As we know trying to resolve the traces, vias and copper pads on a PCB in an FEA tool is practically unfeasible.
This video will show the Trace Import Extension, which will fill in the gap between having to perform lumped-material analyses and having to try and resolve/mesh all the tiny features….and it does so in a pretty neat way.
A short video showing how ACT (ANSYS Customization Toolkit) can be used to change Default Settings for analyses done in ANSYS Mechanical. This is a very small subset of the capabilities that ACT can provide. Stay tuned for other videos showing further customization examples.
The example .xml and python file is located below. Please bear in mind that to use these “scripted” ACT extension files you will need to have an ACT license. Compiled versions of extensions don’t require any licenses to use. Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are wondering how to translate this example into your own needs.