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ANSYS Product Capabilities 1.3. Terminology 1.4. ANSYS Command Characteristics 1.4.1. Data Input 1.4.2. Free-Format Input 1.4.3. Nonrestrictive Data Input 1.4.4. Condensed Data Input 1.4.5. Units 1.4.6. Defaults 1.4.7. File Names 1.4.8. Star and Slash Commands 2. Command Groupings 2.1. SESSION Commands 2.2. DATABASE Commands 2.3. GRAPHICS Commands 2.4. APDL Commands 2.5. PREP7 Commands 2.6. SOLUTION Commands 2.7. POST1 Commands 2.8. POST26 Commands 2.9. AUX2 Commands 2.10. AUX3 Commands 2.11. AUX12 Commands 2.12. AUX15 Commands 2.13. RUNSTATS Commands 2.14. OPTIMIZATION Commands 2.15. VARIATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Commands 2.16. PROBABILISTIC Design Commands 2.17. DISPLAY Program Commands 2.18. REDUCED Order Modeling Commands 2.19. Menu-Inaccessible Commands 3. Command Dictionary I. Connection Commands ~CAT5IN - Transfers a .CATPart file into the ANSYS program. ~CATIAIN - Transfers a CATIA model into the ANSYS program. ~PARAIN - Transfers a Parasolid file into the ANSYS program. ~PROEIN - Transfers a Pro/ENGINEER part into the ANSYS program. ~SATIN - Transfers a .SAT file into the ANSYS program. ~UGIN - Transfers a NX part into the ANSYS program. II. 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. ABEXTRACT - Extracts the alpha-beta damping multipliers for Rayleigh damping. *ABBR - Defines an abbreviation. ABBRES - Reads abbreviations from a coded file. ABBSAV - Writes the current abbreviation set to a coded file. ABS - Forms the absolute value of a variable. ACCAT - Concatenates multiple areas in preparation for mapped meshing. ACEL - Specifies the linear acceleration of the global Cartesian reference frame for the analysis. ACLEAR - Deletes nodes and area elements associated with selected areas. ADAMS - Performs solutions and writes flexible body information to a modal neutral file (Jobname.MNF) for use in an ADAMS analysis. ADAPT - Adaptively meshes and solves a model.

ADD - Adds variables. ADDAM - Specifies the acceleration spectrum computation constants for the analysis of shock resistance of shipboard structures. ADELE - Deletes unmeshed areas. ADGL - Lists keypoints of an area that lie on a parametric degeneracy. ADRAG - Generates areas by dragging a line pattern along a path. AESIZE - Specifies the element size to be meshed onto areas. AFILLT - Generates a fillet at the intersection of two areas. AFLIST - Lists the current data in the database. AFSURF - Generates surface elements overlaid on the surface of existing solid elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node. *AFUN - Specifies units for angular functions in parameter expressions. AGEN - Generates additional areas from a pattern of areas. AGLUE - Generates new areas by "gluing" 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. ALIST - Lists the defined areas. ALLSEL - Selects all entities with a single command. ALPFILL - Fills in an area loop within an existing 2-D area (for models imported from CAD files). ALPHAD - Defines the mass matrix multiplier for damping. AMAP - Generates a 2-D mapped mesh based on specified area corners. AMESH - Generates nodes and area elements within areas. /AN3D - Specifies 3-D annotation functions ANCNTR - Produces an animated sequence of a contoured deformed shape. ANCUT - Produces an animated sequence of Q-slices. ANCYC - Applies a traveling wave animation to graphics data in a modal cyclic symmetry analysis. ANDATA - Produces a sequential contour animation over a range of results data. ANDSCL - Produces an animated sequence of a deformed shape. ANDYNA - Produces an animated sequence of contour values through substeps. /ANFILE - Saves or resumes an animation sequence to or from a file. ANFLOW - Produces an animated sequence of particle flow in a flowing fluid or a charged particle traveling in an electric or magnetic field. /ANGLE - Rotates the display about an axis. ANHARM - Produces a time-transient animated sequence of time-harmonic results or complex mode shapes. ANIM - Displays graphics data in animated form. ANISOS - Produces an animated sequence of an isosurface. ANMODE - Produces an animated sequence of a mode shape. ANMRES - Performs animation of results over multiple results files in an explicit dynamic structural analysis or fluid flow analysis with remeshing. /ANNOT - Activates graphics for annotating displays (GUI). ANORM - Reorients area normals. ANSOL - Specifies averaged nodal data to be stored from the results file in the solution coordinate system. ANSTOAQWA - Creates an AQWA-LINE input file from the current ANSYS model. ANSTOASAS - Creates an ASAS input file from the current ANSYS model. ANTIME - Produces a sequential contour animation over a range of time. ANTYPE - Specifies the analysis type and restart status. /ANUM - Specifies the annotation number, type, and hot spot (GUI). AOFFST - Generates an area, offset from a given area. AOVLAP - Overlaps areas. APLOT - Displays the selected areas. APPEND - Reads data from the results file and appends it to the database. APTN - Partitions areas. ARCLEN - Activates the arc-length method. ARCOLLAPSE - Collapses specified area to a specified line segment (for models imported from CAD files). ARCTRM - Controls termination of the arc-length solution.

ARDETACH - Detaches areas from neighboring geometrical entities (for models imported from CAD files). AREAS - Specifies "Areas" as the subsequent status topic. AREFINE - Refines the mesh around specified areas. AREMESH - Generates an area in which to create a new mesh for rezoning. AREVERSE - Reverses the normal of an area, regardless of its connectivity or mesh status. ARFILL - Creates an area based on a set of singly-connected lines (for models imported from CAD files). ARMERGE - Merges two or more singly-connected adjacent areas (for models imported from CAD files). AROTAT - Generates cylindrical areas by rotating a line pattern about an axis. ARSCALE - Generates a scaled set of areas from a pattern of areas. ARSPLIT - Splits an area between two keypoints (for models imported from CAD files). ARSYM - Generates areas from an area pattern by symmetry reflection. 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 areas). ASEL - Selects a subset of areas. *ASK - Prompts the user to input a parameter value. ASKIN - Generates an area by "skinning" a surface through guiding lines. ASLL - Selects those areas containing the selected lines. ASLV - Selects those areas contained in the selected volumes. /ASSIGN - Reassigns a file name to an ANSYS file identifier. ASUB - Generates an area using the shape of an existing area. ASUM - Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected areas. ATAN - Forms the arctangent of a complex variable. ATRAN - Transfers a pattern of areas to another coordinate system. ATYPE - Specifies "Analysis types" as the subsequent status topic. /AUTO - Resets the focus and distance specifications to "automatically calculated." AUTOTS - Specifies whether to use automatic time stepping or load stepping. /AUX2 - Enters the binary file dumping processor. /AUX3 - Enters the results file editing processor. /AUX12 - Enters the radiation processor. /AUX15 - Enters the IGES file transfer processor. AVPRIN - Specifies how principal and vector sums are to be calculated. AVRES - Specifies how results data will be averaged when PowerGraphics is enabled. /AXLAB - Labels the X and Y axes on graph displays. III. B Commands /BATCH - Sets the program mode to "batch." BCSOPTION - Sets memory option for the sparse solver. BELLOW - Defines a bellows in a piping run. BEND - Defines a bend in a piping run. BETAD - Defines the stiffness matrix multiplier for damping. BF - Defines a nodal body force load. BFA - Defines a body force load on an area. BFADELE - Deletes body force loads on an area. BFALIST - Lists the body force loads on an area. BFCUM - Specifies that nodal body force loads are to be accumulated. BFDELE - Deletes nodal body force loads. BFE - Defines an element body force load. BFECUM - Specifies whether to ignore subsequent element body force loads. BFEDELE - Deletes element body force loads. BFELIST - Lists the element body force loads. BFESCAL - Scales element body force loads. BFINT - Activates the body force interpolation operation. BFK - Defines a body force load at a keypoint. BFKDELE - Deletes body force loads at a keypoint. BFKLIST - Lists the body force loads at keypoints. BFL - Defines a body force load on a line.

assemblies. BFLIST .Prepares the result file for a subsequent Campbell diagram of a prestressed structure.Specifies the axial strain and axial force relationship for beam sections. CHKMSH .Lists the constraint equations. BIOOPT . BRANCH . CEINTF .Stores J-integral information in a variable.Writes an ANSYS command (or similar string) to a "command" file.Generates a set of constraint equations from existing sets.Specifies buckling analysis options.Reads a file of solid model and database information into the database.Lists the body force loads on nodes.Specifies "Calculation settings" as the subsequent status topic. CESGEN .Specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship in plane XY for beam sections.Activates cut boundary interpolation (for submodeling). BIOT . BSTE . and tables.Check constraint equations and couplings for rigid body motions.Specifies Boolean operation options.Calculates the Biot-Savart source magnetic field intensity. BLC4 .Places a comment in the output.Generates the constraint equations for a cyclic symmetry analysis CEDELE . CBDOF .Controls the graphical display of alphanumeric character strings for parameters.Specifies the cross section twist and torque relationship for beam sections. CECYC . BFVLIST .Specifies "Booleans" as the subsequent status topic. CALC . CELIST . BSS2 .Defines a body force load on a volume. BFLLIST .Checks current database items for completeness.Closes the "command" file.Creates a block volume based on working plane coordinates. CDREAD . CECHECK . C Commands C*** . *CFWRITE .Defines parameters associated with contour integral calculations CIRCLE . IV. /CFORMAT . BUCOPT . *CFCLOS . BFV .Specifies format to be used for archiving geometry. BSMD .Defines the starting point for a piping branch. BSM2 .Specifies the transverse shear strain and force relationship in plane XZ for beam sections.Generates constraint equations at an interface. CDWRITE .Checks area and volume entities for previous meshes.Lists the body force loads on a line.Writes geometry and load database items to a file. BLOCK .Specifies "Biot-Savart options" as the subsequent status topic.Scales body force loads at nodes. BFSCALE .Deletes body force loads on a volume.Modifies the constant term of a constraint equation during solution.Defines a constraint equation relating degrees of freedom. CINT .Defines complex scaling factors to be used with operations. CGLOC .Generates circular arc lines.Generates a single line from a spline fit to a series of keypoints.Transfers solid model body force loads to the finite element model. BFUNIF . CHECK . BLC5 . CENTER . CERIG . CFACT . . BOOL . BFVDELE . components. CE .Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a nonlinear general beam section. BSM1 . BTOL . BSPLIN . CISOL .Creates a rectangular area or block volume by center and corner points.Opens a "command" file.Specifies "Constraint equations" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies the transverse shear strain and force relationship in plane XY for beam sections.Lists the body force loads on a volume. BSTQ . CEQN . CGOMGA . BFTRAN . BOPTN .Specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship in plane XZ for beam sections.Defines a node at the center of curvature of 2 or 3 nodes.Deletes constraint equations.Deletes body force loads on a line. BSAX .Specifies the rotational velocity of the global origin. CECMOD . *CFOPEN .Specifies mass density for a nonlinear general beam section.Specifies the origin location of the acceleration coordinate system.Assigns a uniform body force load to all nodes. CDOPT .Specifies the Boolean operation tolerances. CAMPBELL .Defines a rigid region.BFLDELE .Creates a rectangular area or block volume by corner points. BSS1 .

