MAPDL Commands

This section gives an overview of the classic MAPDL commands that have been wrapped pythonically via PyMapdl. Most commands have been wrapped, but there are a few commands that are not supported natively or only have partial support within PyMAPDL. See Unsupported “Interactive” Commands for more details.

Session

These commands provide general control to the session. The commands are grouped by functionality.

Database

These commands are used to operate on the database globally.

Graphics

These commands are used to control the graphics of the program.

APDL

These commands make up the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL).

POST26

These commands are used to postprocess the results with the time-history processor.

AUX2

These commands are used to examine or manipulate the contents of binary files produced by the program.

AUX3

The auxiliary processor /AUX3 allows you to operate on results files by deleting sets or by changing values.

AUX12

These commands are used to define radiation options for use in thermal analyses.

AUX15

These commands are used to read in an IGES file for analysis in ANSYS.

Mapping Processor

The /MAP processor allows you to map data from an external file onto the existing geometry.

DISPLAY Program

These commands are used for the DISPLAY program. The DISPLAY program is a companion program to ANSYS, used for recovering graphics displays produced within ANSYS.

Note

Many of these commands will not be applicable when using PyMAPDL.

REDUCED Order Modeling

These commands are used for the DISPLAY program. The DISPLAY program is a companion program to ANSYS, used for recovering graphics displays produced within ANSYS.

Connection Commands

These commands read in external CAD files into MAPDL.

Miscellaneous Commands

Undocumented miscellaneous commands.