Mapdl.trlcy(lab='', tlevel='', n1='', n2='', ninc='', **kwargs)

Specifies the level of translucency.

APDL Command: /TRLCY


Apply translucency level to the items specified by the following labels:

ELEM - Elements. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for element 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., value). Translucency varies

with result value, to a maximum of the specified translucency level.

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

CURVE - Filled areas under curves of line graphs. Use N1, N2, NINC fields for curve


ZCAP - If /TYPE,WN,ZCAP is the current display type, then /TRLCY,ZCAP,TLEVEL will

display the model in window WN with the portion of the model in front of the section plane displayed at the translucency level TLEVEL.

ON, OFF - Sets the specified translucency display on or off. All other fields are



Translucency level: 0.0 (opaque) to 1.0 (transparent).

n1, n2, ninc

Used only with labels as noted above. Apply translucency level to Lab items numbered N1 to N2 (defaults to N1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If N1 is blank or ALL, apply specified translucency level to entire selected range. If Lab is CM, use component name for N1 and ignore N2 and NINC. A value of N1 = P allows you to graphically pick elements, areas, and volumes. You can then assign translucency levels to the entities via the picker. The Lab and TLEVEL fields are ignored when translucency is applied by picking.


Specifies the level of translucency for various items. Issue /TRLCY,DEFA to reset the default (0) translucency levels. This command is valid only on selected 2-D and 3-D graphics devices; see in the Basic Analysis Guide for more information on applying translucency.

For 2-D devices, ANSYS displays only the visible faces of the items being displayed. The information behind the facing planes is not displayed. Issuing the /SHRINK command will force the hardware to display information behind the translucent items.

This command is valid in any processor.