As I promised in an earlier posting, I would supply some more advanced Tcl Applications as soon as I had recovered (somewhat) from our move. I have located the missing disk, so here goes...
The attached file is ZIPped. Unzip in into a directory called tcl.dir. There you will find a powerpoint presentation tcl.ppt, which is a preliminary discussion of tcl application development in ANSYS. You will also find a readme.txt file which explains the two applications which are included. Also included are the 5.5 and 5.6 versions of the tcl programmed multiprompt macro.
Next create subdirectories parablock.dir and shaft.dir. The file decklist will show what files are to be put in each of these subdirectories.
Finally, go into each of these subdirectories and run ansys55 (ansys56 should also work).
shaft.dir is a parametric model of a circular stepped shaft under an axial load. You can change the diameters, length, fillet radius, and number of elements meshed in the fillet. Upon OK, the problem will run and show the result. The result display is timed to show for 10 seconds, then cycle back for a new parametric study.
parablock.dir is a simple block with a circular hole. This is a geometry only. In this model you can change the dimensions directly on the drawing of the block, and the model will be created when the OK is selected.
All the *.mac and *.tk files are included for these examples.