Introduction to ANSYS ACT Wizards (Self-paced Learning Available)


ACT allows you to automate the simulation process with the creation of custom guided processes (e.g. wizards). A wizard requires that you decompose your process in steps. Each step will ask the user to define information (inputs). A wizard can include automation of standard capabilities only or a mix of standard and custom capabilities. A wizard developed with ACT is part of an extension. Its implementation remains consistent with any other extensions dealing with custom features. A wizard is exposed in Workbench or in a target application as a “wizard.” A wizard walks non-expert end users step-by-step through a simulation. A wizard can be exposed in various applications at different steps.

Learning Outcome

  • How to capture your company specific simulation best practices using ANSYS ACT Wizards

  • How to install a Wizard and how to start it

  • How to implement the XML file to create a Wizard

  • Creating callbacks in a Wizard



  • Introduction to ANSYS ACT Mechanical is required.

  • A basic knowledge of Python programming is recommended but not required.

Target Audience: Engineers and Designers who would like to customize the interface.


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.

Introduction to ANSYS ACT Wizards


Agenda :

This course is made of 2 modules. (Approximately 4 Learning Hours)

  • Module 01: Introduction to Wizards
  • Lecture: Introduction to Wizards
  • Workshop 1: Create a Project Page Wizard Layout
  • Module 2: Wizard UI Definition
  • Lecture: Wizard UI Definition
  • Workshop 2: Walk through a Project Page Wizard
  • Workshop 3: Automate Structural Analysis Setup from a Project Page Wizard
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