Mapdl.tee(label='', fname='', ext='', **kwargs)

Writes a list of commands to a specified file at the same time that the

APDL Command: /TEE commands are being executed.

  • label

    Indicates how ANSYS is to interpret this /TEE command:

    Signals the beginning of the command text that is to be written to Fname. If Fname already exists, specifying NEW causes the contents of Fname to be overwritten. - Indicates that you want to append to Fname the command text that follows.

  • fname – 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.

  • ext – Filename extension (eight-character maximum).


You can use the /TEE command to record a macro to a specified file at the same time that the macro is being executed. It is similar to the Linux tee command.

For more information about the /TEE command, see the Introducing APDL of the ANSYS Parametric Design Language Guide.

The following example illustrates the use of the /TEE command. If you issue these commands:

the content of myfile.mac is:

This command is valid in any processor, but only during an interactive run.