies and the two CTUBES, transfer the geometry to a mechanichal model (tried to implement the snippet by inserting an apdl command to the desired line body, but it doesn't make any change) and then to the hydrodynamic diffraction module.
- Archive the apdl model and load it in workbench using the external model option, but workbench is reading the the tapered section as a constant CTUBE equal to the start of the tapered section
- Use the spaceclaim 'extract' option under 'prepare' tab to extract the tapered section, but the hydrodynamic difraction doesn't like it
I would really apreciate if you could help me implementing the code inside mechanichal. Thank you very much for your help.