Performing the same action to many similar models
Sometimes there are many models that have significant overlap in structure and that require the same change. This is repetitive and time consuming to do manually.
For example, the image below shows an air conditioning system re-used in several similar platform models. To evaluate the effect of switching from an air cooled to a liquid cooled condenser, these platform models need the same linking/connectivity changes made. With Python scripting in GT-Automation, this is quickly and consistently performed compared to manually changing each model.
The time savings scales with the number of models being changed by a Python script. For example, deleting 10 flow links and creating 10 new ones can take about 2 minutes. Writing a Python script to automate this will not save time for a single model. But if this operation is to be repeated on tens or hundreds of similar models, GT-Automation offers significant time savings and eliminates user error.
It is also possible to deploy setup options to many models at once, such as enabling key plots, data storage options, etc.