Overall guidance on contributing to a PyAnsys library appears in the Contributing topic in the PyAnsys Developer’s Guide. Ensure that you are thoroughly familiar with this guide before attempting to contribute to PySystemCoupling.

The following contribution information is specific to PySystemCoupling.

Clone the repository#

To clone and install the latest PySystemCoupling release in development mode, run:

git clone
cd pysystem-coupling
python -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip install -e .

Build the generated API code#

In the packaged version of PySystemCoupling, Python classes are generated during the package build to provide an API to System Coupling facilities. The classes are largely generated from metadata queried from a running instance of System Coupling.

For local development, you must perform this additional generation step manually, after the preceding steps for cloning and installing the package.

pip install -e .[classesgen]
python scripts/

The generated code is written to the directory src/ansys/systemcoupling/core/adaptor/api_<version>, where <version> is the version of the System Coupling instance that was run in the background by the generation script. For example, the version 24_1 corresponds to the System Coupling 2024 R1. The default is 24_1, which means that this release of System Coupling is expected to be at the installation location given by the AWP_ROOT241 environment variable.

You can override the default behavior and run a different version, and generate the API classes for this different version, by setting either the SYSC_ROOT environment variable to point to the root directory of your System Coupling installation or the AWP_ROOT environment variable to point to the root of an Ansys installation. If SYSC_ROOT and AWP_ROOT environment variables are both set, the former takes priority. Additionally, both of these environment variables take priority over the AWP_ROOT241 environment variable.

Build documentation#

Before building the PySystemCoupling documentation locally, ensure that you have followed the steps to generate the API classes as described in Build the generated API code. This is necessary because some of the documentation is extracted from these API classes.

Because multiple versions of the API classes can exist, you must set the PYSYC_DOC_BUILD_VERSION environment variable to tell the documentation build which version to use. Given that there is no default for this environment variable, you must set it. The value should be a string in the same form as the <version> component of the api_<version> directory. For example, “24_1”.

With this variable set, run these commands to build the documentation:

pip install -e .[doc]
cd doc
make html

After the build completes, the HTML documentation is located in the _builds/html directory. You can load the index.html file in this directory into a web browser.

You can clear all HTML files from the _builds/html directory with:

make clean

Post issues#

Use the PySystemCoupling Issues page to submit questions, report bugs, and request new features.

Adhere to code style#

PySystemCoupling is compliant with the PyAnsys code style. It uses the tool pre-commit to check the code style. You can install and activate this tool with:

python -m pip install pre-commit
pre-commit install

When pre-commit is active, it automatically runs style checks on every git commit to your branch.

Alternatively, you can directly run pre-commit at any time with this command:

pre-commit run --all-files --show-diff-on-failure