Mapdl.vsel(type_='', item='', comp='', vmin='', vmax='', vinc='', kswp='', **kwargs)

Selects a subset of volumes.

APDL Command: VSEL



Label identifying the type of volume select:

S - Select a new set (default).

R - Reselect a set from the current set.

A - Additionally select a set and extend the current set.

U - Unselect a set from the current set.

ALL - Restore the full set.

NONE - Unselect the full set.

INVE - Invert the current set (selected becomes unselected and vice versa).

STAT - Display the current select status.


Selects volumes based on values of a labeled item and component. For example, to select a new set of volumes based on volume numbers 1 through 7, use VSEL,S,VOLU,,1,7. The subset is used when the ALL label is entered (or implied) on other commands, such as VLIST,ALL. Only data identified by volume number are selected. Data are flagged as selected and unselected; no data are actually deleted from the database.

This command is valid in any processor.

For Selects based on non-integer numbers (coordinates, results, etc.), items that are within the range VMIN-Toler and VMAX+Toler are selected. The default tolerance Toler is based on the relative values of VMIN and VMAX as follows:

If VMIN = VMAX, Toler = 0.005 x VMIN.

If VMIN = VMAX = 0.0, Toler = 1.0E-6.

If VMAX ≠ VMIN, Toler = 1.0E-8 x (VMAX-VMIN).

Use the SELTOL command to override this default and specify Toler explicitly.

Table: 251:: : VSEL - Valid Item and Component Labels