Mapdl.ngen(itime='', inc='', node1='', node2='', ninc='', dx='', dy='', dz='', space='', **kwargs)

Generates additional nodes from a pattern of nodes.

APDL Command: NGEN

itime, inc

Do this generation operation a total of ITIME times, incrementing all nodes in the given pattern by INC each time after the first. ITIME must be > 1 for generation to occur.

node1, node2, ninc

Generate nodes from the pattern of nodes beginning with NODE1 to NODE2 (defaults to NODE1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NODE1 = ALL, NODE2 and NINC are ignored and the pattern is all selected nodes [NSEL]. If NODE1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NODE1 (NODE2 and NINC are ignored).

dx, dy, dz

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


Spacing ratio. Ratio of last division size to first division size. If > 1.0, divisions increase. If < 1.0, divisions decrease. Ratio defaults to 1.0 (uniform spacing).


Generates additional nodes from a given node pattern. Generation is done in the active coordinate system. Nodes in the pattern may have been generated in any coordinate system.

This command is also valid in the /MAP processor.