Mapdl.resume(fname='', ext='', nopar='', knoplot='', **kwargs)

Resumes the database from the database file.


  • 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).

  • nopar

    Parameter resume key:

    0 - All data in the database, including the scalar

    parameters, are replaced with the data saved on File.DB (default).

    1 - All data in the database, except the scalar

    parameters, are replaced with the data saved on File.DB.

  • knoplot – If equal to 1, will suppress automatic plot. Otherwise, if the GUI is on and this RESUME command was not read from a file, the selected elements from Fname are plotted. (If there are no selected elements, selected nodes are plotted. If no nodes, volumes; if no volumes, areas; if no areas, lines; if no lines, keypoints. If there are no selected keypoints, the screen is erased.)


The RESUME command resumes a database file into the ANSYS program. The command causes the database file (File.DB) to be read, thereby resetting the database (including any geometry settings) either a) as it was at the last SAVE command, or b) as it was saved with the last /EXIT command, whichever was last.

For multiple load step analyses (because only the data for one load step at a time may reside in the database), the load step data restored to the database will correspond to the load step data written when the save occurred.

If the database file was saved in another ANSYS, Inc. product, it may contain element type and KEYOPT specifications which are invalid in the resuming product. Immediately after the database resume is completed, you should redefine these invalid element types and KEYOPT settings to valid ones (ET, KEYOPT).

The NOPAR = 1 option should not be used if array parameters are defined, as existing array parameters might be redefined with arbitrary values. For a more general method of preventing the replacement of both scalar and array parameters, see PARSAV and PARRES.)

This command is valid in any processor. If used in the solution processor, this command is valid only within the first load step.