C

C (UP19980820 ) C***, Comment

Places a comment in the output.

SESSION:ListControls

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Comment

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CALC

Specifies "Calculation settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Calculations

CBDOF, Fname1, Ext1, Dir1, Fname2, Ext2, Dir2, KPOS, Clab, KSHS

Activates cut boundary interpolation (for submodeling).

POST1:SpecialPurpose

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Fname1

Ext1

Dir1

Fname2

Ext2

Dir2

KPOS

Clab

KSHS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Submodeling >Interpolate DOF

CDREAD, Option, Fname, Ext, Dir, Fnamei, Exti

Reads a file of solid model and database information into the database.

PREP7:Database

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Option

Fname

Ext

Dir

Fnamei

Exti

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Archive Model >Read

CDWRITE, Option, Fname, Ext, Dir, Fnamei, Exti, Fmat

Writes geometry and load database items to a file.

PREP7:Database

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Option

Fname

Ext

Dir

Fnamei

Exti

Fmat

Default: When SOLCONTROL,ON, does not write default values for most of the relevant solution control command or options.
When SOLCONTROL,OFF, writes all default values for solution control commands.

Notes

Product Restrictions

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Archive Model >Write

CE, NEQN, CONST, NODE1, Lab1, C1, NODE2, Lab2, C2, NODE3, Lab3, C3

Defines a constraint equation relating degrees of freedom.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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NEQN

CONST

NODE1

Lab1

C1

NODE2, Lab2, C2

NODE3, Lab3, C3

Notes

0.0 = 3.0 * (1 UX) + 3.0 * (4 UX) + (-2.0) * (4 ROTY)

2.0 = 6.0 * (2 UX) + 10.0 * (4 UY) + 1.0 * (3 UZ)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Constraint Eqn

CECMOD, NEQN, CONST

Modifies the constant term of a constraint equation during solution.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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NEQN

CONST

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Modify ConstrEqn

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Modify ConstrEqn

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Modify ConstrEqn

CECYC, Lowname, Highname, Nsector, NodeDia, Tolerance, Kmove, Kpairs

Generates the constraint equations for a cyclic symmetry analysis

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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Lowname

Highname

Nsector

NodeDia

Tolerance

Kmove

Kpairs

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CEDELE, NEQN1, NEQN2, NINC, Nsel

Deletes constraint equations.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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NEQN1, NEQN2, NINC

Nsel

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Del Constr Eqn

CEINTF, TOLER, DOF1, DOF2, DOF3, DOF4, DOF5, DOF6, MoveTol

Generates constraint equations at an interface.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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TOLER

DOF1, DOF2, DOF3, DOF4, DOF5, DOF6

MoveTol

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Adjacent Regions

CELIST, NEQN1, NEQN2, NINC, Nsel

Lists the constraint equations.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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NEQN1, NEQN2, NINC

Nsel

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Constraint Eqns >All CE nodes selected

Utility Menu >List >Other >Constraint Eqns >Any CE node selected

CENTER, NODE, NODE1, NODE2, NODE3, RADIUS

Defines a node at the center of curvature of 2 or 3 nodes.

PREP7:Nodes

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NODE

NODE1, NODE2, NODE3

RADIUS

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Nodes >At Curvature Ctr

CEQN

Specifies "Constraint equations" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Constraint Eqns

CERIG, MASTE, SLAVE, Ldof, Ldof2, Ldof3, Ldof4, Ldof5

Defines a rigid region.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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MASTE

SLAVE

Ldof

Ldof2, Ldof3, Ldof4, Ldof5

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Rigid Region

CESGEN, ITIME, INC, NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Generates a set of constraint equations from existing sets.

PREP7:ConstraintEquations

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ITIME, INC

NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Gen w/Same DOF

CFACT, RFACTA, IFACTA, RFACTB, IFACTB, RFACTC, IFACTC

Defines complex scaling factors to be used with operations.

POST26:Controls

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RFACTA

IFACTA

RFACTB

IFACTB

RFACTC

IFACTC

Default: Use the real factors as described with the operation command.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Complx ScaleFact

*CFCLOS

Closes the "command" file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*CFOPEN, Fname, Ext, Dir, Loc

Opens a "command" file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Loc

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*CFWRITE, Command

Writes an ANSYS command (or similar string) to a "command" file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Command

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CGLOC, XLOC, YLOC, ZLOC

Specifies the origin location of the acceleration coordinate system.

