map2dto3d

Mapdl.map2dto3d(action='', ldstep='', sbstep='', option='', **kwargs)

Initiates a 2-D to 3-D analysis and maps variables.

APDL Command: MAP2DTO3D

Parameters
  • action

    The 2-D to 3-D action to perform:

    START - Start the analysis process by rebuilding the 2-D analysis database (.db) based

    on the specified load step and substep information, and update nodes to their deformed positions in the 2-D mesh.

    FINISH - Maps solution variables from the 2-D mesh to the extruded 3-D mesh.

  • ldstep – The load step number at which 2-D to 3-D analysis should occur. The default value is the highest load step number found in the Jobname.Rnnn files (for the current jobname and in the current directory).

  • sbstep – The substep number of the specified load step (LDSTEP) at which the 2-D to 3-D analysis should occur. The default value is the highest substep number found in the specified load step in the Jobname.Rnnn files (for the current jobname and in the current directory).

  • option

    Mapping option:

    (Blank) - Transfer and map all applied boundary conditions, nodal temperatures, loads,

    and surface pressures from the 2-D mesh to the extruded 3-D mesh. This behavior is the default.

    NOBC - No applied boundary conditions or loads are transferred from the 2-D mesh to

    the extruded 3-D mesh. Nodal temperatures (defined via the BF,TEMP command) are transferred.

Notes

The MAP2DTO3D command initiates the 2-D to 3-D analysis process, sets analysis options, rebuilds the database, and maps the solution variables from the 2-D mesh to the 3-D mesh.

Before issuing this command, clear the database (/CLEAR).

The LDSTEP and SBSTEP values apply only when Action = START.

For more information, see 2-D to 3-D Analysis in the Advanced Analysis Guide.

Distributed ANSYS Restriction: This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.