G

G (UP19980820 ) GAP

Specifies "Reduced transient gap conditions" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Gap Conditions

GAPF, NVAR, NUM, Name

Defines the gap force data to be stored in a variable.

POST26:SetUp

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NVAR

NUM

Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

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

GAPFINISH

Exits from the CAD import topology repair stage.

PREP7:CADRepair

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Finish

GAPLIST, Lab

Lists all joined or disjoined lines in a model (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Close Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Open Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Close Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Open Edges

GAPMERGE, Lab, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3

Merges adjacent disjoined lines (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >By Tolerance

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Iterative

GAPOPT, Lab, Value

Sets preferences for the CAD import repair commands.

PREP7:CADRepair

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Preferences

GAPPLOT, Lab

Plots all joined or disjoined lines (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Closed Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Open Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Opn & Closed

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Closed Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Open Edges

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Topo Repair >Opn & Closed

GAUGE, Opt

Gauges the problem domain for an edge-element formulation.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Opt

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Magnetics >Gauging

Main Menu >Solution >Magnetics >Gauging

GCGEN, Ccomp, Tcomp, NUMC, RADC, Tlab, Shape

Generates 2-D or 3-D contact elements.

PREP7:Elements

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Ccomp

Tcomp

NUMC

RADC

Tlab

Shape

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Node to Surf

/GCMD,WN,LAB1,LAB2,...LAB12

Controls the type of element or graph display used for the GPLOT command.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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WN

LAB1,LAB2,...LAB12

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Multi-Plot Contrls

/GCOLUMN, CURVE, STRING

Allows the user to apply a label to a specified curve.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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CURVE

STRING

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

GENOPT

Specifies "General options" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Inertia Loads

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >General Options

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Inertia Loads

GEOM, K2D, NDIV

Defines the geometry specifications for the radiation matrix calculation.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures

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K2D

NDIV

Default: 3-D geometry.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Other Settings

GEOMETRY

Specifies "Geometry" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Solid Model

*GET, Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Retrieves a value and stores it as a user-named parameter.

APDL:Parameters

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Par

Entity

ENTNUM

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2, IT2NUM

Notes

General Items
*GET
, Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

Entity=ACTIVE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ACTIVE,0,...

INT

Current interactive key: 0=off, 2=on.

IMME

Current immediate key: 0=off, 1=on.

MENU

Current menu key: 0=off, 1=on.

PRKEY

Printout suppression status: 0=/NOPR, 1=/GOPR or /GO.

UNITS

Units specified by /UNITS command: 0=USER, 1=SI, 2=CGS, 3=BFT, 4=BIN.

ROUT

Current routine: 0=Begin level, 17=PREP7, 21=SOLUTION, 31=POST1, 36=POST26, 41=OPT, 52=AUX2, 62=AUX12, 65=AUX15, 71=RUNSTAT.

TIME

WALL,CPU

Current wall clock or CPU time.

DBASE

LDATE

Date of last modification of any database quantity required for POST1 operation. The parameter returned is
Par = YEAR*10000 + MONTH*100 + DAY.

DBASE

LTIME

Time of last modification of any database quantity required for POST1 operation. The parameter returned is
Par = HOURS*10000 + MINUTES*100 + SECONDS.

REV

ANSYS minor revision number (5.0, 5.1, 5.2, etc.). Letter notation (e.g., 5.0A) is not included.

TITLE

0,1,2,3,4

START n
Current title string of the main title (IT1NUM=0 or blank) or subtitle 1, 2, 3, or 4 (IT1NUM=1,2,3, or 4). A character parameter of up to 8 characters, starting at position n, is returned.

JOBNAM

START n
Current jobname. A character parameter of up to 8 characters, starting at position n, is returned. Use *DIM and *DO to get all 32 characters.

Entity=PARM, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,PARM,0,...

MAX

Total number of parameters currently defined.

BASIC

Number of scalar parameters (excluding parameters beginning with an underscore _, array parameters, and character parameters).

LOC

Num

Name of the parameter at the Num location in the parameter table. A character parameter is returned.

Entity=PARM, ENTNUM=Name (parameter name) *GET,Par,PARM,Name,...

TYPE

Parameter type: 0=scalar, 1=array, 2=table, 3=character scalar, 4=character array, -1=undefined Parameter.

DIM

X,Y,Z

Row (X), Column (Y), or Plane (Z) dimension of array parameter.

Entity=CMD, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,CMD,0,...
(The following items are valid for all commands except star (*) commands and non-graphics slash (/) commands.)

STAT

Status of previous command: 0=found, 1=not found (unknown).

NARGS

Field number of last non-blank field on the previous command.

FIELD

2,3,-n

Numerical value of the nth field on the previous command. Field 1 is the command name (not available)

Entity=COMP, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,COMP,0,...

NCOMP

Total number of components and assemblies currently defined.

Entity=COMP, ENTNUM=n (nth component) *GET,Par,COMP,n,...

NAME

Name of the nth item (component or assembly) in the list of components and assemblies. A character parameter is returned.

Entity=COMP, ENTNUM=Cname (component or assembly name) *GET,Par,COMP,Cname,...

TYPE

Type of component Cname: 1=Nodes, 2=Elements, 6=Keypoints, 7=Lines, 8=Areas, 9=Volumes, 11-15=Subcomponents (11=subcomponent at level 1, 12=subcomponent at level 2, etc.).

NSCOMP

Number of subcomponents (for assemblies).

SNAME

n

Name of nth subcomponent of assembly Cname. A character parameter is returned.

Graphic Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=GRAPH, ENTNUM=n (window number) *GET,Par,GRAPH,n,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

ACTIVE

/WINDOW status: 0=off, 1=on.

ANGLE

/ANGLE THETA angle.

CONTOUR

Name

/CONTOUR value for Name, where Name=VMIN, VINC, or NCONT.

DIST

/DIST DVAL value.

DSCALE

DMULT

/DSCALE DMULT value.

EDGE

/EDGE KEY value.

