kclear

Mapdl.kclear(np1='', np2='', ninc='', **kwargs)

Deletes nodes and point elements associated with selected keypoints.

APDL Command: KCLEAR

Parameters
  • np1 – Delete mesh for keypoints NP1 to NP2 (defaults to NP1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NP1 = ALL, NP2 and NINC are ignored and the mesh for all selected keypoints [KSEL] is deleted. If NP1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NP1.

  • np2 – Delete mesh for keypoints NP1 to NP2 (defaults to NP1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NP1 = ALL, NP2 and NINC are ignored and the mesh for all selected keypoints [KSEL] is deleted. If NP1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NP1.

  • ninc – Delete mesh for keypoints NP1 to NP2 (defaults to NP1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NP1 = ALL, NP2 and NINC are ignored and the mesh for all selected keypoints [KSEL] is deleted. If NP1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NP1.

Notes

Deletes all nodes and point elements associated with selected keypoints (regardless of whether the nodes or elements are selected). Nodes associated with non-point elements will not be deleted. Attributes assigned as a result of KATT are maintained. In the program’s response to the command, if a keypoint is tallied as “cleared,” it means either its node or element reference was deleted.