SOLUTION:Inertia

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XLOC, YLOC, ZLOC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Rotating Coords

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Rotating Coords

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Acceleration CS >Delete Accel CS

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Acceleration CS >Set Accel CS

CGOMGA, CGOMX, CGOMY, CGOMZ

Specifies the rotational velocity of the global origin.

SOLUTION:Inertia

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CGOMX, CGOMY, CGOMZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Rotating Coords

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >Rotating Coords

CHECK, Sele, Levl

Checks current database items for completeness.

PREP7:Database SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Sele

Levl

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sel Bad Elems

CHKMSH, Comp

Checks area and volume entities for previous meshes.

PREP7:Meshing

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Comp

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CIRCLE, PCENT, RAD, PAXIS, PZERO, ARC, NSEG

Generates circular arc lines.

PREP7:Lines

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PCENT

RAD

PAXIS

PZERO

ARC

NSEG

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arcs >By Cent & Radius

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arcs >Full Circle

/CLABEL, WN, KEY

Specifies contour labeling.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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WN

KEY

Default: Show contour line labels.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Contours >Contour Labeling

/CLEAR, Read

Clears the database.

DATABASE:SetUp

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Read

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >Clear & Start New

CLOCAL, KCN, KCS, XL, YL, ZL, THXY, THYZ, THZX, PAR1, PAR2

Defines a local coordinate system relative to the active coordinate system.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KCS

XL, YL, ZL

THXY

THYZ

THZX

PAR1

PAR2

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/CLOG, Fname, Ext, Dir

Copies the session log file to a named file.

SESSION:Files

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CLOG, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA, FACTB

Forms the common log of a variable

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

FACTB

Notes

IR = FACTB*LOG(FACTA x IA)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Common Log

CLRMSHLN

Clears meshed entities.

PREP7:Meshing

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CM, Cname, Entity

Groups geometry items into a component.

DATABASE:Components

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Cname

Entity

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Create Component

/CMAP, Fname, Ext, Dir, Kywrd, NCNTR

Changes an existing or creates a new color mapping table.

GRAPHICS:SetUp DISPLAY:SetUp

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Kywrd

NCNTR

Default: Use predefined ANSYS color map table.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Load Color Map

CMDELE, Name

Deletes a component or assembly definition.

DATABASE:Components

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Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Picked Lines

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Delete Comp/Assembly

CMEDIT, Aname, Oper, Cnam1, Cnam2, Cnam3, Cnam4, Cnam5, Cnam6, Cnam7

Edits an existing component or assembly.

DATABASE:Components

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Aname

Oper

Cnam1, Cnam2, Cnam3, Cnam4, Cnam5, Cnam6, Cnam7

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Edit Assembly

CMGRP, Aname, Cnam1, Cnam2, Cnam3, Cnam4, Cnam5, Cnam6, Cnam7, Cnam8

Groups components and assemblies into an assembly.

DATABASE:Components

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Aname

Cnam1, Cnam2, Cnam3, Cnam4, Cnam5, Cnam6, Cnam7, Cnam8

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Create Assembly

CMLIST, Name

Lists the contents of a component or assembly.

DATABASE:Components

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Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Components

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >List Comp/Assembly

CMPLOT, Label

Plots the entities contained in a component or assembly.

DATABASE:Components

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Label

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu > Plot > Components > Selected Components

Utility Menu > Plot > Components > Next Set

Utility Menu > Plot > Components > Previous Set

Utility Menu > Plot > Components > By Name / Set Number

CMSEL, Type, Name

Selects a subset of components and assemblies.

