Mechanical Export Material views

M
M Member, Employee Posts: 199
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edited June 2023 in Structures

Can you export the material views with scripting?

A customer would like a image of the of the material props (right red box) as seen below.

All of the Graphics.ExportImage or ExportScreenToImage seem to only export the geometry. (Naturally 99% of the customers want the geometry plot, but this customer wants to put the materials image into a report).

My current script:

import os
saveDir = r"D:\"
pxDim = [1200,1000]
matList = [i for i in Model.Materials.Children]

def TakeScreenshot(args):
    h = args[1][0]
    w = args[1][1]
    Graphics.Camera.SetFit() #?
    totalPath = os.path.join(args[0], args[2] + '.png')
    ExtAPI.Graphics.ExportScreenToImage(totalPath)
    showAll()
    
for mat in matList:
    mat.Activate()
    ExtAPI.Application.InvokeUIThread(TakeScreenshot, [saveDir, pxDim, mat.Name])
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Answers

  • M
    M Member, Employee Posts: 199
    First Comment First Anniversary Ansys Employee Solution Developer Community of Practice Member

    @Chemsdine CHEMAI  yes, I started that path. I have a new widescreen monitor and the results were a bit unwieldy. Could we use that screenprint to do only a single active window?

  • M
    M Member, Employee Posts: 199
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    Answer ✓

    #grab all material data, create csv

    import materials
    import webbrowser
    import os
    saveDir = 'D:/'
    
    if not os.path.isdir(saveDir): # create the directory if not existing
        os.mkdir(saveDir)
        
        
    myMatCsv = 'myMats.csv'
    
    matProps = []
    matData = {}
    matList = [i for i in Model.Materials.Children]
    
    for mat in matList:
        engineeringData = mat.GetEngineeringDataMaterial()
        listMatProp = materials.GetListMaterialProperties(engineeringData)
        matData[mat.Name] = {}
        for prop in listMatProp:
            matProps.append(prop)
            data = materials.GetMaterialPropertyByName(engineeringData,prop)
            try:
                for d in data.keys():
                    matData[mat.Name][d] = data[d]
                    matProps.append(d)
            except:
                pass
            
    r = []
    uniqueProps = list(set(matProps))
    for m in matData.keys():
        temp = []
        temp.append(m)
        for p in uniqueProps:
            try:
                c1 = matData[m][p]
            except:
                pass
                c1 = 'NA'
            temp.append(c1)
        r.append(temp)
    
    with open(os.path.join(saveDir,myMatCsv),'w') as f:
        colHeaders =[i+', ' for i in uniqueProps] 
        colHeaders = [' ,'] +colHeaders
        f.writelines(colHeaders)
        f.writelines('\n')
        for matline in r:
            aline = [i for i in matline]
            for stuff in aline:
                print(stuff)
                if isinstance(stuff,str):
                    f.writelines(stuff)
                else:
                    stuff = [f.writelines(str(i) + ' ') for i in stuff]
                    
                f.writelines(',')
            f.writelines('\n')
    
    webbrowser.open(os.path.join(saveDir,myMatCsv))