first

DbElems.first(ielm=0)

Get the number of the first element.

This starts at inod, defaults to the first element in the model.

Parameters
ielmint, optional

The first element number to consider as the “first element”.

Returns
int

The first element number after ielm.

Examples

Return the first selected element.

>>> elems = mapdl.db.elems
>>> elems.first()
1

Return the first element after element 10.

>>> elems.first(ielm=10)
11