- Mapdl.etchg(cnv='', **kwargs)¶
Changes element types to their corresponding types.
APDL Command: ETCHG
Converts the element types to the corresponding type. Valid labels are:
ETI - Explicit to Implicit
ITE - Implicit to Explicit
TTE - Thermal to Explicit
TTS - Thermal to Structural
STT - Structural to Thermal
MTT - Magnetic to Thermal
FTS - Fluid to Structural
ETS - Electrostatic to Structural
ETT - Electrical to Thermal
Changes the currently defined element types to their corresponding types. Elements without a companion element (listed above) are not switched and should be switched with the ET command to an appropriate element type or to a null element. The KEYOPT values for the switched element types are reset to zero or to their default values. You must check these values to see if they are still meaningful. Additionally, if Cnv = ETI, ITE, or TTE, all real constants are set to zero.
If Cnv = ITE, you will need to choose a material model that corresponds to your previously-defined material properties. If working interactively, you will be prompted to do so.