obtain nodes from cutting section

  • Last Post 14 January 2019
Shaimaa posted this 12 January 2019

I have a cube in ApDl and  meshed  it,i need to select nodes in certain cutting plane (layer at the cube). How can do that?

jj77 posted this 14 January 2019

If using nsel, using location, can be tricky if the plane is inclined. Perhaps split the geom. so there is a a face/area on that inclined plane, and use then, asel,to select that face (say by number), followed by nsla,s,1 to get all the nodes on the selected face.


See the chapter about selecting and components (chapter 9 in mechanical apdl guide):



Possibly also by using components, and then commands like cmsel.


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