Mapdl.engen(iinc='', itime='', ninc='', iel1='', iel2='', ieinc='', minc='', tinc='', rinc='', cinc='', sinc='', dx='', dy='', dz='', **kwargs)

Generates elements from an existing pattern.



Increment to be added to element numbers in pattern.

itime, ninc

Do this generation operation a total of ITIMEs, incrementing all nodes in the given pattern by NINC each time after the first. ITIME must be > 1 if generation is to occur. NINC may be positive, zero, or negative.

iel1, iel2, ieinc

Generate elements from the pattern that begins with IEL1 to IEL2 (defaults to IEL1) in steps of IEINC (defaults to 1). If IEL1 is negative, IEL2 and IEINC are ignored and use the last |IEL1| elements (in sequence backward from the maximum element number) as the pattern to be repeated. If IEL1 = ALL, IEL2 and IEINC are ignored and all selected elements [ESEL] are used as the pattern to be repeated. A component name may also be substituted for IEL1 (IEL2 and IEINC are ignored).


Increment material number of all elements in the given pattern by MINC each time after the first.


Increment type number by TINC.


Increment real constant table number by RINC.


Increment element coordinate system number by CINC.


Increment section ID number by SINC.

dx, dy, dz

Define nodes that do not already exist but are needed by generated elements (NGEN,ITIME,INC,NODE1,,,DX,DY, DZ). Zero is a valid value. If blank, DX, DY, and DZ are ignored.


Same as the EGEN command except it allows element numbers to be explicitly incremented (IINC) from the generated set. Any existing elements already having these numbers will be redefined.

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