Mapdl.flst(nfield='', narg='', type_='', otype='', leng='', **kwargs)

Specifies data required for a picking operation (GUI).

APDL Command: FLST


Field number on the command which uses the picking data. (Count the command name as a field, so that a 2 indicates the first command argument, 3 for the second command argument, etc.) The corresponding field on the command will have a P51X label.


Number of items in the picked list.


Type of items picked:

1 - Node numbers

2 - Element numbers

3 - Keypoint numbers

4 - Line numbers

5 - Area numbers

6 - Volume numbers

7 - Trace points

8 - Coordinate locations (in Global Cartesian coordinates)

9 - Screen picks (in X, Y screen coordinates (-1 to 1))


Data order:

NOOR - Data is not ordered (default).

ORDER - Data is in an ordered list (such as for the E,P51X and A,P51X commands, in

which the order of the data items is significant for the picking operation).


Length of number of items describing the list (should equal NARG if Otype = NOOR; default).


Specifies data required for the FITEM command during a picking operation. This is a command generated by the GUI and will appear in the log file (Jobname.LOG) if graphical picking is used. This command is not intended to be typed in directly in an ANSYS session (although it can be included in an input file for batch input or for use with the /INPUT command).

On the log file, FLST will always be followed by one or more FITEM commands which in turn are followed by the ANSYS command that contains a P51X label in one of its fields. This set of commands should not be edited.

This command is valid in any processor.