K

K (UP19980820 ) K, NPT, X, Y, Z

Defines a keypoint.

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NPT

X, Y, Z

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >In Active CS

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >On Working Plane

KATT, MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

Associates attributes with the selected, unmeshed keypoints.

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MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >All Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Picked KPs

KBC, KEY

Specifies stepped or ramped loading within a load step.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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KEY

Default: When SOLCONTROL is ON, ramped loading when ANTYPE is STATIC and stepped loading when ANTYPE is TRANS.

When SOLCONTROL is OFF, ramped loading for all types of transient or nonlinear analysis.

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

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

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

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

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

KBETW, KP1, KP2, KPNEW, Type, VALUE

Creates a keypoint between two existing keypoints.

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KP1

KP2

KPNEW

Type

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >KP between KPs

KCALC, KPLAN, MAT, KCSYM, KLOCPR

Calculates stress intensity factors in fracture mechanics analyses.

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KPLAN

MAT

KCSYM

KLOCPR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Nodal Calcs >Stress Int Factr

KCENTER, Type, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, KPNEW

Creates a keypoint at the center of a circular arc defined by three locations.

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Type

VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4

KPNEW

VAL1-VAL4 Definitions

Notes



Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >KP at center >3 KPs and radius

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >KP at center >3 keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >KP at center >Location on line

KCLEAR, NP1, NP2, NINC

Deletes nodes and point elements associated with selected keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Clear >Keypoints

KDELE, NP1, NP2, NINC

Deletes unmeshed keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Delete >Keypoints

KDIST, KP1, KP2

Calculates and lists the distance between two keypoints.

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KP1

KP2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >KP distances

KESIZE, NPT, SIZE, FACT1, FACT2

Specifies the edge lengths of the elements nearest a keypoint.

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NPT

SIZE

FACT1

FACT2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >All KPs

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Clr Size

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Picked KPs

KEYOPT, ITYPE, KNUM, VALUE

Sets element key options.

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ITYPE

KNUM

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Add/Edit/Delete

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >FLOTRAN Coor Sys

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Flow Environment >FLOTRAN Coor Sys

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

KEYPTS

Specifies "Keypoints" as the subsequent status topic.

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

KEYW, Keyword, KEY

Sets a keyword used by the GUI for context filtering (GUI).

SESSION:RunControls

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Keyword

KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preferences

KFILL, NP1, NP2, NFILL, NSTRT, NINC, SPACE

Generates keypoints between two keypoints.

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NP1, NP2

NFILL

NSTRT

NINC

SPACE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >Fill between KPs

KGEN, ITIME, NP1, NP2, NINC, DX, DY, DZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates additional keypoints from a pattern of keypoints.

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ITIME

NP1, NP2, NINC

DX, DY, DZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >Keypoints

KL, NL1, RATIO, NK1

Generates a keypoint at a specified location on an existing line.

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NL1

RATIO

NK1

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >On Line w/Ratio

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >On Line

KLIST, NP1, NP2, NINC, Lab

Lists the defined keypoints or hard points.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Keypoints >Coordinates +Attributes

Utility Menu >List >Keypoints >Coordinates only

Utility Menu >List >Keypoints >Hard Points

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Keypoints >Coordinates Only

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Keypoints >Coords +Attributes

KMESH, NP1, NP2, NINC

Generates nodes and point elements at keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Keypoints

KMODIF, NPT, X, Y, Z

Modifies an existing keypoint.

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NPT

X, Y, Z

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Set of KPs

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Single KP

KMOVE, NPT, KC1, X1, Y1, Z1, KC2, X2, Y2, Z2

Calculates and moves a keypoint to an intersection.

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NPT

KC1

X1, Y1, Z1

KC2

X2, Y2, Z2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >To Intersect

KNODE, NPT, NODE

Defines a keypoint at an existing node location.

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NPT

NODE

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Keypoints >On Node

KPLOT, NP1, NP2, NINC, Lab

Displays the selected keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Keypoints

Utility Menu >Plot >Specified Entities >Keypoints

KPSCALE, NP1, NP2, NINC, RX, RY, RZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates a scaled set of (meshed) keypoints from a pattern of keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

RX, RY, RZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Scale >Keypoints

KREFINE, NP1, NP2, NINC, LEVEL, DEPTH, POST, RETAIN

Refines the mesh around specified keypoints.

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NP1, NP2, NINC

LEVEL

DEPTH

POST

RETAIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >Keypoints

KSCALE, KINC, NP1, NP2, NINC, RX, RY, RZ

Generates a scaled pattern of keypoints from a given keypoint pattern.

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KINC

NP1, NP2, NINC

RX, RY, RZ

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

KSCON, NPT, DELR, KCTIP, NTHET, RRAT

Specifies a keypoint about which an area mesh will be skewed.

PREP7:Meshing

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NPT

DELR

KCTIP

NTHET

RRAT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Create

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >List

KSEL, Type, Item, Comp, VMIN, VMAX, VINC, KABS

Selects a subset of keypoints or hard points.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Item

Comp

VMIN

VMAX

VINC

KABS

Default: All keypoints are selected.

Notes

Valid Item and Component Labels
KSEL
,Type,Item,Comp,VMIN,VMAX,VINC,KABS

Item

Comp

Description

KP

Keypoint number.

EXT

Keypoint numbers on exterior of selected lines (ignore

remaining fields).

HPT

Hard point number.

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z location in the active coordinate system.

MAT

Material number associated with the keypoint.

TYPE

Element type number associated with the keypoint.

REAL

Real constant set number associated with the keypoint.

ESYS

Element coordinate system associated with the keypoint.

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

KSLL, Type

Selects those keypoints contained in the selected lines.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

KSLN, Type

Selects those keypoints associated with the selected nodes.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

KSUM

Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected keypoints.

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

KSYMM, Ncomp, NP1, NP2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates a reflected set of keypoints.

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Ncomp

NP1, NP2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >Keypoints

KTRAN, KCNTO, NP1, NP2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Transfers a pattern of keypoints to another coordinate system.

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KCNTO

NP1, NP2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

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

KUSE, KEY

Specifies whether or not to reuse the triangularized matrix.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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KEY

Default: Program makes decision.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Reuse Tri Matrix

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Reuse Tri Matrix

KWPAVE, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9

Moves the working plane origin to the average location of keypoints.

DATABASE:WorkingPlane

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P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP to >Keypoints

KWPLAN, WN, KORIG, KXAX, KPLAN

Defines the working plane using three keypoints.

DATABASE:WorkingPlane

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WN

KORIG

KXAX

KPLAN

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >Keypoints