COMPRESS .Deletes all specified sets. CMLIST . CMWRITE . COVAL .Writes components and assemblies to a file.Sets convergence values for nonlinear analyses. modifies.Places a comment in the output. CONE . /CLEAR .Deletes local coordinate systems.Creates a conical volume anywhere on the working plane. CON4 . /COLOR . /CONTOUR .Applies the Coriolis effect to a rotating structure. or adds to a set of coupled degrees of freedom. CQC .Specifies the translational acceleration of an element component /CMAP . CMACEL .Defines PSD cospectral values. CLOCAL . CM ./CLABEL . CMPLOT .Specifies the complete quadratic mode combination method. CSKP . CMOMEGA . CMSFILE .Lists the contents of a component or assembly. CPSGEN .Generates sets of coupled nodes from an existing set. CPLGEN . CMGRP .Clears the database. CS . CMATRIX . CSCIR . CORIOLIS .Locates the singularity for non-Cartesian local coordinate systems.Specifies the rotational acceleration of an element component about a user-defined rotational axis. CPMERGE . CMEDIT . CPINTF .Changes an existing or creates a new color mapping table.Opens (creates) a macro file.Plots the entities contained in a component or assembly.Specifies the creep criterion for automatic time stepping. CP .Groups components and assemblies into an assembly.Groups geometry items into a component.Forms the complex conjugate of a variable. CMMOD .Modifies the specification of a component.Performs electrostatic field solutions and calculates the self and mutual capacitances between multiple conductors. CPDELE . CNCHECK .Defines coupled degrees of freedom at an interface. CMSOPT .Defines.Specifies contour labeling. *CREATE . CONJUG .Specifies "Node coupling" as the subsequent status topic.Creates a conical volume centered about the working plane origin. CPNGEN .Copies a file.Copies the session log file to a named file. /CPLANE .Couples the two side faces of a cyclically symmetric model for loadings that are the same on every segment. CPCYC .Defines a local coordinate system relative to the active coordinate system.Specifies a list of component mode synthesis (CMS) results files for plotting results on the assembly. CPLIST .Provides and/or adjusts the initial status of contact pairs. CRPLIM . CLOG . /CONFIG .Edits an existing assembly. .Specifies the rotational velocity of an element component about a user-defined rotational axis.Deletes a component or assembly definition.Merges different couple sets with duplicate degrees of freedom into one couple set.Clears meshed entities.Specifies component mode synthesis (CMS) analysis options. CNVTOL .Specifies the cutting plane for section and capped displays. /COPY . /COM .Lists the coupled degree of freedom sets.Specifies the color mapping for various items.Specifies the rotational velocity of an element component about a user-defined rotational axis CMSEL . CMDELE .Deletes coupled degree of freedom sets.Specifies the uniform contour values on stress displays.Selects a subset of components and assemblies.Forms the common log of a variable /CLOG .Defines (or modifies) a set of coupled degrees of freedom.Defines a local coordinate system by three keypoint locations.Assigns values to ANSYS configuration parameters.Generates sets of coupled nodes from existing sets. CSDELE . COUPLE . CLRMSHLN . CMDOMEGA .Defines a local coordinate system by three node locations. CMROTATE .

Specifies the time step sizes to be used for this load step. DK . CYLIND .Controls time-step cutback during a nonlinear solution. DEACT . CZMESH .Specifies that DOF constraint values are to be accumulated. CYCOPT .Modifies element table results in the database. DATA . DCVSWP .Changes DOF labels for user custom elements. /CVAL . .Defines DOF constraints at keypoints. /CTYPE . /DIST .Specifies "Directly defined data status" as the subsequent status topic. DELETE .Specifies sets in the results file to be deleted before postproc essing. CSYS .Defines DOF constraints on areas. CZDEL . /DELETE . /DEVDISP . CVAR .Deletes DOF constraints on an area.Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume anywhere on the working plane.Specifies solution options for a cyclic symmetry analysis.Edits or clears cohesive zone sections. DELTIM .Computes covariance between two quantities. DJ . DALIST .Changes the current working directory. DCUM . DADELE .Defines or modifies solution results at a node of an element. DKDELE .Put the file names in the current directory into a string parameter array. DERIV . CYL5 .Deletes degree-of-freedom constraints.Creates a circular area or cylindrical volume by end points. DESOL .Deletes a parameter or parameters (GUI).Reads data records from a file into a variable. DA .Creates a cylindrical volume centered about the working plane origin. DETAB .Move nodes in selected elements to conform to structural displacements. DJLIST . D Commands D . CURR2D . DEMORPH .Graphically expands displacements. CSWPLA .Differentiates a variable. /DEVICE . DIG . DJDELE . DCGOMG . DDELE .Lists boundary conditions applied to joint elements. /CYCEXPAND .Specifies boundary conditions on the components of relative motion of a joint element. CYCPHASE . V.Deletes DOF constraints at a keypoint. *CYCLE . DDOPTION . *DIM . /DFLAB .Defines an array parameter and its dimensions.Controls graphics device options.Specifies "Node digitizing" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies "Display settings" as the subsequent status topic.Deletes boundary conditions on the components of relative motion of a joint element.Specifies a cyclic symmetry analysis.CSLIST .Decomposes the model into domains used by Distributed ANSYS DEFINE .Performs a DC voltage sweep on a ROM element. /DIRECTORY .Defines degree-of-freedom constraints at nodes. DISPLAY .Specifies the rotational acceleration of the global origin.Specifies "Data definition settings" as the subsequent status topic. DATADEF . CUTCONTROL .Specifies "Element birth and death" as the subsequent status topic.Digitizes nodes to a surface.Specifies the type of contour display.Defines a local coordinate system at the origin of the working plane.Activates a previously defined coordinate system. stresses and strains of a cyclically symmetric model.Specifies nonuniform contour values on stress displays.Specifies the viewing distance for magnifications and perspective. CYCLIC . DESIZE .Create and mesh an interface area composed of cohesive zone elements.Bypasses commands within a do-loop. *DEL .Lists the DOF constraints on an area.Controls graphics device options.Sets domain decomposer option for Distributed ANSYS.Move nodes in selected areas to conform to structural displacements. DIGIT .Controls default element sizes. /CWD .Deletes a file.Provides tools for determining minimum and maximum possible result values from frequency couplets produced in a modal cyclic symmetry analysis.Calculates current flow in a 2-D conductor. DAMORPH .Lists coordinate systems. CYL4 . DECOMP .

DSCALE .Specifies data curves for an explicit dynamic analysis. *DOWHILE .Specifies whether to use subcycling in an explicit dynamics analysis.Sets 3-D device option modes. EDCONTACT .Defines DOF constraints on lines.Selects a DOF label set for reference by other commands. EDCSC .Activates adaptive meshing in an explicit dynamic analysis. DSYS .Specifies "Dynamic analysis options" as the subsequent status topic.Selects a numerical precision type of the explicit dynamics analysis. EDCPU . DLLIST .Move nodes in selected volumes to conform to structural displacements. DOMEGA .Defines a boundary plane for sliding or cyclic symmetry.Deletes DOF constraints on a line.Assigns mesh smoothing to explicit dynamic elements that use the ALE formulation.Loops repeatedly through the next *ENDDO command.Allows plotting of explicit dynamics forces and other load symbols. DLDELE .Sets the displacement multiplier for displacement displays.Activates a display coordinate system for geometry listings and plots.Deletes selected elements from the model.Specifies output frequency for the explicit dynamic restart file (d3dump). EDBOUND .Deletes or deactivates/reactivates contact surface specifications in an explicit dynamic analysis. EALIVE . EDCADAPT .Specifies energy dissipation controls for an explicit dynamics analysis.Specifies contact parameters for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDADAPT .Defines the beginning of a do-loop.Sets memory option for the distributed sparse solver. DMPRAT .Lists DOF constraints. EDELE .Specifies contact surface controls for an explicit dynamics analysis.Dumps the contents of a binary file. DTRAN . EDFPLOT .Creates a box shaped volume to be used in a contact definition for explicit dynamics. EDDRELAX . EDCGEN . DOF . .Extracts modal damping coefficients in a specified frequency range.Constrains two rigid bodies to act as one in an explicit dynamics analysis.Creates a part assembly to be used in an explicit dynamic analysis.Defines various types of constraints for an explicit dynamic analysis.Defines or modifies solution results at a node.Transfers solid model DOF constraints to the finite element model.Lists DOF constraints on a line. DSURF . DMPEXT .Specifies CPU time limit for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDBX . EDASMP . /DV3D . EDCMORE . *DO . VI. EDALE . EDCURVE .Scales DOF constraint values. DNSOL . /DSCALE .Defines an element by node connectivity. E Commands E . DSYM . DYNOPT .Sets a constant damping ratio. DL . DSPOPTION .Defines mass weighted (Alpha) or stiffness weighted (Beta) damping for an explici t dynamics model. EDENERGY .Lists contact entity specifications in an explicit dynamics analysis.Defines the surface upon which digitized nodes lie.DKLIST . DSUM . DSET . EDCRB . EDDBL .Specifies the double sum mode combination method.Sets the scale and drawing plane orientation for a digitizing tablet. EDDC .Specifies global bulk viscosity coefficients for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDCNSTR . EDCTS . DVMORPH .Digitizes nodes on surfaces and along intersections.Specifies additional contact parameters for a given contact definition in an explicit dynamic analysis.Specifies the rotational acceleration of the structure. EDBVIS . EDDAMP .Adds degrees of freedom to the current DOF set.Activates initialization to a prescribed geometry or dynamic relaxation for the explicit analysis. DOFSEL .Specifies mass scaling and scale factor of computed time step for an explicit dynamics analysis. DMOVE . EDDUMP . DUMP .Specifies adaptive meshing controls for an explicit dynamic analysis. EDCLIST . DLIST .Specifies symmetry or antisymmetry degree-of-freedom constraints on nodes.Reactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).Lists the DOF constraints at keypoints.

/EDGE . EDRC . EDRI . EDLCS . EDNROT .Defines global ALE controls for an explicit dynamic analysis.Writes explicit dynamics input to an LS-DYNA input file.Specifies stress initialization in an explicit dynamic full restart analysis.Defines two-node elements between coincident or offset nodes. EDWELD . EDPC .Specifies time-history output for an explicit dynamic analysis.Allows smoothing of noisy data for explicit dynamics analyses and provides a graphical representation of the data. EDMP .Separates the final if-then-else block.Specifies number of integration points for explicit shell and beam output.Specify LS-DYNA serial or parallel processing. EINTF . *ELSEIF . EGEN . EDIPART . EDSHELL . EMODIF .Specifies time-history output (ASCII format) for an explicit dynamics analysis.Applies initial velocities to parts or part assemblie s in an explicit dynamic analysis.Specifies the type of output for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDRUN .Defines an element by its number and node connectivity.Lists the elements and their attributes. *ELSE . EDNB .Specifies small penetration checking for contact entities in an explicit dynamic analysis.Specifies emissivity as a material property for the Radiation Matrix method. ELIST . EMSYM .Deactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).Adds or removes midside nodes.Calculates the electromotive force (emf).Specifies shell computation controls for an explicit dynamics analysis. EMFT .Specifies degrees of freedom to be coupled for end release and applies section constraints to elbow elements. EDSP .EMAT. EDSTART . EKILL .Plots a time dependent load curve in an explicit dynamic analysis. EMORE .Separates an intermediate if-then-else block. EDHIST .Specifies loads for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDSOLV . EDIS .Applies initial velocities to nodes or node components in an explicit dynamic analysis.Specifies status (new or restart) of an explicit dynamics analysis. EDTP .Calculates the relative error in an electrostatic or electromagnetic field analysis.Generates elements from an existing pattern.Forces the writing of all the element matrices to File. ELEM .Configures parts for an explicit dynamics analysis.Specifies "explicit dynamics solution" as the subsequent status topic.Summarizes electromagnetic forces and torques. ELBOW . EMATWRITE .Specifies the system of units for magnetic field problems.Specifies the hourglass coefficient for an explicit dynamics analysis.Specifies "Elements" as the subsequent status topic. EMID . EDTERM . EMAGERR . EDPART . EDRST .Specifies the output interval for an explicit dynamic analysis. EDHGLS .Displays only the "edges" of an object.EDGCALE .Specifies rigid/deformable switch controls in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDREAD . EDLOAD . EMIS . /EFACET . EMTGEN .Modifies a previously defined element. EMUNIT .Defines a massless spotweld or generalized weld for use in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDVEL .Defines inertia properties for a new rigid body that is created when a deformable part is switched to rigid in an explicit dynamic analysis. EN . or voltage drop along a predefined path.Specifies the number of facets per element edge for PowerGraphics displays.Selects and plots explicit dynamic contact entities.Defines material properties for an explicit dynamics analysis. EDPL . EDRD .Defines inertia for rigid parts in an explicit dynamics analysis.Specifies termination criteria for an explicit dynamic analysis. EDOPT .Plots explicit elements based on their time step size.Defines a nonreflecting boundary in an explicit dynamic analysis. EDPVEL .Applies a rotated coordinate nodal constraint in an explicit dynamics analysis.Specifies the time-history output interval for an explicit dynamics analysis.Reads explicit dynamics output into variables for time-history postprocessing. . EDHTIME . EDOUT .Defines a local coordinate system for use in explicit dynamics analysis.Generates a set of TRANS126 elements.Switches a part from deformable to rigid or from rigid to deformable in an explicit dynamic analysis. EMF . EDWRITE . EDINT .Adds more nodes to the just-defined element. EDNDTSD .Specifies circular symmetry for electromagnetic sources.

