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Old   February 28, 2017, 08:52
Default How to assign solutiontime to a variable in Tec360 Macro
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I am writing a macro to load multiple fluent case and data using a loop function. My intention is to make some contour images and export it as png and later create animation with these images. (I cannot use multiple case and data option because I am dealing with large size files).

My question is, how I can save the images with name followed by the time extracted using "&(solutiontime)"?

eg: Suppose if &(solutiontime) gives 0.01, I need to save my image as Image_0.01.png

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Old   March 6, 2017, 16:34
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I have a few thoughts for you:

1) Try using |SOLUTIONTIME|, which is a macro variable. You should be able to use this when constructing the file name string.

2) Check out our new Python API (, this will give you a lot more flexibility than the macro language.

3) My team is currently working on performance & RAM improvements to our Fluent reader. These improvements are for a narrow set of use cases, but transient solutions are one that may be helped with these changes. Let me know if you're interested in testing these changes before our next release.

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