save

MeshGrpc.save(filename, binary=True, force_linear=False, allowable_types=[], null_unallowed=False)

Save the geometry as a vtk file

Parameters
  • filename (str) – Filename of output file. Writer type is inferred from the extension of the filename.

  • binary (bool, optional) – If True, write as binary, else ASCII.

  • force_linear (bool, optional) – This parser creates quadratic elements if available. Set this to True to always create linear elements. Defaults to False.

  • allowable_types (list, optional) –

    Allowable element types. Defaults to all valid element types in ansys.mapdl.reader.elements.valid_types

    See help(ansys.mapdl.reader.elements) for available element types.

  • null_unallowed (bool, optional) – Elements types not matching element types will be stored as empty (null) elements. Useful for debug or tracking element numbers. Default False.

Examples

>>> geom.save('mesh.vtk')

Notes

Binary files write much faster than ASCII and have a smaller file size.