FOCUS

X,Y,Z

/FOCUS XF, YF, or ZF value.

GLINE

/GLINE STYLE value.

MODE

/USER or /AUTO setting: 0=user, 1=auto.

NORMAL

/NORMAL KEY value.

RANGE

XMIN,XMAX, YMIN,YMAX

/WINDOW XMIN, XMAX, YMIN, or YMAX screen coordinates.

RATIO

X,Y

/RATIO RATOX or RATOY value.

SSCALE

SMULT

/SSCALE SMULT value.

TYPE

/TYPE Type value.

VCONE

ANGLE

/VCONE PHI angle.

VIEW

X,Y,Z

/VIEW XV, YV, or ZV value.

VSCALE

VRATIO

/VSCALE VRATIO value.

Entity=GRAPH, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,GRAPH,0,...

DISPLAY

/SHOW VECT setting: 0=raster, 1=vector.

ERASE

/ERASE or /NOERASE setting: 0=no erase, 1=erase.

NDIST

Largest nodal range for current model (DX, DY, or DZ of the model).

NUMBER

/NUMBER NKEY value.

PLOPTS

Name

/PLOPTS setting of Name, where Name=LEG1, LEG2, LEG3, INFO, FRAM, TITL, MINM, or VERS.

SEG

Segment capability of graphics driver: 0=no segments available, 1=erasable segments available, 2=non-erasable segments available.

SHRINK

/SHRINK RATIO value.

PREP7 Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=ACTIVE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ACTIVE,0,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

SEG

Segment capability of graphics driver: 0=no segments available, 1=erasable segments available, 2=non-erasable segments available.

CSYS

Active coordinate system.

DSYS

Active display coordinate system.

MAT

Active material.

TYPE

Active element type.

REAL

Active real constant set.

ESYS

Active element coordinate system.

CP

Maximum coupled node set number in the model (includes merged and deleted sets until compressed out).

CE

Maximum constraint equation set number in the model (includes merged and deleted sets until compressed out).

WFRONT

MAX,RMS

Current maximum or RMS wavefront. Zero if no reordering done.

Entity=CDSY, ENTNUM=n (coordinate system number) *GET,Par,CDSY,n,...

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z origin location in global Cartesian system.

ANG

XY,YZ,ZX

THXY, THYZ, or THZX rotation angle (in degrees) relative to the global Cartesian coordinate system.

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to Name, where Name=KCS, KTHET, KPHI, PAR1, or PAR2. A -1.0 is returned for KCS if the coordinate system is undefined.

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (node number) *GET,Par,NODE,n,...

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, Z location in the active coordinate system. Alternative get functions: NX(n), NY(n), NZ(n).
Inverse get function. NODE(x,y,z) returns the number of the selected node nearest the x,y,z location (in the active coordinate system, lowest number for coincident nodes).

ANG

XY,YZ,ZX

THXY, THYZ, THZX rotation angle.

NSEL

Select status of node n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: NSEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher node number above n in selected set (or zero if none found). Alternative get function: NDNEXT(n).

NXTL

Next lower node number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

F

FX, MX,...

Applied force at selected node n in direction IT1NUM (returns 0.0 if no force is defined, if node is unselected, or if the DOF is inactive). If ITEM2 is IMAG, return the imaginary part.

D

UX, ROTX,...

Applied constraint force at selected node n in direction IT1NUM (returns a large number, such as 2e100, if no constraint is specified, if the node is unselected, or if the DOF is inactive). If ITEM2 is IMAG, return the imaginary part.

HGEN

Heat generation on selected node n (returns 0.0 if node is unselected, or if the DOF is inactive).

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,NODE,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest node number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of nodes in the selected set.

MXLOC

X,Y,Z

Maximum X, Y, or Z node coordinate in the selected set (in the active coordinate system).

MNLOC

X,Y,Z

Minimum X, Y, or Z node coordinate in the selected set (in the active coordinate system).

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=n (element number) *GET,Par,ELEM,n,...

NODE

1,2,-20

Node number at position 1,2,---, or 20 of element n.
Alternative get function: NELEM(n,npos), where npos is 1,2,-20.

CENT

X,Y,Z

Centroid X, Y, or Z location (based on shape function) in the active coordinate system.
Alternative get functions: CENTRX(n), CENTRY(n), and CENTRZ(n) always retrieve the element centroid in global Cartesian coordinates.

ADJ

1,2,-6

Element number adjacent to face 1,2,-6.
Alternative get function: ELADJ(n,face)

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to the attribute Name, where Name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, PSTAT, LIVEattribute. A zero is returned if the element is unselected. If Name=PSTAT (valid for p-elements only), a 1 is returned if the element is selected and included [PINCLUDE], and a -1 is returned if the element is selected and excluded [PEXCLUDE]. If Name=LIVE, a 1 is returned if the element is selected and active, and a -1 is returned if it is selected and inactive.

LENG

Length of line element (straight line between ends).

LPROJ

X,Y,Z

Projected line element length (in the active coordinate system). X is x-projection onto y-z plane, Y is y projection onto z-x plane, and Z is z-projection onto x-y plane.

AREA

Area of area element.

APROJ

X,Y,Z

Projected area of area element area (in the active coordinate system). X is x-projection onto y-z plane, Y is y projection onto z-x plane, and Z is z-projection onto x-y plane.

VOLU

Volume of volume element. Element volume.

ESEL

Select status of element n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: ESEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher element number above n in selected set (or zero if none found). Alternative gete function: ELNEXT(n)

NXTL

Next lower element number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

HGEN

Heat generation on selected element n.

HCOE

face

Heat coefficient for selected element n.

TBULK

face

Bulk temperature for selected element n.

PRES

face

Pressure on selected element, n.

SHPAR

Test

Element shape test result for selected element n, where Test=ANGD (SHELL28 corner angle deviation), ASPE (aspect ratio), JACR (Jacobian ratio), MAXA (maximum corner angle), PARA (deviation from parallelism of opposite edges), or WARP (warping factor).

