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/XML
  /XML,filename,ext,directory
This ANSYS command allows to write current load step results in XML format for use in Workbench Simulation.
Similar to other ANSYS commands, the 2nd through 4th arguments allow specification of the filename to save to. "Filename" defaults to the jobname, "Ext" defaults to "xml", and "Directory" defaults to the current working directory. Use of this command will write out geometry and results, as specified by the XMLOPT undocumented command.

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NO_WEAK_SPRINGS
  Set variable "no_weak_springs" to "1" to disable use of weak springs in DesignSpace, if you do not want this feature.
"(DS will add weak springs for several reasons. First it will add them if it detects that your model is underconstrained. Secondly it will add them if it finds contact conditions other than bonded. This is because although you are specifying no-separation, the parts may still slide relative to one another. Weak springs are added in case you do not provide adequate constraint to prevent free sliding. Assuming you have real life loads and adequate constraints to stop free sliding, the weak springs should have no affect on your answer and the message can be ignored.)", Al Hancq (ANSYS, Inc.)
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prefs.contourCount
  Add this line to your script file to be able to set the number of legend contours:
prefs.contourCount = 4; // sets the number of contours to 4
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RIGID_MOMENTS
  Set DesignSpace variable "rigid_moments" to "1" if you want to use DesignSpace v5 moment application in DesignSpace v6.
"(In DesignSpace 5, when applying moments to a surface, this was done through stiff springs. This also made the surface act rigidly.
In DesignSpace 6, force couples are used instead to apply the moment, allowing the surface to deform. This is more representative of what happens when a moment is applied, as an applied moment should not make the surface act rigidly.
If the user wants to use the older DesignSpace 5 method of applying moments, setting the above variable will do so. This would also produce same answers in DesignSpace 6 as in 5, if the user saw a discrepancy between revisions.)"

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WB OLD PRESTRESS
  Workbench Mechanical 13.0 introduces a new way of performing prestressed modal analyses with the PERTURB command. To use the older method of prestressed modal analyses (PSTRES command), set the operating system environment variable "WB OLD PRESTRESS" to a value of 1. (On Windows, use the System control panel to define this environment variable.)

Note that in the Static Structural system, you need to save the MAPDL database under the "Analysis Settings" branch since the Modal analysis system needs to resume the database.
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XMLOPT
  XMLOPT,options
This ANSYS command allows to write current load step results in XML format for use in Workbench Simulation.
"Options" can be the following:
  • ALL - all results
  • DOFS - nodal results
  • S - stress results at the nodes
  • EPEL - elastic strain
  • EPPL - plastic strain
  • (EPTO - total strain: obsolete)
  • CONT - contact results
  • PARM - parameters
  • RFOR - reaction forces
  • TG - thermal gradients at the nodes
  • TF - thermal flux at the nodes
  • (RESULTS - convenience label to include the S, EPTO, TG, TF results: obsolete)
See also /XML undocumented command to write results to file.

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