n

Mapdl.n(node='', x='', y='', z='', thxy='', thyz='', thzx='', **kwargs)

Define a node.

APDL Command: N

Defines a node in the active coordinate system [CSYS]. The nodal coordinate system is parallel to the global Cartesian system unless rotated. Rotation angles are in degrees and redefine any previous rotation angles. See the NMODIF, NANG, NROTAT, and NORA commands for other rotation options.

Parameters
node

Node number to be assigned. A previously defined node of the same number will be redefined. Defaults to the maximum node number used +1.

x, y, z

Node location in the active coordinate system (R, θ, Z for cylindrical, R, θ, Φ for spherical or toroidal).

thxy

First rotation about nodal Z (positive X toward Y).

thyz

Second rotation about nodal X (positive Y toward Z).

thzx

Third rotation about nodal Y (positive Z toward X).

Returns
int

Node number of the generated node.

Examples

Create a node at (0, 1, 1)

>>> nnum = mapdl.n("", 0, 1, 1)
>>> nnum
1

Create a node at (4, 5, 1) with a node ID of 10

>>> nnum = mapdl.n(10, 4, 5, 1)
>>> nnum
10
Return type

int