kscale

Mapdl.kscale(kinc='', np1='', np2='', ninc='', rx='', ry='', rz='', **kwargs)

Generates a scaled pattern of keypoints from a given keypoint pattern.

APDL Command: KSCALE

Parameters
kinc

Do this scaling operation one time, incrementing all keypoints in the given pattern by KINC. If KINC = 0, keypoints will be redefined at the scaled locations.

np1, np2, ninc

Scale keypoints from pattern beginning with NP1 to NP2 (defaults to NP1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NP1 = ALL, NP2 and NINC are ignored and pattern is all selected keypoints [KSEL]. 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 and NINC are ignored).

rx, ry, rz

Scale factor ratios. Scaling is relative to the origin of the active coordinate system (RR, Rθ, RZ for cylindrical, RR, Rθ, RΦ for spherical). If > 1.0, pattern is enlarged. If < 1.0, pattern is reduced. Ratios each default to 1.0.

Notes

Generates a scaled pattern of keypoints from a given keypoint pattern. Scaling is done in the active coordinate system (see analogous node scaling [NSCALE]). Solid modeling in a toroidal coordinate system is not recommended.