L

L (UP19980820 ) L, P1, P2, NDIV, SPACE, XV1, YV1, ZV1, XV2, YV2, ZV2

Defines a line between two keypoints.

PREP7:Lines

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P1

P2

NDIV

SPACE

XV1, YV1, ZV1

XV2, YV2, ZV2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >In Active Coord

L2ANG, NL1, NL2, ANG1, ANG2, PHIT1, PHIT2

Generates a line at an angle with two existing lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

NL2

ANG1

ANG2

PHIT1

PHIT2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Angle to 2 Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Norm to 2 Lines

L2TAN, NL1, NL2

Generates a line tangent to two lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

NL2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Tan to 2 Lines

LANG, NL1, P3, ANG, PHIT, LOCAT

Generates a straight line at an angle with a line.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

P3

ANG

PHIT

LOCAT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >At angle to line

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Normal to Line

/LARC, XCENTR, YCENTR, XLRAD, ANGLE1, ANGLE2

Creates annotation arcs (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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XCENT

YCENTR

XLRAD

ANGLE1

ANGLE2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

LARC, P1, P2, PC, RAD

Defines a circular arc.

PREP7:Lines

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P1

P2

PC

RAD

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arcs >By End KPs & Rad

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arcs >Through 3 KPs

LAREA, P1, P2, NAREA

Generates the shortest line between two keypoints on an area.

PREP7:Lines

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P1

P2

NAREA

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Finds the largest (the envelope) of three variables.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA, IB, IC

Name

-, -

FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Notes

IR = Largest of (FACTA x IA, FACTB x IB, FACTC x IC)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Find Maximum

LATT, MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS, KB, KE, SECNUM

Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed lines.

PREP7:Meshing

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MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

KB, KE

SECNUM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >All Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Picked Lines

LAYER, NUM

Specifies the element layer for which data are to be processed.

POST1:Controls

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NUM

Default: Results data are from the bottom of the bottom layer and the top of the top layer.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

LAYERP26, NUM

Specifies the element layer for which data are to be stored.

POST26:Controls

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NUM

Default: Results data are from the "first" layer. If KEYOPT(8)=0, "first" layer actually
means the bottom of the bottom layer and the top of the top layer.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Elec&Mag >Circuit >Define Variables

LAYLIST, IEL, LAYR1, LAYR2, Mplab1, Mplab2

Lists real constants material properties for layered elements.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL

LAYR1, LAYR2

Mplab1, Mplab2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Elements >Layered Elements

Utility Menu >List >Properties >Layer Data

LAYPLOT, IEL, LAYR1, LAYR2

Displays the layer stacking sequence for layered elements.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL

LAYR1, LAYR2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Layered Elements

LCABS, LCNO, KABS

Specifies absolute values for load case operations.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

KABS

Default: Use algebraic values.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Absolut Value

LCASE, LCNO

Reads a load case into the database.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

Default: Load case 1.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Read Load Case

LCCALC

Specifies "Load case settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Load Case Calcs

LCCAT, NL1, NL2

Concatenates multiple lines into one line for mapped meshing.

PREP7:Meshing

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NL1, NL2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Concatenate >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >Lines

LCDEF, LCNO, LSTEP, SBSTEP, KIMG

Creates a load case from a set of results on a results file.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

LSTEP

SBSTEP

KIMG

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Create Load Case

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Erase Load Case

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >List Load Cases

LCFACT, LCNO, FACT

Defines scale factors for load case operations.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

FACT

Default: All factors are 1.0.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Scale Factor

LCFILE, LCNO, Fname, Ext, Dir

Creates a load case from an existing load case file.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Create Load Case

LCLEAR, NL1, NL2, NINC

Deletes nodes and line elements associated with selected lines.

