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ANSYS APDL Lines ID define

ANSYS APDL Lines ID define

ANSYS APDL Lines ID define

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Hi everbody,

I have a general question about ANSYS APDL: I have to create a big model and I would like to control the ID that Ansys gives to the lines that I creat. Is there a way to give an ID to a line without Ansys giving just a correlative number?

thank you very much

Juan Campos
Principal CAD/FEM Engineer
WindGuard
Varel, Germany

RE: ANSYS APDL Lines ID define

When you use the L command (or any other Line generating command) then the first one will be line one, the second line defined will be line nr 2 and so on, so as far as I know there is no way.


One can use though components (CM command) and then assign the lines to them. To select them one can use CMSEL command

RE: ANSYS APDL Lines ID define

NUMSTR,LINE,25   ! controls the starting number for any subsequently created lines.
k,1,0,10
k,2,0,30
L,1,2
My_ID=_return
 

Will store the line number in the variable My_ID, which you can later use to reference the line. May I ask what you want to achieve with this? There might be other solutions to your problem, the selection logic in APDL is quite good and might offer you a solution.

Just my 0.02 SEK

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