swadd

Mapdl.swadd(ecomp='', shrd='', ncm1='', ncm2='', ncm3='', ncm4='', ncm5='', ncm6='', ncm7='', ncm8='', ncm9='', **kwargs)

Adds more surfaces to an existing spot weld set.

APDL Command: SWADD

Parameters
  • ecomp – Name of an existing spot weld set that was previously defined using SWGEN.

  • shrd – Search radius. Defaults to 4 times the spot weld radius defined for the spot weld set (SWRD on SWGEN).

  • ncm1 – Surfaces to be added to the spot weld set. Each surface can be input as a predefined node component or a meshed area number.

  • ncm2 – Surfaces to be added to the spot weld set. Each surface can be input as a predefined node component or a meshed area number.

  • ncm3 – Surfaces to be added to the spot weld set. Each surface can be input as a predefined node component or a meshed area number.

  • . () – Surfaces to be added to the spot weld set. Each surface can be input as a predefined node component or a meshed area number.

  • ncm9 – Surfaces to be added to the spot weld set. Each surface can be input as a predefined node component or a meshed area number.

Notes

This command adds surfaces to an existing spot weld set defined by the SWGEN command. You can add additional surfaces by repeating the SWADD command. However, the maximum number of allowable surfaces (including the 2 surfaces used for the original set defined by SWGEN) for each spot weld set is 11. See Adding Surfaces to a Basic Set for more information.