A

A (UP19980820 ) A, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13, P14, P15 P16, P17, P18

Defines an area by connecting keypoints.

PREP7:Areas

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P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13, P14, P15, P16, P17, P18

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >Through KPs

AADD, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Adds separate areas to create a single area.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Add >Areas

AATT, MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed areas.

PREP7:Areas

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MAT

REAL

TYPE

ESYS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >All Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Picked Areas

*ABBR, Abbr, String

Defines an abbreviation.

APDL:Abbreviations

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Abbr

String

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Edit Abbreviations

Utility Menu >MenuCtrls >Edit Toolbar

ABBRES, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Reads abbreviations from a coded file.

APDL:Abbreviations

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Restore Abbr

Utility Menu >MenuCtrls >Restore Toolbar

ABBSAV, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Writes the current abbreviation set to a coded file.

APDL:Abbreviations

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Save Abbr

Utility Menu >MenuCtrls >Save Toolbar

ABS, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA

Forms the absolute value of a variable.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

Notes

IR = |FACTA x IA|

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Absolute Value

ACCAT, NA1, NA2

Concatenates multiple areas in preparation for mapped meshing.

PREP7:Meshing

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NA1, NA2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Concatenate >Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >Areas

ACEL, ACELX, ACELY, ACELZ

Specifies the linear acceleration of the structure.

SOLUTION:Inertia

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ACELX, ACELY, ACELZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Gravity

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Gravity

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Gravity

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Gravity

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Gravity

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Gravity

ACLEAR, NA1, NA2, NINC

Deletes nodes and area elements associated with selected areas.

PREP7:Meshing

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NA1, NA2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Clear >Areas

ADAPT, NSOLN, STARGT, TTARGT, FACMN, FACMX, KYKPS, KYMAC

Adaptively meshes and solves a model.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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NSOLN

STARGT

TTARGT

FACMN

FACMX

KYKPS

KYMAC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Adaptive Mesh

ADD, IR, IA, IB, IC, Name, -, -, FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Adds variables.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA, IB, IC

Name

-, -

FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Add

ADDAM, AF, AA, AB, AC, AD, AMIN

Specifies the acceleration spectrum computation constants for the analysis of shock resistance of shipboard structures.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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AF

AA, AB, AC, AD

AMIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >DDAM Options

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >DDAM Options

ADELE, NA1, NA2, NINC, KSWP

Deletes unmeshed areas.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1, NA2, NINC

KSWP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Area and Below

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Areas Only

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Delete >Area and Below

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Delete >Areas Only

ADGL, NA1, NA2, NINC

Lists keypoints of an area that lie on a parametric degeneracy.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1, NA2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >Show Degeneracy >List Degen Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Show Degeneracy >List Degen Areas

ADRAG, NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6, NLP1, NLP2, NLP3, NLP4, NLP5, NLP6

Generates areas by dragging a line pattern along a path.

PREP7:Areas

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NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6

NLP1, NLP2, NLP3, NLP4, NLP5, NLP6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >Along Lines

AFILLT, NA1, NA2, RAD

Generates a fillet at the intersection of two areas.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1

NA2

RAD

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Area Fillet

AFLIST

Lists the current data in the database.

PREP7:Database

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Database Summary

AFSURF, SAREA, TLINE

Generates surface elements overlaid on the surface of existing solid elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node.

PREP7:Elements

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SAREA

TLINE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Surf Effect >Area to Fluid

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Surf Effect >Line to Fluid

*AFUN, Lab

Specifies units for angular functions in parameter expressions.

APDL:Parameters

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Lab

Default: Use radians for input or output of parameter angular functions.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Angular Units

AGEN, ITIME, NA1, NA2, NINC, DX, DY, DZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates additional areas from a pattern of areas.

PREP7:Areas

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ITIME

NA1, NA2, NINC

DX, DY, DZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Areas

AGLUE, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Generates new areas by "gluing" areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Glue >Areas

AINA, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Finds the intersection of areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Areas

AINP, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Finds the pairwise intersection of areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Areas

AINV, NA, NV

Finds the intersection of an area with a volume.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA

NV

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Area with Volume

AL, L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, L10

Generates an area bounded by previously defined lines.

