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Introduction to ANSYS ACT in Mechanical - (Available as Self-Paced Learning)


The scope of this training is to cover ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit ACT in Workbench Mechanical / Meshing. You will learn how the development toolkit works and explore its API. After completing the course, you will be able to automate the creation of standard tree objects in Mechanical/Meshing; create custom loads and results in Mechanical or its integrated modules and will have a good understanding of the toolkit capabilities.

Learning Outcome

  • How to install a scripted extension in ANSYS Mechanical

  • Building and installing a binary extension

  • How to use the ACT console with its autocompletion

  • How to configure the XMl file of an ACT extension in ANSYS Mechanical

  • Configuring the Python script file of an ACT extension in ANSYS Mechanical

  • Developing the GUI toolbar in Mechanical using ANSYS ACT

  • Adding a load object using ANSYS ACT in Mechanical

  • How to develop the Python callbacks in an ACT extension

  • Creating a result objects using ACT in ANSYS Mechanical

  • How to automate tree object creation using ACT console

  • Debugging an ACT extension with the ACT console

  • How to debug an ACT extension using Visual Studio



  • Knowledge of ANSYS Workbench, Meshing, Mechanical and DesignModeler is required.
  • A basic knowledge of python programming is recommended but not required.

Target Audience: Engineers and Designers

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Self-paced Learning: Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an ANSYS Learning Hub subscription. Register for a subscription using the tab below or contact for more information.

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with a ANSYS Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Intro to ANSYS ACT in Mechanical



Agenda :

This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.


  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 1: Python Basics

    • Module 2: ACT Basics

    • Workshop 2.1: Install a scripted extension

    • Workshop 2.2: Build and install a binary extension

  • Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

    • Module 3: Introduction to XML, Python Programming & ACT Console

    • Workshop 3.1: Explore with the ACT Console in Mechanical

    • Module 4: Creating Custom Features using ACT in Mechanical Module 5 - Introduction to ACT Console in Mechanical

  • Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

    • Module 5: Introduction to ACT Console in Mechanical

    • Workshop 5.1: Walk through a custom load extension showing reuse of APDL commands in Mechanical

    • Module 6: Introduction to the Automation API

    • Workshop 6.1: Walk through a custom result extension in Mechanical

    • Workshop 6.2: Modify an existing extension to add a new result in Mechanical

  • Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

    • Module 7: Debugging Extensions in Mechanical

    • Workshop 7.1: Use ACT console to automate tree objects creation

    • Module 8: Introduction to Some Advanced Topics in Mechanical

    • Workshop 8.1: Develop an ACT custom load extension showing reuse of APDL commands in Mechanical

    • Module 09: Key Points ACT in Mechanical

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Date/Time Duration Event Type Location Language Class Cost
June 2, 2020
9:00 - 17:30   CEST (GMT +2)
June 2, 2020 3 Days
Jun 2-4
Live Villeurbanne , France French 1710   EUR

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