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  Topic: Get corner nodes from midside node
daniel.diaz

Replies: 3
Views: 6866

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:36 pm   Subject: Get corner nodes from midside node
Hello Boobalan,

I noticed an error in the table. I only counted the corner nodes for the 2D elements. The table should actually look like this:

2nd Order elem types Max nd pos Nds ...
  Topic: Get corner nodes from midside node
daniel.diaz

Replies: 3
Views: 6866

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:35 pm   Subject: Get corner nodes from midside node
Hello Boobalan,

I do not necessarily have an APDL snippet for you, but I do have some logic which could work. You will need 3 different bits of information about the mid-side node and any single a ...
  Topic: Get area/surface of elements in a model.
daniel.diaz

Replies: 1
Views: 4935

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:51 pm   Subject: Get area/surface of elements in a model.
Hello Alexandre,

One possible route is coating your (I'm guessing solid) element with TARGE170 elements and using *vget to get the area of those elements. Then, just sum up the array.

Cheers,
  Topic: [OT][APDL] Crazy/Complex APDL Scripts
daniel.diaz

Replies: 0
Views: 4177

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:54 am   Subject: [OT][APDL] Crazy/Complex APDL Scripts
Hello XANSYS,

I am curious of the bounds of what can be done (and what should never be tried) with APDL scripting. With that in mind, I have a few questions:

What are some of the craziest and/o ...
  Topic: offset line
daniel.diaz

Replies: 5
Views: 8731

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:22 am   Subject: offset line
Hello,

The following link has a couple of ideas (older discussion on getting line normals):
http://www.xansys.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75493&sid=0ce9aa3745b020be25d732cfd1d6ae68

Ian's sugg ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] load as table
daniel.diaz

Replies: 2
Views: 4009

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:29 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] load as table
Hello Boris,

I would suggest some string concatenation. Try adding the following code after your *toper command.


tbnam=strcat('fdresp',chrval(i))


Then, replace the third ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Pressure mapping
daniel.diaz

Replies: 6
Views: 8598

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 8:47 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure mapping
Hi Dan,

Dan here. Unfortunately, I don't a macro that does this, but I do have a few ideas. Not sure if this is implied by your post, but have you tried using your mapping macro to map pressures ...
  Topic: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
daniel.diaz

Replies: 6
Views: 8065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:35 pm   Subject: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
Dear Mr. Galan and Mr. Attar,

I have good news and bad news. Bad news first. It turns out that my original method of coating the elements with MESH200 elements does not work for all element types ...
  Topic: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
daniel.diaz

Replies: 6
Views: 8065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:17 pm   Subject: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
Dear Mr. Galan,

That was an interesting thread. I hadn't thought of *get-ing the corner angle and warping factor for the elements. After reading up on element warping factors, one part of the thr ...
  Topic: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
daniel.diaz

Replies: 6
Views: 8065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:22 pm   Subject: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
Dear Mr. Galan,

Thank you for your reply. By the element name method, I would have to hard code into the macro the dimensionality associated with each element type that ANSYS has unless I am missi ...
  Topic: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
daniel.diaz

Replies: 6
Views: 8065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:33 pm   Subject: [APDL] Determining Element Shape/Dimensionality
Hello Denizens of XANSYS,

I am currently writing an APDL script which would be able to determine what shape an element is and put all selected elements of a certain shape into an element component. ...
 
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