wpcsys

Mapdl.wpcsys(wn='', kcn='', **kwargs)

Defines the working plane location based on a coordinate system.

APDL Command: WPCSYS

Parameters
wn

Window number whose viewing direction will be modified to be normal to the working plane (defaults to 1). If WN is a negative value, the viewing direction will not be modified.

kcn

Coordinate system number. KCN may be 0,1,2 or any previously defined local coordinate system number (defaults to the active system).

Notes

Defines a working plane location and orientation based on an existing coordinate system. If a Cartesian system is used as the basis (KCN) for the working plane, the working plane will also be Cartesian, in the X-Y plane of the base system. If a cylindrical, spherical, or toroidal base system is used, the working plane will be a polar system in the R-θ plane of the base system.

If working plane tracking has been activated (CSYS,WP or CSYS,4), the updated active coordinate system will be of a similar type, except that a toroidal system will be updated to a cylindrical system. See the Modeling and Meshing Guide for more information on working plane tracking.

This command is valid in any processor.

Some primitive generation commands will not honor R-theta transformations for non-cartesian coordinate systems. Refer to the primitive commands table for more information.