Mapdl.vinv(nv1='', nv2='', nv3='', nv4='', nv5='', nv6='', nv7='', nv8='', nv9='', **kwargs)#

Finds the intersection of volumes.

APDL Command: VINV

nv1, nv2, nv3, … , nv9

Numbers of volumes to be intersected. If NV1 = ALL, NV2 to NV9 are ignored, and the intersection of all selected volumes is found. If NV1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for NV1.


Finds the common (not pairwise) intersection of volumes. The common intersection is defined as the regions shared (in common) by all volumes listed on this command. New volumes will be generated where the original volumes intersect. If the regions of intersection are only areas, new areas will be generated instead. See the Modeling and Meshing Guide for an illustration. See the BOPTN command for an explanation of 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.