lstr

Mapdl.lstr(p1='', p2='', **kwargs)

Define a straight line irrespective of the active coordinate system.

APDL Command: LSTR

Parameters
  • p1 – Keypoint at the beginning of line.

  • p2 – Keypoint at the end of line.

Return type

int

Returns

int – Line number of the generated line.

Examples

Create a cartesian straight line regardless of the coordinate system being in cylindrical.

>>> mapdl.csys(1)
>>> k0 = mapdl.k("", 0, 0, 0)
>>> k1 = mapdl.k("", 1, 1, 1)
>>> lnum = mapdl.lstr(k0, k1)
>>> lnum
1

Notes

Defines a straight line from P1 to P2 using the global Cartesian coordinate system. The active coordinate system will be ignored. The line shape is invariant with the coordinate system after it is generated. Lines may be redefined only if not yet attached to an area.