asbv

Mapdl.asbv(na='', nv='', sepo='', keepa='', keepv='', **kwargs)

Subtracts volumes from areas.

APDL Command: ASBV

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.

  • nv – Volume (or volumes, if picking is used) to subtract. If ALL, use all selected volumes. A component name may also be substituted for NV.

  • sepo

    Behavior if the intersection of the areas and the volumes is a line or lines:

    (blank) - The resulting areas will share line(s) where they touch.

    SEPO - The resulting areas will have separate, but coincident line(s) where they

    touch.

  • keepa

    Specifies whether NA areas are to be deleted:

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

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

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

  • keepv

    Specifies whether NV volumes are to be deleted:

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

    DELETE - Delete volumes after ASBV operation (override BOPTN command settings).

    KEEP - Keep volumes after ASBV operation (override BOPTN command settings).

Notes

Generates new areas by subtracting the regions common to both NA areas and NV volumes (the intersection) from the NA areas. The intersection can be an area(s) or line(s). If the intersection is a line and SEPO is blank, the NA area is divided at the line and the resulting areas will be connected, sharing a common line where they touch. If SEPO is set to SEPO, NA is divided into two unconnected areas with separate lines where they touch. 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.