Mapdl.igesin(fname='', ext='', **kwargs)

Transfers IGES data from a file into MAPDL.



File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including the characters needed for the directory path). An unspecified directory path defaults to the working directory; in this case, you can use all 248 characters for the file name. The file name defaults to JOBNAME


Filename extension (eight-character maximum). This is optional and the extension can be included in the fname parameter. The extension defaults to CAD if fname is blank.


Reads a file containing IGES data and transfers it into the ANSYS database. The file transferred is the IGES Version 5.1, ASCII format file. IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) is a neutral format developed by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. There is no output transfer file written since the transferred data is read directly into the MAPDL database.

You can import multiple files into a single database, but you must use the same import option (set with the IOPTN command) for each file.

The IOPTN command sets the parameters for reading the file. Files read via the SMOOTH method (the only available method) use the standard database.


Read in an IGES file in the current MAPDL directory.

>>> mapdl.igesin('bracket.iges')

Read in an example IGES file

>>> from ansys.mapdl.core import examples
>>> bracket_file = examples.download_bracket()
>>> mapdl.igesin(bracket_file)

Read in a igesfile from a full path

>>> mapdl.igesin('C:\Users\user\bracket.iges)