DATABASE:Components

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Type

Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Select All

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Select Comp/Assembly

Utility Menu >Select >Comp/Assembly >Select None

CNVTOL, Lab, VALUE, TOLER, NORM, MINREF

Sets convergence values for nonlinear analyses.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Lab

VALUE

TOLER

NORM

MINREF

Default: For static or transient analysis, check the out-of-balance load for any active DOF using the default VALUE, TOLER, NORM, and MINREF. Also check the displacement convergence for some problems. For harmonic magnetic analysis, check the out-of-balance of the degrees of freedom.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Harmonic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Static

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Transient

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Convergence Crit

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Harmonic

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Static

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Transient

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Convergence Crit

/COLOR, Lab, Clab, N1, N2, NINC

Specifies the color mapping for various items.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Lab

Clab

N1, N2, NINC

Default: Use the default color mapping.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >BC Colors

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Component Colors

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Entity Colors

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Graph Colors

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Numbered Item Colors

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Colors >Window Colors

/COM, Comment

Places a comment in the output.

SESSION:ListControls

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Comment

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CON4, XCENTER, YCENTER, RAD1, RAD2, DEPTH

Creates a conical volume anywhere on the working plane.

PREP7:Primitives

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XCENTER, YCENTER

RAD1, RAD2

DEPTH

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cone

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cone >By Picking

CONE, RBOT, RTOP, Z1, Z2, THETA1, THETA2

Creates a conical volume centered about the working plane origin.

PREP7:Primitives

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RBOT, RTOP

Z1, Z2

THETA1, THETA2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cone >By Dimensions

/CONFIG, Lab, VALUE

Assigns values to ANSYS configuration parameters.

SESSION:RunControls

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Lab

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CONJUG, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA

Forms the complex conjugate of a variable.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Complex Conjugat

/CONTOUR, WN, NCONT, VMIN, VINC, VMAX

Specifies the uniform contour values on stress displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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WN

NCONT

VMIN

VINC

VMAX

Default: Nine contour values uniformly spaced between the extreme values, or no contours if the ratio of range to minimum value (or range to maximum if minimum = 0) is less than 0.001.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Contours >Uniform Contours

/COPY, Fname1, Ext1, Dir1, Fname2, Ext2, Dir2

Copies a file.

SESSION:Files

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Fname1

Ext1

Dir1

Fname2

Ext2

Dir2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >File Operations >Copy

COUPLE

Specifies "Node coupling" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Coupled Sets

COVAL, TBLNO1, TBLNO2, SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7

Defines PSD cospectral values.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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TBLNO1

TBLNO2

SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Cospectral

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Cospectral

CP, NSET, Lab, NODE1, NODE2, NODE3, ..., NODE17

Defines (or modifies) a set of coupled degrees of freedom.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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NSET

Lab

NODE1, NODE2, NODE3, ..., NODE17

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Couple DOFs

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Cupl DOFs w/Mstr

CPDELE, NSET1, NSET2, NINC, Nsel

Deletes coupled degree of freedom sets.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Nsel

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Del Coupled Sets

CPINTF, Lab, TOLER

Defines coupled degrees of freedom at an interface.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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Lab

TOLER

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Coincident Nodes

/CPLANE, KEY

Specifies the cutting plane for section and capped displays.

GRAPHICS:Style

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KEY

Default: The cutting plane is normal to the viewing vector at the focus point.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Hidden-Line Options

CPLGEN, NSETF, Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5

Generates sets of coupled nodes from an existing set.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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NSETF

Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Gen w/Same Nodes

CPLIST, NSET1, NSET2, NINC, Nsel

Lists the coupled degree of freedom sets.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Nsel

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Coupled Sets >All CP nodes selected

Utility Menu >List >Other >Coupled Sets >Any CP node selected

CPNGEN, NSET, Lab, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Defines, modifies, or adds to a set of coupled degrees of freedom.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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NSET

Lab

NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CPSGEN, ITIME, INC, NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Generates sets of coupled nodes from existing sets.

