Mapdl.aadd(na1='', na2='', na3='', na4='', na5='', na6='', na7='', na8='', na9='', **kwargs)

Adds separate areas to create a single area.

APDL Command: AADD

na1, na2, na3, … , na9

Numbers of areas to be added. If NA1 = ALL, add all selected areas and ignore NA2 to NA9. If NA1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining arguments are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NA1.


The areas must be coplanar. The original areas (and their corresponding lines and keypoints) will be deleted by default. See the BOPTN command for the options available to Boolean operations. Element attributes and solid model boundary conditions assigned to the original entities will not be transferred to the new entities generated. Concatenated entities are not valid with this command.


Generate two areas and combine them.

>>> a1 = mapdl.rectng(2.5, 3.5, 0, 10)
>>> a2 = mapdl.cyl4(0, 10, 2.5, 0, 3.5, 90)
>>> a_comb = mapdl.aadd(a1, a2)
>>> a_comb