EUSORT . ESORT . EQSLV . /EXPAND .Stops the run and returns control to the system. ETCHG . ESYM . ESLN . *EXIT .Performs a coupled electrostatic-structural analysis.Reorients solid element normals. ENORM .Ends an if-then-else.Specifies the matrix multiplier for deactivated elements. ETCONTROL .Forms the exponential of a variable.Specifies degrees of freedom to be decoupled for end release.Sorts the element table.Specifies the element range to be read from a file.Generates elements by symmetry reflection.Selects a subset of elements.Specifies "Element types" as the subsequent status topic. .*END .Generates elements from a pattern by a symmetry reflection.Perform element shape checking for a selected element set.Deletes element types. F Commands F .Selects those elements associated with the selected areas.Produces an element display. EXUNIT . ESSOLV . ESEL .Lists the extreme values for variables. ESIZE .Exports ANSYS interface loads to a CFX Profile file.Selects those elements associated with the selected lines. ESCHECK . ETYPE . ERRANG .Generates elements from an existing pattern.Specifies force loads at nodes. *ENDDO . EORIENT .Specifies the type of equation solver. VII. ETDELE . EREAD . EREINF . ENERSOL .Closes a macro file.Specifies extrapolation of integration point results.Specifies the facet representation used to form solid model displays.Displays elements with shapes determined from the real constants or section definition.Reads elements from a file. EXPSOL .Exits the file being read.Reorients shell element normals or line element node connectivity.Refines the mesh around specified elements. ESLL . ESURF .Generates elements overlaid on the free faces of existing selected elements. *ENDIF .Specifies the default number of line divisions.Allows the creation of a larger graphic display than represented by the actual finite element analysis model.Selects those elements attached to the selected nodes. ENGEN . ERNORM .Restores original order of the element table. /FACET .Controls error estimation calculations.Specifies an expansion pass of an analysis. EREFINE . EXPROFILE .Defines a local element type from the element library. ESTIF .Exits a do-loop. /ERASE . ENDRELEASE . EXPAND .Indicates units assumed for an interface load for ANSYS to CFX transfer. ESOL . EPLOT .Control the element technologies used in element formulation (for applicable elements). ETLIST . EXP .Generates reinforcing elements from selected existing (base) elements.Sets the element coordinate system attribute pointer.Writes elements to a file.Explicitly erases the current display.Ends a do-loop and starts the looping action.Selects elements associated with the selected volumes. EXTOPT . ENSYM .Specifies that the screen is to be erased before each display. ESLA . ERASE . EWRITE .Specifies element data to be stored from the results file.Controls options relating to the generation of volume elements from area elements.Displays the results of a modal cyclic symmetry analysis.Lists currently defined element types. ERESX . ESYS . EXTREM . /EOF . ETABLE . /EXIT . EXPASS . ESLV . /ESHAPE . ET .Changes element types to their corresponding types.Specifies the solution to be expanded for reduced analyses.Fills a table of element values for further processing.Specifies the total energies to be stored.

FLDATA20A .Specifies the results file to be edited. FILEAUX2 . FLDATA23 . FCDELE . FLDATA6 . FILEAUX3 .Selects the algebraic solver. FJ .Specifies the bulk modulus parameter. FEFOR . FCLIST .Specifies the number of conjugate direction search vectors.Sets output and storage controls. FILLDATA .Lists the fatigue event parameters.Specifies the solver minimum normalized rate of change.Deletes force loads on nodes. FILE . FLDATA22 . FECONS . FCCHECK . FC .Specifies the specific heat ratio.Specifies "Constraints on nodes" as the subsequent status topic. FE .Sets the property update frequency flag. .Deletes previously defined failure criterion data for the given material. FLDATA13 . /FDELE .Deletes a binary file after it is used. FLDATA18 . FLDATA5 .Deletes force loads at a keypoint.Deletes forces (or moments) on the components of the relative motion of a joint element. /FILNAME .Specifies the COF3 coefficient of the fluid property equation. FILL .Fills a variable by a ramp function.Specifies the reference pressure.Specifies the binary file to be dumped.Sets iteration and output controls for steady state analyses.Specifies the file containing the graphics data.Specifies the number of TDMA sweeps. FLDATA10 .Exits normally from a processor. FINISH .To list what the failure criteria is that you have input. FK .Controls which features of the solution algorithm are activated. FJDELE .Sets controls for transient analyses based on the number of time steps.Specifies the reference temperature.Sets the convergence monitors for the degree of freedom set. FILEDISP .Specifies the data file where results are to be found. FJLIST . FLDATA8 . FLDATA9 . FLDATA4 . FELIST . FLANGE .Specifies the maximum number of semi-direct iterations. FLDATA20 .Changes the Jobname for the analysis.Specifies "Forces on nodes" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies the convergence criterion for FLOTRAN algebraic solvers. FLDATA16 . FESURF .Sets up a FLOTRAN analysis. FLDATA12 .Lists forces and moments applied on joint elements.Specifies the NOMI coefficient of the fluid property equation. FLDATA1 . FDELE .FATIGUE . FLDATA11 .Defines a set of fatigue event parameters. FLDATA7 . FLDATA4A . FLDATA15 . FLDATA .Checks both the strain and stress input criteria for all materials.Specifies "Fatigue data status" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies the COF1 coefficient of the fluid property equation.Specifies the type of fluid property.Specifies "Body loads on elements" as the subsequent status topic. FLDATA3 .Defines force loads at keypoints. FL .Provides failure criteria information and activates a data table to input temperature -dependent stress and strain limits. FLDATA21 .Defines a flange in a piping run.Controls the output of the convergence monitor.Sets controls for transient analyses based on transient time and convergence monitors or sets time integration method.Defines a set of fatigue location parameters.Specifies that force loads are to be accumulated.Lists the forces at keypoints.Identifies items chosen by a picking operation (GUI).Specifies the COF2 coefficient of the fluid property equation. FLDATA14 . FLDATA19 . FEBODY .Specify forces or moments on the components of the relative motion of a joint element. FLDATA2 . FCUM . FKLIST .Specifies "Surface loads on elements" as the subsequent status topic. FLDATA17 . FITEM .Sets the property variation flag.Generates a line of nodes between two existing nodes.Specifies the number of fill-ins for the ILU preconditioner. FKDELE .Specifies the amount of fill-in when preconditioning the coefficient matrix. FLDATA20B .

FLDATA31 .Sets constants for the Shih. FLDATA37 . FLDATA24C .Sets solution and property relaxation factors. FLDATA24E .Sets constants for the k.Controls activation of thermal stabilization near walls.Summarizes electromagnetic force calculations on element components. FSSECT .Controls the quadrature orders.Displays a fatigue stress item for a fatigue location and event. . FLDATA32 .Reads the residual file written by the FLOTRAN CFD option.Specifies tolerances for the lower and upper bound of the volume fraction. FLDATA25 . FLDATA28 .regime for the Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model.Controls dependent variable printing.Specifies the mass type for a fluid transient analysis.Specifies that variable results are to be replaced.Lists force loads on the nodes. or Supernode mode extraction method.Sets up and runs a zero-iteration FLOTRAN analysis.Deletes a stress condition for a fatigue location. FLDATA39 .Sets constants in the k. FLOTRAN . FSCALE . FTCALC .Selects the element nodal force type for output. FLDATA24G .Specifies dependent variable caps. FOR2D .Applies force and torque boundary conditions to an element component. FLDATA24F .Specifies data required for a picking operation (GUI).Sets the turbulent production clip factor for the Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model. FSSPARM . N and Sm vs.Sums the nodal force and moment contributions of elements. FREQ tables.Specifies the focus point (center of the window).Sets stability controls. FP . FLREAD .Calculates reflection and transmission properties of a frequency selective surface. Lumley Turbulence Model (SZL). FLDATA24H .Sets constants for the k. FSPLOT .Stores fatigue stress components at a node. FLST . FLDATA35 .Defines the frequency points for the SV vs. FLDATA24B . event. FLLIST . T tables.Calculates and stores the stress components at a node for fatigue.Specifies ambient reference values outside of the fluid for the volume of fluid (VOF) method. FLDATA36 .Lists the stresses stored for fatigue evaluation. PCG Lanczos. FLDATA24A .Specifies the format of the file dump.Specifies the approach to discretize the advection term. FLDATA33 .Scales force load values in the database. FLIST . FPLIST . FSUM . FLDATA38 . /FOCUS .Re-initializes a results variable.Sets constants for the Re-Normalized Group Turbulence Model (RNG). FMAGBC . FLUXV .Sets constants in the k. FSDELE . FSNODE .FLDATA24 . and loading. FS . FLDATA34 .Controls restart options. FLDATA29 . /FORMAT . FLDATA26 .Specifies remeshing parameters for transient fluid flow and fluid-solid interaction analyses. FRQSCL . FREQ .regime for the Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model.Calculates the flux passing through a closed contour. Zhu.Turbulence Model due to Shih (NKE).Lists the fatigue location parameters. FLDATA24D .Model and the Zero Equation Turbulence Model.Specifies format controls for tables.Specifies segregated solution or film coefficient algorithms.Calculates magnetic forces on a body.Specifies "FLOTRAN data settings" as the subsequent status topic. FLDATA40 . FLDATA27 . FORCE . FLDATA30 .Sets constants for the Nonlinear Turbulence Model of Girimaji (GIR).turbulence model. FORM .Turns on automatic scaling of the entire mass matrix and frequency range for modal analyses using the Block Lanczos. FMAGSUM .Calculates and stores total linearized stress components. FSLIST .Sets modified inertial relaxation factors.Defines the fatigue S vs.Performs fatigue calculations for a particular node location. FLOCHECK .Lists the property table stored for fatigue evaluation.Sets the turbulence model and the constants used in the Standard k.

lists the input data or solutions.Transfers solid model forces to the finite element model. GRP . HEMIOPT .Defines the geometry specifications for the radiation matrix calculation. GPDELE . /GTYPE . *GET . GMFACE .Defines the gap force data to be stored in a variable. VIII.When using generalized plane strain.Specifies "Reduced transient gap conditions" as the subsequent status topic. FVMESH .Writes all currently stored fatigue data on a file. HELPDISP .Reactivates the suppressed data input listing.Lists all joined or disjoined lines in a model (for models imported from CAD files).Allows the user to apply a label to a specified curve. GEOMETRY .Causes a specified line on the input file to be read next. HBMAT .Plots all joined or disjoined lines (for models imported from CAD files).Specifies "General options" as the subsequent status topic. /GRID . GEOM . GPLOT .Merges adjacent disjoined lines (for models imported from CAD files). /GLINE .Sets preferences for the CAD import repair commands. GSBDATA . IX.Specifies the constraints or applies the load at the ending point for generalized plane strain option.Displays help information on ANSYS commands and element types. GAUGE . /GOLIST . /GROPT .Calculates and prints geometry items. GP .Specifies the format for the graphical display of numbers. GAPOPT . /GRESUME .Reactivates suppressed printout.Sets page and table heading print controls. GSLIST .Specifies the element outline style.FTRAN . GMATRIX .Sets graphics settings to the settings on a file. . /GSAVE . /GTHK .Controls the entities that the GPLOT command displays.Specifies the pixel resolution on Z-buffered graphics files.Defines the fatigue data storage array. FTWRITE . GENOPT . *GO .Specifies the reference point and defines the geometry in the fiber direction for the generalized plane strain element option.Specifies the facet representation used to form solid models. GAPF .Exits from the CAD import topology repair stage. GSSOL . GAPPLOT . FTSIZE .Gauges the problem domain for a magnetic edge-element formulation.Defines the type of graphics display. H Commands HARFRQ .Selects single or multiple Y-axes graph displays.Writes an assembled global matrix in Harwell-Boeing format.Controls general plotting. HELP .Reactivates suppressed printout. /GMARKER .Deletes gap conditions. /GFORMAT .Specifies the grouping mode combination method.Saves graphics settings to a file for later use.Specifies which results to store from the results file when using generalized plane strain.Selects the type of grid on graph displays. /GOPR .Defines the frequency range in the harmonic response analysis. /HBC . /GO .Lists the gap conditions. G Commands GAP . GSGDATA . /GRAPHICS . GPLIST . /HEADER . /GRTYP .Retrieves a value and stores it as a scalar parameter or part of an array parameter.Controls the type of element or graph display used for the GPLOT command.Specifies the curve marking style.Sets line thicknesses for graph lines.Displays help information on DISPLAY program commands. /GCMD . GSUM .Specifies "Geometry" as the subsequent status topic.Turns Graphical Solution Tracking (GST) on or off. /GCOLUMN . GAPFINISH . /GST .Generates nodes and tetrahedral volume elements from detached exterior area elements (facets).Determines how boundary condition symbols are displayed in a display window.Specifies options for Hemicube view factor calculation. GAPMERGE .Defines a gap condition for transient analyses. /GFILE .Performs electric field solutions and calculates the self and mutual conductance between multiple conductors.Sets various line graph display options. GAPLIST .