PREP7:CoupledDOF

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ITIME, INC

NSET1, NSET2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Coupling / Ceqn >Gen w/Same DOF

CQC, SIGNIF, Label

Specifies the complete quadratic mode combination method.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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SIGNIF

Label

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Mode Combine

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Mode Combine

*CREATE, Fname, Ext, Dir

Opens (creates) a macro file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Create Macro

CRPLIM, CRCR

Specifies the creep criterion for automatic time stepping.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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CRCR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Creep Criterion

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Creep Criterion

CS, KCN, KCS, NORIG, NXAX, NXYPL, PAR1, PAR2

Defines a local coordinate system by three node locations.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KCS

NORIG

NXAX

NXYPL

PAR1

PAR2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Create Local CS >By 3 Nodes

CSCIR, KCN, KTHET, KPHI

Locates the singularity for non-Cartesian local coordinate systems.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KTHET

KPHI

Default: Singularities at 180.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Move Singularity

CSDELE, KCN1, KCN2, KCINC

Deletes local coordinate systems.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN1, KNC2, KCINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Delete Local CS

CSKP, KCN, KCS, PORIG, PXAXS, PXYPL, PAR1, PAR2

Defines a local coordinate system by three keypoint locations.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KCS

PORIG

PXAXS

PXYPL

PAR1

PAR2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Create Local CS >By 3 Keypoints

CSLIST, KCN1, KCN2, KCINC

Lists coordinate systems.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN1, KCN2, KCINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Local Coord Sys

CSWPLA, KCN, KCS, PAR1, PAR2

Defines a local coordinate system at the origin of the working plane.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KCS

PAR1

PAR2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Create Local CS >At WP Origin

CSYS, KCN

Activates a previously defined coordinate system.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

Default: Global Cartesian (KCN=0) coordinate system is active.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Active CS to >Global Cartesian

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Active CS to >Global Cylindrical

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Active CS to >Global Spherical

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Active CS to >Specified Coord Sys

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Active CS to >Working Plane

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP to >Global Origin

/CTYPE, KEY, DOTD, DOTS, DSHP, TLEN

Specifies the type of contour display.

GRAPHICS:Style

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KEY

DOTD

DOTS

DSHP

TLEN

Default: Standard contour display.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Contours >Contour Style

CURR2D

Calculates current flow in a two-dimensional conductor.

POST1:Magnetics

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Current

CUTCONTROL, Lab, VALUE

Controls time-step cutback during a non-linear solution.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Lab

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Cutback Control

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Cutback Control

/CVAL, WN, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8

Specifies non-uniform contour values on stress displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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WN

V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8

Default: Nine contour values uniformly spaced between the extreme values.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Contours >Non-uniform Contours

CVAR, IR, IA, IB, ITYPE, DATUM, Name

Computes covariance between two quantities.

POST26:SpecialPurpose

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IR

IA, IB

ITYPE

DATUM

Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Calc Covariance

CYCGEN

Generates a duplicate of the basic sector in a modal cyclic symmetry analysis.

PREP7:SpecialPurpose

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Cyclic Sector

*CYCLE

By-passes commands within a do-loop.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

CYCSOL, NDMIN, NDMAX, NSECTOR, Lowname, Highname, TOL, KMOVE, KPAIRS

Performs a modal cyclic symmetry analysis.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

	Mp Me St DY LP -- -- -- -- PP ED
NDMIN, NDMAX

NSECTOR

Lowname

Highname

TOL

KMOVE

KPAIRS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Modal Cyclic Sym

Main Menu >Solution >Modal Cyclic Sym

CYL4, XCENTER, YCENTER, RAD1, THETA1, RAD2, THETA2, DEPTH

Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume anywhere on the working plane.

PREP7:Primitives

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 E2 FL PP ED
XCENTER, YCENTER

RAD1, RAD2

THETA1, THETA2

DEPTH

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Circle >Annulus

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Circle >Partial Annulus

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Circle >Solid Circle

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cylinder >Hollow Cylinder

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cylinder >Partial Cylinder

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cylinder >Solid Cylinder

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Solid Cylindr

CYL5, XEDGE1, YEDGE1, XEDGE2, YEDGE2, DEPTH

Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume by end points.

PREP7:Primitives

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 E2 FL PP ED
XEDGE1, YEDGE1

XEDGE2, YEDGE2

DEPTH

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Circle >By End Points

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cylinder >By End Pts & Z

CYLIND, RAD1, RAD2, Z1, Z2, THETA1, THETA2

Creates a cylindrical volume centered about the working plane origin.

PREP7:Primitives

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 -- FL PP ED
RAD1, RAD2

Z1, Z2

THETA1, THETA2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Cylinder >By Dimensions