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Unformatted text preview: Short Topics Chapter 14 February 7, 2006 Inventory #002268 14-2 INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS - Part 1 Part 1 Part 1 Training Manual • In this chapter, we will present some general tips and “tricks” on how to use ANSYS more efficiently Chapter 14 – Short Topics Overview February 7, 2006 Inventory #002268 14-3 INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS - Part 1 Part 1 Part 1 Training Manual • An abbreviation is a short-cut to commonly used functions. It is a character string that represents one or more ANSYS commands. • Whenever you define an abbreviation, it appears as a button in the ANSYS Toolbar , giving you one-button access to the desired function. • There are five predefined abbreviations when you first start ANSYS, but you can modify them or add your own — up to 100 total abbreviations. Chapter 14 – Short Topics A. Toolbar and Abbreviations February 7, 2006 Inventory #002268 14-4 INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS - Part 1 Part 1 Part 1 Training Manual • As an example, to display line numbers on a line plot, you would need to do the following: – Utility Menu > PlotCtrls > Numbering… > Line numbers On > OK – Utility Menu > Plot > Lines Later, to turn off line numbers, you would have to use the same menus again. • Instead, you could define three abbreviations: – LINE_ON for the command string *ABBR,LINE_ON,/pnum,line,on – LINE_OFF for *ABBR,LINE_OFF,/pnum,line,off – LPLOT for the command string *ABBR,LPLOT,lplot and simply press the appropriate combinations of buttons in the toolbar to turn line numbering on or off. For example, hit followed by to turn line numbering on and display a line plot. Chapter 14 – Short Topics …Toolbar and Abbreviations February 7, 2006 Inventory #002268 14-5 INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS - Part 1 Part 1 Part 1 Training Manual • The following information is needed for an abbreviation: – The short-cut name – The command string it represents. To find out the command for a particular function, first execute the function using the GUI, then list the log file ( Utility Menu > List > Files > Log File ). • Use the *ABBR command to define abbreviations: – *ABBR, name , command_string A convenient dialog box is available for this: – Utility Menu > MenuCtrls > Edit Toolbar… – or Utility Menu > Macro > Edit Abbreviations… Chapter 14 – Short Topics …Toolbar and Abbreviations February 7, 2006 Inventory #002268 14-6 INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS INTRODUCTION TO ANSYS - Part 1 Part 1 Part 1 Training Manual • Abbreviations are stored in the standard ANSYS database, so they get saved to the .db file when you save the database....
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