February 24, 2023 at 3:21 pmm.vp2209Subscriber
I am trying to automate a workflow in Workbench and would be grateful for some ideas.
At the moment my simulation solves several transient thermal analyses, in which the solution temperature distrubution of an analysis A is imported an initial condition for the next B analysis. The geometry is not the same and therefore I am importing the initial temperature condition via an external data block in WB.
This process is very tedious to do manually and I have managed to create a button using ACT Scriptting in Mechanical to export my temeprature profiles to txt files. But now I have to press the button manually everytime the solution is obtained. Is there a way to make Mechanical export the data directly without me pressing a button?
Then for the other task, which is creating and setting up the external data files I have also created a scrip using ACT. I wrote my python script and then make WB read it. This means that I have to read my scrip everytime an analysis is finishes and I want this operation to be performed.
Is there a way of making workbench solve my mechanical system A, save the results to txt (without me pressing a button) and directly creating the external data for mechanical system B?
To this, is there a way to "enter" mechanical via the python scripting of WB? So I could develop a code that first saves the txt files in system A and directly generates the external data block and imports loads into system B.
Thanks in advance!
February 24, 2023 at 3:48 pmErik KostsonAnsys Employee
Below is something that might be of help using Workbench scripting and calling Mechanical from there.
All the best
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