Govindan Nagappan
Ansys Employee

Axisymmetric analysis uses Plane elements. These are not layered elements. This is a 2D analysis. Check the Mechanical APDL element reference guide for info on these elements

ACP does not create plane elements. You can use ACP for creating layered shells and layered solid elements.

If you need to do an axisymmetric analysis, you can do that directly in Mechanical. You do not have to use ACP


You can import the outer shell or inner shell into ACP. YOu can define the modeling plies and build a solid model in ACP resulting in layered solids. You can import cut off geometry and cut the solid mesh to create the holes, blends etc. Check the ACP documentation for more details