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ELEM,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest element number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of elements in the selected set.

Entity=KP, ENTNUM=n (n (keypoint number) *GET,Par,KP,n,...

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z location in the active coordinate system. Alternative get functions: KX(n), KY(n), KZ(n).

Inverse get function: KP(x,y,z) returns the number of the selected keypoint nearest the x,y,z location (in the active coordinate system, lowest number for coincident keypoints).

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to the attribute Name, where Name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NODE, or ELEM.

KSEL

Select status of keypoint n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: KSEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher keypoint number above n in selected set (or zero if none found). Alternative get function: KPNEXT(n).

NXTL

Next lower keypoint number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

DIV

Divisions (element size setting) from KESIZE command.

Entity=KP, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,KP,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest keypoint number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of keypoints in the selected set.

CENT

X,Y,Z

Centroid X, Y, or Z location of keypoints (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IOR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about origin (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IMC

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about mass center (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IPR

X,Y,Z

Principal moments of inertia (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IXV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation X vector components (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IYV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Y vector components (from last KSUM or GSUM).

IZV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Z vector components (from last KSUM or GSUM).

MXLOC

X,Y,Z

Maximum X, Y, or Z keypoint coordinate in the selected set (in the active coordinate system).

MNLOC

X,Y,Z

Minimum X, Y, or Z keypoint coordinate in the selected set (in the active coordinate system).

NRELM

m

Keypoint number of meshed region nearest centroid of element m.

Entity=LINE, ENTNUM=n (line number) *GET,Par,LINE,n,...

KP

1,2

Keypoint number at position 1 or 2.

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to the attribute, Name, where Name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NNOD, NELM, NDIV, SPAC, LAY1, or LAY2. (NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements, NDIV=number of divisions, SPAC=spacing ratio, LAY1=LAYER1 setting, LAY2=LAYER2 setting.)

LSEL

Select status of line n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: LSEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher line number above n in the selected set (or zero if none found). Alternative get function: LSNEXT(n)

NXTL

Next lower line number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

LENG

Length. A get function LX(n,lfrac) also exists to return the X coordinate location of line n at the length fraction lfrac (0.0 to 1.0). Similar LY and LZ functions exist.

Entity=LINE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,LINE,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest line number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of lines in the selected set.

LENG

Combined length of lines (from last LSUM or GSUM).

CENT

X,Y,Z,

Centroid X, Y, or Z location of lines (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IOR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about origin (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IMC

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about mass center (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IPR

X,Y,Z

Principal moments of inertia (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IXV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation X vector components (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IYV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Y vector components (from last LSUM or GSUM).

IZV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Z vector components (from last LSUM or GSUM).

Entity=AREA, ENTNUM=n (area number) *GET,Par,AREA,n,...

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to the attribute, Name, where Name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NNOD, or NELM. (NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements.)

ASEL

Select status of area n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: ASEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher area number above n in selected set (or zero if none found).

NXTL

Next lower area number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

AREA

Area of area n. (ASUM or GSUM must have been performed sometime previously with at least this area n selected).

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2 IT2NUM

LOOP

1,2,..., l

LINE 1,2,..., p

Line number at position p of loop l.

Entity=AREA, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,AREA,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest area number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of areas in the selected set.

AREA

Combined areas (from last ASUM or GSUM).

VOLU

Combined volume of areas (from last ASUM or GSUM). For 3-D area elements, thickness is determined from area attributes [AATT]. For 2-D elements, area attributes are ignored and unit thickness is assumed.

CENT

X,Y,Z

Centroid X, Y, or Z location of areas (from last ASUM or GSUM).

IOR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about origin (from last ASUM or GSUM).

IMC

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about mass center (from last ASUM or GSUM).

IPR

X,Y,Z

Principal moments of inertia (from last ASUM or GSUM).

IXV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation X vector components (from last ASUM or GSUM).

Principal orientation Y vector components (from last ASUM or GSUM).

IYV

X,Y,Z

IZV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Z vector components (from last ASUM or GSUM).

Entity=VOLU, ENTNUM=n (volume number) *GET,Par,VOLU,n,...

ATTR

Name

Number assigned to the attribute Name, where Name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NNOD,or NELM. (NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements.)

VSEL

Select status of volume n: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected. Alternative get function: VSEL(n).

NXTH

Next higher volume number above n in selected set (or zero if none found). Alternative get function: VLNEXT(n).

NXTL

Next lower volume number below n in selected set (or zero if none found).

VOLU

Volume of volume n. (VSUM or GSUM must have been performed sometime previously with at least this volume n selected).

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2 IT2NUM

SHELL

1,2,..., m

AREA 1,2,..., p

Area number at position p in shell m.

Entity=VOLU, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,VOLU,0,...

NUM

MAX,MIN

Highest or lowest volume number in the selected set.

COUNT

Number of volumes in the selected set.

VOLU

Combined volumes (from last VSUM or GSUM).

CENT

X,Y,Z

Centroid X, Y, or Z location of volumes (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IOR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about origin (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IMC

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moments of inertia about mass center (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IPR

X,Y,Z

Principal moments of inertia (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IXV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation X vector components (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IYV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Y vector components (from last VSUM or GSUM).

IZV

X,Y,Z

Principal orientation Z vector components (from last VSUM or GSUM).

Entity=ETYP, ENTNUM=n (element type number) *GET,Par,ETYP,n,...

ATTR

Mname

Number assigned to the attribute Name, where Name=ENAM, KOP1, KOP2,..., KOP9, KO10, KO11, etc.

Entity=ETYP, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ETYP,0,...

NUM

MAX,COUNT

Maximum element type or number of element types defined.

Entity=RCON, ENTNUM=n (real constant set number) *GET,Par,RCON,n,...

CONST

1,2,--m

Value of real constant number m in set n.

