Here's a neat little post from Boris that illustrates how to quickly rename multiple meshes to the name of their mesh container.
The problem occurs when you have a large number of meshes. NX gives the meshes an automatic name based on the mesh type with a counter (3d_mesh(X), 2d_mesh(X)) - so they are somehow difficult to identify if you have a large number of meshes in your analysis.
Boris created a quick little NX open script that helps address this problem, so thanks for that! The original question was mesh names in postview, but if you rename in the FEM file, they automatically will propagate to the post view too.
As always if you have any questions, feel free to contact me about this or any NX CAE related question
Thank you as always for participating in our community!
Please find below a .NET NX Open Skript that is automatically modifying all names of all meshes in the FEM and setting it to the name of the mesh container. So you can realize solution 1) of my previous post for all meshes in the .fem file.
If you select an appropriate name for the mesh container, you can find these names in post view.
This VB.Net program is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind.
Option Strict Off
Dim theSession As Session = Session.GetSession()
Dim MCols() As CAE.IMeshCollector
Dim MCol As CAE.IMeshCollector
Dim meshes() As CAE.Mesh
Dim mesh As CAE.Mesh
Dim counter As Integer
Dim basePart As BasePart = theSession.Parts.BaseWork
'check if basepart is a FEMPart. otherwise the Skript will not work
If TypeOf basePart Is CAE.FemPart Then
Dim femPart As CAE.FemPart = CType(basePart, CAE.FemPart)
Dim fEModel As CAE.FEModel = CType(femPart.BaseFEModel(), CAE.FEModel)
Dim meshManager As CAE.MeshManager = CType(fEModel.Find("MeshManager"), CAE.MeshManager)
' Loop all mesh Collectors
MCols = meshManager.GetMeshCollectors()
For Each MCol In MCols
'get all meshes in the collector
meshes = MCol.GetMeshes()
' Loop all meshes in collector
counter = 0
For Each mesh In meshes
counter = counter + 1
mesh.SetName(MCol.Name & "(" & counter & ")")
MsgBox("ERROR: The Work Part has to be a FEM Part")