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ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

(OP)
Dear All,

could anyone suggest me, how to create Named Selection in Ansys Mechanical using ACT Console. Named Selection should use worksheet (Entity Type: Body, Criterion: Name, Operator: Contains, Value: 'String).
It would speed up NS generation, as I import geometry from Spaceclaim named accordingly.

Thanking you,
Sarat

RE: ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

CODE --> Python

model = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model
analysis = model.Analyses[0]
solution = analysis.Solution
workingdir = analysis.WorkingDir 

named = model.AddNamedSelection()
named.Name = "Named Selection"
named.Location = ExtAPI.SelectionManager.CreateSelectionInfo(SelectionTypeEnum.WorksheetSpecific)
worksheet = named.Location
worksheet.AddRow()
worksheet.SetEntityType(0,NamedSelectionWorksheetEntityType.Body)
worksheet.SetCriterion(0,NamedSelectionWorksheetCriterion.Name)
worksheet.SetOperator(0,NamedSelectionWorksheetOperator.Contains)
worksheet.SetStringValue(0, "String") 

Maybe this will get you started. The criterion line does not work yet and I don't know why. It accepts other criteria. This link
might also be useful.

https://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ansys-meshing/18...

RE: ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

(OP)
Thank you L_K for your reply.

main Problem I had was exactly NamedSelectionWorksheetCriterion.Name. I could not find anything on Internet or any official documentation.

RE: ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

Please see the last example on this page for solution. Name criterion is defined
by using "NameProperty".

https://support.ansys.com/AnsysCustomerPortal/en_u...

RE: ACT Console - Create Named Selection, Mechanical (Criterion: Body Name containing specific string)

(OP)
Thank you very much L_K. It works great.

I don't have access to customer portal currently but "NameProperty" was enough to solve my problem.

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