keyopt

Mapdl.keyopt(itype='', knum='', value='', **kwargs)

APDL Command: KEYOPT

Sets element key options.

Parameters
itype

Element type number as defined on the ET command. The label GCN is also valid input for general contact elements (see Notes).

knum

Number of the KEYOPT to be defined (KEYOPT(KNUM)).

value

Value of this KEYOPT.

Notes

Alternative to inputting KEYOPT values on ET command. Must be used if KEYOPT(7) or greater values are to be input. ITYPE must first be defined with the ET command.

Specify ITYPE = GCN to set element key options for all contact elements types used in any existing general contact definitions (that is, contact elements having a real constant set number = 0).