Mapdl.mfbucket(key='', value='', **kwargs)

Turns a bucket search on or off.


  • key

    Bucket search key:

    ON - Activates a bucket search (default).

    OFF - Deactivates a bucket search. A global search is then activated.

  • value – Scaling factor (%) used to determine the number of buckets for a bucket search. Defaults to 50%.


A bucket search will more efficiently compute the mapping of surface and volumetric interpolation data across field interfaces (flagged by the FSIN label using SF, SFA, SFE, or SFL or the FVIN label using BFE).

The number of buckets used to partition a flagged interface is equal to the scaling factor (%) times the total number of interface elements. For example, for the default scaling factor of 50% and a 10,000 element interface, 5,000 buckets are used.

This command is also valid in PREP7.

See Multi-field Commands in the Coupled-Field Analysis Guide for a list of all ANSYS Multi-field solver commands and their availability for MFS and MFX analyses.

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