larea

Mapdl.larea(p1='', p2='', narea='', **kwargs)

Generate the shortest line between two keypoints on an area.

APDL Command: LAREA

Parameters
  • p1 – First keypoint of line to be generated.

  • p2 – Second keypoint of line to be generated.

  • narea – Area containing P1 and P2, or area to which generated line is to be parallel.

Return type

int

Returns

int – Line number of the generated line.

Examples

Generate a line on a square between its two corners.

>>> k0 = mapdl.k("", 0, 0, 0)
>>> k1 = mapdl.k("", 1, 0, 0)
>>> k2 = mapdl.k("", 1, 1, 0)
>>> k3 = mapdl.k("", 0, 1, 0)
>>> a0 = mapdl.a(k0, k1, k2, k3)
>>> lnum = mapdl.larea(k0, k2, a0)
>>> lnum
1

Notes

Generates the shortest line between two keypoints, P1 and P2, both of which lie on an area. The generated line will also lie on the area. P1 and P2 may also be equidistant (in global Cartesian space) from the area (and on the same side of the area), in which case a line parallel to the area is generated.