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ANSYS Customization Services
Many companies repeatedly perform the same analyses for a variety of similar products that require the exact same tasks. With a little customization, those repetitive tasks can be automated, reducing hours of repetitive work to just a few clicks. Then you can focus only on the important design choices. Complete your setup and projects more quickly and see a quicker return on your investment with customization.
Best practice capture and distribution
Companies with well-established design and engineering procedures can ensure engineers follow established design and engineering procedures with a simulation wizard. Launch the process from the project page or directly in an application like SpaceClaim®, Mechanical™, Fluent® or Electronics Desktop™. The wizard guides users through the appropriate steps.
HoneyComb Creator (ANSYS AppStore)
Is there a piece of geometry used in every model built in your company? Using ANSYS customization, these geometries can be created automatically using parameterized routines in both SpaceClaim and DesignModeler™.
Simulation Workflow Integration
Workflow and in-house tools integration
External applications and processes can be integrated into the ANSYS Workbench™ workflow. Create your own Workbench custom systems to facilitate interaction with the Workbench project schematic or other programs within the Workbench suite. Take advantage of the Workbench project schematic features by establishing links with standard built-in tasks or exposing parameters for DOE studies.
APDL Macro Conversion
Many longtime ANSYS users have distributed various APDL (ANSYS Parametric Design Language) routines to their engineers. These routines set up geometry, mesh, boundary conditions, and results based on established method. With customization, these APDL codes can be made into features or objects within ANSYS Workbench so that a single button click in the toolbar replaces the string of APDL commands. These features or objects will function with the same look and feel as standard objects, enabling geometry scoping, parameterized values, table definition, and visualization.
Visit the ANSYS App Store to discover available apps: most are free.
Here are the ones that we have developed. Click on the links below to download them from the App Store:
Sample Customization Projects
Toolbar for Automation
Customization type: Process automation (DM and Mechanical)
Imagine the time normally spent to create hundreds of objects like line bodies and joint boundary conditions, and to extract results in a reliable way. Tasks like these are almost impossible without automation.
Link with Excel
Customization type: Process automation, workflow integration (Excel, DM and Mechanical)
Many load cases are automatically set up and run in Mechanical, then the results are exported back to Excel, where complex combinations determine industry standard safety factors.
Customization type: Feature creation and Process Automation (DM and Mechanical)
Improved ease-of-use is achieved through:
- Custom interface that links to external data to automatically create the geometry
- Simulation wizard to guide the user step by step
- Custom post-processing objects that generate and plot the desired specific criteria (safety factors)