I gushed about the ACT console in a previous post. Here's another example of automatically populating some post processing objects for all time steps inside Mechanical after a solve. Copy-and-paste it in Mechanical ACT Console Command Line, then hit the Enter key.

Text file of script: Link.

# Extracts at each time step... # x, y, z stress components, von Mises stress, max principal stress, total deformation, and x, y, z normal deformation componentsnumsteps = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].AnalysisSettings.NumberOfSteps for ct in range(numsteps): setTime = str(ct+1) + " [s]" nowTime = str(ct+1) + "s"# Normal Stressessx=ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddNormalStress() sx.NormalOrientation =NormalOrientationType.XAxis sx.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) sx.Name = "Normal Stress X at "+nowTime sy=ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddNormalStress() sy.NormalOrientation =NormalOrientationType.YAxis sy.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) sy.Name = "Normal Stress Y at "+nowTime sz=ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddNormalStress() sz.NormalOrientation =NormalOrientationType.ZAxis sz.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) sz.Name = "Normal Stress Z at "+nowTime# Equivalent Stressse=ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddEquivalentStress() se.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) se.Name = "Equivalent Stress at "+nowTime# Maximum Principal Stresssm = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddMaximumPrincipalStress() sm.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) sm.Name = "Maximum Principal Stress at "+nowTime# Total Deformationdt = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddTotalDeformation() dt.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) dt.Name = "Total Deformation at "+nowTime# Directional Deformationdx = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddDirectionalDeformation() dx.NormalOrientation=NormalOrientationType.XAxis dx.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) dx.Name = "Directional Deformation X at "+nowTime dy = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddDirectionalDeformation() dy.NormalOrientation=NormalOrientationType.YAxis dy.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) dy.Name = "Directional Deformation Y at "+nowTime dz = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.AddDirectionalDeformation() dz.NormalOrientation=NormalOrientationType.ZAxis dz.DisplayTime=Quantity(setTime) dz.Name = "Directional Deformation Z at "+nowTime# Evaluates All ResultsExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].Solution.EvaluateAllResults()# End of Script

This is really nice, unfourtunately you don't get proper documentation on this from ANSYS. Is there a way to not only generate thse objects but also to export the values? Similar like right click -> export data, but programmatically.

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