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 Non-available 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).

Preprocessing#

These commands are used to create and set up the model.

Solution#

These commands are used to load and solve the model.

POST1#

These commands are used to postprocess the results with the database processor.

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.

Undocumented Inquire Commands#

Undocumented inquire commands.

Warning

DISCLAIMER: This function is un-documented in the official ANSYS Command Reference Guide. Hence its support is limited and it use is not encouraged. Please use it with caution.