Mapdl.nread(fname='', ext='', **kwargs)

Reads nodes from a file.


  • fname – File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including the characters needed for the directory path). An unspecified directory path defaults to the working directory; in this case, you can use all 248 characters for the file name.

  • ext – Filename extension (eight-character maximum).


The read operation is not necessary in a standard ANSYS run but is provided as a convenience to users wanting to read a coded node file, such as from another mesh generator or from a CAD/CAM program. Data should be formatted as produced with the NWRITE command. Only nodes that are within the node range specified with the NRRANG command are read from the file. Duplicate nodes already in the database will be overwritten. The file is rewound before and after reading. Reading continues until the end of the file.