numstr

Mapdl.numstr(label='', value='', **kwargs)

Establishes starting numbers for automatically numbered items.

APDL Command: NUMSTR

Parameters
label

Apply starting number to one of the following sets of items:

NODE - Node numbers. Value defaults (and is continually reset) to 1 + maximum node

number in model. Cannot be reset lower.

ELEM - Element numbers. Value defaults (and is continually reset) to 1 + maximum

element number in model. Cannot be reset lower.

KP - Keypoint numbers. Value defaults to 1. Only undefined numbers are used.

Existing keypoints are not overwritten.

LINE - Line numbers. Value defaults to 1. Only undefined numbers are used. Existing

lines are not overwritten.

AREA - Area numbers. Value defaults to 1. Only undefined numbers are used. Existing

areas are not overwritten.

VOLU - Volume numbers. Value defaults to 1. Only undefined numbers are used.

Existing volumes are not overwritten.

DEFA - Default. Returns all starting numbers to their default values.

value

Starting number value.

Notes

Establishes starting numbers for various items that may have numbers automatically assigned (such as element numbers with the EGEN command, and node and solid model entity numbers with the mesh [AMESH, VMESH, etc.] commands). Use NUMSTR,STAT to display settings. Use NUMSTR,DEFA to reset all specifications back to defaults. Defaults may be lowered by deleting and compressing items (i.e., NDELE and NUMCMP,NODE for nodes, etc.).

Note:: : A mesh clear operation (VCLEAR, ACLEAR, LCLEAR, and KCLEAR) automatically sets starting node and element numbers to the highest unused numbers. If a specific starting node or element number is desired, issue NUMSTR after the clear operation.