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Introduction to Ansys Data Processing Framework

Course Overview

This course teaches the essential skills you will need to perform data processing using Ansys Data Processing Framework. The aim of the course is that you become autonomous in creating user defined workflows for your data processing (specific results post processing for example). DPF offers limitless possibilities for data transformation, learn how you could take benefit from this. 

Instructor demonstrations and hands-on workshops cover every aspect you will need to create your own DPF workflows. 

The course covers DPF as a stand-alone tool as well as DPF in Mechanical

This course proposes a complete description of DPF concepts. It also specifies in which situations DPF can be used. It shows the expected outputs when using DPF in Mechanical and / or DPF as a stand-alone tool. 

This course illustrates the use of DPF operators and how to chain them to create workflows. It also teaches get the right information for script creation, from the help documentation.  

Module 03 covers DPF as a stand-alone tool. Module 01 to Module 03 do not require any knowledge about Ansys Mechanical. This learning path is accessible to users from any discipline. 

Module 04 covers DPF in Mechanical.


  • An experience in Python scripting is recommended.
  • Knowledge about Ansys Mechanical is also recommended.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. 

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain in which area users can take benefit from using DPF.
  • Demonstrate how DPF can be installed and accessed.
  • Explain DPF concepts.
  • Manipulate data with DPF.
  • Employ operators to create workflows.
  • Use DPF tools to transform simulation results from Ansys Mechanical.
  • Explain in which case DPF as a standalone tool is preferred on DPF in Mechanical.

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options 

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. 


This is a 1-day classroom course covering both lectures and Demos. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions lectures and demos only. 

Virtual Classroom Session 1 

  • Module 1: Recalls of Python Basics
  • Module 2: DPF Concepts
  • Module 3: DPF as a Stand-alone tool
  • Workshop 03.1: Extract Results from a Mechanical Solve
  • Workshop 03.2: Plot Data Results from a Mechanical Solve
  • Workshop 03.3: Shell Results
  • Workshop 03.4: Mapping result to cloud of points
  • Workshop 03.5: Thermal Contact 
  • Workshop 03.6: Thermal Result Plotter

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 4: DPF in Mechanical
  • Workshop 04.1: Identify High Stress Locations
  • Workshop 04.2: Compare Two Thermal Results Sets
  • Workshop 04.3: Mapping result to cloud of points
  • Workshop 04.4: Solution Combination
  • Workshop 04.5: Multistage Cyclic
  • Workshop 04.6: Custom UI Properties of the Python Result Object