nscale

Mapdl.nscale(inc='', node1='', node2='', ninc='', rx='', ry='', rz='', **kwargs)

Generates a scaled set of nodes from a pattern of nodes.

APDL Command: NSCALE

Parameters
inc

Do this scaling operation one time, incrementing all nodes in the given pattern by INC. If INC = 0, nodes will be redefined at the scaled locations.

node1, node2, ninc

Scale nodes from 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 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).

rx, ry, rz

Scale factor ratios. Scaling is relative to the origin of the active coordinate system (RR, Rθ, RZ for cylindrical, RR, Rθ, RΦ for spherical or toroidal). If absolute value of ratio > 1.0, pattern is enlarged. If < 1.0, pattern is reduced. Ratios default to 1.0 (each).

Notes

Generates a scaled pattern of nodes from a given node pattern. Scaling 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.