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ANSYS Customization with APDL (ANSYS Parametric Design Language)                  

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    • The Power Behind the Power User
    • About this Guide
  • Customization Lessons Learned
    • Several Fundamental Rules and Tactics are Crital to Success
    • Identify Design & Analysis Goals
    • Separate Geometry & Topology
    • Use Parameterization
    • Clearly Understand Current and Proposed Process
    • Utilize Modularity
    • Allow Batch, Command Line & GUI Interfaces
    • Crawl, Walk, Run
    • Why Customize?
    • What Level of Customization?
    • What to Customize: Case Studies
  • Getting Started
    • Definitions
    • Other Resources
    • What is a Macro?
    • Input files
    • Creating a Macro?
    • Getting Started
    • A Note About the Workshops
    • Workshop 1 - Getting Started
  • Working With Macros
    • Commenting
    • Passing Arguments to Macros
    • Debugging Tips
    • Sharing Macros
    • Searching for Macros
    • Macro Libraries
    • Using Macros in Macro Libraries
    • Encrypting Macros
  • Scalar Parameters
    • Scalar Parameters
    • Parameters
    • Parameter Usage
    • Parametric Operations and Functions
    • Trigonometric Functions
    • Saving / Restoring Parameters
    • Workshop 2 - Building Parametric Models
  • Interfacing With the User
    • User Prompts - *ASK
    • User Prompts - MULTIPRO
    • Workshop 3 - Prompting the User
    • Displaying Messages
    • *MSG Command - Enhanced Descriptors
    • Status Bars
  • Program Flow in APDL
    • *IF Branching
    • *IF Branching Operations
    • Trick: Comparison Operators
    • *RETURN
    • Checking Execution Status
    • Workshop 4 - *IF and *MSG
    • Workshop 4 - Answer Key
    • *REPEAT
    • *DO Loops
    • *DOWHILE
    • Controlling Flow Branching
    • Implied Do Loops
    • Nesting
    • Workshop 5 - Do Loops
    • Workshop 5A - *DO/ENDDO
    • Workshop 5A - *DO/*ENDDO - Time Permitting
    • Workshop 5B - Implied Do Loops
  • Arrays & Tables
    • Overview of Arrays
    • Specifying Array Values
    • Example Array Definition
    • Defining Arrays in the GUI
    • Using String Arrays
    • Converting String Arrays to Character Parameters
    • Filling Arrays
    • Vector Operations
    • *VOPER
    • *VFUN
    • *SCFUN
    • *VITRP
    • *VCUM
    • *VABS
    • *VLEN
    • *VMASK
    • Array Operations vs *DO Loops
    • Demo: Vector Operation Efficiency
    • Table Arrays
    • Table Interpolation
    • Table and Matrix Operations
    • *TOPER
    • *TAXIS
    • *MOPER
    • *MFUN
    • *MFOURI
    • Nested Tables
    • *VPLOT
    • *VPLOT Examples
    • Workshop 6 - Using Arrays and Tables
  • Information Retrieval with APDL
    • Retrieving / Getting Information
    • *GET
    • *GET Documentation
    • Undocumented *GET
    • *GET,Par,COMMON,...
    • GET Functions
    • Retrieving Array Data - *VGET
    • VGET
    • /INQUIRE
    • Workshop 7 - Retrieving Data
  • Importing and Exporting Data to and from ANSYS
    • Importing and Exporting
    • Writing Data to Files
    • *VWRITE
    • Format Data Descriptors
    • *VWRITE Example
    • *MWRITE
    • Carriage Return Suppression Using $
    • Reading Data from Files
    • *VREAD
    • *TREAD
    • Importing in POST26 Using Tcl
    • Workshop 8 - Importing and Exporting Data
  • Other Customization Options
    • Tcl/Tk
    • Tcl/Tk History
    • Why use Tcl/Tk?
    • Why use Tcl/Tk in ANSYS?
    • Tcl/Tk Syntax
    • Tcl/Tk Resources
    • Tcl/Tk Examples
    • User programmable Features (UPF)
    • UPF Availability
    • UPF Capabilities
    • UPF Prerequisites
    • Determining Necessity of UPF's
    • UPF Example - User Creep
    • Other Options
  • APDL Final Exam
    • Final Exam - Water Tower Macro
  • APDL Appendix A: Inquiry Functions
  • APDL Appendix B: About PADT

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