September 21, 2023 at 4:08 pmGrigory TarasevichSubscriberHello! I was wondering if there is a way to efficiently edit the tabular data (in particular - element birth/death status for a particular time step) for the objects that do not have a worksheet option enabled? Let's say I have a hundred birth/death element objects I need to edit the step status for and every object has a unique step sequence. The python script recorder does not pick up the status switch action unfortunately, but maybe someone knows the object function that would do it? Or how to enable the worksheet view for these objects? Thanks!
September 23, 2023 at 2:12 ammjmiddleAnsys Employee
Mechanical allows alive/dead status for an "Element Birth and Death" and "Contact Step Control." The following was tested in 2023 R2:
analysis = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses
numSteps = analysis.AnalysisSettings.NumberOfSteps
elemBirthDeath = analysis.AddElementBirthAndDeath()
control = ["Alive", "Dead", "Alive", "Dead", "Dead"] # list length needs to match number of steps
control = [eval("ElementControlsStatus."+cont) for cont in control]
for step in range(1, numSteps+1):
elemBirthDeath.CurrentStep = step
elemBirthDeath.Status = control[step-1]
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