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

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

  • 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.