format

Mapdl.format(ndigit='', ftype='', nwidth='', dsignf='', line='', char='', **kwargs)

Specifies format controls for tables.

APDL Command: /FORMAT

Parameters
ndigit

Number of digits (3 to 32) in first table column (usually the node or element number). Initially defaults to 7.

ftype

FORTRAN format types (initially defaults to G):

G - Gxx.yy. xx and yy are described below.

F - Fxx.yy

E - Exx.yy

nwidth

Total width (9 to 32) of the field (the xx in Ftype). Initially defaults to 12.

dsignf

Number of digits after the decimal point (yy in F or E format) or number of significant digits in G format. Range is 2 to xx-7 for Ftype = G or E; and 0 to xx-4 for Ftype = F. Initially defaults to 5.

line

Number of lines (11 minimum) per page. Defaults to ILINE or BLINE from the /PAGE command.

char

Number of characters (41 to 240, system-dependent) per line before wraparound. Defaults to ICHAR or BCHAR from the /PAGE command.

Notes

Specifies various format controls for tables printed with the POST1 PRNSOL, PRESOL, PRETAB, PRRSOL, PRPATH, and CYCCALC commands. A blank (or out-of-range) field on the command retains the current setting. Issue /FORMAT,STAT to display the current settings. Issue /FORMAT,DEFA to reestablish the initial default specifications.

For the POST26 PRVAR command, the Ftype, NWIDTH, and DSIGNF fields control the time output format.

This command is valid in any processor.