Mapdl.etyiqr(itype, key, pname='__tmpvar__', **kwargs)#

Get information about an element type.


DISCLAIMER: This function is un-documented in the official ANSYS Command Reference Guide. Hence its support is limited and it use is not encouraged. Please use it with caution.


Element type number. It should be 0 for key=11, DB_NUMDEFINED, DB_NUMSELECTED, DB_MAXDEFINED, and DB_MAXRECLENG


Information flag.

  • DB_SELECTED - return select status:

    • 0 - element type is undefined.

    • -1 - element type is unselected.

    • 1 - element type is selected.

  • DB_NUMDEFINED - return number of defined element types

  • DB_NUMSELECTED - return number of selected element types

  • DB_MAXDEFINED - return highest element type number defined

  • DB_MAXRECLENG - return maximum record length (int words)

  • -n- return element characteristic n from etycom for element type itype. n is correlated to the parameter names in echprm. see elccmt for definitions of element characteristics.


    This will not overwrite the current setting of etycom.


Name of the variable where the queried value is stored.


Extra arguments to be passed to

int or str

The returned value of etyiqr is based on setting of key.