normal

Mapdl.normal(wn='', key='', **kwargs)

Allows displaying area elements by top or bottom faces.

APDL Command: /NORMAL

Parameters
wn

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

key

Display key:

0 - No face distinction.

1 - Show only area elements having their positive normals directed toward the

viewing point.

-1 - Show only area elements having their positive normals directed away from the

viewing point.

Notes

/NORMAL allows you to select area elements and area plots by the top or bottom faces. It is useful for checking the normal directions on shell elements. The positive normal (element Z direction) is defined by the right-hand rule following the node I, J, K, L input direction. This command is available only with raster or hidden-line displays, for WIN32 or X11 2-D displays only.

This command is valid in any processor.