asbl

Mapdl.asbl(na='', nl='', keepa='', keepl='', **kwargs)

Subtracts lines from areas.

APDL Command: ASBL

Parameters
na

Area (or areas, if picking is used) to be subtracted from. If ALL, use all selected areas. If P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI) and remaining fields are ignored. A component name may also be substituted for NA.

nl

Line (or lines, if picking is used) to subtract. If ALL, use all selected lines. A component name may also be substituted for NL.

keepa

Specifies whether NA areas are to be deleted:

(blank) - Use the setting of KEEP on the BOPTN command.

DELETE - Delete NA areas after ASBL operation (override BOPTN command settings).

KEEP - Keep NA areas after ASBL operation (override BOPTN command settings).

keepl

Specifies whether NL lines are to be deleted:

(blank) - Use the setting of KEEP on the BOPTN command.

DELETE - Delete NL lines after ASBL operation (override BOPTN command settings).

KEEP - Keep NL lines after ASBL operation (override BOPTN command settings).

Notes

Generates new areas by subtracting the regions common to both the areas and lines (the intersection) from the NA areas. The intersection will be a line(s). See Solid Modeling in 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.