K Commands .Calculates power terms of a multi -port network. *IF .Deletes selected hardpoints. HROUT .1 format. /IMAGE .Generates nodes and interface elements along lines or areas. HFMODPRT .Sets the initial volume fraction field for a geometry.Automatically refines high-frequency tetrahedral elements (HF119) or lists highfrequency brick elements (HF120) with the largest error. HPTDELETE .Specifies result items to be stored for the joint element.Calculates electromagnetic field distribution for a modal port. lumped gap.Specifies high frequency electromagnetic modal analysis options.Allows graphics data to be captured and saved.Returns system information to a parameter. HROPT . modal. /INQUIRE .Defines or displays spatial angles of a spherical radiation surface for antenna parameter calculations.Specifies a high-frequency scattering analysis.Turns a high-frequency adaptive error calculation on or off. HFSCAT .Specifies that inertia relief calculations are to be performed. ICELIST . IMMED .Specifies input data for waveguide. HFPOWER . HFARRAY .Specifies initial conditions at nodes.Prints inertia relief summary table. /ICSCALE . and modal lumped gap ports.Switches the input file for the commands that follow. /INPUT .Defines phased array antenna characteristics. IMAGIN .Identifies the data to be retrieved from the results file.Calculates propagating constants and characteristic impedance of a transmission line or waveguide over a frequency range. HFANG .Integrates nodal results on an exterior surface. ICEDELE .Calibrates S-parameter phase shift.Lists the initial conditions. HFSYM .Computes and stores in the database the time-harmonic solution at a prescribed phase angle.Specifies the harmonic analysis output options.Scales the line width of circuit builder icons.Calculates the impedance of a conductor at a reference plane. HMAGSOLV . HFPORT .Defines initial state data and parameters. INT1 .Indicates the presence of symmetry planes for the computation of high-frequency electromagnetic fields in the near and far field domains (beyond the finite element region). HPGL .Lists initial conditions on elements. HPTCREATE .Integrates a variable. JSOL .Specifies 2-D or axisymmetric harmonic magnetic solution options and initiates the solution. XII. INTSRF . XI. IMESH .HFADP . IRLIST .Allows immediate display of a model as it is generated. HFEIGOPT .Deletes initial conditions at nodes. HRCPLX . I Commands IC . HFEREFINE . IOPTN . INRES .Transfers IGES data from a file into ANSYS. HFPA . IMPD .Scales the icon size for elements supported in the circuit builder. J Commands JPEG . INRTIA . ICLIST . X. IRLF . ICVFRC . ICE . HFPCSWP . IGESOUT . /ICLWID .Specifies initial conditions on elements.Specifies a radiation scan angle for a phased array antenna analysis.Conditionally causes commands to be read.Writes solid model data to a file in IGES Version 5. INISTATE .Provides JPEG file export for ANSYS displays.Controls options relating to importing a model.Specifies Inertial loads as the subsequent status topic.Defines a hard point.Deletes initial conditions on elements.Forms an imaginary variable from a complex variable.Specifies the phase angle for the harmonic analysis expansion pass.Specifies various HP options. HFDEEM . IGESIN .Specifies harmonic analysis options. ICDELE . HREXP . plane wave.

KTRAN . /LARC .Defines a circular arc. KEEP .Calculates and lists the distance between two keypoints.Generates a keypoint at a specified location on an existing line.Deletes unmeshed keypoints. KBC .Creates a keypoint at the center of a circular arc defined by three locations.Specifies whether or not to reuse the factorized matrix. XIII.Generates a scaled pattern of keypoints from a given keypoint pattern. LATT . . KMESH .Creates a keypoint between two existing keypoints. KSCALE . LCOMB . LCABS .Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected keypoints.Sets a keyword used by the GUI for context filtering (GUI). LAYLIST . KL . LAYERP26 . KSLN .K .Performs load case operations. KUSE . LCCAT . LCCALC .Finds the largest (the envelope) of three variables.Creates a load case from an existing load case file. KSYMM . KLIST . KCALC . KMOVE . LAREA .Modifies an existing keypoint. unmeshed lines.Concatenates multiple lines into one line for mapped meshing.Creates annotation arcs (GUI).Deletes nodes and point elements associated with selected keypoints. KSCON . KDIST . LAYER .Specifies the edge lengths of the elements nearest a keypoint. LCLEAR . unmeshed keypoints. KDELE .Associates element attributes with the selected. L Commands L .Reads a load case into the database. KCENTER . LARGE . KPLOT .Creates a load case from a set of results on a results file. KEYOPT .Defines scale factors for load case operations.Specifies the element layer for which data are to be processed.Generates a straight line at an angle with a line. LCFACT .Specifies stepped or ramped loading within a load step.Generates keypoints between two keypoints.Specifies absolute values for load case operations. KWPLAN . KMODIF .Specifies "Keypoints" as the subsequent status topic.Generates a line tangent to two lines.Defines a line between two keypoints. KSLL .Calculates stress intensity factors in fracture mechanics analyses.Deletes nodes and line elements associated with selected lines.Generates a line at an angle with two existing lines.Specifies the element layer for which data are to be stored. KSEL . LCFILE .Refines the mesh around specified keypoints.Defines a keypoint at an existing node location.Calculates and moves a keypoint to an intersection.Selects those keypoints contained in the selected lines.Moves the working plane origin to the average location of keypoints. KEYW . LCDEF . KNODE . KBETW .Generates the shortest line between two keypoints on an area.Displays the layer stacking sequence for layered elements.Stores POST26 definitions and data during active session. L2TAN .Defines the working plane using three keypoints. LANG . KCLEAR . KGEN .Sets element key options. LAYPLOT . KREFINE . KATT .Combines adjacent lines into one line.Selects a subset of keypoints or hard points. LARC .Defines a keypoint. KESIZE . KPSCALE . KFILL .Specifies a keypoint about which an area mesh will be skewed.Generates a reflected set of keypoints.Associates attributes with the selected.Lists the defined keypoints or hard points.Specifies "Load case settings" as the subsequent status topic. L2ANG .Selects those keypoints associated with the selected nodes. KWPAVE . KEYPTS . LCASE .Generates additional keypoints from a pattern of keypoints.Generates nodes and point elements at keypoints.Lists real constants material properties for layered elements.Displays the selected keypoints.Transfers a pattern of keypoints to another coordinate system. LCOPER .Generates a scaled set of (meshed) keypoints from a pattern of keypoints. KSUM .

Extends a line at one end by using its slope.Reads and solves multiple load steps.Displays the selected lines. LPLOT .Lists the defined lines.Specifies whether to process non-summable items in load case operations. LSEL .Finds the intersection of a line with an area. LINES . /LSPEC .Selects those lines containing the selected keypoints.Reads load and load step option data into the database. LGEN .Creates a load case by writing results to a load case file.Writes the database command log to a file.Divides intersecting lines at their point(s) of intersection.Displays the contents of an external. LSBW . LNDETACH . LSREAD .Specifies "Load step operations" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies the light direction for the display window. LCSUM . LCWRITE .Deletes load step files.Specifies annotation line attributes (GUI).Refines the mesh around specified lines. LROTAT . LSBL . LGWRITE . LDREAD .Finds the common intersection of lines. LSOPER . LNSRCH . LIST .Specifies the length of a printed page.Generates new lines by "gluing" lines. LSLA . LNCOLLAPSE . LLIST . LNFILL .Finds the intersection of a line with a volume. LINP . LSBV .Selects a subset of lines. LGLUE . LSDELE . .Overlaps lines. LDELE .Selects those lines contained in the selected areas. LFILLT .Generates circular lines by rotating a keypoint pattern about an axis.Subtracts the intersection of the working plane from lines (divides lines).Generates surface elements overlaid on the edge of existing solid elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node. LCZERO .Lists out the sets in the results file. LINE .Clears loads and load step options from the database. LOVLAP . LINL .Defines impedance and calibration lines for excitation eigenfield. LINV .Selects a subset of load cases. LFSURF . LSSOLVE . LOCAL . LEXTND . LCSL . coded file.Defines a local coordinate system by a location and orientation.Activates a line search to be used with Newton-Raphson.Generates lines by sweeping a keypoint pattern along path. LINA . LMATRIX . LPTN .Splits a line segment into two line segments (for models imported from CAD files).Defines a straight line irrespective of the active coordinate system. LDRAG . LSBA . LSLK .Divides a single line into two or more lines. LSCLEAR .Subtracts lines from lines. LNSPLIT . LREFINE . LNMERGE . LPRT .Subtracts areas from lines.Generates a fillet line between two intersecting lines.Reads results from the results file and applies them as loads.Creates annotation lines (GUI).Zeroes the results portion of the database.LCSEL .Finds the pairwise intersection of lines. /LINE . LMESH .Generates nodes and line elements along lines. LREVERSE .Generates additional lines from a pattern of lines.Detaches lines from neighboring geometric entity (for models imported from CAD files). regardless of its connectivity or mesh status.Generates a scaled set of lines from a pattern of lines.Creates a straight line between two keypoints (for models imported from CAD files).Reverses the normal of a line. *LIST . LSSCALE .Partitions lines.Subtracts volumes from lines.Specifies "Lines" as the subsequent status topic. /LIGHT .Collapse a line segment to a keypoint (for models imported from CAD files). LSTR .Calculates an inductance matrix and the total flux linkage for an N-winding coil system.Merges two or more connected line segments (for models imported from CAD files). LDIV . LESIZE .Specifies the divisions and spacing ratio on unmeshed lines.Deletes unmeshed lines.

Writes load and load step option data to a file. MFDTIME .Deletes ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis settings. MESHING .Sets the control parameters used by the conservative (CPP) interpolation scheme. /MAIL .Imports a new field into a current ANSYS Multi -field solver analysis. MFRC . LWPLAN . MAGSOLV .Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected lines. MAPSOLVE . MFCMMAND . MFBUCKET .Calculates. MFCLEAR .Captures field solution options in a command file. MFSORDER . MFLCOMM . /LSYMBOL . MFSURFACE . MAGOPT .Turns normal distance checking on for surface mapping in an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MFIMPORT .Creates annotation symbols (GUI).Defines the damping ratios as a function of mode. or deletes mapping data in an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MFPSIMUL .Specifies a calculation frequency for a field in an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MFTIME .Allows the current session to keep allocated memory /MENU . MFTOL .Sets up a field solver group to simultaneously process with code coupling analyses. LUMPM . MFEXTER .Sets the number of stagger iterations for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis.Activates the Graphical User Interface (GUI).Specifies "Material properties" as the subsequent status topic. MFLIST . an existing line.Turns a bucket search on or off.Specifies a lumped mass matrix formulation.Specifies "Master DOF" as the subsequent status topic. MDPLOT . or evaluates.Specifies field solution order for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MFELEM . . MASTER .Sets time step sizes for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis.Sets end time for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. LTRAN . MFORDER .Defines master degrees of freedom for reduced and superelement generation analyses. M Commands M .Mails file to the specifed address. MFCONV . MDAMP . MFANALYSIS . MFITER . LVSCALE . MFOUTPUT .Turns an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis on or off. MFFR .Scales the load vector for mode superposition analyses.Add more element types to a previously defined field number. resumes.Defines a field by grouping element types.Specifies results file output frequency for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis.Transfers a pattern of lines to another coordinate system.Calculates the coefficients for.Defines a surface load transfer for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis.Controls file writing for multiframe restarts for the ANSYS Multi -field solver. a Fourier series.Generates a line at the end of. MFEM .Sets relaxation values for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis.LSUM . MFRSTART .Setup Multi-Field relaxation factors for field solutions. MFFNAME .Specifies restart status for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. LTAN . LSWRITE .Specifies a file name for a field in an ANSYS Multi -field solver analysis.Specifies the interface load transfer interpolation option for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. LSYMM . MFINTER .Defines a load transfer for code coupling analyses.Plots frequency-dependent modal damping coefficients calculated by DMPEXT.Defines external fields for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MFCI .Maps solved node and element solutions from an original mesh to a new mesh.Deletes master degrees of freedom.Adaptively meshes and solves an edge-based model. MADAPT .Specifies options for a 3-D magnetostatic field analysis.Lists the settings for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MCHECK . MAT .Checks mesh connectivity.Generates lines from a line pattern by symmetry reflection. saves.Sets convergence values for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MEMM .Sets the element material attribute pointer. MATER . *MFOURI . XIV. MDELE . MFRELAX .Defines the working plane normal to a location on a line. MFMAP .Specifies magnetic solution options and initiates the solution.Specifies "Meshing" as the subsequent status topic.Sets up the solution sequence of simultaneous field solver groups for code coupling analyses. MFCALC . and tangent to.

