Geometry.volume_select(items, sel_type='S', return_selected=False)

Select volumes using a sequence of items.

itemssequence, str, or None

List, range, or sequence of integers of the volumes you want to select. If None or 'NONE', no volumes will be selected. If ‘ALL’, selects all volumes.

sel_typestr, optional

Selection type. May be one of the following:

  • 'S': Select a new set (default)

  • 'R': Reselect a set from the current set.

  • 'A': Additionally select a set and extend the current set.

  • 'U': Unselect a set from the current set.

return_selectedbool, optional

Return the volume numbers selected. Optional, and can be disabled for performance. Default False.


List of the selected volumes if return_selected=True.


Create a new selection of volumes [1, 5, 10]

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select([1, 5, 10])

Create a new selection of volumes from 1 through 20

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select(range(1, 21))

Unselect volumes 1 through 20

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select(range(1, 21), sel_type='U')

Append to an existing selection of volumes

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select([1, 2, 3], sel_type='A')

Reselect from the existing selection of volumes

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select([3, 4, 5], sel_type='R')

Select no volumes

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select(None)

Select all volumes

>>> mapdl.geometry.volume_select('ALL')