Geometry.area_select(items, sel_type='S', return_selected=False)[source]#

Select areas using a sequence of items.

itemssequence, str, None

List, range, or sequence of integers of the areas you want to select. If None or 'NONE', no areas will be selected. If ‘ALL’, selects all areas.

sel_typestr, optional

Selection type. May be one of the following:

  • 'S': Select a new set (default)

  • 'R': Reselect a set from the current set.

  • 'A': Additionally select a set and extend the current set.

  • 'U': Unselect a set from the current set.

return_selectedbool, optional

Return the area numbers selected. Optional, and can be disabled for performance. Default False.


List of the selected areas if return_selected=True.


Create a new selection of areas [1, 5, 10]

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select([1, 5, 10])

Create a new selection of areas from 1 through 20

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select(range(1, 21))

Unselect areas 1 through 20

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select(range(1, 21), sel_type='U')

Append to an existing selection of areas

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select([1, 2, 3], sel_type='A')

Reselect from the existing selection of areas

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select([3, 4, 5], sel_type='R')

Select no areas

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select(None)

Select all areas

>>> mapdl.geometry.area_select('ALL')