pnum

Mapdl.pnum(label='', key='', **kwargs)

Controls entity numbering/coloring on plots.

APDL Command: /PNUM

Parameters
label

Type of numbering/coloring:

NODE - Node numbers on node and element plots.

ELEM - Element numbers and colors on element plots.

SEC - Section numbers and colors on element and solid model plots (see “Notes”).

MAT - Material set numbers and colors on element and solid model plots (see

“Notes”).

TYPE - Element type reference numbers and colors on element and solid model plots (see

“Notes”).

REAL - Real constant set numbers and colors on element and solid model plots (see

“Notes”).

ESYS - Element coordinate system numbers on element and solid model plots (see

“Notes”).

PART - Element part numbers and colors on element plots (applicable to ANSYS LS-DYNA

only).

LOC - Location numbers/colors of the element in matrix assembly order on element

plots.

Note:LOC and ELEM numbers will be the same unless the model has been reordered. - KP

Keypoint numbers on solid model plots. - LINE

Line numbers on solid model plots (both numbers and colors on line plots). - AREA

Area numbers on solid model plots (both numbers and colors on area plots). - VOLU

Volume numbers on solid model plots (both numbers and colors on volume plots). - SVAL

Stress (or any contour) values on postprocessing plots, and surface load values and colors on model plots (when surface load symbols are on [/PSF]). For tabular boundary conditions, the table-evaluated values will be displayed on node, element, or contour displays in POST1 when load symbols (/PBF, /PSF, /PBC) are on and TABNAM is OFF. - TABNAM

Table names for tabular boundary conditions. If this label is turned on, the table name appears next to the appropriate symbol, arrow, face outline, or contour as dictated by the /PSF, /PBC, and /PBF commands. - STAT

Shows current settings for /PNUM. - DEFA

key

Switch:

0 - Turns OFF numbers/colors for specified label.

1 - Turns ON numbers/colors for specified label.

Notes

This command specifies entity numbering and coloring for subsequent plots.

The MAT, TYPE, REAL, and ESYS labels activate both the numbering and coloring of the corresponding attributes for EPLOT, KPLOT, LPLOT, APLOT, and VPLOT. The ELEM, MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, PART (ANSYS LS-DYNA only), and LOC labels are mutually exclusive, i.e., only one can be specified at a time. Also, turning on a LINE, AREA, or VOLU label will turn off the MAT, TYPE, REAL, and PART labels.

PowerGraphics [/GRAPHICS,POWER] displays for/PNUM can be problematic. /PNUM,ELEM will display erratically depending on other display command specifications, while /PNUM,LOC and /PNUM,ESYS are not supported.

Element and volume numbers are not visible for 3-D elements and volumes when Z-buffering is turned on (/TYPE,,[6,7, or 8]).

Use /PSTATUS or /PNUM,STAT to show settings. Use /PNUM,DEFA to reset all specifications back to default. Use the /NUMBER command to control whether numbers and colors are displayed together.

This command is valid in any processor