ctype

Mapdl.ctype(key='', dotd='', dots='', dshp='', tlen='', **kwargs)

Specifies the type of contour display.

APDL Command: /CTYPE

Parameters
key

Type of display:

0 - Standard contour display.

1 - Isosurface display.

2 - Particle gradient display.

3 - Gradient triad display.

dotd

Maximum dot density for particle gradient display (KEY = 2). Density is expressed as dots per screen width (defaults to 30).

dots

Dot size for particle gradient display (KEY = 2). Size is expressed as a fraction of the screen width (defaults to 0.0 (single dot width)).

dshp

Spherical dot shape precision for particle gradient display (KEY = 2). (3-D options are supported only on 3-D devices):

0 - Flat 2-D circular dot.

1 - Flat-sided 3-D polyhedron.

n - 3-D sphere with n (>1) polygon divisions per 90° of radius.

tlen

Maximum length of triads for gradient triad display (KEY = 3). Value is expressed as a fraction of the screen width (defaults to 0.067).

Notes

Use /CTYPE,STAT to display the current settings. Only the standard contour display [/CTYPE,0) and the isosurface contour display [/CTYPE,1] are supported by PowerGraphics [/GRAPHICS,POWER].

This command is valid in any processor.