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Hi all,

I've run through the tutorials that came with the program and have a pretty good background in Matlab. I have a couple starter questions to get me started on my project of automating XFLR5.

I ran the AU3Record 3.1 just to try it out on what I'd like the program to do and I noticed that it didn't pause when I paused. I searched for a "pause" function to let the XFLR5 analyze the current airfoil and then continue on but couldn't find one. Each airfoil takes about 30 seconds to analyze so a nice pause or break is needed. How would I go about doing that?

Another thing I noticed was no for loop function. Basically I want to incrementally run XFLR5 by loading an airfoil .dat file from a folder, analyze it, save it to another folder, then load the next down airfoil and do the same thing but with a different save name and so on...

A friend suggested figuring out how many pixels down the next airfoil would be and increment that way but being new to Autoit I don't know how to implement.

I'll be working on it doing a sort of trial by fire approach and I'm sure other things will come up as well that I'll add to this post. If anyone is interested, XFLR5 can be downloaded here http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=192495 to get a better picture of what I'm trying to do. If requested, I can send a test batch of airfoils .dat files as well.

Thanks for having the community and look forward to learning the program,

David

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Another thing I noticed was no for loop function. Basically I want to incrementally run XFLR5 by loading an airfoil .dat file from a folder, analyze it, save it to another folder, then load the next down airfoil and do the same thing but with a different save name and so on...

:)http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/i.../lang_loops.htm >_

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi all,

I've run through the tutorials that came with the program and have a pretty good background in Matlab. I have a couple starter questions to get me started on my project of automating XFLR5.

I ran the AU3Record 3.1 just to try it out on what I'd like the program to do and I noticed that it didn't pause when I paused. I searched for a "pause" function to let the XFLR5 analyze the current airfoil and then continue on but couldn't find one. Each airfoil takes about 30 seconds to analyze so a nice pause or break is needed. How would I go about doing that?

Another thing I noticed was no for loop function. Basically I want to incrementally run XFLR5 by loading an airfoil .dat file from a folder, analyze it, save it to another folder, then load the next down airfoil and do the same thing but with a different save name and so on...

A friend suggested figuring out how many pixels down the next airfoil would be and increment that way but being new to Autoit I don't know how to implement.

I'll be working on it doing a sort of trial by fire approach and I'm sure other things will come up as well that I'll add to this post. If anyone is interested, XFLR5 can be downloaded here http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=192495 to get a better picture of what I'm trying to do. If requested, I can send a test batch of airfoils .dat files as well.

Thanks for having the community and look forward to learning the program,

David

all these details ^^

i guess u want a number of files to be opened processed by a programm then renamed / moved (that way you see they are finished)

working with autoit seems a waste to me in that case a batch would be much faster to code but well ^^ here we go :)

so i suggest u read the following in the help index brought with autoit:

im not sure how to list dir's in autoit so i would open a text file write "dir /b/x >> test.txt" in it and save it in the dir u want to work as a batch file,it will list all files and put in a file in the dir u are if u only want *.xxx files use "dir /b/x *.xxx >> test.txt"

therefor u need FileReadLine,RunWait,FileMove

variables can be declared dont have to be better declare em upfront check help file "variables"

Loops can be done with "do .... until" "goto"(not relly a good way!) "for next" "while" see in hlp file

this way u dont need pause(Sleep(x ms) btw)

i think this is all u need >_<

more problems = comeback^^

dim $i =1

do
RunWait('Myprogramm.exe ' & Filereadline('c:\deinverzeichniss\test.txt',$i),'c:\deinverzeichniss\',@SW_HIDE)
FileMove('c:\deinverzeichniss\' & Filereadline("test.txt",$i), 'c:\deinverzeichniss\processed\' & Filereadline("test.txt",$i),8 )
$i += 1
until @error = -1

not sure if he eats parameters that way tho XD

Edited by Wurschtbrot

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks for the help so far, I've got a good handle on the language now.

I've run into a snag though. I attached two pictures that illustrate it. When running the analysis, the close window control becomes disabled until the analysis is complete. I would like to use something like a WinWaitActive but for a control like a WinWaitControlActive. It would pause the script until that close window control becomes active and then selects it and moves on from there. I searched the documentation for Controls and found nothing exactly what I needed. So I opened the Autoit Info tool (which is awesome btw) to see if there's a change in the control when the analysis is running and when it is not. I found that the style of the control changes. So at the moment I'm trying to figure out how to make the script check that control's style every second or so to see whether the style matches the active style and once it does, then continues on. Hopefully the pictures will clarify it if this blurb didn't.

thanks,

dbb

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Edited by LuckyOne

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Just found IsEnabled. That should work nicely.

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