Entity=MPlab, ENTNUM=n(MPlab ) *GET,Par,MPlab,n,...
(MPlab = material property label from MP command; n = material number.)

TEMP

val

Material property value at temperature of val. For temperature dependant materials, the program interpolates the property at temperature input for val.

Entity=TBlab, ENTNUM=n *GET,Par,TBlab,n,...
(TBlab = data table label from the TB command; n = material number.)

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2 IT2NUM

TEMP

T

CONST Num

Value of constant number Num in the datatable at temperature T (see Section 2.5 of the Element Reference). For constants input a X,Y point, the constant numbers are consecutive with the X constants being the odd numbers, beginning with one.

Entity=FLDATA, ENTNUM=Name *GET,Par,FLDATA,Name,...
(Name is a valid label on the Name field of the FLDATA command.)

Lab

Value of Lab, where Lab is a valid label from the Label field of the FLDATA command. The value returned is the numerical value for numeric items, 0 or 1 for logical items (off/on or false/true), and a character parameter for items that require a character string. For example,
*GET,X,FLDATA,TERM,PRES returns X=convergence monitor value for pressure [FLDATA3],
*GET,X,FLDATA,SOLU,TURB returns X=1 if the turbulence model is ON [FLDATA1], and
*GET,X,FLDATA,PROT,DENS returns X='CONSTANT' if density is specified as a constant property type [FLDATA7].

Entity=MSDATA, ENTNUM=0 *GET,Par,MSDATA,0,...

SPEC

The algebraic species number.

UGAS

Value of the universal gas constant.

Entity=MSPROP, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSPROP,n,...

Lab

TYPE

The type of fluid property variation being used for Lab, where Lab is a valid property label as described on the MSPROP command (DENS, VISC, COND, etc.). A character parameter is returned: CONSTANT, GAS, LIQUID, or a property name from the floprp.ans file.

"

NOMI

Value of property Lab: nominal value for a CONSTANT fluid property, value at temperature given by COF1 for other property types.

"

COF1,COF2,COF3

Coefficients in the equation of state for property Lab.

Entity=MSSPEC, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSSPEC,n,...

NAME

Name of species n. A character parameter is returned.

MOLW

Molecular weight of species n.

SCHM

Turbulent Schmidt number of species n.

Entity=MSRELAX, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSRELAX,n,...

CONC

Mass fraction concentration relaxation factor.

MDIF

Mass diffusion coefficient relaxation factor.

EMDI

Effective mass diffusion coefficient relaxation factor.

STAB

Transport equation inertial relaxation factor.

Entity=MSSOLU, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSSOLU,n,...

NSWE

Number of TDMA sweeps.

MAXI

Maximum number of iterations allowed for semi-direct methods.

NSRC

Number of search vectors used for semi-direct methods.

CONV

Convergence criterion for semi-direct methods.

DELT

Maximum normalized rate of change which will permit the semi-direct solution to continue.

Entity=MSMETH, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSMETH,n,...

(Blank)

(Blank)

Solution method for species n: 0=no solution, 1=TDMA method, 2=conjugate residual method, 3=preconditioned conjugate residual method.

Entity=MSCAP, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSCAP,n,...

KEY

Status of mass fraction capping for species n: 0=off, 1=on.

UPP

Upper bound of mass fraction.

LOW

Lower bound of mass fraction.

Entity=MSVARY, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSVARY,n,...

Lab

Variability status of property Lab (where Lab=DENS, VISC, COND, or MDIF): 0=off, 1=on.

Entity=MSNOMF, ENTNUM=n (species number) *GET,Par,MSNOMF,n,...

(Blank)

(Blank)

Initial mass fraction of species n.

SOLUTION Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Items are for the last substep of the last load step completed.

Entity=ACTIVE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ACTIVE,0,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

ANTY

Current analysis type.

SOLU

DTIME

Time step size.

''

NCMLS

Cumulative number of loadsteps.

''

NCMSS

Cumulative number of substeps.

''

EQIT

Number of equilibrium iterations.

''

NCMIT

Cumulative number of iterations.

''

CNVG

Convergence indicator: 0=not converged, 1=converged.

''

MXDVL

Maximum degree of freedom value.

''

RESFRQ

Response frequency for 2nd order systems.

''

RESEIG

Response eigenvalue for 1st order systems.

''

DSPRM

Descent parameter.

''

FOCV

Force convergence value.

''

MOCV

Moment convergence value.

''

HFCV

Heat flow convergence value.

''

MFCV

Magnetic flux convergence value.

''

CSCV

Current segment convergence value.

''

CUCV

Current convergence value.

''

FFCV

Fluid flow convergence value.

''

DICV

Displacement convergence value.

''

ROCV

Rotation convergence value.

''

TECV

Temperature convergence value.

''

VMCV

Vector magnetic potential convergence value.

''

SMCV

Scalar magnetic potential convergence value.

''

VOCV

Voltage convergence value.

''

PRCV

Pressure convergence value.

''

VECV

Velocity convergence value.

''

NC48

Number of nonconverged CONTAC48 elements.

''

NC49

Number of nonconverged CONTAC49 elements.

''

CRPRAT

Maximum creep ratio.

''

PSINC

Maximum plastic strain increment.

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ELEM,0,...
(Available only after inertia relief solution [IRLF,1] or pre-calculation of masses [IRLF,-1])

MTOT

X,Y,Z

Total mass components.

MC

X,Y,Z

Mass center components.

IOR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moment of inertia about origin.

IMC

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,ZX

Moment of inertia about mass center.

FMC

X,Y,Z

Force components at mass center.

MMOR

X,Y,Z

Moment components at origin.

MMMC

X,Y,Z

Moment components at mass center.

Entity=MODE, ENTNUM=n (mode number) *GET,Par,MODE,n,...
(For complex results, only the real value is returned.)

FREQ

Frequency of mode n. This item returns only the first 600 frequency values.

PFACT

Participation factor of mode n. The value is based on excitation in the Z direction. Values for other coordinates are retrievable with this command following spectrum analysis in the desired direction.