PREP7:Areas

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L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, L10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >By Lines

ALIST, NA1, NA2, NINC, Lab

Lists the defined areas.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1, NA2, NINC

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Areas

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Areas

ALPFILL, LN1, LN2, LN3, LN4, LN4, LN6, LN7, LN8, LN9, LN10

Fills in an area loop within an existing 2-D area (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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LN1, LN2, LN3, LN4, LN4, LN6, LN7, LN8, LN9, LN10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Fill Loops

ALLSEL, LabT, Entity

Selects all entities with a single command.

DATABASE:Selecting

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LabT

Entity

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Everything Below >Selected Areas

Utility Menu >Select >Everything Below >Selected Elements

Utility Menu >Select >Everything Below >Selected Keypoints

Utility Menu >Select >Everything Below >Selected Lines

Utility Menu >Select >Everything Below >Selected Volumes

Utility Menu >Select >Everything

ALPHAD, VALUE

Defines the mass matrix multiplier for damping.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Damping

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Damping

AMAP, AREA, KP1, KP2, KP3, KP4

Generates a 2-D mapped mesh based on specified area corners.

PREP7:Meshing

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AREA

KP1, KP2, KP3, KP4

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >By Corners

AMESH, NA1, NA2, NINC

Generates nodes and area elements within areas.

PREP7:Meshing

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NA1, NA2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Free

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >3 or 4 sided

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Target Surf

ANCNTR, NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL

Produces an animated sequence of a contoured deformed shape.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Deformed Results

ANCUT,NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL, QOFF, KTOP, TOPOFF, NODE1, NODE2,
NODE3

Produces an animated sequence of Q-slices.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

QOFF

KTOP

TOPOFF

NODE1

NODE2

NODE3

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Q-Slice Contours

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Q-Slice Vectors

ANDATA,DELAY,NCYCL,RSLTDAT,MIN,MAX,INCR,FRCLST,AUTOCNTRKY

Produces a sequential contour animation over a range of results data.

POST1:Animation

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DELAY

NCYCL

RSLTDAT

MIN

MAX

INCR

FRCLST

AUTOCNTRKY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu>PlotCtrls>Animate>Over Results

ANDSCL,NFRAM, DELAY,NCYCL

Produces an animated sequence of a deformed shape.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Deformed Shape

ANDYNA, DELAY, NCYCL, START, END, INC, AUTOCONTOURKEY

Produces an animated sequence of contour values through substeps.

POST1:Animation

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DELAY

NCYCL

START

END

INC

AUTOCONTOURKEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Dynamic Results

/ANFILE, LAB, FNAME, EXT, DIR

Saves or resumes an animation sequence to or from a file.

POST1:Animation

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LAB

FNAME

EXT

DIR

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Restore Animation

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Save Animation

ANFLOW, NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL, TIME, SPACING, SIZE, LENGTH

Produces an animated sequence of particle flow in a flowing fluid or a charged particle traveling in an electric or magnetic field.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

TIME

SPACING

SIZE

LENGTH

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Particle Flow

/ANGLE, WN, THETA, Axis, KINCR

Rotates the display about an axis.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

THETA

Axis

KINCR

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Pan, Zoom, Rotate

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Angle of Rotation

ANIM, NCYCL, KCYCL, DELAY

Displays graphics data in animated form.

POST1:Animation

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NCYCL

KCYCL

DELAY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Replay Animation

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Restore Animation

ANISOS, NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL

Produces an animated sequence of an isosurface.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Isosurfaces

ANMODE, NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL, KACCEL

Produces an animated sequence of a mode shape.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

KACCEL

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Mode Shape

/ANNOT, Lab, VAL1, VAL2

Activates graphics for annotating displays (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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Lab

VAL1

VAL2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

ANORM, ANUM, NOEFLIP

Reorients area normals.

PREP7:Areas

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ANUM

NOEFLIP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Area Normals

ANTIME,NFRAM, DELAY, NCYCL, AUTOCNTRKY,RSLTDAT, MIN,MAX

Produces a sequential contour animation over a range of time.

POST1:Animation

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NFRAM

DELAY

NCYCL

AUTOCNTRKY

RSLTDAT

MIN

MAX

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Animate Over Time

ANTYPE, Antype, Status

Specifies the analysis type and restart status.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Antype

Status

Default: New static analysis.

