In Mechanical how to rename analysis based on names in Workbench ?

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Hi,

In Workbench, I renamed my analysis.

In Mechanical, I have to rename all the analysis.

Is there a way with a Python script (or other) to automaticly rename analysis in Mechanical, based on names in Workbench ?

Thanks,
Jean

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  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 804
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    @Jean , just realized there's actually a simpler way to do that. Below code should be executed from Mechanical.

    analyses = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisList
    for an in analyses:
        an.Name = an.SystemCaption
    

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  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 804
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    Hi,
    I reused this post: https://discuss.ansys.com/discussion/2478/how-do-i-communicate-with-the-project-page-from-within-mechanical to come up with the following code, to be executed from Mechanical, and which will rename the analyses both at the Project Schematic level and in Mechanical.
    Note - there is no direct link in this code between the component in the project schematic and the Mechanical analysis, it is assumed the analyses systems will be looped in the same order. Please verify it works correctly on your model.

    import System
    from System.Threading import *
    
    def RunWBJN(cmds):
        def Internal_RunWBJN():
            import wbjn
            wbjn.ExecuteCommand(ExtAPI,cmds)
        thread = System.Threading.Thread(System.Threading.ThreadStart(Internal_RunWBJN))
        thread.Start()
    
    project_cmds = '''
    systems = GetAllSystems()
    for i, sys in enumerate(systems):
        sys.DisplayText = "Test_"+str(i)
    '''
    RunWBJN(project_cmds)
    
    analyses = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisList
    for i,an in enumerate(analyses):
        an.Name = "Test_"+str(i)
    
  • Jean
    Jean Member Posts: 8
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your answer.

    Unfortunately, it's not what I expected.
    In this code, names in Workbench are replaced by "test_i".
    (Since there is no link between Workbench and Mechanical, I get some problem when the project is more "complex", as shown in images below (test_5 in Workbench is test_0 in Mechanical))

    My goal is :
    (i) get names in Workbench (I don't want to rename system, but getting names I already gave) ;
    (ii) rename system in Mechanical with name from Workbench.

    Thanks
    Jean

  • Mike.Thompson
    Mike.Thompson Member, Employee Posts: 280
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    @Landon Mitchell Kanner , I thought you had something like this... can you comment on this topic?

  • Jean
    Jean Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks a lot, it's perfect!

  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 804
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    Glad I could help! Still wondering why I went for a convulted solution in the first place ;)