MCOEF

Mode coefficient of mode n. The information given above for PFACT is valid also for this item.

DAMP

Effective damping ratio of mode n. Not a function of direction. Also retrievable following a Harmonic Response Analysis, Transient Analysis with mode superposition, or Modal Analysis with the damped eigensolver.

POST1 Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Vector items are in the active results coordinate system unless otherwise specified.

Entity=ACTIVE, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ACTIVE,0,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

SET

LSTP

Current load step number.

''

SBST

Current substep number.

''

TIME

Time associated with current results in the database.

''

FREQ

Frequency (for ANTYPE=MODAL, HARMIC, SPECTR; load factor for ANTYPE=BUCKLE).

RSYS

Active results coordinate system.

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (node number) *GET,Par,NODE,n,...
Nodal degree of freedom results:

U

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural displacement or vector sum.
Alternative get functions: UX(n), UY(n), UZ(n).

ROT

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural rotation or vector sum.
Alternative get functions: ROTX(n), ROTY(n), ROTZ(n).

NTEMP

Temperature. Alternative get function: TEMP(n).

PRES

Pressure. Alternative get function: PRES(n).

VOLT

Electric potential. Alternative get function: VOLT(n).

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential. Alternative get function: MAG(n).

V

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity or vector sum.
Alternative get functions: VX(n), VY(n), VZ(n).

A

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential or vector sum.
Alternative get functions: AX(n), AY(n), AZ(n).

CURR

Current.

EMF

Electromotive force drop.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy (FLOTRAN).
Alternative get function: ENKE(n).

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation (FLOTRAN).
Alternative get function: ENDS(n).

RF

FX,FY,FZ, MX, MY, MZ

Reactive Forces.

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (node number) *GET,Par,NODE,n,...
Element nodal results:

S

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component stress.

"

1,2,3

Principal stress.

"

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or equivalent stress.

EPTO

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ,

Component total strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).

"

1,2,3

Principal total strain.

"

INT,EQV

Total strain intensity or total equivalent strain.

EPEL

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component elastic strain.

"

1,2,3

Principal elastic strain.

"

INT,EQV

Elastic strain intensity or elastic equivalent strain.

EPPL

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component plastic strain.

"

1,2,3

Principal plastic strain.

"

INT,EQV

Plastic strain intensity or plastic equivalent strain.

EPCR

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component creep strain.

"

1,2,3

Principal creep strain.

"

INT,EQV

Creep strain intensity or creep equivalent strain.

EPTH

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component thermal strain.

"

1,2,3

Principal thermal strain.

"

INT,EQV

Thermal strain intensity or thermal equivalent strain.

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

SEPL

Equivalent stress (from stress-strain curve).

"

SRAT

Stress state ratio.

"

HPRES

Hydrostatic pressure.

"

EPEQ

Accumulated equivalent plastic strain.

"

PSV

Plastic state variable or plastic work/volume.

"

PLWK

Plastic work/volume.

TG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal gradient and sum.

TF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal flux and sum.

PG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component pressure gradient and sum.

EF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric field and sum.

D

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric flux density and sum.

H

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic field intensity and sum.

B

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic flux density and sum.

FMAG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic force and sum.

HS

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic field intensity from current sources (in the global Cartesian coordinate system).

BFE

TEMP

Body temperatures (calculated from applied temperatures) as used in solution.

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (node number) *GET,Par,NODE,n,...
FLOTRAN results:

TTOT

Total temperature.

HFLU

Heat flux.

HFLM

Heat transfer (film) coefficient.

COND

Fluid laminar conductivity.

PCOE

Pressure coefficient.

PTOT

Total (stagnation) pressure.

MACH

Mach number.

STRM

Stream function (2-D applications only).

DENS

Fluid density.

VISC

Fluid laminar viscosity.

EVIS

Fluid effective viscosity.

CMUV

Turbulent viscosity coefficient.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

YPLU

Y+, a turbulent law of the wall parameter.

TAUW

Shear stress at the wall.

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=n (element number) *GET,Par,ELEM,n,...

SERR

Structural error energy.

SDSG

Absolute value of the maximum variation of any nodal stress component.

TERR

Thermal error energy.

TDSG

Absolute value of the maximum variation of any nodal thermal gradient component.

SENE

"Stiffness" energy or thermal heat dissipation. Same as TENE.

TENE

Thermal heat dissipation or "stiffness" energy. Same as SENE.

KENE

Kinetic energy.

JHEAT

Element Joule heat generation (coupled-field calculation).

JS

X,Y,Z

Source current density (coupled-field calculation) in the global Cartesian coordinate system.

HS

X,Y,Z

Average element magnetic field intensity from current sources.

VOLU

Element volume.

ETAB

Lab

Value of element table item Lab for element n (see ETABLE command).

SMISC

Snum

Value of element summable miscellaneous data at sequence number Snum (as used on ETABLE command).

NMISC

Snum

Value of element non-summable miscellaneous data at sequence number Snum (as used on ETABLE command).

Entity=ETAB, ENTNUM=n (column number) *GET,Par,ETAB,n,...

LAB

Label for column n of the element table [ETABLE]. Returns a character parameter.

ELEM

E

Value in ETABLE column n for element number E.

Entity=ETAB, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,ETAB,0,...

NCOL

MAX

Total number of ETABLE columns.

NLENG

MAX

Largest element number defined.

Entity=SORT, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,SORT,0,...

MAX

Maximum value of last sorted item (NSORT or ESORT command).

MIN

Minimum value of last sorted item (NSORT or ESORT command).

IMAX

Node/Element number where maximum value occurs.

IMIN

Node/Element number where minimum value occurs.

Entity=SSUM, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,SSUM,0,...

ITEM

Lab

Value of item Lab from last SSUM command. Valid labels are the user-defined labels on the ETABLE command.

Entity=FSUM, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,FSUM,0,...

