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Old   May 22, 2017, 06:11
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Is there any way that I can operate my ensight (python based programme) by excel VBA coding. How can I get DLL which will act as interface between python script of ensight and VBA?
Is it possible?
I need this as soon as possible because I want to customize ensight in one click , I know the operations I have to do in ensight...
Kindly help!!!
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Hi Daizy,

The python API of EnSight is designed to be used only from within EnSight, and not from an other app. In other words, you will be able to run the python scripts to guide EnSight only with commands such as

ensight101 -p my_script.py

You can't launch the scripts from an other application without starting EnSight.

So the best approach for you would be to create your customize scripts, and then run them from the shell / command prompt directly.
Note that if you add the -batch flag, EnSight will run in the background and you won't have its gui popping up.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you want more help or need information.
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