Load Step Options

These SOLUTION commands are used to define options for individual load steps.


Specifies whether to use automatic time stepping or load stepping.


Prepares the result file for a subsequent Campbell diagram of a

Mapdl.cecmod([neqn, const])

Modifies the constant term of a constraint equation during solution.

Mapdl.deltim([dtime, dtmin, dtmax, carry])

Specifies the time step sizes to be used for the current load step.

Mapdl.expsol([lstep, sbstep, timfrq, elcalc])

Specifies the solution to be expanded for mode-superposition analyses


Specifies ramped or stepped loading within a load step.


Specifies whether or not to reuse the factorized matrix.


Specifies options for a 3-D magnetostatic field analysis.

Mapdl.magsolv([opt, nramp, cnvcsg, cnvflux, ...])

Specifies magnetic solution options and initiates the solution.

Mapdl.mode([mode, isym])

Specifies the harmonic loading term for this load step.

Mapdl.nsubst([nsbstp, nsbmx, nsbmn, carry])

Specifies the number of substeps to be taken this load step.

Mapdl.numexp([num, begrng, endrng, elcalc])

Specifies solutions to be expanded from mode-superposition analyses or


Sets the time for a load step.


Defines the reference temperature for the thermal strain calculations.


Defines an array of key times at which the time-stepping strategy

Mapdl.upcoord([factor, key])

Modifies the coordinates of the active set of nodes, based on the

Mapdl.usrcal([rnam1, rnam2, rnam3, rnam4, ...])

Allows user-solution subroutines to be activated or deactivated.


Stops solution after assembling global matrices.