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Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

(OP)
In the journal manager of NX it is possible enter arguments, which in principle can be passed to the journal.
In a Python journal typically a main function is called. Since the function call is part of the script, I am not sure how NX can pass anything to it. Is there any special variable for the journal manager arguments that can be imported, or can it be somehow accessed from a Session or UFSession object?

I included a simple example, where I would like a message box to pop up with the arguments from the Journal Manager (see the attached picture).


CODE --> python

import NXOpen
import NXOpen.UF

def main(arg):
    """Takes a string argument, and shows it in a message box."""
    uf_session = NXOpen.UF.UFSession.GetUFSession()
    message = "The following arguments were passed to my journal:" + arg
    uf_session.Ui.DisplayMessage(message, 1)
if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()  # Somehow the arguments of the journal manager should be passed 

RE: Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

Hello,

Try this:

CODE -->

import sys
import NXOpen
import NXOpen.UF


def main(arg):
    """Takes a string argument, and shows it in a message box."""
    uf_session = NXOpen.UF.UFSession.GetUFSession()
    message = "The following arguments were passed to my journal:" + arg
    uf_session.Ui.DisplayMessage(message, 1)
if __name__ == '__main__':

    main(sys.argv[0]) 

Gelson Z. Nicoletto
Eng. Supervisor
Mould Desing
Brazil

RE: Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

(OP)
Thanks @gelsonnicoletto. For me sys.argv[0] is the filename, but works perfectly with sys.argv[1].

CODE --> python

import sys
import NXOpen
import NXOpen.UF


def main(arg):
    """Takes a string argument, and shows it in a message box."""
    uf_session = NXOpen.UF.UFSession.GetUFSession()
    message = "The following arguments were passed to my journal:" + arg
    uf_session.Ui.DisplayMessage(message, 1)
if __name__ == '__main__':

    main(sys.argv[1]) 

RE: Passing arguments to NX Open python journal from Journal Manager

(OP)
So in NX 12 (and I guess later releases) sys.argv[0] is the filename and sys.argv[1] is the argument string, and in earlier versions sys.argv[0] is the argument string.

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