vlinqr

Mapdl.vlinqr(vnmi, key, pname='__tmpvar__', **kwargs)

Get information about a volume.

Secondary Functions: Set current volume pointer to this volume.

Warning

DISCLAIMER: This function is un-documented in the official ANSYS Command Reference Guide. Hence its support is limited and it use is not encouraged. Please use it with caution.

Parameters
vnmiint

Volume for inquire. may be 0 for key=11 thru 15.

keyfloat

Key as to information needed about the vnmi.

  • 1, return select

  • 2, return length (data units)

  • 3,

  • 11, return void percent (integer)

  • 12 return number of defined

  • 13, return number of selected

  • 14, return highest number defined

  • 15, return maximum record length (data units)

  • 16, return next record

  • -1, material

  • -2, type.

  • -3, real.

  • -4, number of nodes.

  • -5, KZ1 - 1st kpt for elem Z

  • -6, number of elements.

  • -7, pointer to volume in foreign db

  • -8, element shape.

  • -9, (section id)*10 + 2

  • -10, element coordinate system.

  • -11, KZ2 - 2nd kpt for elem Z

  • -12, color and translucancy packed

  • -101, pointer volume data file.

  • -102,

  • -103,

  • -104,

  • -105, pointer to node list.

  • -106, pointer to volume pvolmeter dat

  • -107, pointer to element list.

  • -108,

  • -109,

  • -110, pointer to sub-volume list

  • -111,

  • -112, pointer to area shell list

pnamestr

Name of the variable where the queried value is stored.

**kwargs

Extra arguments to be passed to Mapdl.run.

Returns
int or str

For key=1

  • 0 = vnmi is undefined.

  • -1 = vnmi is unselected.

  • 1 = vnmi is selected.

For key ne 1 returned data is based on setting of key.