**Causes a delay before the reading of the next command.**

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- Time delay (in seconds).

- The command following the

- This command is valid in any processor.

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

**Initiates reordering.**

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- Option for comparison:

- MAX - Use maximum wavefront value for comparison (default).

- RMS - Use RMS wavefront value for comparison.

- Maximum and RMS wavefront values of model to be used in place of the old
values.

- Initiates the element reordering based upon the previously defined starting wave
lists (if any). Reordering affects only the element order for the solution phase
and not the element numbers (input referring to element numbers, such as
element pressures, is unaffected by reordering). Note, the new order is retained
only if new the new maximum or RMS wavefront values are lower than the old
values, as described below. See the

- The

- Reordering may be made from the previously reordered model or from the initial
model (by issuing the

- The reordering procedure treats separate portions of the model (i.e., not
connected by elements) as discontinuous. Reordering automatically continues
across a discontinuity as best as possible.

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Reorder by List

**Erases all reordering wave lists.**

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- The

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Erase Wave List

**Estimates wavefront statistics.**

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- Wavefront history print key:

- 0 - Print current wavefront statistics.

- 1 - Print current wavefront statistics but also print wavefront
history (wavefront at each element). Elements are listed in
the reordered sequence.

- Calculation options:

- 0 - Wavefront estimate assumes maximum model DOF set at
each node and does not include the effects of master
degrees of freedom and specified displacement constraints.

- 1 - Wavefront estimate uses the actual DOF set at each node
and does not include the effects of master degrees of
freedom and specified displacement constraints. More time
consuming than estimated wavefront.

- Estimates wavefront statistics of the model as currently ordered.

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Est. Wavefront

**Defines the window size on the screen.**

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- Window reference number (1 to 5). Defaults to 1. This number, or ALL (for all
active windows), may be used on other commands.

- Screen coordinates defining window size. Screen coordinates are measured as
-1.0 to 1.67 with the origin at the screen center. For example, (-1,1.67,-1,1) is
full screen, (-1,0,-1,0) is the left bottom quadrant. If

- Copies the current specifications from window

**Notes**

- Defines the window size on the screen. Windows may occupy a separate
section of the screen or they may overlap. Requested displays are formed in all
windows according to the selected window specifications.

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Window Layout

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Window On or Off

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Copy Window Specs

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Delete Window

**Adds more nodes to the starting wave list.**

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- Add another node set to the previous starting wave list. Set is

- Add other node sets to the same starting wave list by repeating the previous
node set with

- Adds more nodes to (or modifies) the previous starting wave list (if any) [

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Extend Wave List

**Moves the working plane origin to the average of specified points.**

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- Coordinates (in the active coordinate system) of the first point. If

- Coordinates (in the active coordinate system) of the second point.

- Coordinates (in the active coordinate system) of the third point.

- Moves the origin of the working plane to the average of the specified points. A
point is considered specified only if at least one of its coordinates is non-blank,
and at least one point (1, 2, or 3) must be specified. Blank coordinates of a
specified point are assumed to be zero. Averaging is based on the active
coordinate system.

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP to >Global Origin

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP to >Origin of Active CS

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP to >XYZ Locations

**Defines the working plane location based on a coordinate system.**

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- Window number whose viewing direction will be modified to be normal to the
working plane (defaults to 1). If

- Coordinate system number.

- Defines a working plane location and orientation based on an existing coordinate
system. If a Cartesian system is used as the basis (

- If working plane tracking has been activated (

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >Active Coord Sys

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >Global Cartesian

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >Specified Coord Sys

**Defines a working plane to assist in picking operations.**

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- Window number whose viewing direction will be modified to be normal to the
working plane (defaults to 1). If

- Global Cartesian coordinates of the origin of the working plane coordinate
system.

- Global Cartesian coordinates of a point defining the x-axis orientation. The
x-axis aligns with the projection of the line from this orientation point to the
origin.

- Global Cartesian coordinates of the third point defining the working plane. This
point will also define the location of the positive XY-sector of the working plane
coordinate system.

**Notes**

- Defines a working plane to assist in picking operations using the coordinates of
three non-colinear points. The three points also define the working plane
coordinate system. A minimum of one point (the working plane origin) is
required. Immediate mode may also be active. See

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Align WP with >XYZ Locations

**Offsets the working plane.**

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- Offset increments defined in the working plane coordinate system. If only

- Changes the origin of the working plane by translating the working plane along
its coordinate system axes.

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP by Increments

**Rotates the working plane.**

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- First rotation about the working plane Z axis (positive X toward Y).

- Second rotation about working plane X axis (positive Y toward Z).

- Third rotation about working plane Y axis (positive Z toward X).

- The specified angles (in degrees) are relative to the orientation of the working
plane.

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP by Increments

**Controls the display and style of the working plane.**

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- Snap increment for a locational pick (1E-6 minimum). If -1, turn off snap
capability. For example, a picked location of 1.2456 with a snap of 0.1 gives 1.2,
with 0.01 gives 1.25, with 0.001 gives 1.246, and with 0.025 gives 1.250 (defaults
to 0.05).

- Graphical spacing between grid points. For graphical representation only and
not related to snap points. (defaults to 0.1)

- Defines the size of a square grid (if

- Tolerance that an entity could be off the working plane, but would still be
considered on the plane. Used only for locational picking of vertices for polygons
and prisms (defaults to 0.003).

- Working plane coordinate system type:

- 0 - Cartesian (default). If working plane tracking is on [

- 1 - Polar. If working plane tracking is on, the updated active
coordinate system will be cylindrical.

- 2 - Polar. If working plane tracking is on, the updated active
coordinate system will be spherical.

- Grid type:

- 0 - Grid and WP triad.

- 1 - Grid only.

- 2 - WP triad only (default).

- Grid visibility:

- 0 - Do not show

- 1 - Show

- Snap angle (0-180) in degrees. Used only if

**Notes**

- Use

- This command is valid in any processor.

Utility Menu >List >Status >Working Plane

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Display Working Plane

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Offset WP by Increments

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Show WP Status

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >WP settings

**Writes the radiation matrix file.**

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- File name (8 characters maximum). Defaults to Jobname.

- Writes radiation matrix file (File.SUB) for input to the substructure thermal "use"
pass. Subsequent

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Write Matrix

**Initiates element reordering based upon a geometric sort.**

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- Coordinate (in the active system) along which element centroid locations are
sorted. Valid labels are: X, Y, Z, ALL. If ALL (default), all three directions will be
used, and the order corresponding to the lowest MAX or RMS wavefront value
will be retained.

- Sort order:

- 0 - Sort according to ascending coordinate values.

- -1 - Sort according to descending coordinate values.

- Unused field.

- Option for comparison:

- MAX - Use maximum wavefront value for comparison (default).

- RMS - Use RMS wavefront value.

- MAX and RMS wavefront values of model to be used in place of the old values.

- Initiates element reordering based upon a geometric sort of the element centroid
locations. Wave lists, if any [

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Reorder by XYZ

**Defines a starting wave list.**

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- Define a set of nodes in the starting wave list from

- Add more node sets to the same starting wave list by repeating the previous
node set with

**Notes**

- Defines a starting wave list (optional) for reordering with the

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Numbering Ctrls >Element Reorder >Define Wave List