ITEM

Lab

Value of item Lab from last FSUM command. Valid labels are FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, MZ, FLOW, HEAT, FLUS, etc.

Entity=PATH, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,PATH,0,...

MAX

Lab

Maximum value of path item Lab from last path operation. Valid labels are the user-defined labels on the PDEF or PCALC command.

Minimum value of path item Lab from last path operation. Valid labels are the user-defined labels on the PDEF or PCALC command.

MIN

Lab

LAST

Lab

Last value of path item Lab from last path operation. Valid labels are the user-defined labels on the PDEF or PCALC command.

NODE

Value providing the number of nodes defining the path referenced in the last path operation.

ITEM

Lab,PATHPT,num

NVAL

Value providing the number of path data points (the length of the data table) from the last path operation.

Entity=KCALC, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,KCALC,0,...

K

1,2,3

Value of KI, KII, or KIII stress intensity factor from last KCALC command.

Entity=INTSRF, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,INTSRF,0,...

ITEM

Lab

Value of item Lab from last INTSRF command. Valid labels are FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, and MZ.

Entity=PLNSOL, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,PLNSOL,0,...

MAX

Maximum value of item in last contour display [PLNSOL].

MIN

Minimum value of item in last contour display [PLNSOL].

BMAX

Maximum bound value of item in last contour display [PLNSOL].

BMIN

Minimum bound value of item in last contour display [PLNSOL].

Entity=PRERR, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,PRERR,0,...

SEPC

Structural percent error in energy norm [PRERR].

TEPC

Thermal percent error in energy norm [PRERR].

SERSM

Structural error energy summation [PRERR].

TERSM

Thermal error energy summation [PRERR].

SENSM

Structural energy summation [PRERR].

TENSM

Thermal energy summation [PRERR].

Entity=SECTION,ENTNUM=component (listed below) *GET,Par,SECTION,...
Generate data for section stress results, using PRSECT or PLSECT, before retrieving these items. Valid labels for ENTNUM are MEMBRANE, BENDING, SUM (Membrane+Bending), PEAK, and TOTAL. (The following items are not stored in the database and the values returned reflect the last quantities generated by PRSECT or PLSECT.)

INSIDE

SX, SY, SZ, SXY, SYZ, SZX

Stress component at beginning of path.

CENTER

SX, SY, SZ, SXY, SYZ, SZX

Stress component at midpoint of path.

OUTSIDE

SX, SY, SZ, SXY, SYZ, SZX

Stress component at end of path.

Only MEMBRANE, BENDING, and SUM data are available after a PLSECT command.

POST26 Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=VARI, ENTNUM=n (variable number) *GET,Par,VARI,n,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

EXTREM

VMAX

Maximum extreme value (after POST26 data storage).

"

TMAX

Time corresponding to VMAX.

"

VMIN

Minimum extreme value (after POST26 data storage).

"

TMIN

Time corresponding to VMIN.

"

VLAST

Last value (after POST26 data storage).

"

TLAST

Time corresponding to VLAST.

"

CVAR

Covariance

RTIME

t

Real value of variable n at time=t.

ITIME

t

Imaginary value of variable n at time=t.

RSET

Snum

Real value of variable n at location Snum.

ISET

Snum

Imaginary value of variable n at location Snum.

Entity=VARI, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,VARI,0,...

NSETS

Number of data sets stored (after POST26 data storage).

OPT Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=OPT, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,OPT,0,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

TOTAL

Total number of analysis loops that have been executed.

Total number of iterations for the optimization method or tool (i.e., per OPEXE command).

ITER

FEAS

N

Feasibility of design set N: 0=infeasible, 1=feasible.

TERM

Termination condition.
For first order [OPTYPE,FIRST] or subproblem approximation [OPTYPE,SUBP] optimization: -1=not converged or not finished (still looping), 0=converged, 1=not converged due to too many sequential infeasible designs; 2=not converged due to too many iterations.
For all other optimization methods: -1=not finished (still looping), 3=optimization complete.

BEST

Best design set. If design is feasible, best design is the one with the lowest value of the objective function. If infeasible, the best design is the one that is closest to being feasible.

Topological Optimization Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=TOPO, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,TOPO,0,...

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

ACT

Status of topological optimization: 0=off, 1=on

ITER

Current number of iterations performed.

CONV

Termination/convergence indicator: 0=not converged, 1=converged

COMP

Compliance value for current iteration.

PORV

Porous volume value for current iteration.

LOADS

Number of load cases specified on the TOPDEF command.

Entity=TOPO, ENTNUM=n (or blank) *GET,Par,TOPO,0,...

DENS

Element density used for topological optimization: low value (near 0)=material to be removed, high value (near 1)=material to keep.

Run Statistics Estimator Items
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Entity=RUNST, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,RUNST,0,...
Generate data using the RSPEED command before retrieving these items:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

RSPEED

MIPS

MIPS rating of computer.

"

SMFLOP

Scalar MFLOPS rating of computer.

"

VMFLOP

Vector MFLOPS rating of computer.

Entity=RUNST, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,RUNST,0,...
Generate data using the RFILSZ command before retrieving these items:

RFILSZ

TOTAL

Estimated total size of all files listed in the RFILSZ command description. All file sizes are in megabytes.

"

EMAT

Estimated size of element matrices file (.EMAT).

"

EROT

Rotated element matrices file (.EROT).

"

ESAV

Element saved data file (.ESAV).

"

FULL

Assembled global stiffness and mass matrices file (.FULL).

"

MODE

Modal matrices file (.MODE).

"

RDSP

Reduced displacements file (.RDSP).

"

REDM

Reduced structure matrix file (.REDM).

"

RFRQ

Reduced complex displacements file (.RFRQ).

"

RGEOM

Geometry data in results file (.RST, .RTH, or .RMG).

"

RST

Load data in results file (.RST, .RTH, or .RMG).

"

TRI

Triangularized stiffness matrix file (.TRI).

