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

Partitions areas.

APDL Command: APTN

na1, na2, na3, … , na9

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


Partitions areas that intersect. This command is similar to the combined functionality of the ASBA and AOVLAP commands. If the intersection of two or more areas is an area (i.e., planar), new areas will be created with boundaries that conform to the area of intersection and to the boundaries of the non-intersecting portions of the input areas [AOVLAP]. If the intersection is a line (i.e., not planar), the areas will be subtracted, or divided, along the line(s) of intersection [ASBA]. Both types of intersection can occur during a single APTN operation. Areas that do not intersect will not be modified. See the Modeling and Meshing Guide for an illustration. See the BOPTN command for an explanation of 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.