Mapdl.mshkey(key='', **kwargs)

Specifies whether free meshing or mapped meshing should be used to mesh

APDL Command: MSHKEY a model.


Key indicating the type of meshing to be used:

0 - Use free meshing (the default).

1 - Use mapped meshing.

2 - Use mapped meshing if possible; otherwise, use free meshing. If you specify

MSHKEY,2, SmartSizing will be inactive even while free meshing non-map-meshable areas.


The MSHKEY, MSHAPE, and MSHMID commands replace the functionality that was provided by the ESHAPE command in ANSYS 5.3 and earlier releases.

This command is also valid for rezoning.