kdist

Mapdl.kdist(kp1='', kp2='', **kwargs)

Calculates and lists the distance between two keypoints.

APDL Command: KDIST

Parameters
kp1

First keypoint in distance calculation.

kp2

Second keypoint in distance calculation.

Returns
list

[DIST, X, Y, Z] distance between two keypoints.

Notes

KDIST lists the distance between keypoints KP1 and KP2, as well as the current coordinate system offsets from KP1 to KP2, where the X, Y, and Z locations of KP1 are subtracted from the X, Y, and Z locations of KP2 (respectively) to determine the offsets. KDIST is valid in any coordinate system except toroidal [CSYS,3]. This command is valid in any processor.

Examples

Compute the distance between two keypoints.

>>> kp0 = (0, 10, -3)
>>> kp1 = (1, 5, 10)
>>> knum0 = mapdl.k("", *kp0)
>>> knum1 = mapdl.k("", *kp1)
>>> dist = mapdl.kdist(knum0, knum1)
>>> dist
[13.96424004376894, 1.0, -5.0, 13.0]
Return type

list