Mapdl.numoff(label='', value='', **kwargs)#

Adds a number offset to defined items.



Apply offset number to one of the following sets of items:

NODE - Nodes

ELEM - Elements

KP - Keypoints

LINE - Lines

AREA - Areas

VOLU - Volumes

MAT - Materials

TYPE - Element types

REAL - Real constants

CP - Coupled sets

SECN - Section numbers

CE - Constraint equations

CSYS - Coordinate systems


Offset number value (cannot be negative).


Useful for offsetting current model data to prevent overlap if another model is read in. CDWRITE automatically writes the appropriate NUMOFF commands followed by the model data to File.CDB. Therefore, when the file is read, any model already existing in the database is offset before the model data on the file is read.

Offsetting material numbers with this command [NUMOFF,MAT] does not update the material number referenced by either of the following:

A temperature-dependent convection or surface-to-surface radiation load [SF, SFE, SFL, SFA]

Real constants for multi-material elements (such as SOLID65).

Therefore, a mismatch may exist between the material definitions and the material numbers referenced.