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Old   July 7, 2016, 05:38
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Hello all,
I'm scripting an epicycloid gear in 2D. I am able to create the required mesh and I'd like to set a frictional connection between the pins and the gear by using script. What are the functions or the syntaxes for that? Should I make named selections for each pin? What is the easiest solution for it?

Can anybody help me in these problems?


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Hi Arpad,

Are you using design modeler?
You have to do named selection for each pin in order to call them for connections.
named selection of bodies can be done like this:

Code:
var pin1 = ag.fm.Body(ag.fm.BodyCount-1);
pin1.Name = "Apin1"
show your code what you have done manually and what you want to achieve by script both in pics

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Hey Kapi!

Thanks for the help. I didn't know this syntax. It's good for change the name of the geometry item in the part list. But I'd like to set Named Selections, as I mentioned in this thread. (NamedSel_DM_.PNG and NamedSel_DM_tree.PNG) I use them to make the mesh size and I have no idea how to creat them in the Design Modeler by script.

I attached the pics what I want to do with the connections. All of the connections are named like this: Contact Region x. So I thought I'd use this name to change bonded to frictional; friction coefficient to 0,07 and the interface treatment Adjust to Touch. OR if I can make the NamedSlections for every part and edge, then I could use them for set the contact and the target, after I changed the scoping method.

Thank you for helping me!

Best regards!
Arpad

Code:
//Accesing Mesh Control Properties
var Mesh_Mod = DS.Tree.FirstActiveBranch.MeshControlGroup;
DS.Script.SelectItems(""+Mesh_Mod.ID);

//Insert the edge sizing for Epicycloid
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epicycloid" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "0.1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the infaltion for Epicycloid
DS.Script.doInsertInflation(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Boundary Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selections" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Boundary");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epicycloid" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Inflation Option");
ListView.ItemValue = "First Layer Thickness" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("First Layer Height");
ListView.ItemValue = "0,1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"
ListView.ActivateItem("Maximum Layers");
ListView.ItemValue = "6"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"
ListView.ActivateItem("Growth Rate");
ListView.ItemValue = "1,15"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the edge sizing for circle of the gear
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the gear
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the mesh method
DS.Script.doInsertMeshElementShape(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Gear_Body" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Triangles" ;

//Insert the edge sizing for external circle of the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_ext_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the pin
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "0,5"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the mappesface for the pin
DS.Script.doInsertMeshMappedMeshing(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_srf" ;

//Generate Mesh
DS.Script.doModelPreviewMeshFromToolbar(1)

//Accesing the boundary conditions properties
var Env = DS.Tree.FirstActiveBranch.Environment;

DS.Script.SelectItems(""+Env.ID);

//Creating Moment at the gear circle
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFreeMoment(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");

ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Magnitude");
ListView.ItemValue = "248000" ;
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the fixed support on pin
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFixedDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_int_crc" ;

//Insert the fixed support on the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFixedDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_int_crc" ;

DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFrictionlessDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_ext_crc" ;
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Connection.jpg (101.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: png namedsel.PNG (6.3 KB, 8 views)
File Type: png NamedSel_DM_.PNG (98.4 KB, 9 views)
File Type: png NamedSel_DM_tree.PNG (15.3 KB, 9 views)
File Type: png Connection_original.PNG (38.6 KB, 10 views)
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Old   July 10, 2016, 23:02
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those are automatic connection made my mesh
personally I dont like those connections untill I am 100% sure about them.
I prefer to make named selection of with side of connection and make interface.I use something like this:

Code:
/create array for partID and TopoId for each body
var partID = new Array ();
var TopoId = new Array ();

//Named section or interface #1

for (var i= 1; i<=count; i++) {
    partID[i] = ds.SelectionManager.SelectedPartID(i);
    TopoId[i] = ds.SelectionManager.SelectedEntityTopoID(i);
}

