ngen

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

Generates additional nodes from a pattern of nodes.

APDL Command: NGEN

Parameters
  • itime – 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.

  • 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 – 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).

  • node2 – 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).

  • 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 – 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).

  • space – 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).

Notes

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.