kcenter

Mapdl.kcenter(type_='', val1='', val2='', val3='', val4='', kpnew='', **kwargs)

Creates a keypoint at the center of a circular arc defined by three locations.

APDL Command: KCENTER

KCENTER should be used in the Cartesian coordinate system (CSYS,0) only.

Parameters
type_

Type of entity used to define the circular arc. The meaning of VAL1 through VAL4 will vary depending on Type.

KP - Arc is defined by keypoints.

LINE - Arc is defined by locations on a line.

val1, val2, val3, val4

Values used to specify three locations on the arc (see table below).

kpnew

Number assigned to new keypoint. Defaults to the lowest available keypoint number.

Returns
int

Keypoint number of the generated keypoint.

Examples

Create a keypoint at the center of a circle centered at (0, 0, 0)

>>> k0 = mapdl.k("", 0, 1, 0)
>>> k1 = mapdl.k("", 1, 0, 0)
>>> k2 = mapdl.k("", 0, -1, 0)
>>> k3 = mapdl.kcenter('KP', k0, k1, k2)
>>> k3
4
Return type

int