Mapdl.type(itype='', **kwargs)

Sets the element type attribute pointer.

APDL Command: TYPE


Assign this type number to the elements (defaults to 1).


Activates an element type number to be assigned to subsequently defined elements. This number refers to the element type number (ITYPE) defined with the ET command. Type numbers may be displayed [/PNUM].

In some cases, ANSYS can proceed with a meshing operation even when no logical element type has been assigned via TYPE or XATT,,,TYPE. For more information, see the discussion on setting element attributes in Meshing Your Solid Model in the Modeling and Meshing Guide.


Set the type pointer to 2

>>> mapdl.type(2)