PySherlock documentation 0.3.dev0#

PySherlock is a Python client library for the Ansys Sherlock product.


Ansys Sherlock is a reliability physics-based electronics design tool that provides fast and accurate life predictions for electronic hardware at the component, board, and system levels in early stage design.

PySherlock provides Pythonic access to Sherlock’s functions, enabling users to automate and customize their specific workflows.

With PySherlock, you can perform many tasks, including these:

  • Launch a Sherlock gRPC server and a Sherlock client.

  • Import ECAD files and generate project reports.

  • Define life cycle events and profiles.

  • Generate a stackup and update a stackup layer.

  • Update a project parts list.

  • Perform layer view operations such as updating a mount point’s location.

  • Export a trace or trace reinforcement model for integration with Ansys Workbench.

  • Execute one or more analyses.


You must have a licensed copy of Ansys Sherlock installed either on your local machine or a remote machine. To use a remote session, a connection to the remote machine must be available from your Python program.

Documentation and issues#

For comprehensive information on PySherlock, see the latest release documentation.

On the PySherlock Issues page, you can create issues to submit questions, report bugs, and request new features. This is the best place to post questions and code.


If you would like to test or contribute to the development of PySherlock, see Contribute in the PySherlock documentation.


PySherlock is licensed under the MIT license.

PySherlock makes no commercial claim over Ansys whatsoever. This library extends the functionality of Ansys Sherlock by adding a Python interface to Sherlock without changing the core behavior or license of the original software. The use of the interactive control of PySherlock requires a legally licensed copy of Sherlock.

For more information on Sherlock, see the Ansys Sherlock page on the Ansys website.