Element Table

These POST1 commands are used to operate with the element table, which in turn is used to process results stored for each element, such as average stresses, heat fluxes, etc.

Mapdl.detab([elem, lab, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6])

Modifies element table results in the database.

Mapdl.esort([item, lab, order, kabs, numb])

Sorts the element table.

Mapdl.etable([lab, item, comp, option])

Fills a table of element values for further processing.


Restore original order of the element table.

Mapdl.pletab([itlab, avglab])

Displays element table items.

Mapdl.plls([labi, labj, fact, kund, viewup])

Displays element table items as contoured areas along elements.

Mapdl.pretab([lab1, lab2, lab3, lab4, lab5, ...])

Prints the element table items.


Specifies absolute values for element table operations.

Mapdl.sadd([labr, lab1, lab2, fact1, fact2, ...])

Forms an element table item by adding two existing items.

Mapdl.sallow([strs1, strs2, strs3, strs4, ...])

Defines the allowable stress table for safety factor calculations.

Mapdl.sexp([labr, lab1, lab2, exp1, exp2])

Forms an element table item by exponentiating and multiplying.


Allows safety factor or margin of safety calculations to be made.

Mapdl.sfcalc([labr, labs, labt, type_])

Calculates the safety factor or margin of safety.

Mapdl.smax([labr, lab1, lab2, fact1, fact2])

Forms an element table item from the maximum of two other items.

Mapdl.smin([labr, lab1, lab2, fact1, fact2])

Forms an element table item from the minimum of two other items.

Mapdl.smult([labr, lab1, lab2, fact1, fact2])

Forms an element table item by multiplying two other items.


Calculates and prints the sum of element table items.

Mapdl.tallow([temp1, temp2, temp3, temp4, ...])

Defines the temperature table for safety factor calculations.

Mapdl.vcross([labxr, labyr, labzr, labx1, ...])

Forms element table items from the cross product of two vectors.

Mapdl.vdot([labr, labx1, laby1, labz1, ...])

Forms an element table item from the dot product of two vectors.