Entity=RUNST, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,RUNST,0,...
Generate data using the RTIMST command before retrieving these items:

RTIMST

TOTAL

Estimated run time (seconds) for total solution.

"

TFIRST

Estimated run time (seconds) for first iteration.

"

TITER

Estimated run time (seconds) for subsequent iteration.

"

EQPREP

Estimated run time (seconds) for element preparation.

"

SOLVE

Estimated run time (seconds) for wavefront solution.

"

BSUB

Estimated run time (seconds) for back substitution.

"

EIGEN

Estimated run time (seconds) for eigenvalue calculation.

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2 IT2NUM

RTIMST

ELFORM

n

Estimated run time (seconds) for element formulation of element type number n.

RTIMST

ELSTRS

n

Estimated run time (seconds) for computation of element results for element type number n.

RTIMST

NELM

n

Number of elements defined for element type n.

Entity=RUNST, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,RUNST,0,...
Generate data using the RMEMRY command before retrieving these items:

RMEMRY

WSREQ

Requested work space (Mb)

''

WSAVAIL

Work space obtained (Mb).

''

DBPSIZE

ANSYS database page size (Kb).

''

DBPDISK

Database pages on disk.

''

DBSIZE

ANSYS database space size (Mb).

''

DBPMEM

Database pages in memory.

''

DBMEM

Memory for database pages (Mb).

''

SCRSIZE

ANSYS scratch memory size (Mb).

''

SCRAVAIL

Available scratch memory (Mb).

''

IOMEM

Buffer scratch memory (Mb).

''

IOPSIZ

Binary I/O page size (Kb).

''

IOBUF

Buffers per solution file.

Entity=RUNST, ENTNUM=0 (or blank) *GET,Par,RUNST,0,...
Generate data using the RWFRNT command before retrieving these items:

RWFRNT

MAX

Estimated maximum wavefront.

''

RMS

Estimated R.M.S. wavefront.

''

MEAN

Estimated mean wavefront.

"Get Function" Summary
*GET,
Par, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM

Get functions are described at the beginning of this command and are shown as alternatives to the *GET items where they apply. They are summarized here (grouped by functionality) for convenience.

Entity Status

Get Function

Description

NSEL(N)

Status of node N: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

ESEL(E)

Status of element E: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

KSEL(K)

Status of keypoint K: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

LSEL(L)

Status of line L: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

ASEL(A)

Status of area A: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

VSEL(V)

Status of volume V: -1=unselected, 0=undefined, 1=selected.

Next Selected Entity

NDNEXT(N)

Next selected node having a node number greater than N.

ELNEXT(E)

Next selected element having an element number greater than E.

KPNEXT(K)

Next selected keypoint having a keypoint number greater than K.

LSNEXT(L)

Next selected line having a line number greater than L.

ARNEXT(A)

Next selected area having an area number greater than A.

VLNEXT(V)

Next selected volume having a volume number greater than V.

Locations

CENTRX(E)

Centroid X-coordinate of element E in global Cartesian coordinate system.

CENTRY(E)

Centroid Y-coordinate of element E in global Cartesian coordinate system.

CENTRZ(E)

Centroid Z-coordinate of element E in global Cartesian coordinate system.

NX(N)

X-coordinate of node N in the active coordinate system.

NY(N)

Y-coordinate of node N in the active coordinate system.

NZ(N)

Z-coordinate of node N in the active coordinate system.

KX(K)

X-coordinate of keypoint K in the active coordinate system

KY(K)

Y-coordinate of keypoint K in the active coordinate system

KZ(K)

Z-coordinate of keypoint K in the active coordinate system

LX(L,LFRAC)

X-coordinate of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

LY(L,LFRAC)

Y-coordinate of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

LZ(L,LFRAC)

Z-coordinate of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

LSX(L,LFRAC)

X slope of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

LSY(L,LFRAC)

Y slope of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

LSZ(L,LFRAC)

Z slope of line L at length fraction LFRAC (0.0 to 1.0).

Nearest to Location

NODE(X,Y,Z)

Number of the selected node nearest the X,Y,Z point (in the active coordinate system, lowest number for coincident nodes).

KP(X,Y,Z)

Number of the selected keypoint nearest the X,Y,Z point (in the active coordinate system, lowest number for coincident nodes).

Distances

DISTND(N1,N2)

Distance between nodes N1 and N2.

DISTKP(K1,K2)

Distance between keypoints K1 and K2.

DISTEN(E,N)

Distance between the centroid of element E and node N. Centroid is determined from the selected nodes on the element.

Angles (in radians by default - see the *AFUN command)

ANGLEN(N1,N2,N3)

Subtended angle between two lines (defined by three nodes where N1 is the vertex node). Default is in radians.

ANGLEK(K1,K2,K3)

Subtended angle between two lines (defined by three keypoints where K1 is the vertex keypoint). Default is in radians.

Nearest to Entity

NNEAR(N)

Selected node nearest node N.

KNEAR(K)

Selected keypoint nearest keypoint K.

ENEARN(N)

Selected element nearest node N. The element position is calculated from the selected nodes.

Areas

AREAND(N1,N2,N3)

Area of the triangle with vertices at nodes N1, N2, and N3.

AREAKP(K1,K2,K3)

Area of the triangle with vertices at keypoints K1, K2, and K3.

ARNODE(N)

Area at node N apportioned from selected elements attached to node N. For 2-D planar solids, returns edge area associated with the node. For axisymmetric solids, returns edge surface area associated with the node. For 3-D volumetric solids, returns face area associated with the node.

Normals

NORMNX(N1,N2,N3)

X-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing nodes N1, N2, and N3.

NORMNY(N1,N2,N3)

Y-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing nodes N1, N2, and N3.

NORMNZ(N1,N2,N3)

Z-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing nodes N1, N2, and N3.

NORMKX(K1,K2,K3)

X-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing keypoints K1, K2, and K3.

