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  1. There are 3 components, compA, compB and compC, in my model. My final goal is to find ten nodes that belongs to compA, which have the smallest distance from origin(0,0,0). Also, I want this procedure to be automatically done by tcl script. So, the steps I might take is like: 1. Get all node coordinate that belongs to compA. --> I don't know how to get those information. I have try some command like hm_entitylist, hm_getentityvalue, but in vain. Not sure which command can work. 2. Calculate the distances between every nodes and origin(0,0,0). 3. Sort the distances from small to large, and get the smallest 10 nodes' id. --> I can do these two steps in Matlab, but not sure it will work in Tcl script.
  2. I have another question. How to invoke the ''create " button. I found the command of "create" button inside the autocontact_tab.tcl file. The command is "::autocontact::CreateEntities $T", but it doesn't work. the command window give me an error message reads as follows: can't read "T": no such variable
  3. Thanks a lot! It's really a great help to me. I have one more question. How can I know which TCL file contains those command code. There are a bunch of TCL files in scripts folder. Is there a way to find the command of a button? At the moment, I just manually search through every file that I think the command should be. It's kind of time consuming.
  4. Hi everyone, I have problem obtaining the TCL command of auto contact pair finding. My model contains 6 components, I use the Abaqus contact manager to automatically find contact pairs for me. Manually, I can successfully find contact pairs. Since I want to run this process automatically by TCL script, I do the process manually and check out the code added in the command.cmf file. Unfortunately, the code are very long, approximately 50000 lines. Also, the code are about nodes' data and surface set, which is not I am looking for. I am looking for the command that represents the buttons "auto", "components: all", "find", "create". I will show these buttons in the figures attached. By the way, the file: raw.hm is my model. Again, my goal is to get the TCL code for finding contact pairs. Please help me, thanks! raw.hm