Specifies the approach to discretize the advection term in a species transport equation. MFVOLUME .Defines a temperature table for material properties.Defines the fluid properties of a species. MPCOPY .Activates and controls mass fraction capping for a species.Reassembles existing material data with the temperature table. MODOPT .Reads a file containing material properties.Defines a linear material property as a constant or a function of temperature. *MSG .Specifies the mass type for a transient species analysis. MP . MSQUAD . MITER .Generates additional MDOF from a previously defined set.Adds temperatures to the temperature table by generation. MPDATA . MSPROP .Plots linear material properties as a function of temperature. MPAMOD .Specifies relaxation factors for a multiple species transport analysis. MPLIST . MPRINT .Specifies whether free meshing or mapped meshing should be used to mesh a model.Specifies meshing options. MPCHG .Changes the material number attribute of an element. MPDRES . MSSOLU .Controls contents of three variable fields in nonlinear solution monitor file. MMF . MPDELE .Calculates the magnetomotive force along a path.Simplifies the generation of meshes that have matching node element patterns on two different line groups (in 2-D) or area groups (3-D). MSHMID . MODMSH .Deletes linear material properties.Changes the listed values of the data in a set.Calculates and moves a node to an intersection. MSDATA .Defines a mitered bend in a piping run. MLIST .Specifies the initial value of nominal mass fraction for a species.Lists linear material properties.Sets the default material library read and write paths. This option only applies to the PCG solver.Specifies solution options for multiple species transport.Restores a temperature table previously defined. MSMASS .Sets modified inertial relaxation factors for multiple species.Performs matrix operations on array parameter matrices. . MMASS .Specifies the missing mass response calculation. /MKDIR .Sets the solver memory saving option.Specifies the quadrature order for multiple species elements.Writes linear material properties in the database to a file (if the LIB option is not specified) or writes both linear and nonlinear material properties (if LIB is specified) from the database to a file.Writes an ANSYS master input file for MFX multiple code coupling.Enables you to reissue the graphics command macro "name" during a replot or zoom operation. /MREP .Create multiple load vectors in a modal analysis. /MPLIB . MOVE . specifies the element shape to be used for meshing. *MOPER . MPTEMP .For elements that support multiple shapes.Defines property data to be associated with the temperature table.Copies or transposes an array parameter matrix.*MFUN .Defines a volume load transfer for an ANSYS Multi-field solver analysis. MSMETH .Creates a directory. MORPH .Sets midstep residual criterion values for structural transient analyses. MSCAP . MSADV . MFWRITE . MODCONT . MODIFY . MSHKEY .Controls the relationship of the solid model and the FE model. MONITOR . MPTRES . MSAVE .Lists the MDOF of freedom. MGEN .Specifies the method of solution of the species transport equations. MPREAD .Specifies modal analysis options. MIDTOL . MSRELAX . MPPLOT .Specifies morphing and remeshing controls. MPWRITE . MSNOMF . MODE . MPTGEN .Defines multiple species data applicable to all species.Specifies placement of midside nodes.Copies linear material model data from one material reference number to another. MSMIR .Specifies the harmonic loading term for this load step. MSHAPE . MOPT . MSHCOPY .Writes an output message via the ANSYS message subroutine.Specifies pattern to be used for mapped triangle meshing. MSHPATTERN .Modifies temperature-dependent secant coefficients of thermal expansion.Specifies that radiation matrices are to be printed.

Specifies the number of modes to expand and write for a modal or buckling analysis.Specifies "Nonlinear analysis options" as the subsequent status topic.Lists nodes.Reads nodes from a file.Specifies the range of nodes to be read from the node file. NLOG .Calculates and lists the distance between two nodes. NSUBST .Prevents the CDREAD command from offsetting specified data items NOORDER . NREAD . NROPT .Forms the natural log of a variable. NDIST .Writes a matrix to a file in a formatted sequence. . NPRINT .Modifies an existing node. NSTORE .Defines which time points stored are to be listed.Selects those nodes attached to the selected elements. /NOPR . NSLK .Sums the nodal forces and moments of elements attached to nodes. XV. NROTAT .Selects those nodes associated with the selected areas.MSSPEC . /NERR .Defines a node at an existing keypoint location. NCNV .Defines which time points are to be stored. NSYM .Generates surface elements overlaid on the edge of existing elements and assigns the extra node as the closest fluid element node.Removes color from graphics displays. NDELE .Selects those nodes associated with the selected keypoints.Selects those nodes associated with the selected lines. NLDIAG . NDSURF . NSORT .Specify result items to track during solution.Allows displaying area elements by top or bottom faces.Re-establishes the original element ordering. /MSTART .Selects a subset of nodes. *MWRITE . molecular weight.Gets element component information from nonlinear diagnostic files.Generates nodes for general axisymmetric element sections.Specifies the number of substeps to be taken this load step.Controls the initial GUI components. NLIST . NLOPT . NKPT . NSVR .Specifies the Newton-Raphson options in a static or full transient analysis.Sets the convergence monitors for species.Generates a scaled set of nodes from a pattern of nodes.Rotates nodal coordinate systems perpendicular to line normal /NORMAL .Specifies nodal data to be stored from the results file.Limits the number of warning and error messages displayed.Defines a node.Displays nodes.Generates additional nodes from a pattern of nodes.Smooths selected nodes among selected elements.Sets the key to terminate an analysis. MSTERM .Generates a reflected set of nodes.Specifies the maximum number of equilibrium iterations for nonlinear analyses. NSLL . NSEL . NFORCE . N Commands N .Defines the number of variables for user-programmable element options.Allows species properties to vary between global iterations.Includes large-deflection effects in a static or full transient analysis. /NOLIST .Specifies the name. NLHIST . NODES . NOOFFSET .Suppresses the data input listing.Selects those nodes associated with the selected volumes.Rotates nodal coordinate systems into the active system. /NOERASE . NAXIS .Suppresses the expanded interpreted input data listing.Refines the mesh around specified nodes. NSMOOTH . NOCOLOR . NORA . NRRANG . MXPAND .Specifies "Nodes" as the subsequent status topic.Sets nonlinear diagnostics functionality. NRLSUM .Rotates a nodal coordinate system by direction cosines. NLDPOST . NSLE . and Schmidt number of a species. NREFINE .Prevents the screen erase between displays. MSVARY . NSLA . NSLV . NANG . NSOL . NLGEOM .Rotates nodal coordinate systems to surface normal NORL . NGEN .Specifies the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) sum mode combination method.Deletes nodes. NEQIT . NPLOT . NSCALE . NMODIF .Sorts nodal data.

Defines the number of iterations for a random optimization. NWPLAN . OPNCONTROL .Restores original order for nodal data. OPRAND .Specifies the type of ocean environment data to follow.Controls the solution printout. OPRFA .Graphs the results of a global sweep generation.Specifies the reference point and number of evaluation points for a sweep generation. OPFRST . /OPT . NUMVAR .Defines the analysis file to be used for optimization looping.Prints the results of a global sweep generation.Defines number of iterations for subproblem approximation method.Clears the optimization database. OPSWEEP .Defines the printout and screen page size. OCTYPE . OPERATE .Displays the parameters for design sets. OPEQN . O Commands OCDATA .Specifies the parameters to be treated as optimization variables. XVI. OPGRAD . OMEGA . OPEXE .Establishes starting numbers for automatically numbered items.Controls curve fitting for the subproblem approximation method.Moves the working plane origin to the average location of nodes. OPSAVE .Specifies the optimization method to be used. OPPRNT .Specifies "Output options" as the subsequent status topic. NWPAVE . colors.Defines an ocean environment using table data.Compresses the numbering of defined items. OPLSW .Specifies whether numbers. OPDEL . OUTRES . OPCLR . OCDELETE .Specifies whether to save the best-set results and database file.Specifies controls for optimization looping. PAGET .Writes nodes to a file.Defines specifications for user-supplied external optimization. OPLIST . XVII. or both are used for displays. OPTYPE .Initiates optimization looping.Defines the type of factorial evaluation to be performed. OPVAR . NWRITE . OPLOOP .Merges coincident or equivalently defined items.Specifies the rotational velocity of the structure.Writes current path information into an array variable. OCTABLE .Summarizes all currently defined ocean environments.Enters the design optimizer.Identifies the file where optimization data is to be saved. OPFACT . OPKEEP .Prints the results of a gradient evaluation.Defines specifications for the first order optimization method.Adds a number offset to defined items.Specifies "Operation data" as the subsequent status topic. OPLGR . OPRESU .Creates a design set using active scalar parameter values. NUMCMP ./NUMBER . NUMOFF .Prints the results of a factorial evaluation. OPSUBP .Defines an ocean environment using non-table data. . /PAGE .Reads optimization data into the optimization database. OPRGR . OPANL .Writes all optimization data to a file. OUTPR .Deletes ocean information from the ANSYS database. /OUTPUT . OCLIST . OPDATA .Displays the results of a factorial evaluation.Redirects text output to a file or to the screen. NUSORT .Graphs the results of a gradient evaluation. OUTOPT . NUMEXP .Deletes optimization design sets. P Commands PADELE . PAPUT . OPMAKE .Activates detailed optimization summary printout. OPADD .Sets decision parameter for automatically increasing the time step interval. OPRSW . OPLFA .Defines the working plane using three nodes.Selects design sets for subsequent optimization looping. NUMMRG .Specifies the number of variables allowed in POST26. OPSEL .Controls the solution data written to the database.Forms a set of optimization parameters by adding two sets. NUMSTR .Deletes a defined path. OPUSER .Retrieves path information from an array variable.Specifies solutions to be expanded from reduced analyses.Specifies which design set will be used for gradient evaluation.

PDLHS . PASAVE . /PCIRCLE . /PDS .Writes parameters to a file.Defines the data set to be read from the PGR file.Defines a path name and establishes parameters for the path. PDVAR .Sets convergence values for p-method solutions.Calculates participation factors for the PSD or multi -point response spectrum table.Controls PCG solver options. PDPROB .Clears the probabilistic design database.Specifies options for Monte Carlo Simulations using Latin-Hypercube sampling. PFLUID .Writes the probabilistic model data to a file. PEMOPTS .Automatically generates hard copies for HP UNIX work stations. PCIRC . PGSAVE .Specifies the location from which graphics data will be retrieved for viewing.Generates an HTML report for the probabilistic analyses. PDCFLD . PARRES . PDEXE . PDPLOT .Executes the probabilistic analysis.PARESU .Specifies the options for an HTML report. PDSHIS . PARSAV . PEXCLUDE .Writes selected solution data to the PGR file for faster post processing access.Interpolates an item onto a path. PAUSE .Writes.Temporarily releases the current product license. PERBC2D . reads. PGWRITE .Specifies elements to be excluded from p-level escalations. /PCOPY . PDWRITE .Selects a subset of parts in an explicit dynamic analysis.Plots the distribution curves of a defined random input variable. PGSELE .Plots the probabilistic sensitivities. PCONV . PDRESU .Specifies periodic boundary conditions in an incompressible flow analysis. PDINQR .Shows magnitude of body force loads on displays.Specifies the probabilistic analysis method.Plots the cumulative distribution function.Specifies the allowable exterior corrosion thickness for a piping run.Specifies options for Monte Carlo Simulations using direct sampling.Defines the contained fluid density for a piping run.Calculates the dot product of two path vectors along the current path.Defines design of experiment levels for an individual random input variable.Reads parameters from a file.Generates periodic constraints for 2-D planar magnetic field analyses. PDPINV . PGRSET . PDCMAT .Specifies options for user-specified sampling methods.Reads the probabilistic model data and loads it into the database.Restores previously saved paths from a file. PARTSEL . PDSENS .Creates a circular area centered about the working plane origin.Prints the correlation coefficient matrix.Plots the frequency histogram. PATH .Creates a PowerGraphics (PGR) file from results data. PDCORR . PDRAG .Calculates a correlation field and stores it into an ANSYS array. PDUSER .Enters the probabilistic design system.Plots the sample history values.Saves selected paths to an external file.Defines a spring-gap constraint in a piping run. PERI .Plots a scatter graph. or lists all element information .Evaluates statistical characteristics of a random input variable. PFACT .Defines the external fluid drag loading for a piping run.Prints the result of the inversion of a probability.Defines percentage tolerance and error estimation method for electrostatic p-Method solution. PGRAPH .Specifies the correlation between two random input variables. PDMETH . PDOT . PGAP . /PBF . PCORRO . PDSAVE . PCALC . PDCDF .Creates an annotation circle (GUI). PDSCAT . PDDMCS . PDANL . PCROSS . /PBC .Select a subset of elements for display with the PGR viewer. PDDOEL .Shows boundary condition (BC) symbols and values on displays. PHYSICS . PCGOPT . PDCLR . PDHIST .Specifies the parameters to be treated as probabilistic design variables.Defines the analysis file to be used for probabilistic looping. PDROPT . PDEF .Calculates the cross product of two path vectors along the current path.Prints a probability result.Forms additional labeled path items by operating on existing path items.