SM.Clear();//clear any existing selection
	
	for (var i= 1; i<=1; i++) {
    var part = ds.SelectionManager.PartMgr.PartById(partID[i]);
    var brep = part.BRep;
    var body = brep.Cell(TopoId[i]);
    var faces = body.faces;//get total faces of each body
    //loop the faces to get the face partID and topoID
    var faceCount = faces.Count;
	//SM.Clear(); //clear any existing selection	
    for (j= 7;j<=faceCount-2; j++) {
		face = faces(j);
		var aTopoId = face.Id;
		SM.ForceSelect(partID[i], aTopoId); //force select face based on part id and topo id
	} 
}

	name = "Interf_" + NS + " 2";
	ds.Script.addNamedSelection(false, name); //create named selection
	ds.Script.updateNamedSelectionsToolbar();
	SM.Clear(); //clear any existing selection
You can create NS similarly for face, edge or body.
Hope this is what you are after.

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Originally Posted by arpeedesign View Post
Hey Kapi!

Thanks for the help. I didn't know this syntax. It's good for change the name of the geometry item in the part list. But I'd like to set Named Selections, as I mentioned in this thread. (NamedSel_DM_.PNG and NamedSel_DM_tree.PNG) I use them to make the mesh size and I have no idea how to creat them in the Design Modeler by script.

I attached the pics what I want to do with the connections. All of the connections are named like this: Contact Region x. So I thought I'd use this name to change bonded to frictional; friction coefficient to 0,07 and the interface treatment Adjust to Touch. OR if I can make the NamedSlections for every part and edge, then I could use them for set the contact and the target, after I changed the scoping method.

Thank you for helping me!

Best regards!
Arpad

Code:
//Accesing Mesh Control Properties
var Mesh_Mod = DS.Tree.FirstActiveBranch.MeshControlGroup;
DS.Script.SelectItems(""+Mesh_Mod.ID);

//Insert the edge sizing for Epicycloid
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epicycloid" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "0.1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the infaltion for Epicycloid
DS.Script.doInsertInflation(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Boundary Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selections" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Boundary");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epicycloid" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Inflation Option");
ListView.ItemValue = "First Layer Thickness" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("First Layer Height");
ListView.ItemValue = "0,1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"
ListView.ActivateItem("Maximum Layers");
ListView.ItemValue = "6"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"
ListView.ActivateItem("Growth Rate");
ListView.ItemValue = "1,15"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the edge sizing for circle of the gear
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the gear
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the mesh method
DS.Script.doInsertMeshElementShape(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Gear_Body" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Triangles" ;

//Insert the edge sizing for external circle of the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_ext_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "1"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the face sizing for the pin
DS.Script.doInsertMeshSize(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_srf" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Type");
ListView.ItemValue = "Element Size" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Element Size");
ListView.ItemValue = "0,5"
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the mappesface for the pin
DS.Script.doInsertMeshMappedMeshing(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_srf" ;

//Generate Mesh
DS.Script.doModelPreviewMeshFromToolbar(1)

//Accesing the boundary conditions properties
var Env = DS.Tree.FirstActiveBranch.Environment;

DS.Script.SelectItems(""+Env.ID);

//Creating Moment at the gear circle
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFreeMoment(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");

ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Epi_crc" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Magnitude");
ListView.ItemValue = "248000" ;
ListView.SelectedItem.IsChecked="false"

//Insert the fixed support on pin
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFixedDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Pin_int_crc" ;

//Insert the fixed support on the excenter
DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFixedDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_int_crc" ;

DS.Script.doInsertEnvironmentFrictionlessDisplacement(1)
ListView.ActivateItem("Scoping Method");
ListView.ItemValue = "Named Selection" ;
ListView.ActivateItem("Named Selection");
ListView.ItemValue = "Ex_ext_crc" ;
hi Arpad,
Do you know how to change to the frictional connection by script now?
I met the same problem.

Could you please give me a hint?

Thanks!
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