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Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh

A comprehensive course on Automation in Structural Analysis using TCL/TK. This course is highly suited for beginners

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies HyperMesh

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • In this course, you will learn about basics of TCL.
  • You will get an overview of Hypermesh Window and creating buttons by using the TCL.
  • You will be creating a TCL macro to resolve the preprocessing problems such as symmetry, renumbering for elements and components, etc.
  • You will also be generating reports for the given file creating a TCL macro for spot weld and rigid connections.
  • After completing the course you will develop expertise in writing code for HyperMesh using TCL/TK and are well on the road to be a CAE automation engineer for HyperMesh.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 1 - Get to know your tools

  • In this module, you will learn HyperMesh GUI, what is TCL compiler and hands-on practice of the TCL commands in Notepad++
    • HyperMesh GUI overview
    • TCL compilers
    • Notepad ++
    • “Hello World” TCL code

Week 2 - Let’s learn a new language

  • In this module, you will learn TCL commands like loops, arrays and how TCL is linked with HyperMesh 
    • Looping structures
    • Array manipulation
    • TCL wiki
    • HyperMesh and TCL linkage
 

Week 3 - Dissecting HyperMesh using TCL commands

  • In this module, you will learn several commands and how they can be used in HyperMesh to perform operations
    •  “ * ” and “hm_” commands

Week 4 - Let’s build the GUIs with TK

  • In this module, you will learn how to build a GUI using TK for the TCL command used in HyperMesh 
    • Introduction to TK
    • Creating TK popup box
    • Creating TK buttons
    • Creating TK input boxes

Week 5 - Problem of normal

  • In this module, you will be able to understand the problem of normals in pre-processing and how it will affect the results in a simulation. You will also learn how to automate to align the normal in a few quick mouse clicks.
    • Element normals and their significance
    • Fixing normals: code vs. standard

Week 6 - Let’s take care of “zero”

  • In this module, you will learn how to handle a null case when you write a code in HyperMesh to automate a process 
    • Handling null cases
    • Delete displayed
    • Delete empty
    • Isolate displayed

Week 7 - Let’s meet the CAE nightmare – Free edges

  • In this module, you can understand the concept of free edges and how it will affect the simulation, and also you will be able to write a code to automate the fix for the Free edge issue that occurs during meshing.
    • Free edge and their significance
    • Detecting free edges using available tools

Week 8 - Collectors

In this module, you will learn the significance of a collector, property card, and material card along with a manual method to assign them. Once you understand that you will also be writing code to automate the process.

  • Different collectors and prop and material assignment
  • Renaming- as per thickness

Week 9 - Auto reflect

  • In this module, you learn the importance of Reflect command for the symmetrical models along with the manual renaming of the components and their material and property cards. Once you understand that this method is time consuming and tiring, you will also learn how this can be automated with a few lines of codes. 
    • Explain the physics
    • Explain procedure
    • CAD manipulation using TCL

Week 10 - The importance of order

  • In this module, you will understand the significance of numbering  in a model for nodes, elements, components, sets, etc., and learn how to automate them with learn the code and its logic
    • Creating ordered sets
    • “Remembering” the selection order
    • Midline generation

Week 11 - Element Quality Check

  • In this module, you will understand the importance of mesh quality. You will also understand the importance of automating this process
    • Quality criteria check
    • How to highlight these elements
    • Popup and report generation

Week 12 - Miscellaneous

  • In this module, you will learn how to code to automate the part list and how to read and understand the Userpage.mac
    • Auto part list
    • Userpage.mac understanding
    • Automatic deck setup
 

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Master Utility Creation

In this project, you will be creating a Master GUI using TK. This “Master” utility can then be used by the attendees to access any of the macros in the future as needed.

Model Report in HyperMesh

In this project, the students will generate a “Model Report” in excel by asking HyperMesh to write a file containing the necessary inputs.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Register for the Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh course to understand and learn the fundamentals of HyperMesh coding smoothly.

The TCL/TK for the HyperMesh course will help you understand how HyperMesh codes operate for commands and automate a process. It is a three-month course, and you will fully grasp HyperMesh automation by the end of it. 

The course is designed keeping in mind self-paced learning which will give you time to understand each concept properly. Additionally, seminars, practical projects, and assignments done under the guidance of industry experts will let you master the concept of HyperMesh and build a professional portfolio.

The fee for this three-month course is very flexible, starting with as low as Rs. 7000 per month. Just like other TCL/TK certification courses, you will get a certificate upon completing the course. The top 5% of the batch will also get a merit certificate.

Who Should Take the Automation Using TCL/TK for HyperMesh Course?

If you are someone who is extremely passionate about coding and meshing and want to master the concepts of HyperMesh, then you are a perfect fit for the course. This course is for is designed for students pursuing or graduated from Mechanical, Automotive or Aerospace Engineering.

If your area of interest is FEA then learning how to automate HyperMesh using TCL/TK would help you to gain a job in your favourite domain. 

What Will You Learn?

After successfully completing the three-month course, you will know all the concepts of HyperMesh in detail and how coding operates for commands and process automation. Furthermore, you will also be able to identify automation potential in other engineering processes. With the help of assignments and practical projects, you will be able to write codes for HyperMesh through TCL/TK.

The course will also provide the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution knowledge in the industry, including relevant skills like class modelling, analysis, optimization, etc. Along with HyperMesh and TCL/TK commands, Notepad++ is another software you will be able to master with this course.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Understand important tools like HyperMesh, TCL compilers, Notepad++, and TCL code
  • Learn about the problems of normal in pre-processing and how it affects the results in simulation.
  • Know how to handle a null case when writing a code in HyperMesh.
  • Understand the importance of mesh quality

Key Highlights of the Program

  • Upon the successful completion of this three-month-long program, all the participants will get a certificate.
  • The top 5% of the batch will get a merit certificate.
  • It is a self-paced design module that will teach you relevant industry skills.
  • It will help you in the future with portfolio building through its dedicated customer and technical support.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

A course in Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh will enable you to apply for many designations across numerous industries. Some of the designations relevant to this course are:

  • Design Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automation Application Engineer
  • Automation Control Engineer
  • FEA Engineer
  • FEM Analyst

FAQs on Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh

1. How long is the Automation using TCL/TK for the HyperMesh course? 

The course is three months long, and you will get a certificate upon successful completion.

2. What is TCL/TK?

TCL stands for Tool Command Language, whereas TK stands for Tool Kit. They make it easy to implement any application, from games to network analyzers.

3. Who can enroll in this course?

You must be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.

4. What should I do if I have doubts while completing the course?

The support system will communicate with you personally via video calls, WhatsApp calls, messages, etc., in case you face any difficulty while completing the course.

5. How is this course different from what I have already learned in college?

This course has been strategically designed keeping in mind the current industry trends. Additionally, current industry experts will teach you the course allowing you to stay on top of the game in the industry.

6. Will we be provided HyperMesh software?

All the candidates will be provided with a student version of HyperMesh software with a license of one year. The license provided would be node-locked.

7. What is the fee for the Automation using TCL/TK for the HyperMesh course?

The fee for this three-month course is very flexible, starting with as low as Rs. 7000 for two-month continuous access.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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5 years in the experience range

Instructors with 5 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • FEA

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