Displays cracking and crushing locations in SOLID65 elements.Calculates the rms power loss in a conductor or lossy dielectri c.Plots the contour integral (CINT) result data. PLCAMP .Defines the time range for which data are to be displayed. POUTRES . PLVFRC .Forms a display. PMLSIZE . PINSUL . PMLOPT .Creates annotation polygons (GUI). PLVAROPT . PLDISP . /POLYGON .Creates a polygonal area based on working plane coordinate pairs. POINT . PLWAVE .Displays a particle flow or char ged particle trace on an element display. or locations on the currently active working plane. POLY .Displays path items along the path geometry.Displays up to ten variables in the form of a graph.Plots electric far fields and far field parameters.Determines number of PML layers.Displays the orbital motion of a rotating structure PLOT . PLFAR .Displays volume fractions in a volume of fluid (VOF) analysis. /PMETH .Creates an annotation polygon (GUI).Displays TDR/TDT waveforms. or impedance parameters on a Smith chart. PLSECT . or by entering specific coordinate locations.Displays membrane and membrane-plus-bending linearized stresses.Specifies "Point flow tracing settings" as the subsequent status topic.Converts and plots network parameters versus frequency or plots losses versus frequency.Plots Campbell diagram data for applications involving rotating structure dynamics. PLETAB . PLSCH .Summarizes electromagnetic results from a transient analysis.Specifies elements to be included in p-level escalations. PLFSS . PLF2D . PMGTRAN . PINCLUDE .Controls entity numbering/coloring on plots. PLVECT . PMAP .Prevents a batch mode.Specifies "p-Method" as the subsequent status topic.Defines percentage tolerance for a p-Method solution.Controls the nodal DOF and computed element results graphics data that is written to the PGR file. PLTRAC .Provides PNG file export for ANSYS displays. PLSYZ . or a total waveform.Displays results as vectors. PNGR .Plots the convergence curve for specified items from a p-method solution. PIVCHECK . /PNUM . PLCRACK . /POST26 .Specifies "Pipe modeling" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies "Plotting settings" as the subsequent status topic. PLPAGM .Displays element table items as contoured areas along elements.Defines a path by picking or defining nodes.Selects the piping analysis standard for a piping run.Specifies the part of a complex variable to display.Specifies that macro contents be written to the session log file.Displays element table items. PIPE . POPT . PLOTTING . /POST1 .Defines perfectly matched layers (PMLs) for a high-frequency analysis. PLPATH . PLTD . PLLS . . an impedance profile. PLCONV .Plots reflection and transmission parameters of a frequency selective surface solution. linear static analysis from stopping when a negative or zero equation solver pivot value is encountered. PLTLINE . PLNEAR ./PICE . PMOPTS .Shows initial conditions on elements as contours on displays.Plots port transmission line data generated by the HFPCSWP or SPSWP macros. /PMORE .Enters the database results postprocessor. PLVAR .Enters the time-history results postprocessor. /PMACRO .Converts and plots scattering. PMETH .Displays results as continuous contours. PLESOL . PLORB .Displays up to ten parameters in the form of a graph. PPATH . PLCPLX .Specifies a free-space time-harmonic incident plane electromagnetic wave.Displays the displaced structure.Controls graphics options on subsequent displays. POWERH . PLNSOL .Activates the p-method solution options in the Graphical User Interface (GUI).Displays the solution results as discontinuous element contours. admittance.Defines the external insulation constants in a piping run.Creates mapping of the path geometry by defining path interpolation division points.Generates a contour line plot of equipotentials. PLCINT .Displays path items on a graph. PLTIME .Plots the electric field in the near zone exterior to the equivalent source surface. /PLOPTS .

PPLOT .Specifies whether prestress effects are calculated or included. PSDUNIT .Selects a path or paths. PRVAR . PRIM . PRANGE . PRI2 . PRCINT .Prints SEPC and TEPC.Creates annotation polygon attributes (GUI). PSCONTROL .Defines pipe material and dimensions.Specifies "Print settings" as the subsequent status topic. /PSYMB . PRISM .Displays the global or window display specifications.Specifies the power spectral density mode combination method. PRECISION . PRINT .Shows various symbols on displays.Prints the summed element nodal loads. PRRSOL .Displays input PSD curves PSDRES .Controls solution output written to the results file from a PSD analysis. PRNLD . PRSECT .Specifies a directory to be searched for "unknown command" macro files. /PREP7 . PRED . or impedance parameters. PRETAB .Defines a spring constraint in a piping run. PRESOL .Writes an assembled global matrix to a postscript format that graphically displays nonzero matrix values. PSDVAL .Prints the orbital motion characteristics of a rotating structure PRPATH . PRERR .Prints joint element output.Shows surface load symbols on model displays. PRVAROPT .Lists variables vs. PRTIME .Specifies a range of p-level values for use in a p-method solution.Lists the contour integral (CINT) result data. PRORB .Activates a predictor in a nonlinear analysis.Specifies machine precision for solvers (currently valid only for PCG solvers).Defines the time range for which data are to be listed. PRNEAR .Prints results as vector magnitude and direction cosines.Defines a partially correlated excitation in a PSD analysis.Creates a prism volume based on working plane coordinate pairs. PSPRNG . PRCONV . PSDFRQ for PSD and multi-point spectrum analyses.Enters the model creation preprocessor. PRNSOL . /PSF . Prints the constrained node reaction solution.Prints electric far fields and far field parameters. PSEL . PSPEC .Prints path items along a geometry path.Prints the electric field in the near zone exterior to the equivalent source surface. PSMAT .Prints the element table items. PSDSPL .Defines a wave propagation excitation in a PSD analysis. PRVECT .Prints the solution results for elements. PROD . /PSPEC .Prints the nodal solution results. PPRANGE . PRITER . admittance.Prints solution summary data. PRENERGY .Defines the frequency points for the input spectrum tables PSDVAL vs. time (or frequency).Prints the constrained node reaction solution.Prints the total energies of a model. PSDWAV .Defines the type of PSD or multi-point response spectrum.Directs the program to perform a partial solution.Converts and lists scattering.Prints Campbell diagram data for applications involving rotating structure dynamics. /PSTATUS .Determines the path range. PRSYZ .Defines the output form for complex variables.Defines the internal pressure for a piping run.Defines PSD or multi-point response spectrum values.Multiplies variables. PSMESH . PSCR . PRFAR . PRRFOR .Calculates and prints linearized stresses along a section path.Lists up to ten optimization parameters.Specifies "Solid model primitives" as the subsequent status topic. PRCPLX .Creates a polygonal area or a prism volume by vertices (GUI). PSTRES .Specifies various PostScript options. PSDGRAPH .Create and mesh a pretension section PSOLVE .Turn shared-memory parallel operations on or off during solution. . PSDCOM .Lists convergence values versus characteristic p-level. PRCAMP .Used with the FORCE command.Displays an element plot indicating each element's final p-level. PSDFRQ . PRJSOL . PPRES . /PSEARCH .

Deletes real constant sets. /RGB .Sets the element real constant set attribute pointer. QSOPT .Specifies the RGB color values for indices and contours. R Commands R .Defines a "racetrack" current source. REAL .Specifies the rigid response calculation.Divides two variables.Distorts the object geometry.Resets all POST1 or POST26 specifications to initial defaults. REDUCE . RECTNG . taking into account the geometry of the slave nodes as well as weighting factors. RFORCE . /RATIO .Lists the real constant sets. PTR .Initiates the rezoning process. QUAD . REALVAR . RITER .Lists all defined master nodes for a ROM method.Specifies "Model reordering" as the subsequent status topic. RIGID .Defines the decimation parameters. for manual rezoning. RDELE .Renames a file.Dumps the record of a binary file. /RESET . REMESH . Q Commands QDVAL . PVECT . and other options. *REPEAT .Defines a reducer in a piping run. /PWEDGE . PTXY .Appends results data from the database to the results file.Assigns model database.Imports initial stresses from an explicit dynamics run into ANSYS.Selects the system of length units to be used in a piping run. RFILSZ .Defines the pipe wall temperatures in a piping run. PUNIT .Exits a processor.Specifies Gauss-Seidel Radiosity Solver options. RIGRESP . RCON . RIMPORT . *RETURN . /RMDIR . RDEC .Automatically reissues the last display command for convenience.Defines master nodes for the ROM method.Specifies quasi static radiation options. RAPPND .Specifies the starting and ending remeshing points.Defines lumped capacitance pairs between conductors C1 and C2 for a ROM method. /QUIT . RESUME . /REPLOT . XIX. REZONE . RMANL .Repeats the previous command. RMCLIST . RADOPT . sets rezoning options.Calculates or includes residual vectors. dimensionality. QFACT . RESET . and operating direction for the ROM method. RALL .Calculates the quality factor for high-frequency electromagnetic resonators.Creates a rectangular area anywhere on the working plane.Specifies the total reaction force data to be stored. RLIST .Controls file writing for multiframe restarts.Removes (deletes) a directory.Creates an annotation wedge (GUI).Defines the element real constants.Returns input stream to a higher level.Specifies whether the effect of creep strain rate will be used in the solution of a load step.Interpolates a set of items onto a path.Resets display specifications to their initial defaults.Lists all lumped capacitance pairs defined.Generates a quadratic line of nodes from three nodes. QUOT .Resumes the database from the database file.Defines coordinate pairs for use in polygons and prisms.Generates a response spectrum.Specifies "Real constants" as the subsequent status topic.Calculates solver statistics and run time estimates. RMASTER . RESWRITE . RMALIST . RATE . and rebuilds the database.Supplies an estimate of the number of iterations for time estimates.Distributes the force/moment applied at the master node to a set of slave nodes.Appends results data from the database to a results file. RBE3 .PTEMP . RESP . RESVEC . RMCAP .Specifies known rigid body modes (if any) of the model.Exports displacements from an implicit run to ANSYS LS -DYNA.Forms a variable using only the real part of a complex variable.Defines PSD quadspectral values. RACE . RESCONTROL . REORDER . . /RENAME .Estimates file sizes. XVIII. REXPORT .

Defines element load vector scaling for a ROM use pass.RMEMRY . . RSTOFF . RPOLY .Saves all current database information. RMORE .Selects modes for the ROM method. RUN .Writes eigenvectors of fluid nodes to a file for use in damping parameter extraction.Activates a coordinate system for printout or display of element and nodal results.Specifies absolute values for element table operations.Creates one or more results file(s) from the current results file based on subsets of elements.Creates a regular polygonal area centered about the working plane origin. RPSD .Prints the FE model statistics of the model.Defines a superelement. RSSIMS .Creates a regular prism volume centered about the working plane origin. RSPRNT .Defines variable thickness at nodes for shell elements. SALLOW . RSPLOT . RMXPORT . RMLVSCALE .Specifies the Rosenblueth mode combination method.Supplements or overrides default section properties. RMSMPLE .Defines and edits various modal parameters for the ROM method.Describes the geometry of a section. RPRISM . RSFIT .Defines polynomial orders for ROM functions. RMRESUME .Prints runtime estimates.Supplies system performance information for use in time estimates. RMNEVEC .Defines a pipe run.Generates model size statistics and memory requirements. ROCK . S Commands SABS . RMMRANGE .Defines options for ROM response surface fitting. RSOPT .Resumes ROM data from a file. SE .Creates or loads the radiosity mapping data file for SURF251 or SURF252 element types.Activates ROM use pass for ROM elements. RMFLVEC .Plot a response surface. SAVE .Specifies a rocking response spectrum. ROSE . RMUSE .Defines the allowable stress table for safety factor calculations. XX. SECDATA .Modifies real constant sets. RMMLIST . RSPEED .Computes response power spectral density (PSD). SECCONTROLS . RMROPTIONS . /RUNST .Exports ROM model to external VHDL-AMS simulator. RSYS .Transfers solid model loads and boundary conditions to the FE model.Performs Monte Carlo simulations on response surface(s). RSPLIT .Deletes sections from the database. RMRSTATUS .Performs fitting procedure for all ROM functions to generate response surfaces.Lists all mode specifications for the ROM method. RMRGENERATE . RMNDISP . RMRPLOT . SADD .Extracts neutral plane eigenvectors from a modal analysis for the ROM method. RMPORDER . RTIMST .Adds real constants to a set.Plots response surface of ROM function or its derivatives with respect to the dominant mode(s).Prints status of response surface for ROM function.Forms an element table item by adding two existing items.Creates a regular polygonal area or prism volume anywhere on the working plane. RSTMAC .Prints memory statistics for the current model. RSURF . RSTAT . RMODIF . SBCLIST .Fit a response surface for an output parameter in a solution set.Displays areas smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files). RWFRNT .Generates the radiosity surface elements (SURF251/SURF252) and stores them in the database.Defines the plane of symmetry or center of rotation for the radiosity method. RPR4 .Runs finite element solutions and obtains sample points for the ROM method. RMSAVE . SBCTRAN . RMMSELECT .Enters the run statistics processor.Saves ROM data to file.Lists solid model boundary conditions.Extracts neutral plane displacements from a test load or element load solution for the ROM method. RTHICK . RSYMM . SARPLOT .Print a response surface.Calculates modal assurance criterion (MAC) and matches nodal solutions from two results files. SDELETE .Offsets node or element IDs in the FE geometry record.

