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Table of Contents 1. About This Reference 1. Conventions Used in This Reference 1.

## 20 APDL Commands Every ANSYS Mechanical User Should Know

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 existing solid elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node.

### Mechanical APDL Command Reference

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 a 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 traveling in an electric or magnetic field. ANIM – Displays animated graphics data for linear problems. ANMRES – Performs animation of results over multiple commajd files in an explicit dynamic structural analysis or fluid apdk analysis with remeshing.

ANPRES – Produces an animated sequence of the time-harmonic pressure variation of an adpl excitation in a cyclic harmonic analysis. ANSOL – Specifies averaged nodal data to be stored from the results file in the solution coordinate system.

APTN – Partitions areas. ASBA – Subtracts areas from areas.

### 20 APDL Commands Every ANSYS Mechanical User Should Know – PADT, Inc. – The Blog

ASBL – Subtracts lines from areas. ASBV – Subtracts volumes from areas. ASBW – Subtracts the intersection of the working plane from areas divides areas.

ASEL – Selects a subset of areas. ASLL – Selects those areas containing the selected lines. ASLV – Selects those areas contained in the commsnd volumes. ASOL – Specifies the output type of an acoustic scattering analysis.

ASUB – Generates an area using the shape of an existing area. ASUM – Calculates anzys prints geometry statistics of the selected areas. ATAN – Forms 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 – 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. 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 a box shaped volume to be used in a contact definition for explicit dynamics. EDCTS – Specifies mass scaling and scale factor of computed time step 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 znsys 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. Aodl – Specifies small penetration checking for contact entities in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDTP – Plots explicit elements based on their time step size. EGEN – Generates elements from an existing pattern.

ELBOW – Specifies degrees of freedom to be coupled for apdll release and applies section constraints to elbow elements. EMF – Calculates the electromotive force emfor voltage drop along a predefined path. EMFT – Summarizes electromagnetic commanx 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.