fill

Mapdl.fill(node1='', node2='', nfill='', nstrt='', ninc='', itime='', inc='', space='', **kwargs)

Generates a line of nodes between two existing nodes.

APDL Command: FILL

Parameters
node1, node2

Beginning and ending nodes for fill-in. NODE1 defaults to next to last node specified, NODE2 defaults to last node specified. If NODE1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI).

nfill

Fill NFILL nodes between NODE1 and NODE2 (defaults to |NODE2-NODE1|-1). NFILL must be positive.

nstrt

Node number assigned to first filled-in node (defaults to NODE1 + NINC).

ninc

Add this increment to each of the remaining filled-in node numbers (may be positive or negative). Defaults to the integer result of (NODE2-NODE1)/(NFILL + 1), i.e., linear interpolation. If the default evaluates to zero, or if zero is input, NINC is set to 1.

itime, inc

Do fill-in operation a total of ITIMEs, incrementing NODE1, NODE2 and NSTRT by INC each time after the first. ITIME and INC both default to 1.

space

Spacing ratio. Ratio of last division size to first division size. If > 1.0, divisions increase. If < 1.0, divisions decrease. Ratio defaults to 1.0 (uniform spacing).

Notes

Generates a line of nodes (in the active coordinate system) between two existing nodes. The two nodes may have been defined in any coordinate system. Nodal locations and rotation angles are determined by interpolation. Any number of nodes may be filled-in and any node number sequence may be assigned. See the CSCIR command when filling across the 180° singularity line in a non-Cartesian system.