PREP7:Meshing

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NL1, NL1, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Clear >Lines

LCOMB, NL1, NL2, KEEP

Combines adjacent lines into one line.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

NL2

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Add >Lines

LCOPER, Oper, LCASE1, Oper2, LCASE2

Performs load case operations.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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Oper

LCASE1

Oper2

LCASE2

Notes

Database = Database o (LCASE1 o2 LCASE2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Add

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Line Elem Stress

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Min & Max

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >SRSS

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Square Root

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Square

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Subtract

LCSEL, Type, LCMIN, LCMAX, LCINC

Selects a subset of load cases.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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Type

LCMIN

LCMAX

LCINC

Default: All load cases are selected.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Sele Ld Cases

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

Divides intersecting lines at their point(s) of intersection.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

LCSUM, Lab

Specifies whether to process non-summable items in load case operations.

POST1:Results

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Not available through the GUI.

LCWRITE, LCNO, Fname, Ext, Dir

Creates a load case by writing results to a load case file.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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LCNO

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Write Load Case

LCZERO

Zeroes the results portion of the database.

POST1:LoadCaseCalculations

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Zero Load Case

LDELE, NL1, NL2, NINC, KSWP

Deletes unmeshed lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1, NL2, NINC

KSWP

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

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

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

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Concatenate >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Line and Below

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Lines Only

LDIV, NL1, RATIO, PDIV, NDIV, KEEP

Divides a single line into two or more lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

RATIO

PDIV

NDIV

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Line into 2 Ln's

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Line into N Ln's

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Lines w/ Options

LDRAG, NK1, NK2, NK3, NK4, NK5, NK6, NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6

Generates lines by sweeping a keypoint pattern along path.

PREP7:Lines

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NK1, NK2, NK3, NK4, NK5, NK6

NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, NL5, NL6

Notes

Menu Paths

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

LDREAD, Lab, LSTEP, SBSTEP, TIME, KIMG, Fname, Ext, Dir

Reads results from the results file and applies them as loads.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints SOLUTION:FEBodyLoads

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Lab

LSTEP

SBSTEP

TIME

KIMG

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >-Temperature- >From Therm Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Convection >From Fluid Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Excitation >From Elec An

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Force/Moment >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Force/Moment >From Reactions

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Forces >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Heat Flux >From EMAG Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Heat Flux >From FluidAnaly

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Heat Generat >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure >From Fluid Analy

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Temperature >From Therm Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >-Temperature- >From Therm Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Convection >From Fluid Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >From Elec An

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Force/Moment >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Force/Moment >From Reactions

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Forces >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Heat Flux >From EMAG Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Heat Flux >From FluidAnaly

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Heat Generat >From Mag Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure >From Fluid Analy

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Temperature >From Therm Analy

LESIZE, NL1, SIZE, ANGSIZ, NDIV, SPACE, KFORC, LAYER1, LAYER2

Specifies the divisions and spacing ratio on unmeshed lines.

PREP7:Meshing

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NL1

SIZE

ANGSIZ

NDIV

SPACE

KFORC

LAYER1

LAYER2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >All Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Clr Layers

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Clr Size

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Copy Divs

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Flip Bias

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Picked Lines

LEXTND, NL1, NK1, DIST, KEEP

Extends a line at one end by using its slope.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

NK1

DIST

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extend Line

LFILLT, NL1, NL2, RAD, PCENT

Generates a fillet line between two intersecting lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

NL2

RAD

PCENT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Line Fillet

LFSURF, SLINE, TLINE

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

PREP7:Elements

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TLINE

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

LGEN, ITIME, NL1, NL2, NINC, DX, DY, DZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates additional lines from a pattern of lines.

PREP7:Lines

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ITIME

NL1, NL2, NINC

DX, DY, DZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Lines

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

Generates new lines by "gluing" lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Glue >Lines

LGWRITE, Fname, Ext, Dir, Kedit

Writes the database command log to a file.

SESSION:Files

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Kedit

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >Write DB Log File

/LIGHT, WN, NUM, INT, XV, YV, ZV, REFL

Specifies the light direction for the display window.

GRAPHICS:Style

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WN

NUM

INT

XV, YV, ZV

REFL

Default: Use ambient light.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Light Source

LINA, NL, NA

Finds the intersection of a line with an area.

PREP7:Booleans

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NL

NA

Notes

Menu Paths

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

/LINE, X1, Y1, X2, Y2

Creates annotation lines (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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X1

Y1

X2

Y2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

LINE

Specifies "Lines" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

LINES, N

Specifies the length of a printed page.

