Mapdl.cval(wn='', v1='', v2='', v3='', v4='', v5='', v6='', v7='', v8='', **kwargs)[source]#

Specifies nonuniform contour values on stress displays.

APDL Command: /CVAL


Window number (or ALL) to which command applies (defaults to 1).

v1, v2, v3, … , v8

Up to 8 contour values may be specified (in ascending order). The 0.0 value (if any) must not be the last value specified. If no values are specified, all contour specifications are erased and contours are automatically calculated.


This command is similar to the /CONTOUR command. With /CVAL, however, you define the upper level of each contour band instead of having the contours uniformly distributed over the range. The minimum value (including a zero value for the first band) for a contour band cannot be specified. If you use both /CONTOUR and /CVAL, the last command issued takes precedence.

This command is valid in any processor.