NORMKY(K1,K2,K3)

Y-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing keypoints K1, K2, and K3.

NORMKZ(K1,K2,K3)

Z-direction cosine of the normal to the plane containing keypoints K1, K2, and K3.

Connectivity

ENEXTN(N,LOC)

Element connected to node N. LOC is the position in the resulting list when many elements share the node. A zero is returned at the end of the list.

NELEM(E,NPOS)

Node number in position NPOS (1-20) of element E.

Faces

ELADJ(E,FACE)

Element adjacent to a face (FACE) of element E. The face number is the same as the surface load key number. Only elements of the same dimensionality and shape are considered. A -1 is returned if more than one is adjacent.

NDFACE(E,FACE,LOC)

Node in position LOC of a face number FACE of element E. The face number is the same as the surface load key number. LOC is the nodal position on the face (for an IJLK face, LOC=1 is at node I, 2 is at node J, etc.)

NMFACE(E)

Face number of element E containing the selected nodes. The face number output is the surface load key. If multiple load keys occur on a face (such as for line and area elements) the lowest load key for that face is output.

ARFACE(E)

For 2-D planar solids and 3-D volumetric solids, returns the area of the face of element E containing the selected nodes. For axisymmetric elements, the area is the full (360) area.

Degree of Freedom Results

UX(N)

UX structural displacement at node N.

UY(N)

UY structural displacement at node N.

UZ(N)

UZ structural displacement at node N.

ROTX(N)

ROTX structural rotation at node N.

ROTY(N)

ROTY structural rotation at node N.

ROTZ(N)

ROTZ structural rotation at node N.

TEMP(N)

Temperature at node N.

PRES(N)

Pressure at node N.

VX(N)

VX fluid velocity at node N.

VY(N)

VY fluid velocity at node N.

VZ(N)

VZ fluid velocity at node N.

ENKE(N)

Turbulent kinetic energy (FLOTRAN) at node N.

ENDS(N)

Turbulent energy dissipation (FLOTRAN) at node N.

VOLT(N)

Electric potential at node N.

MAG(N)

Magnetic scalar potential at node N.

AX(N)

AX magnetic vector potential at node N.

AY(N)

AY magnetic vector potential at node N.

AZ(N)

AZ magnetic vector potential at node N.

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Get Scalar Data

/GFILE, SIZE

Specifies the pixel resolution on Z-buffered graphics files.

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SIZE

Default: 800 pixels (600 pixels for NT)

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To File

/GFORMAT, Ftype, NWIDTH, DSIGNF

Specifies the format for the graphical display of numbers.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Ftype

NWIDTH

DSIGNF

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/GLINE, WN, STYLE

Specifies the element outline style.

GRAPHICS:Style

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WN

STYLE

Default: Solid element outlines

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Edge Options

/GMARKER, CURVE, KEY

Specifies the curve marking style.

GRAPHICS:Style

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CURVE

KEY

Default: No markers will be applied.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

*GO, Base

Causes a specified line on the input file to be read next.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Base

Default: Read lines sequentially.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/GO

Reactivates suppressed printout.

SESSION:ListControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/GOLIST

Reactivates the suppressed data input listing.

SESSION:ListControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/GOPR

Reactivates suppressed printout.

SESSION:ListControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

GP, NODE1, NODE2, Lab, STIF, GAP

Defines a gap condition for transient analyses.

SOLUTION:GapConditions

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NODE1

NODE2

Lab

STIF

GAP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Dynamic Gap Cond >Define

Main Menu >Solution >Dynamic Gap Cond >Define

GPDELE, GAP1, GAP2, GINC

Deletes gap conditions.

SOLUTION:GapConditions

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GAP1, GAP2, GINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Dynamic Gap Cond >Delete

Main Menu >Solution >Dynamic Gap Cond >Delete

GPLIST, GAP1, GAP2, GINC

Lists the gap conditions.

SOLUTION:GapConditions

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GAP1, GAP2, GINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Dynamic Gap Cond >List All

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Dynamic Gap Cond >List Specified

Main Menu >Solution >Dynamic Gap Cond >List All

Main Menu >Solution >Dynamic Gap Cond >List Specified

Utility Menu >List >Other >Gap Conditions

GPLOT

Controls general plotting.

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Multi-Plots

/GRAPHICS, Key

Defines type of graphics display to be used for element plots.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Key

Default: As stated above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Hidden-Line Options

/GRESUME, Fname, Ext, Dir

Sets graphics settings to the settings on a file.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Restore Plot Ctrls

/GRID, KEY

Selects the type of grid on graph displays.

GRAPHICS:Graphs

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KEY

Default: No grid.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

/GROPT, Lab, KEY

Sets various line graph display options.

GRAPHICS:Graphs

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Lab

KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

GRP, SIGNIF, Label

Specifies the grouping 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

/GRTYP, KAXIS

Selects single or multiple Y-axes graph displays.

GRAPHICS:Graphs

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KAXIS

Default: Single Y-axis graph (except as noted for selection key 3 above).

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

/GSAVE, Fname, Ext, Dir

Saves graphics settings to a file for later use.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Save Plot Ctrls

/GST, Lab

Turns Graphical Solution Tracking (GST) on or off.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Output Ctrls >Grph Solu Track

Main Menu >Solution >Output Ctrls >Grph Solu Track

GSUM

Calculates and prints geometry items.

PREP7:Keypoints PREP7:Lines PREP7:Areas PREP7:Volumes

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

/GTHK, Label, THICK

Sets line thicknesses for graph lines.

GRAPHICS:Graphs

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Label

THICK

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Graphs

/GTYPE,WN,LABEL,KEY

Controls the entities that the GPLOT command displays.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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WN

LABEL

KEY

Notes

One window

Two windows (left and right or top and bottom of the screen)

Three windows (two at the top and one at the bottom of the screen, or one top and two bottom windows

Four windows (two at the top and two at the bottom)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Multi-Plot Contrls

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Multi-Plot Contrls