POST26:Listing

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N

Default: 50 lines per page.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >List

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

Finds the common intersection of lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Lines

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

Finds the pairwise intersection of lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Lines

LINV, NL, NV

Finds the intersection of a line with a volume.

PREP7:Booleans

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NL

NV

Notes

Menu Paths

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

*LIST, Fname, Ext, Dir

Displays the contents of an external, coded file.

SESSION:Files

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

LLIST, NL1, NL2, NINC, Lab

Lists the defined lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1, NL2, NINC

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Lines

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Lines

LMATRIX, Symfac, Coilname, Curname, Indname

Calculates an inductance matrix for an N-winding system.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Symfac

Coilname

Curname

Indname

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Electromagnet >Induct Matrix

LMESH, NL1, NL2, NINC

Generates nodes and line elements along lines.

PREP7:Meshing

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NL1, NL2, NLNC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Lines

LNCOLLAPSE, LINE, KEYPOINT

Collapse a line segment to a keypoint (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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LINE

KEYPOINT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Collapse Lines

LNDETACH, LINE1, LINE2, LNINC

Detaches lines from neighboring geometric entity (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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LINE1, LINE2, LNINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Detach Lines

LNFILL, KP1, KP2

Creates a straight line between two keypoints (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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KP1, KP2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Fill Lines

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

Merges two or more connected line segments (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 >Merge Lines

LNSPLIT, LINE, PARAM

Splits a line segment into two line segments (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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LINE

PARAM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Split Lines

LNSRCH, Key

Activates a line search to be used with Newton-Raphson.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Default: Line search off, unless contact elements are present.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Line Search

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Line Search

LOCAL, KCN, KCS, XC, YC, ZC, THXY, THYZ, THZX, PAR1, PAR2

Defines a local coordinate system by a location and orientation.

DATABASE:CoordinateSystem

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KCN

KCS

XC, YC, ZC

THXY

THYZ

THZX

PAR1

PAR2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Local Coordinate Systems >Create Local CS >At Specified Loc

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

Overlaps lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Overlap >Lines

LPLOT, NL1, NL2, NINC

Displays the selected lines.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1, NL2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Lines

Utility Menu >Plot >Specified Entities >Lines

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

Partitions lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Partition >Lines

LREFINE, NL1, NL2, NINC, LEVEL, DEPTH, POST, RETAIN

Refines the mesh around specified lines.

PREP7:Meshing

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NL1, NL2, NINC

LEVEL

DEPTH

POST

RETAIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >Lines

LREVERSE, LNUM, NOEFLIP

Reverses the normal of a line, regardless of its connectivity or mesh status.

PREP7:Lines

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LNUM

NOEFLIP

Notes

Menu Paths

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

LROTAT, NK1, NK2, NK3, NK4, NK5, NK6, PAX1, PAX2, ARC, NSEG

Generates circular lines by rotating a keypoint pattern about an axis.

PREP7:Lines

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NK1, NK2, NK3, NK4, NK5, NK6

PAX1, PAX2

ARC

NSEG

Notes

Menu Paths

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

LSBA, NL, NA, SEPO, KEEPL, KEEPA

Subtracts areas from lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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NL

NA

SEPO

KEEPL

KEEPA

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

LSBL, NL1, NL2, SEPO, KEEP1, KEEP2

Subtracts lines from lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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NL1

NL2

SEPO

KEEP1

KEEP2

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Subtract >Lines

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

LSBV, NL, NV, SEPO, KEEPL, KEEPV

Subtracts volumes from lines.

