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

Course Overview

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.



  • 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.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

  • Learn the basics of ACT
  • Learn the basics of Python and XML scripting
  • 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

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

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This Self-Paced course is made of 4 modules. (Approximately 8 Learning Hours)

  • Module 01: ACT Basics
  • Module 02: Introduction to XML and Python programming
  • Module 03: Wizards
  • Workshop 03.1: Scripted and binary Extensions
  • Module 04: Wizards UI Definition
  • Workshop 04.1: Customization of Wizard UI