color

Mapdl.color(lab='', clab='', n1='', n2='', ninc='', **kwargs)

Specifies the color mapping for various items.

APDL Command: /COLOR

Parameters
  • lab

    Apply color to the items specified by the following labels:

    AXES - Determines the color (specified in next argument, Clab) that the axes of a

    graph will be plotted in.

    AXNUM - Determines the color (specified in next argument, Clab) that the numbering on

    the axes of a graph will be plotted in.

    NUM - Discretely numbered items (such as element types, element materials, etc., as

    shown on the /PNUM command). Also specify number (1 to 11) in the N1 field. For example, /COLOR,NUM,RED,3 will assign the color red to all items having the discrete number 3 (material displays would show elements having material 3 as red).

    OUTL - Outline of elements, areas, and volumes. Ex: /COLOR,OUTL,BLUE.

    ELEM - Elements. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for element numbers.

    LINE - Solid model lines. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for line numbers.

    AREA - Solid model areas. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for area numbers.

    VOLU - Solid model volumes. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for volume numbers.

    ISURF - Isosurfaces (surfaces of constant stress, etc.). This option is particularly

    useful when capturing frames for animating a single isosurface value.

    WBAK - Window background. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for window numbers. The options

    that you select using Lab = PBAK will supersede those applied using Lab = WBAK.

    b.c.label - Boundary condition label. Enter U, ROT, TEMP, PRES, V, VOLT, MAG, A, EMF,

    CURR, F, M, HEAT, FLOW, VF, AMPS, FLUX, CSG, CURT, VLTG, MAST, CP, CE, NFOR, NMOM, RFOR, RMOM, PATH. See the /PBC command for boundary condition label definitions.

    GRBAK - Graph background.

    GRID - Graph grid lines.

    AXLAB - Graph X and Y axis labels.

    CURVE - Graph curves (identify curve numbers (1-10) in N1, N2, NINC fields).

    CM - Component group. Use N1 field for component name, ignore N2 and NINC.

    CNTR - ANSYS contour stress colors. The maximum number of contours available is 128.

    The number of colors that can be specified interactively (GUI) is 9. (/CONTOUR, , 9). Any other setting will yield inconsistent results.

    SMAX - Specifies that all stress values above the maximum value entered in /CONTOUR

    will be displayed in the color designated in the Clab field. Defaults to dark grey.

    SMIN - Specifies that all stress values below the minimum value entered in /CONTOUR

    will be displayed in the color designated in the Clab field. Defaults to dark grey.

    PBAK - Activates background shading options (see command syntax at end of argument

    descriptions below). The options that you select using Lab = PBAK will supersede those applied using Lab = WBAK.

  • clab

    Valid color labels are:

    BLAC (0) - Black

    MRED (1) - Magenta-Red

    MAGE (2) - Magenta

    BMAG (3) - Blue-Magenta

    BLUE (4) - Blue

    CBLU (5) - Cyan-Blue

    CYAN (6) - Cyan

    GCYA ((7) - Green-Cyan

    GREE (8) - Green

    YGRE (9) - Yellow-Green

    YELL (10) - Yellow

    ORAN (11) - Orange

    RED (12) - Red

    DGRA (13) - Dark Gray

    LGRA (14) - Light Gray

    WHIT (15) - White

  • n1 – Apply color to Lab items numbered N1 to N2 (defaults to N1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If N1 is blank, apply color to entire selected range. If Lab is CM, use component name for N1 and ignore N2 and NINC. If N1 = P, graphical picking of elements, lines, areas and volumes is enabled; your can assign colors to the entities via the picker. When picking is enabled, the Lab and Clab fields are ignored.

  • n2 – Apply color to Lab items numbered N1 to N2 (defaults to N1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If N1 is blank, apply color to entire selected range. If Lab is CM, use component name for N1 and ignore N2 and NINC. If N1 = P, graphical picking of elements, lines, areas and volumes is enabled; your can assign colors to the entities via the picker. When picking is enabled, the Lab and Clab fields are ignored.

  • ninc – Apply color to Lab items numbered N1 to N2 (defaults to N1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If N1 is blank, apply color to entire selected range. If Lab is CM, use component name for N1 and ignore N2 and NINC. If N1 = P, graphical picking of elements, lines, areas and volumes is enabled; your can assign colors to the entities via the picker. When picking is enabled, the Lab and Clab fields are ignored.