PREP7:Booleans

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NL

NV

SEPO

KEEPL

KEEPV

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Line by Volu

Menu Paths

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

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

LSBW, NL, SEPO, KEEP

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

PREP7:Booleans

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NL

SEPO

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Line by WrkPlane

LSCLEAR, Lab

Clears loads and load step options from the database.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOperations

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >All F.E. Loads

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >All Inertia Lds

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >All Loads & Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >All SolidMod Lds

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Reset Options

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Reset Factors

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >All F.E. Loads

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >All Inertia Lds

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >All Loads & Opts

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >All SolidMod Lds

Main Menu >Solution >Reset Options

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Reset Factors

LSDELE, LSMIN, LSMAX, LSINC

Deletes load step files.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOperations

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LSMIN, LSMAX, LSINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Delete LS Files

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Delete LS Files

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

Selects a subset of lines.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Item

Comp

VMIN

VMAX

VINC

KSWP

Default: All lines are selected.

Notes

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

Item

Comp

Description

LINE

Line number.

EXT

Line numbers on exterior of selected area (ignore remaining fields).

LOC

X,Y,Z

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

TAN1

X,Y,Z

Unit vector component of outward tangent at beginning of line.

TAN2

X,Y,Z

Unit vector component of outward tangent at end of line.

NDIV

Number of divisions within the line.

SPACE

Spacing ratio of line divisions.

MAT

Material number associated with the line.

TYPE

Element type number associated with the line.

REAL

Real constant set number associated with the line.

ESYS

Element coordinate system associated with the line.

SEC

Cross section ID number. [SECNUM]

LENGTH

Length of the line.

RADIUS

Radius of the line.

HPT

Line number (selects only lines with associated hard points).

LCCA

Concatenated lines (selects only lines that were created by concatenation [LCCAT]).

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

LSLA, Type

Selects those lines contained in the selected areas.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

LSLK, Type, LSKEY

Selects those lines containing the selected keypoints.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

LSKEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

LSOPER

Specifies "Load step operations" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Load Step Operations

/LSPEC, LCOLOR, LINSTL, XLNWID

Specifies annotation line attributes (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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LCOLOR

LINSTL

XLNWID

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

LSREAD, LSNUM

Reads load and load step option data into the database.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOperations

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LSNUM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Read LS File

Main Menu >Solution >Read LS File

LSSCALE, NL1, NL2, NINC, RX, RY, RZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

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

PREP7:Lines

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NL1, NL2, NINC

RX, RY, RZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Scale >Lines

LSSOLVE, LSMIN, LSMAX, LSINC

Reads and solves multiple load steps.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOperations

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LSMIN, LSMAX, LSINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >From LS Files

LSTR, P1, P2

Defines a straight line irrespective of the active coordinate system.

PREP7:Lines

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P1

P2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Straight Line

LSUM

Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected lines.

PREP7:Lines

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

LSWRITE, LSNUM

Writes load and load step option data to a file.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOperations

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LSNUM

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

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Write LS File

Main Menu >Solution >Write LS File

/LSYMBOL, X, Y, SYMANG, SYMTYP, SYMSIZ

Creates annotation symbols (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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X

Y

SYMANG

SYMTYP

SYMSIZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

LSYMM, Ncomp, NL1, NL2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates lines from a line pattern by symmetry reflection.

PREP7:Lines

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Ncomp

NL1, NL2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >Lines

LTAN, NL1, P3, XV3, YV3, ZV3

Generates a line at the end of, and tangent to, an existing line.

PREP7:Lines

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NL1

P3

XV3, YV3, ZV3

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Lines >Tangent to Line

LTRAN, KCNTO, NL1, NL2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Transfers a pattern of lines to another coordinate system.

PREP7:Lines

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KCNTO

NL1, NL2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

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

LUMPM, Key

Specifies a lumped mass matrix formulation.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Key

Default: Use the default element mass matrix.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

LVSCALE, FACT

Scales the load vector for mode superposition analyses.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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FACT

Default: No load vector is applied.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Load Vector >For Mode Super

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Load Vector >For PSD

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Load Vector >For Mode Super

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Load Vector >For PSD

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Load Vector >For Mode Super

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Load Vector >For PSD

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Load Vector >For Mode Super

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Load Vector >For PSD

LWPLAN, WN, NL1, RATIO

Defines the working plane normal to a location on a line.

DATABASE:WorkingPlane

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WN

NL1

RATIO

Default: Working plane is parallel to the Global X-Y plane at Z = 0.0.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >Plane Normal to Line