Restart Analysis in Mechanical

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Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to create a script that automatically generates a restart analysis after the calculation is finished.
I use the recording option in Mechanical to look up the names of the commands. The recording option is using Ids. I then rewrite them.
There are 2 options for creating a restart analysis in the Mechanical interface.
The first option is creating a new system.
The second one is creating an object in the tree.
I am running a long script in Workbench.
I'm having problems adding a restart analysis after the calculation.

I tried to duplicate the first system and add a restart object in the second system.

#definition of the first system
STATIC_STRUCTURAL = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisByName("Static Structural")

#creating Static Structural 2
STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL.Duplicate()
STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2 = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisByName("Static Structural 2")

#creating a restart setup in Static Structural 2
RESTART_SETUP_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2.CreateLoadObject("RestartSetup","RestartAnalysis")

#creating restart controls in Static Structural 2/ Analysis Settings
ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2.Analyses[0].AnalysisSettings
ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.GenerateRestartPoints = RestartControlsType.Manual
ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.SaveAtLoadStep = RestartSaveAtLoadStep.Last
ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.RetainFilesAfterFullSolve = RestartRetainFilesType.Yes
ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.CombineRestartFiles = CombineRestartFilesType.Yes

But I have problems defining the "Restart from system" option (see picture).
The recording function uses weird Ids again and I don't know how to rewrite it...

data_model_object_167 = DataModel.GetUserObjectById(167)
temp_prop = data_model_object_167.Properties['RestartSys']
temp_prop.Value = r'24'

And I would like to generate around 50 systems automatically after 50 calculations...
Do you have any ideas?

Best regards
Dayana

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  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 804
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    @Rohith Patchigolla Would you be able to help here? Thank you :-)

  • Rohith Patchigolla
    Rohith Patchigolla Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 115
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    Hi @Pernelle Marone-Hitz and @dayana_behrens , apologies for the delay in my reply.
    I missed answering this question. Hope I am not too late.

    To answer your query, the property "RestartSys" will take Object Id of the Base analysis as an input.

    Here is an updated script. Hope this helps.

    #definition of the first system
    STATIC_STRUCTURAL = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisByName("Static Structural")
    STATIC_STRUCTURAL_ObjectID = STATIC_STRUCTURAL.ObjectId
    
    #creating Static Structural 2
    STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL.Duplicate()
    STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2 = ExtAPI.DataModel.AnalysisByName("Static Structural 2")
    
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2.AnalysisSettings
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.NumberOfSteps += 1 
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.GenerateRestartPoints = RestartControlsType.Manual
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.SaveAtLoadStep = RestartSaveAtLoadStep.Last
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.RetainFilesAfterFullSolve = RestartRetainFilesType.Yes
    ANALYSIS_SETTINGS_2.CombineRestartFiles = CombineRestartFilesType.Yes 
    
    #creating a restart setup in Static Structural 2
    RESTART_SETUP_2 = STATIC_STRUCTURAL_2.CreateLoadObject("RestartSetup","RestartAnalysis")
    RESTART_SETUP_2.Properties[0].Value = STATIC_STRUCTURAL_ObjectID
    
  • dayana_behrens
    dayana_behrens Member Posts: 5
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    Hello,

    this works! Thank you very much :)

    Best regards
    Dayana