Accessing results from an External Force Tracker object in Workbench LS-Dyna using the Scripting API
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February 2, 2022 at 8:06 pmemarkowskiSubscriber
I am working on an automation script that will set up, run, and export results from a simple analysis in Workbench LS-Dyna. One of the results that I want to be able to access and export with the script is force data from an External Force Tracker.
I was able to create the External Force Tracker and scope to an existing boundary condition with something like:
dataModel = ExtAPI.DataModel solutionInformation = dataModel.GetObjectsByName("Solution Information") normalForce = solutionInformation.AddExternalForce() normalForce.BoundaryCondition = displacement normalForce.NormalOrientation = NormalOrientationType.YAxis normalForce.Name = "Normal Force"
In the above code, "displacement" is a reference of type: Ansys.ACT.Automation.Mechanical.BoundaryConditions.Displacement that points to an existing Displacement condition in the set up.
However, I cannot seem to find a way to actually access any of the tabular data captured by the External Force Tracker using the scripting API. Is this supported?February 8, 2022 at 2:21 pmAniketAnsys EmployeeSorry, it doesn't seem supported as of now.
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February 10, 2022 at 7:31 pmemarkowskiSubscriberThank you for the information. Is there an alternative route that I could use to access and export time vs force data for a selection in the simulation using scripting?
Essentially, I'm just looking to being able to export force magnitude results over time at a named selection. One result for the X direction and another result for the Y direction.
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