aatt

Mapdl.aatt(mat='', real='', type_='', esys='', secn='', **kwargs)

Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed areas.

APDL Command: AATT

Areas subsequently generated from the areas will also have these attributes. These element attributes will be used when the areas are meshed. If an area does not have attributes associated with it (by this command) at the time it is meshed, the attributes are obtained from the then current MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS, and SECNUM command settings. Reissue the AATT command (before areas are meshed) to change the attributes. A zero (or blank) argument removes the corresponding association. If any of the arguments MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS, or SECN are defined as -1, then that value will be left unchanged in the selected set.

In some cases, ANSYS can proceed with an area meshing operation even when no logical element type has been assigned via AATT,,,TYPE or TYPE. For more information, see the discussion on setting element attributes in Meshing Your Solid Model in the Modeling and Meshing Guide.

Parameters
mat

The material number to be associated with selected, unmeshed areas.

real

The real constant set number to be associated with selected, unmeshed areas.

type_

The type number to be associated with selected, unmeshed areas.

esys

The coordinate system number to be associated with selected, unmeshed areas.

secn

The section number to be associated with selected unmeshed areas.