SELIST . SETRAN .Creates a superelement from an existing superelement. /SECLIB .Reads a custom section library or a user -defined section mesh into ANSYS. SELM .Controls element shape checking. SEGEN .Forms an element table item by exponentiating and multiplying.Modifies a pretension section SECNUM .Specifies substructure analysis options. SESYMM .Specifies surface loads on nodes.Deletes surface loads from elements.Specifies a varying surface load. or reinforcing section to scale. SFSCALE .Sets the tolerance for subsequent select operations. SLOAD . SFLIST .Specifies surface loads on beam and pipe elements. SFA .Performs a symmetry operation on a superelement within the use pass. areas.Deletes surface loads. SFGRAD .Allows graphics data to be stored in the local terminal memory. SELTOL . SECSTOP . SFLEX . /SHOW .Displays line loops smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files).Specifies stops on the components of relative motion in a joint element. SFALIST . SFLLIST .Specifies the device and other parameters for graphics displays.Summarizes the section properties for all defined sections in the current session of ANSYS. SLIST . SF .Defines the data set to be read from the results file. SET . SFELIST . SECOFFSET . SECREAD .Deletes surface loads from areas.Specifies "Superelements" as the subsequent status topic. SENERGY .Deletes surface loads from lines. SFACT . lines.Transfer the solid model surface loads to the finite element model. *SET . SEDLIST . SECTYPE . SFADELE .Creates or deletes shell-solid interface to be used in shell-to-solid assemblies. . SECMODIF .Sets the default section library path for the SECREAD command.Specifies a gradient (slope) for surface loads.Determines the stored magnetic energy or co-energy.Defines the excitation direction for a single-point response spectrum.Updates or defines the real constant table for squeeze film elements. SFTRAN . SFCUM .Assigns values to user-named parameters. pipe. /SEG . SHPP . SECJOINT . SFEDELE .Defines the section offset for cross sections. SED . SECLOCK . SFLDELE .Lists the contents of a superelement matrix file.Specifies surface loads on lines of an area.Selects a shell element or shell layer location for results output.Specifies surface loads on the selected areas.Automatically generate superelements. SHELL .Calculates the safety factor or margin of safety.Lists the surface loads for lines.Lists the DOF solution of a superelement after the use pass.SECFUNCTION .Specifies locks on the components of relative motion in a joint element. SECPLOT .Associates section type information with a section ID number. SFDELE . SEEXP . /SHADE .Scales surface loads on elements. SFCALC .Specifies shell section thickness as a tabular function. SECWRITE . SFL . SLPPLOT .Allows safety factor or margin of safety calculations to be made. SETFGAP .Lists the surface loads for elements.Plots the geometry of a beam.Shrinks elements. SFBEAM .Defines the type of surface shading used with Z-buffering. SFFUN .Specifies that surface loads are to be accumulated.Specifies surface loads on elements.Specifies options for the substructure expansion pass.Sets the element section attribute pointer.Load a pretension section.Sets flexibility factors for the currently defined pipe element section. /SHOWDISP . SEXP .Lists surface loads. SFE . SHSD . /SHRINK .Lists the surface loads for the specified area.Defines local coordinate systems at joint element nodes and other data for joint elements.Creates an ASCII file containing user mesh section information. shell.Defines the display driver name. SEOPT . and volumes for display clarity.

SPACE . SSPE .Defines a point for moment summations. SPARM . SPH5 . SPREAD . /SOLU .Specifies Supernode (SNODE) eigensolver options. SPADP .Controls the display of solid model boundary condition symbols and labels.Starts a solution. SMULT . SPOPT .Selects the spectrum type and other spectrum options. SMIN .Displays line segments smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files).Specifies solution summary data per substep to be stored. *SREAD .Specifies preintegrated membrane thermal effects for shell sections. SMBODY .Specifies a preintegrated coupling stiffness for shell sections. SSMT . STABILIZE . SPTOPT . SPFSS . SNOPTION . SPCTEMP .Calculates and prints the sum of element table items.Creates a spherical volume centered about the working plane origin. SMRTSIZE .Specifies the square root of sum of squares mode combination method. SOURCE . STAOPT . SORT .Forms an element table item by multiplying two other items.Specifies "Miscellaneous specifications" as the subsequent status topic.Generates a SPICE subcircuit model using S-parameters from a Touchstone file. SPLOT . SSPD . SMCONS .Calculates parameters between ports of a network system. . SSPA .Specifies "Solution options" as the subsequent status topic. SSUM . /SSCALE .Forms an element table item from the minimum of two other items. SPHERE .Performs frequency sweep or angle sweep calculations to determine reflection and transmission parameters of a frequency selective surface.Specifies whether to use optimized nonlinear solution defaults and some enhanced internal solution algorithms. SOLVE . SOLCONTROL .Forms the square root of a variable.Specifies "Spectrum analysis options" as the subsequent status topic.Creates a spherical volume by diameter end points.Forms an element table item from the maximum of two other items. /SMBC . SPLINE . SPSCAN .Activates stress stiffness effects in a nonlinear analysis.Computes S-parameters over a frequency range and writes them to a file.Enters the solution processor.Generates a segmented spline through a series of keypoints. SMOOTH .Defines a default location for undefined nodes or keypoints. SOLUOPT .SLSPLOT . SSBT .Performs a harmonic analysis of a unit cell over a range of angles and extracts the Sparameter. SPEC . SSLN .Finds the smallest of three variables. SRSS . SPICE .Reads a file into a string array parameter. SMSURF .Specifies "Body loads on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies a preintegrated transverse shear stiffness for shell sections.Specifies "Constraints on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies a preintegrated bending stiffness for shell sections.Specifies "Surface loads on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.Activates stabilization for all elements that support nonlinear stabilization.Turns on a dashed tolerance curve for the subsequent curve plots.Specifies an ocean environment and associates it with an element section. SOLU .Specifies static analysis options.Specifies preintegrated bending thermal effects for shell sections.Defines a free-space ambient temperature for radiation using the Radiosity method. SMAX .Specifies mass density for a preintegrated shell section. SMALL .Defines a space node for radiation using the Radiosity method.Displays the selected areas and a faceted view of their underlying surfaces SPOINT . SSPM .Allows smoothing of noisy data and provides a graphical representation of the data. SPCNOD .Defines a space node for radiation using the Radiation Matrix method.Automatically refines a HF119 tetrahedral element mesh based on S-parameter convergence.Selects and displays small lines in the model. SMFOR . SSPB .Creates a spherical volume anywhere on the working plane. SQRT .Sets the contour multiplier for topographic displays.Specifies "Forces on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic. SPSWP . SSTIF .Specifies "Sort settings" as the subsequent status topic.Specifies a preintegrated membrane stiffness for shell sections. SOCEAN .Specifies meshing parameters for automatic (smart) element sizing. SPH4 .

TBLE .Stores data in the database for the defined variables. TCHG . /STATUS .STAT .Defines spectrum values to be associated with frequency points. SUDEL .Passes a command string and arguments to the operating system. /STITLE . SWDEL .Sets the time for a load step. SUBSET .Copies a data table from one material to another.Defines a point on a nonlinear data curve.Converts 20-node degenerate tetrahedral elements to their 10-node non-degenerate counterparts.Lists spot weld sets.Specifies whether the excitation frequency is synchronous or asynchronous with the rotational velocity of a structure.Specifies Stefan-Boltzmann radiation constant.Plot result data on all selected surfaces or on a specified surface.Activates a data table for nonlinear material properties or special element input. TIMERANGE .Writes a list of commands to a specified file at the same time that the commands are being executed.Passes a command string to the operating system.Displays input spectrum curves. /TEE .Defines a tee in a piping run. TIME . TBDELE . THOPT . /SYS .Specifies "Data table properties" as the subsequent status topic.Delete geometry information as well as any mapped results for specified surface.Displays the status of database settings. TB .Map results onto selected surface(s). STEF .Sets the type of summation to be used in the following load case operations. /TITLE .Defines subtitles. SUCR .Lists the data tables.Creates a new spot weld set.Defines transient integration parameters. SVPLOT .Specifies various terminal driver options.Performs material curve fitting operations. TIMINT .Perform operations on a mapped item and store result in a scalar parameter. SUMTYPE . SUGET .Read a set of surface definitions and result items from a file and make them the current set.Defines the type of single-point response spectrum. TBFIELD .Defines a main title.Defines values of field variables for the material data tables. XXI. SWADD . SUSAVE .Adds more surfaces to an existing spot weld set.Provides TIFF file Export for ANSYS Displays. TBTEMP .Defines table index numbers.Lists the status of items for the run. /SYP .Turns on transient effects. *TAXIS . TBPT . TINTP .Create new result data by operating on two existing result data sets on a given surface. SUCALC .Selects a subset of surfaces SUVECT .Nonlinear transient thermal solution option. TERM . T Commands TALLOW .Modifies data for the data table (GUI). SUEVAL .Lists the current parameters and abbreviations.Moves surface geometry and mapped results to an array parameter.Defines data for the data table. .Create new result data by operating on two existing result vectors on a given surface. TBMODIF . TEE .Create a surface. SUPR .Defines the temperature table for safety factor calculations.Improves the quality of tetrahedral elements that are not associated with a volume.Print global status. SWGEN . SUMAP .Specifies the time range for which data are to be stored.Defines a temperature for the data table. SURESU . TBPLOT . *STATUS . SVTYP . SUPL . SYNCHRO .Deletes spot weld sets. TIFF .Reads results for the selected portions of the model. TBFT .Deletes previously defined data tables.Displays the data table. TBDATA .Saves surface definitions to a file. SV . STORE . SUSEL . TBLIST . SWLIST . TBCOPY . geometry information and/or result information. TIMP .

