How do you pass arguments to Mechanical stand-alone script from command line?

willblatt Member Posts: 13
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edited October 2023 in Structures

This other post describes passing args to a journal run in runwb2.exe, is there a way to do the same thing with a script in Mechanical stand-alone?

AnsysWBU.exe -DSApplet -AppModeMech -nosplash -notabctrl -script

(I did try the -E flag, but no luck).

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  • Landon Mitchell Kanner
    Landon Mitchell Kanner Member, Employee Posts: 208
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    This is available in 24.1, which is due for public release in January 2024:
    call "C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\v241\aisol\Bin\winx64\AnsysWBU.exe" -DSApplet -AppModeMech -scriptargs "1,b,99"

    Note that -nosplash -notabctrl is no longer required at 24.1.

    In the meantime, one workaround is to set environment variables, which will then be available in Mechanical.

    Another workaround is to utilize PyMechanical to pass arguements or set parameter values before running a script. See, e.g.,