Notes

Product Restrictions

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >New Analysis

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Restart

Main Menu >Solution >New Analysis

Main Menu >Solution >Restart

/ANUM, NUM, TYPE, XHOT, YHOT

Specifies the annotation number, type, and hot spot (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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NUM

TYPE

XHOT

YHOT

Default: Number, type, and hot spot are automatically determined.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

AOFFST, NAREA, DIST, KINC

Generates an area, offset from a given area.

PREP7:Areas

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NAREA

DIST

KINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >By Offset

AOVLAP, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Overlaps areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Overlap >Areas

APLOT, NA1, NA2, NINC, DEGEN, SCALE

Displays the selected areas.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1, NA2, NINC

DEGEN

SCALE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >Show Degeneracy >Plot Degen Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Show Degeneracy >Plot Degen Areas

Utility Menu >Plot >Areas

Utility Menu >Plot >Specified Entities >Areas

APPEND, LSTEP, SBSTEP, FACT, KIMG, TIME, ANGLE, NSET

Reads data from the results file and appends it to the database.

POST1:SetUp

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LSTEP

SBSTEP

FACT

KIMG

TIME

ANGLE

NSET

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Load Step

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Set Number

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Time/Freq

APTN, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Partitions areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Partition >Areas

ARCLEN, Key, MAXARC, MINARC

Activates the arc-length method.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Key

MAXARC

MINARC

Notes

Reference Arc-Length Radius = Total Load (or Displacement) / NSBSTP

lower limit = MINARC*(Reference Arc-Length Radius)
upper limit = MAXARC*(Reference Arc-Length Radius)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Arc-Length Opts

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Arc-Length Opts

ARCOLLAPSE, AREA, LINE

Collapses specified area to a specified line segment (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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AREA

LINE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Collapse Areas

ARCTRM, Lab, VAL, NODE, DOF

Controls termination of the arc-length solution.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Lab

VAL

NODE

DOF

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Arc-Length Opts

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Arc-Length Opts

ARDETACH, AREA1, AREA2, AINC

Detaches areas from neighboring geometrical entities (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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AREA1, AREA2, AINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Detach Areas

AREAS

Specifies "Areas" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

AREFINE, NA1, NA2, NINC, LEVEL, DEPTH, POST, RETAIN

Refines the mesh around specified areas.

PREP7:Meshing

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NA1, NA2, NINC

LEVEL

DEPTH

POST

RETAIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >Areas

AREVERSE, ANUM, NOEFLIP

Reverses the normal of an area, regardless of its connectivity or mesh status.

PREP7:Areas

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ANUM

NOEFLIP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Reverse Normals >of Areas

ARFILL, LN1, LN2, LN3, LN4,LN4, LN6, LN7, LN8, LN9, LN10

Creates an area based on a set of singly-connected lines (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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LN1,LN2,LN3,LN4,LN4,LN6,LN7,LN8,LN9,LN10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Fill Areas

ARMERGE, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10

Merges two or more singly-connected adjacent areas (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Merge Areas

AROTAT, NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6, PAX1, PAX2, ARC, NSEG

Generates cylindrical areas by rotating a line pattern about an axis.

PREP7:Areas

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NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6

PAX1, PAX2

ARC

NSEG

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >About Axis

ARSCALE, NA1, NA2, NINC, RX, RY, RZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates a scaled set of areas from a pattern of areas.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1, NA2, INC

RX, RY, RZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Scale >Areas

ARSPLIT, AREA, KP1, KP2, TOL, Factor

Splits an area between two keypoints (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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AREA

KP1

KP2

TOL

Factor

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Split areas

ARSYM, Ncomp, NA1, NA2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates areas from an area pattern by symmetry reflection.

PREP7:Areas

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Ncomp

NA1, NA2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >Areas

ASBA, NA1, NA2, SEPO, KEEP1, KEEP2

Subtracts areas from areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA1

NA2

SEPO

KEEP1

KEEP2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Area by Area

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Area by Area

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Subtract >Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Subtract >With Options >Areas

ASBL, NA, NL, , KEEPA, KEEPL

Subtracts lines from areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA

NL

KEEPA

KEEPL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Area by Line

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Area by Line

ASBV, NA, NV, SEPO, KEEPA, KEEPV

Subtracts volumes from areas.

