Mapdl.ainp(na1='', na2='', na3='', na4='', na5='', na6='', na7='', na8='', na9='', **kwargs)#

Finds the pairwise intersection of areas.

APDL Command: AINP

na1, na2, na3, … , na9

Numbers of areas to be intersected pairwise. If NA1 = ALL, NA2 to NA9 are ignored and the pairwise intersection of all selected areas is found. If NA1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining arguments are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may be substituted for NA1.


Finds the pairwise intersection of areas. The pairwise intersection is defined as all regions shared by any two or more areas listed on this command. New areas will be generated where the original areas intersect pairwise. If the regions of pairwise intersection are only lines, new lines will be generated. See the Modeling and Meshing Guide for an illustration. See the BOPTN command for the options available to Boolean operations. Element attributes and solid model boundary conditions assigned to the original entities will not be transferred to the new entities generated.