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Table of Contents 1. About This Reference 1. Conventions Used in This Reference 1. Nonrestrictive Data Input 1. Condensed Data Input 1. Command and Argument Defaults 1. Star and Slash Commands 2. Mapping Processor Commands 2. A Commands A – Defines an area by connecting keypoints. AADD – Adds separate areas to create a single area. AATT – Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed areas.

ABS – Forms the absolute value of a variable. ADD – Adds sums variables. ADDAM – Specifies the acceleration spectrum computation constants for the analysis of shock resistance of shipboard structures. ADGL – Lists keypoints of an area that lie on a parametric degeneracy. AFSURF – Generates surface elements overlaid on the surface of apdo solid elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node. AGEN – Generates additional areas from a pattern of areas. AINA – Finds the intersection of areas.

AINP – Finds the pairwise intersection of areas. AINV – Finds the intersection of an area with anssy volume. AL – Generates an area bounded by previously defined lines.

ANFLOW – Produces an animated sequence of particle flow in a flowing fluid or a charged particle aansys in an electric or magnetic field. ANIM – Displays comnand graphics data for linear problems. ANMRES – Performs animation of results over multiple results files in an explicit dynamic structural analysis or fluid flow analysis with remeshing. ANPRES – Produces an animated sequence of the time-harmonic pressure variation of an engine-order excitation in a cyclic harmonic analysis.

ANSOL – Specifies averaged nodal data to be stored from the results file in the solution coordinate apld. APTN – Partitions areas. ASBA – Subtracts areas from areas. ASBL – Subtracts lines from areas. ASBV – Subtracts volumes from areas. ASBW – Subtracts the intersection of the working plane from areas divides fommand. ASEL – Selects a subset of areas. ASLL – Selects those areas containing the selected lines. ASLV – Selects those areas contained in the selected volumes.

ASOL – Specifies the acoustic solver with scattered field formulation. ASUB – Generates an area using apl shape of an existing area. ASUM – Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected areas. ATAN – Amsys the arctangent of a complex variable. BF – Defines a nodal body force load. BFA – Defines a body force load on an area. BFE – Defines an element body force load. BFK – Defines a body force load at a keypoint. BFL – Defines a body force load on a line.

BFV – Defines a body force load on a volume. BLC4 ocmmand Creates a rectangular area or block volume by corner points. BLC5 – Creates a rectangular area or block volume by center and corner points.

BSAX – Specifies the axial strain and axial force relationship for beam sections. BSMD – Specifies mass per unit length for a nonlinear general beam section.

BSTE – Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a nonlinear general beam section. BSTQ – Specifies the cross section twist and torque relationship for beam sections. CBMD – Specifies preintegrated section mass matrix for composite-beam sections.

CBMX – Specifies preintegrated cross-section stiffness for composite beam sections. CBTE – Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a composite beam section.

## ANSYS Commands Manual Topic Index

CE – Defines a constraint equation relating degrees of freedom. CM – Groups geometry items into a component. CNTR – Redirects contact pair output quantities to a text file. CON4 – Creates a conical volume anywhere on the working plane. CONE – Creates a conical volume centered about the working plane origin. CP – Defines or modifies a set of coupled degrees of freedom.

CPCYC – Couples the two side faces of a cyclically symmetric model for loadings that are the same on every segment. CQC – Specifies the complete quadratic mode combination method.

CS – Defines a local coordinate system by three node locations. CSKP – Defines a local coordinate system by three keypoint locations. CSYS – Activates a previously defined coordinate system.

CVAR – Computes covariance between two quantities. CYCPHASE – Provides tools for determining minimum and maximum possible result values from frequency couplets produced in a modal cyclic symmetry analysis. CYL4 – Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume anywhere on the working plane. CYL5 – Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume by end points.

D Commands D – Defines degree-of-freedom constraints at nodes. DA – Defines degree-of-freedom constraints on areas. DATA – Reads data records from a file into a variable.

DIG – Digitizes nodes to a surface. DJ – Specifies boundary conditions on the components of relative motion of a joint element. DSET – Sets the scale and drawing plane orientation for a digitizing tablet.

DSUM – Specifies the double sum mode combination method.

DSYM – Specifies symmetry or antisymmetry degree-of-freedom constraints on nodes. DSYS – Activates a display coordinate system for geometry listings and plots. DUMP – Dumps the contents of a binary file. DVAL – Defines values at enforced motion base. E Commands E – Defines an element by node connectivity.

EDBX – Creates apfl box shaped volume to be used in a contact definition for explicit dynamics. EDCTS – Specifies mass scaling and scale factor of computed time xnsys for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDIS – Specifies stress initialization in an explicit dynamic full restart analysis.

EDMP – Defines material properties for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDNB – Defines a nonreflecting boundary in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDPC – Selects and plots explicit dynamic contact entities. EDPL – Plots a time dependent load curve in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDRD – Switches a part from deformable to rigid or from rigid to deformable in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDRI – Defines inertia properties for a new rigid body that is created when a deformable part is switched to rigid in an explicit dynamic analysis.

EDSP – Specifies small penetration checking for contact entities in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDTP – Plots explicit elements based on their time step size.

### Mechanical APDL Command Reference

EGEN – Generates elements from an existing pattern. ELBOW – Specifies degrees of freedom to be coupled for end release and applies section constraints to elbow elements. EMF – Calculates the electromotive force emfor voltage drop along a predefined path.

EMFT – Summarizes electromagnetic forces and torques. EMID – Adds or removes midside nodes. EN – Defines an element by its number and node connectivity. ESEL – Selects a subset of elements. ESLA – Selects those elements associated with the selected areas.