lrotat

Mapdl.lrotat(nk1='', nk2='', nk3='', nk4='', nk5='', nk6='', pax1='', pax2='', arc='', nseg='', **kwargs)

Generates circular lines by rotating a keypoint pattern about an axis.

APDL Command: LROTAT

Parameters
nk1, nk2, nk3, … , nk6

List of keypoints in the pattern to be rotated (6 maximum if using keyboard entry). If NK1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). If NK1 = ALL, all selected keypoints (except PAX1 and PAX2) will define the pattern to be rotated. A component name may also be substituted for NK1.

pax1, pax2

Keypoints defining the axis about which the keypoint pattern is to be rotated.

arc

Arc length (in degrees). Positive follows right-hand rule about PAX1-PAX2 vector. Defaults to 360.

nseg

Number of lines (8 maximum) around circumference. Defaults to minimum required for 90° (maximum) arcs, i.e., 4 for 360°, 3 for 270°, etc.

Notes

Generates circular lines (and their corresponding keypoints) by rotating a keypoint pattern about an axis. Keypoint patterns are generated at regular angular locations (based on a maximum spacing of 90°). Line patterns are generated at the keypoint patterns. Keypoint and line numbers are automatically assigned (beginning with the lowest available values [NUMSTR]).