PREP7:Booleans

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NA

NV

SEPO

KEEPA

KEEPV

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Area by Volu

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Area by Volume

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Area by Volume

ASBW, NA, SEPO, KEEP

Subtracts the intersection of the working plane from areas (divides areas).

PREP7:Booleans

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NA

SEPO

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Area by WrkPlane

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Area by WrkPlane

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Area by WrkPlane

ASEL, Type, Item, Comp, VMIN, VMAX, VINC, KSWP

Selects a subset of areas.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Item

Comp

VMIN

VMAX

VINC

KSWP

Default: All areas are selected.

Notes

Valid Item and Component Labels
ASEL
,Type,Item,Comp,VMIN,VMAX,VINC,KSWP

Item

Comp

Description

AREA

Area number.

EXT

Area numbers on exterior of selected volumes
(ignore remaining fields).

LOC

X, Y, Z

X,Y, or Z center (picking "hot spot" location in the active coordinate system).

HPT

Area number (selects only areas with associated hard points).

MAT

Material number associated with the area.

TYPE

Element type number associated with the area.

REAL

Real constant set number associated with the area.

ESYS

Element coordinate system associated with the area.

ACCA

Concatenated areas (selects only areas that were created by area concatenation [ACCAT]).

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

*ASK, Par, Query, DVAL

Prompts the user to input a parameter value.

APDL:Parameters

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Par

Query

DVAL

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

ASKIN, NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6, NL7, NL8, NL9

Generates an area by "skinning" a surface through guiding lines.

PREP7:Areas

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NL1

NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6, NL7, NL8, NL9

Notes

Changing the ASKIN Algorithm

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >By Skinning

ASLL, Type, ARKEY

Selects those areas containing the selected lines.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

ARKEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

ASLV, Type

Selects those areas contained in the selected volumes.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

/ASSIGN, Ident, Fname, Ext, Dir

Reassigns a file name to an ANSYS file identifier.

SESSION:Files

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Ident

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >ANSYS File Options

ASUB, NA1, P1, P2, P3, P4

Generates an area using the shape of an existing area.

PREP7:Areas

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NA1

P1

P2

P3

P4

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >Overlaid on Area

ASUM, LAB

Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected areas.

PREP7:Areas

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LAB

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Calc Geom Items >Of Areas

ATAN, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA

Forms the arctangent of a complex variable.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

Notes

IR=ATAN(FACTA X b/a)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Arctangent

ATRAN, KCNTO, NA1, NA2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Transfers a pattern of areas to another coordinate system.

PREP7:Areas

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KCNTO

NA1, NA2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Transfer Coord >Areas

ATYPE

Specifies "Analysis types" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Analysis Type

/AUTO, WN

Resets the focus and distance specifications to "automatically calculated."

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Pan, Zoom, Rotate

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Automatic Fit Mode

AUTOTS, Key

Specifies whether to use automatic time stepping or load stepping.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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Key

Default: ANSYS determined time stepping when SOLCONTROL,ON
No automatic time stepping when SOLCONTROL,OFF

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Time and Substps

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Time and Substps

/AUX2

Enters the binary file dumping processor.

AUX2:BinaryFiles SESSION:ProcessorEntry

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >List >Binary Files

Utility Menu >List >Files >Binary Files

/AUX12

Enters the radiation matrix generation processor.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures SESSION:ProcessorEntry

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix

/AUX15

Enters the IGES file transfer processor.

AUX15:IGES SESSION:ProcessorEntry

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >Import

AVPRIN, KEY,EFFNU

Specifies how principal and vector sums are to be calculated.

POST1:Controls

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KEY

Default: Average components at common node before principal or vector sum calculation.

EFFNU

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Define Table

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Nodal Solution

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Map onto Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Element Solu

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Nodal Solu

Utility Menu >List >Results >Nodal Solution

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Contour Plot >Elem Solution

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Contour Plot >Nodal Solution

AVRES, KEY

Specifies how results data will be averaged when PowerGraphics is enabled.

POST1:Controls

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KEY

Default: Default: KEY value 2 (Average results at all common subgrid locations except where material type [MAT] discontinuities exist).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

/AXLAB, Axis, Lab

Labels the X and Y axes on graph displays.

GRAPHICS:Graphs

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Axis

Lab

Default: Labels are determined by the program.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs