General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Locating node by ID

    • Bhargava Sista
      Ansys Employee
      Is it possible to locate the node number from an error/warning message in the solver output file with the FE mesh? n
    • David Weed
      Ansys Employee
      To locate these nodes, one approach is to use a Named Selection and use Worksheet mode; in the Mechanical tree right-click on Model -> Insert -> Named Selection and then in the Details box, toggle Scoping Method to Worksheet. In the Worksheet, right-click under the Action column to add a new selection. From there, you can enter the requisite information (entity type, node number, etc.) and finally click Generate. The node/element should display graphically. Note that this approach does not support the graphical plotting of pilot nodes of remote points; alternatively, one can export the model to MAPDL (using the ds.dat file in the Solver Files Directory) and query these nodes using the NSEL command.n
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