mshcopy

Mapdl.mshcopy(keyla='', laptrn='', lacopy='', kcn='', dx='', dy='', dz='', tol='', low='', high='', **kwargs)

Simplifies the generation of meshes that have matching node element

APDL Command: MSHCOPY patterns on two different line groups (in 2-D) or area groups (3-D).

Parameters
keyla

Copy line mesh (default) if LINE, 0 or 1. Copy area mesh if AREA, or 2.

laptrn

Meshed line/area to be copied, or a component name containing a list. If LAPTRN = P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI).

lacopy

Unmeshed line/area to get copied mesh, or a component name containing a list. If LACOPY = P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI).

kcn

In coordinate system KCN, LAPTRN + DX DY DZ = LACOPY.

dx, dy, dz

Node location increments in the active coordinate system (DR, Dθ, DZ for cylindrical, DR, Dθ, DΦ for spherical or toroidal).

tol

Tolerance. Defaults to 1.e–4.

low

Name of low node component to be defined (optional).

high

Name of high node component to be defined (optional).

Notes

Matching meshes are used for rotational (cyclic) symmetry, or for contact analysis using coupling or node-to-node gap elements. See Using CPCYC and MSHCOPY Commands in the Modeling and Meshing Guide for more information.