Chandra Sekaran
Ansys Employee

In the below commands, the elements are selected but ALL the nodes are selected at this point (assuming you did a ALLSEL before SOLVE). So the 'interface_nodes_bed_contact' has all the nodes? Can you try doing a NSLE before creating this component? 

  esel,s,enam,,174                                     ! selection of contact elements 174
  etab,contact_elem,nmis,41                     ! etable of selected elements
  cm,interface_nodes_bed_contact,node  ! building a named component