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Define CONTA 178 Using command editor in workbench

    • velu.annadurai


      I am trying to define the GAP between two parts using CONTA178 in Ansys workbench 2019R2 but unfortunately, the script that I wrote is not executing.

      Could you have to look around and help to resolve this issue?

      attached workbench file for your reference.



    • peteroznewman

      I made many changes to add displacement and fixed rotation so that the solver would run.

      I'm a beginner at APDL so I'm not sure how to use the R command to define real constants.

      You had this:


      I changed it so it looked like this:


      I did that because the table shows the items listed in the following order and I couldn't find an X in the table.

      Do Real constants have to be put in order?  I have no idea.

    • velu.annadurai

      Hello Peter,

      Good day!!

      Thanks for your reply.

      I hope so those r values are needed to be in order.

      trying a little bit in depth.




    • peteroznewman

      I haven't tried it yet, but try this. It leaves a blank for START which you did not define and leaves off X which can only be provided in a Table, but is unnecessary, because you have the two nodes to provide the direction for the gap.

      R,_sid,FKN,GAP, ,FKS
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