TOCOMP .Defines constant material properties (GUI).Defines the type of display.Plot current topological density distribution.Defines single or multiple compliance as the topological optimization function.Modifies the coordinates of the active set of nodes.Specifies solution method for topological optimization.Specifies automatic MDOF generation. /UDOC . TORQC2D .GRPH for improved performance with plotters. TZAMESH . TRPLIS .Execute several topological optimization iterations.Creates annotation text (GUI). UNDO . *ULIB .Deletes particle flow or charged particle trace points./TLABEL .Creates annotation text attributes (GUI).Plots iteration solution of topological optimization. TSHAP .Specifies the level of translucency.Calculates torque on a body in a magnetic field. TOSTAT .Identifies a macro library file.Displays topological optimization status and results information.Meshes the areas of a volume to create Trefftz nodes.Shows the global XYZ coordinate triad on displays.Allows the user to modify or save commands issued since the last RESUME or SAVE command. TYPE . /UNITS .Defines simple 2-D and 3-D geometric surfaces for target segment elements.Assigns a user-defined command name. TODEF .Executes one topological optimization iteration. /UIS . TUNIF .Summarizes electromagnetic torque calculations on element components.Deletes the Trefftz superelement. TOFREQ . UNPAUSE .Changes time to the cumulative iteration number. TRPOIN . /TRIAD . UIMP . TORQSUM . TOPRINT . .Calculates torque on a body in a magnetic field based on a circular path.Specifies the temperature offset from absolute zero to zero. TREF .Reads data from an external file into a table array parameter. TZEGEN . /UI . UPCOORD . TOTYPE . TORUS . XXII. TRTIME . TOGRAPH .Annotates the database with the system of units used. TRNOPT . TORQ2D . *TOPER .Specifies the objective and constraints for the topological optimization problem.Defines parameters for and initializes topological optimization.Defines the reference temperature for the thermal strain calculations. based on the current displacements. TOLOOP .Generates a Trefftz domain substructure and defines a Trefftz superelement for use in electrostatic analysis. associated constraint equations and all supporting Trefftz files.Assigns a uniform temperature to all nodes. /TXTRE . TRANS . TRANSFER . UNDELETE .Specifies transient analysis options.Controls the GUI behavior. /TSPEC . U Commands /UCMD . TOFFST .Restores use of a temporarily released product license.Activates specified GUI dialog boxes.Defines an array of key times at which the time -stepping strategy changes. TVAR .Lists the particle flow or charged particle trace points. TZDELE .Lists all topological optimization functions currently defined.Controls application of texture to selected items. TOTAL .Determines position and content for the multi-legend options.Print iteration solution history of topological optimization. /TYPE .Removes results sets from the group of sets selected for editing. TOVAR . TOEXE .Transfers a pattern of nodes to another coordinate system.Defines a point through which a particle flow or charged particle trace will travel. TOPLOT . /TRLCY . TOLIST .Defines single or mean frequency formulation as the topological optimization function.Reformats File. *TREAD .Operates on table parameters.Adds displacements from a previous analysis and updates the geometry of the finite element model to the deformed configuration. UPGEOM .Defines the options used for the PLTRAC (particle flow or charged particle trace) command.Sets the element type attribute pointer. TSRES . TRPDEL .Creates a toroidal volume.

Lists the defined volumes. VEXT .Overlaps volumes.Allows numerical array parameters to be graphically edited.Allows user-solution subroutines to be activated or deactivated. *VFUN . VPLOT .Improves the quality of the tetrahedral elements in the selected volume(s). /VIEW .Moves a variable into an array parameter vector. VDDAM . .Forms an element table item from the dot product of two vectors.Generates a volume. VOLUMES . V2DOPT . VOVLAP .Restores array parameter values into the ANSYS database. VOFFST .Generates new volumes by "gluing" volumes.Displays the selected volumes. VALVE .Graphs columns (vectors) of array parameters.Queries and prints element Hemicube view factors and average view factor. VINV .Defines the view cone angle for perspective displays.Specifies 2-D/axisymmetric view factor calculation options.Forms element table items from the cross product of two vectors. VFSM . VLSCALE . *VPLOT . VMESH . USRDOF .Names (or renames) a variable. /VCONE .Defines a volume through keypoints. VARDEL .Finds the pairwise intersection of volumes.Specifies options for view factor file. VFOPT .Specifies the number of columns in matrix operations.Partitions volumes.Specifies the characteristics of the user-defined element USER300.Specifies brick element orientation for volume mapped (hexahedron) meshing.Reads data and produces an array parameter vector or matrix.Defines a valve in a piping run. VCVFILL . *VCUM .Generates additional volumes by extruding areas.Allows array parameter results to add to existing results. VGLUE . XXIII.Deletes a variable (GUI). *VLEN . V Commands V .Generates additional volumes from a pattern of volumes.Operates on two array parameters.Scales view factor matrix to yield row sum values equal to one. *VPUT .Specifies the degrees of freedom for the user-defined element USER300.Retrieves values and stores them into an array parameter. VEORIENT . VGET . VDOT .Moves an array parameter vector into a variable. VPTN .Generates a volume bounded by existing areas. *VGET .Conveniently resets /FOCUS and /DIST to USER.Fills cavities and bosses in volumes (for models imported from CAD files). VINP .Adds separate volumes to create a single volume.Specifies the number of rows to be used in array parameter operations. offset from a given area. VGEN . /USER .Generates volumes by dragging an area pattern along a path. *VEDIT .Fills an array parameter.Generates nodes and volume elements within volumes. *VOPER . VCROSS . unmeshed volumes.Performs a function on a single array parameter. VPUT . VIMP . *VMASK .Specifies "Volumes" as the subsequent status topic.Forms an array parameter by interpolation of a table. USRCAL . VLIST . *VREAD . VA .Applies the absolute value function to array parameters.Lists keypoints of a volume that lie on a parametric degeneracy. VFQUERY . *VFILL .Generates a scaled set of volumes from a pattern of volumes. *VABS .Associates element attributes with the selected. *VCOL .Specifies an array parameter as a masking vector. VADD . VATT . VCLEAR .*USE .Executes a macro file.Deletes nodes and volume elements associated with selected volumes.Deletes unmeshed volumes. VDRAG . *VFACT .Applies a scale factor to array parameters. VARNAM . *VITRP .Finds the intersection of volumes.Specifies the velocity spectrum computation constants for the analysis of shock resistance of shipboard structures. VDELE . VDGL .Defines the viewing direction for the display. USRELEM .

W Commands /WAIT . VTRAN . /VUP . VTGEOM .Defines a material property as an input variable for DesignXplorer. VSYMM . WMID .Erases all reordering wave lists. XXIV. VTMETH .Selects a subset of volumes. WFRONT .Adds more nodes to the starting wave list. .Specifies the global Cartesian coordinate system reference orientation.Defines a surface load as an input variable for the DesignXplorer. VTSEC . /VSCALE .Print the status of the DesignXplorer definitions and settings into a separate window.Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected volumes.Controls the display and style of the working plane.Subtracts intersection of the working plane from volumes (divides volumes).Defines a working plane to assist in picking operations.Subtracts areas from volumes.Defines the temperature as input variable for the DesignXplorer. VSBA .Defines a real constant property as an input variable for the DesignXplorer.Selects those volumes containing the selected areas. VTRFIL . VTREAL . VTVMOD . WRFULL .VROTAT . VSBW .Defines the frequency as input variable for the harmonic sweep functionality of VT Accelerator. WRITE .Scales the length of displayed vectors.Determines properties of an array parameter. VTCLR . VSEL .Defines the window size on the screen. WPOFFS . VTRSLT .Specifies reordering options for the WAVES command.Modifies the status or current value of an input variable for the DesignXplorer.Estimates wavefront statistics. WERASE . WMORE .Creates weak springs on corner nodes of a bounding box of the currently selected elements. WSPRINGS . *VSCFUN .Defines the working plane location based on a coordinate system.Defines a result quantity for the DesignXplorer.Defines a geometry parameter created with ANSYS Mesh Morpher as a DesignXplorer input variable.Moves the working plane origin to the average of specified points. VSLA .Defines an element component as a discrete input variable for the DesignXplorer. VTOP . /VT . *VWRITE .Writes data to a file in a formatted sequence. WPLANE .Defines options value for the DesignXplorer.Generates cylindrical volumes by rotating an area pattern about an axis.Defines a section property as an input variable for DesignXplorer. WPSTYL .Rotates the working plane.Fills an existing unmeshed volume with elements by sweeping the mesh from an adjacent area through the volume.Transfers a pattern of volumes to another coordinate system. VTEVAL . WPROTA .Generates volumes from a volume pattern by symmetry reflection. WPAVE .Initiates element reordering based upon a geometric sort.Stops solution after assembling global matrices. *VSTAT . /WINDOW .Defines an inertial load as an input variable for DesignXplorer. VTIN . VSUM . VTSFE . VTDISC .Offsets the working plane.Enters the Variational Technology preprocessor. VSWEEP . VTYPE . VTMP .Causes a delay before the reading of the next command. WAVES .Lists the current specifications for the array parameters. VTSL . VTSTAT .Clears the Variational Technology database.Selects a subset of elements associated with an VT input variable.Specifies the viewing procedure used to determine the form factors for the Radiation Matrix method. VTTEMP .Triggers evaluation of generated results based on input variables specified via the VTVMOD command.Defines the solution options for the DesignXplorer.Specifies the file to which DesignXplorer results are written.Writes the radiation matrix file.Launches the DesignXplorer postprocessing application. WPCSYS . VTFREQ . WSORT . VSBV . VTPOST .Initiates reordering.Subtracts volumes from volumes.

Z Commands /ZOOM .Specifies a linear ordinate (Y) scale range.Specifies a linear abscissa (X) scale range. . Writes parameters to a file.Specifies the parameter to be used as the X-axis variable. Table 2.Specifies the X variable to be displayed. Prompts the user to input a parameter value. Fills an array parameter. XVAROPT .Zooms a region of a display window. Defines table index numbers. 2. *AFUN *ASK *DEL *DIM *GET /INQUIRE PARRES PARSAV *SET *STATUS *TAXIS *TREAD *VFILL *VGET Specifies units for angular functions in parameter expressions. X Commands /XFRM . The commands are grouped by functionality.4. APDL Commands These commands make up the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). Reads data from an external file into a table array parameter. Retrieves a value and stores it as a user-named parameter. Retrieves values into an array parameter. /XRANGE . Defines an array parameter and its dimensions. Lists the current parameters and abbreviations.Defines a starting wave list. XXVII. Y Commands /YRANGE . XXVI.Controls the centroid or the axis of dynamic rotation. Deletes a parameter (GUI).WSTART .18 Parameter Definition These APDL commands are used to define parameters and their values. Assigns values to user-named parameters. XVAR . Reads parameters from a file. Returns system information to a parameter. XXV.

. *CFOPEN Opens a "command" file. Identifies a macro library file. /PSEARCH Specifies a directory to be searched for "unknown command" macro files. Table 2. and to create user-defined commands. Closes a macro file.*VREAD Reads data and produces an array parameter vector or matrix. Writes a list of commands to a specified file at the same time that the commands are being executed. *CREATE Opens (creates) a macro file. *CFCLOS Closes the "command" file. Writes an output message via the ANSYS message subroutine.20 Abbreviations These APDL commands can be used to define abbreviations for longer commands. *ABBR ABBRES Defines an abbreviation. Mails file to specifed address. Executes a macro file. Reads abbreviations from a coded file. *ULIB *USE Table 2. /RMDIR /TEE Removes (deletes) a directory. *CFWRITE Writes an ANSYS command (or similar string) to a "command" file. /PMACRO Specifies that macro contents be written to the session log file. /DFLAB *END /MAIL /MKDIR *MSG Changes degree of freedom labels for user custom elements.19 Macro Files These APDL commands are used to build and execute command macros. Creates a directory.

. Specifies the number of rows to be used in array parameter operations. Specifies an array parameter as a masking vector. Determines properties of an array parameter. Applies a scale factor to array parameters. Operates on two array parameters. Operates on table parameters. Reads a file into a string array parameter. Graphs columns (vectors) of array parameters. Performs matrix operations on array parameter matrices. *MFOURI *MFUN *MOPER *MWRITE *SREAD *TOPER *VABS *VCOL *VCUM *VEDIT *VFACT *VFUN *VITRP *VLEN *VMASK *VOPER *VPLOT *VPUT *VSCFUN Calculates the coefficients for. vectors and matrices).e.ABBSAV /UCMD Writes the current abbreviation set to a coded file. Allows numerical array parameters to be graphically edited. Forms an array parameter by interpolation of a table. /DIRECTORY Put the file names in the current directory into a string parameter array. Writes a matrix to a file in a formatted sequence. Table 2. Assigns a user-defined command name. a Fourier series. Allows array parameter results to add to existing results.21 Array Parameters These APDL commands are used to operate on parameter arrays (i. Copies or transposes an array parameter matrix. Specifies the number of columns in matrix operations. Restores array parameter values into the ANSYS database. Performs a function on a single array parameter. Applies the absolute value function to array parameters. . or evaluates.

Repeats the previous command. Ends a do-loop and starts the looping action. Conditionally causes commands to be read.22 Process Controls These APDL commands can be used to control the order in which other commands are processed. Separates an intermediate if-then-else block. Introduces a delay before reading the next command. Returns input stream to a higher level.*VSTAT *VWRITE Lists the current specifications for the array parameters. Table 2. Causes a specified line on the input file to be read next. *CYCLE *DO *ELSE *ELSEIF *ENDDO *ENDIF *EXIT *GO *IF *REPEAT *RETURN /WAIT Bypasses commands within a do-loop. Defines the beginning of a do-loop. Writes data to a file in a formatted sequence. Separates the final if-then-else block. Exits a do-loop. . Ends an if-then-else.

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