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.