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Script work on command line but not as a script!?

Script work on command line but not as a script!?

Script work on command line but not as a script!?

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Why would a script when entered on the command line work but not when its run from a file?

I enter the following at the command line..

CODE --> Python

mySurf = mdb.models['Model-1'].rootAssembly.surfaces['Surf-1']
surfEls = []
for eLab in  mySurf.elements:
    surfEls.append(eLab.label)

print surfEls 

Just cut & paste & it works I get list of the element labels under 'Surf-1'.

BUT if I run the following script...

CODE --> Python

from part import *
from material import *
from section import *
from assembly import *
from step import *
from interaction import *
from load import *
from mesh import *
from optimization import *
from job import *
from sketch import *
from visualization import *
from connectorBehavior import *

mySurf = mdb.models['Model-1'].rootAssembly.surfaces['Surf-1']
surfEls = []
for eLab in  mySurf.elements:
    surfEls.append(eLab.label)

print surfEl 

surfEl is empty!?!

What's all that about?

For some reason the for loop is never entered.

RE: Script work on command line but not as a script!?

Have you verified that mdb exists? It doesn't look like you're loading any models prior to the first reference to mdb. In CAE, the mdb variable will have been defined when you first loaded/created the model.

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