Editor’s Note: The other day we got a tech support question. A user was creating lots of STL’s from his Ansys Mechanical results and was tired of clicking so much. They were wondering if we could give them a few hints to get going. Alex Grishen, Matt Sutton, and Joe Woodward all pitched in on the email thread. Then, seeing how useful it was Alex converted it into a PowerPoint that we could share with other users.
A big change in Ansys Mechanical scripting with ACT is the introduction of a recording button. This allows you to record your actions as a starting point for your script. The tutorial also includes links to other resources.
If you find yourself clicking away and thinking, “there has got to be a way to automate this,” then you need to try automation out.