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U (UP19980820 ) /UCMD, Cmd, SRNUM

Assigns a user-defined command name.

APDL:Abbreviations

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Cmd

SRNUM

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/UI, Func, Type, Format, Screen, Color, Krev, Orient, Compress

Activates specified GUI dialog boxes.

SESSION:RunControls

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Func

Type

If Func = COPY, and Type = SAVE, command format is /UI,Func,Type,Format, Screen, Color, Krev, Orient, Compress.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

UIMP, MAT, Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3

Defines constant material properties (GUI).

PREP7:Materials

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MAT

Lab1, Lab2, Lab3

VAL1, VAL2, VAL3

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Isotropic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Orthotropic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Isotropic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Orthotropic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Define MAT Model

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Isotropic

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Orthotropic

/UIS, Label, VALUE

Controls the GUI behavior.

SESSION:RunControls

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Label

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >MenuCtrls >Message Controls

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Device Options

*ULIB, Fname, Ext, Dir

Identifies a macro library file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Default: No macro library file.

Notes

ABC! Any valid alphanumeric name (8 characters maximum)
!  identifying this data block
---! ANSYS data input commands
---
---
/EOF! Terminator for this data block
XYZ! Identify another data block (if desired)
---! ANSYS data input commands
---
---
/EOF! Terminator for this data block
(etc.)
Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Execute Data Block

/UNITS, Label

Annotates the database with the system of units used.

DATABASE:SetUp

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Label

Default: User-defined units.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

UPCOORD, Factor, Key

Modifies the coordinates of the active set of nodes, based on the current displacements.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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Factor

Key

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Updt Node Coord

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Updt Node Coord

UPGEOM, FACTOR, LSTEP, SBSTEP, Fname, Ext, Dir

Adds displacements from a previous analysis and updates the geometry to the deformed configuration.

PREP7:Elements

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FACTOR

LSTEP

SBSTEP

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Update Geom

*USE, Name, ARG1, ARG2, ARG3, ARG4, ARG5, ARG6, ARG7, ARG8, ARG9, AR10, AR11, AR12, AR13, AR14, AG15, AR16, AR17, AR18

Executes a macro file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Name

ARG1, ARG2, ARG3, ARG4, ARG5, ARG6, ARG7, ARG8, ARG9, AR10, AR11, AR12, AR13, AR14, AG15, AR16, AR17, AR18

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Execute Data Block

/USER, WN

Conveniently resets /FOCUS and /DIST to USER.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Automatic Fit Mode

USRCAL, Rnam1, Rnam2, Rnam3, Rnam4, Rnam5, Rnam6, Rnam7, Rnam8, Rnam9

Allows user-solution subroutines to be activated or deactivated.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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Rnam1, Rnam2, Rnam3, Rnam4, Rnam5, Rnam6, Rnam7, Rnam8, Rnam9

Default: No user-solution subroutines are active (even if linked into the program).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >User Routines

Main Menu >Solution >Other >User Routines