Chandra Sekaran
Ansys Employee

To avoid copying the modal analysis files you can use the MODDIR command to point to the modal files . A typical sequence is shown below. This way you can run your harmonic analysis in a different directory but use the files from the modal anlaysis without copying them over.

antype,modal,restart    ! restarting the modal analysis
thexpand,off     ! ignore thermal strains
mxpand,,,,yes,,no,  ! expand element results, but not write them to file.mode