Mapdl.gtype(wn='', label='', key='', **kwargs)

Controls the entities that the GPLOT command displays.

APDL Command: /GTYPE


Window number (or ALL) to which this command applies (defaults to 1)


This represents the type of entity to display:

NODE - Nodes

ELEM - Elements

KEYP - Keypoints

LINE - Lines

AREA - Areas

VOLU - Volumes

GRPH - Graph displays



0 - Turns the entity type off.

1 - Turns the entity type on.


The /GTYPE command controls which entities the GPLOT command displays. NODE, ELEM, KEYP, LINE, AREA, and VOLU are on by default. When ELEM is activated, you can control the type of element displayed via the /GCMD command (which also controls the type of graph display). When the GRPH entity type is activated, all other entity types are deactivated. Conversely, when any of the NODE, ELEM, KEYP, LINE, AREA, and VOLU entity types are active, the GRPH entity type is deactivated.

The /GTYPE command gives you several options for multi-window layout:

One window

Two windows (left and right or top and bottom of the screen)

Three windows (two at the top and one at the bottom of the screen, or one top and two bottom windows

Four windows (two at the top and two at the bottom)

Once you choose a window layout, you can choose one of the following: multiple plots, replotting, or no redisplay.

This command is valid in any processor.