pretab

Mapdl.pretab(lab1='', lab2='', lab3='', lab4='', lab5='', lab6='', lab7='', lab8='', lab9='', **kwargs)

Print the element table items.

APDL Command: PRETAB

Parameters
lab1, lab2, lab3, … , lab9

Print selected items. Valid labels are "" or any label as specified with the ETABLE command. Convenience labels may be used for Lab1 to select groups of labels (10 labels maximum): GRP1 for first 10 stored items; GRP2 for items 11 to 20; GRP3 for items 21 to 30; GRP4 for items 31 to 40; GRP5 for items 41 to 50. Run etable("stat") command to list stored item order. If all labels are blank, print first 10 stored items (GRP1).

Notes

Prints the items stored in the table defined with the etable() command. Item values will be listed for the selected elements in the sorted sequence [ESORT]. force() can be used to define which component of the nodal load is to be used (static, damping, inertia, or total).

Examples

Print out element displacement results.

>>> mapdl.etable("values", "U", "X")
STORE VALUES   FROM ITEM=U    COMP=X     FOR ALL SELECTED ELEMENTS

Now print out the table.

>>> mapdl.pretab().splitlines()[:4]
['PRINT ELEMENT TABLE ITEMS PER ELEMENT',
 '       1   0.1073961540E-005  0.1073961540E-005',
 '       2   0.3156317304E-005  0.3156317304E-005',
 '       3   0.5125435148E-005  0.5125435148E-005']

Note that can access the array directly from APDL:

>>> mapdl.get_array("elem", 1, "ETAB", "values")
array([1.07396154e-06, 3.15631730e-06, 5.12543515e-06, ...,
       5.41204700e-06, 3.33649806e-06, 1.13836132e-06])