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Pernelle Marone-Hitz
Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 810
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edited June 2023 in Structures

From a Mechanical simulation, I would like to export result data

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  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 810
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    The easiest way will be to use the ExportToTextFile() method, as follows:

    import os
    export_folder = r'D:\Data'
    
    analysis = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0]
    solution = analysis.Solution
    
    total_deformation = solution.Children[1]
    print(total_deformation.Name)
    
    export_name = os.path.join(export_folder,total_deformation.Name)
    total_deformation.ExportToTextFile(export_name + '.txt')
    

    Another option is to use the PlotData property and export the values inside it, for example to a .json file. To be dumped into a json format the data needs to be serializable, which is not the case of PlotData. However we can extract the data contained in PlotData, add it to a dictionnary, and then dump the dictionnary to the .json file, as below:

    import json
    
    result_values= total_deformation.PlotData["Values"]
    node_list=total_deformation.PlotData["Node"]
    data_dict = {}
    for i in range(len(node_list)):
        data_dict[node_list[i]] = result_values[i]
    
    with open(export_name +'.json', 'w') as f:
        json.dump(data_dict, f)