Mapdl.katt(mat='', real='', type_='', esys='', **kwargs)#

Associates attributes with the selected, unmeshed keypoints.

APDL Command: KATT

mat, real, type_, esys

Material number, real constant set number, type number, and coordinate system number to be associated with selected, unmeshed keypoints.


Keypoints subsequently generated from the keypoints will also have these attributes. These element attributes will be used when the keypoints are meshed. If a keypoint does not have attributes associated with it (by this command) at the time it is meshed, the attributes are obtained from the then current MAT, REAL,TYPE, and ESYS command settings. Reissue the KATT command (before keypoints are meshed) to change the attributes. A zero (or blank) argument removes the corresponding association.

If any of the arguments MAT, REAL, TYPE, or ESYS are defined as -1, then that value will be left unchanged in the selected set.

In some cases, ANSYS can proceed with a keypoint meshing operation even when no logical element type has been assigned via KATT,,,TYPE or TYPE. For more information, see the discussion on setting element attributes in Meshing Your Solid Model in the Modeling and Meshing Guide.