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Undocumented Features (23 entries)
 
_RETURN
  Parameter returns number of geometry entity just created (5.3 does not support _return for the L command)
[STI: Please see Ch. 4.7 "Using the _STATUS and _RETURN Parameters in Macros" in the ANSYS APDL Guide for more information]
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*STATUS
  *STATUS,_PRM
*STATUS,PRM_
Shows parameters which begin or end with an underscore.
[STI: Documented at 5.6]
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ARVL
  ARVL
Selects all areas associated with currently active volumes.
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ASLE
  ASLE,s,1
Selects areas based on elements. Second argument is selection method (s, r, u). Third argument is to select areas if any of its elements are selected (0) or only if all of its areas are selected (1). This command behaves similar to other "select based on" commands like NSLL.
[STI: Works with 5.7 and above]
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ASLN
  ASLN,s,1
Selects areas based on nodes. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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CEWRITE
  write out constraint equations (jobname.ce)
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CLIST
  CLIST,csys,Nstart,Nend,Ninc
Displays coordinates for nodes in given "csys" coordinate system without using DSYS. Use of DSYS is cumbersome since it affects displays as well as listings, so this is a better alternative.
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CMWRITE
  CMWRITE,Fname,Fext,Fdir,ipos,[_ | BLOCK | UNBLOCK]
Write component information to file, where ipos = 0,write at beginning of file, 1, write at end of file
For 7.0 and later.
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CPWRITE
  write out coupled sets (jobname.cp)
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ENODE
  ENODE,var
Selects all elements attached to (var=0) any currently active nodes or (var=1) all currently active nodes.
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ESEL
  ESEL,,LAYER,MAT,matno
Selection by presence of non-zero thickness layer with material m. Use "ESEL,,LAYER,,layerno" to select elements with non-zero thickness of layer "layerno".
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ETWRITE
  Write out element types (jobname.etyp)
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KLIST
  KLIST,all,,,xyz
Shows more significant digits for keypoint listings.
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KSLE
  KSLE,s,1
Selects keypoints based on selected elements. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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LSAR
  LSAR
Selects all lines associated with currently active areas.
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LSLE
  LSLE,s,1
Selects lines based on selected elements. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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LSLN
  LSLN,s,1
Selects lines based on nodes. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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NELEM
  NELEM
Selects the nodes attached to the currently active elements.
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NLIST
  NLIST,all,,,xyz
Shows more significant digits for node listings.
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RWRITE
  Write out real constant tables (jobname.real)
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SELTOL
  SELTOL,value
Sets selection tolerance to value prior to xSEL commands.
SELTOL,1e-2
NSEL,S,LOC,X,1000
SELTOL
Above example selects nodes at x=1000+/-1e-2, then resets selection tolerance to 0.005xVMIN
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VSLE
  VSLE,s,1
Selects volumes based on selected elements. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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VSLN
  VSLN,s,1
Selects volumes based on nodes. See ASLE undocumented command (or NSLL documented command) for usage.
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