Mapdl.aclear(na1='', na2='', ninc='', **kwargs)#

Deletes nodes and area elements associated with selected areas.


na1, na2, ninc

Delete mesh for areas NA1 to NA2 (defaults to NA1) in steps of NINC (defaults to 1). If NA1 = ALL, NA2 and NINC are ignored and the mesh for all selected areas [ASEL] is deleted. If NA1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining arguments are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NA1 (NA2 and NINC are ignored).


Deletes all nodes and area elements associated with selected areas (regardless of whether the nodes or elements are selected). Nodes shared by adjacent meshed areas and nodes associated with non-area elements will not be deleted. Attributes assigned as a result of AATT are maintained. In the program’s response to the command, if an area, line, or keypoint is tallied as “cleared,” it means either its node or element reference was deleted.

This command is also valid for rezoning. When issued during rezoning (after the REMESH,START command and before the REMESH,FINISH command), ACLEAR clears only the area generated by the AREMESH command.