wplane

Mapdl.wplane(wn='', xorig='', yorig='', zorig='', xxax='', yxax='', zxax='', xplan='', yplan='', zplan='', **kwargs)

Defines a working plane to assist in picking operations.

APDL Command: WPLANE

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. If fewer than three points are used, the viewing direction of window WN will be used instead to define the normal to the working plane.

xorig, yorig, zorig

Global Cartesian coordinates of the origin of the working plane coordinate system.

xxax, yxax, zxax

Global Cartesian coordinates of a point defining the x-axis orientation. The x-axis aligns with the projection of the line from this orientation point to the origin.

xplan, yplan, zplan

Global Cartesian coordinates of the third point defining the working plane. This point will also define the location of the positive XY-sector of the working plane coordinate system.

Notes

Defines a working plane to assist in picking operations using the coordinates of three noncolinear points. The three points also define the working plane coordinate system. A minimum of one point (the working plane origin) is required. Immediate mode may also be active. See WPSTYL command to set the style of working plane display.

This command is valid in any processor.