These PREP7 commands are used to create, modify, list, etc., areas.

Mapdl.a([p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6, p7, p8, ...])

Define an area by connecting keypoints.

Mapdl.aatt([mat, real, type_, esys, secn])

Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed areas.

Mapdl.adele([na1, na2, ninc, kswp])

Deletes unmeshed areas.

Mapdl.adgl([na1, na2, ninc])

Lists keypoints of an area that lie on a parametric degeneracy.

Mapdl.adrag([nl1, nl2, nl3, nl4, nl5, nl6, ...])

Generate areas by dragging a line pattern along a path.

Mapdl.afillt([na1, na2, rad])

Generates a fillet at the intersection of two areas.

Mapdl.agen([itime, na1, na2, ninc, dx, dy, ...])

Generates additional areas from a pattern of areas.[l1, l2, l3, l4, l5, l6, l7, l8, ...])

Generate an area bounded by previously defined lines.

Mapdl.alist([na1, na2, ninc, lab])

Lists the defined areas.

Mapdl.anorm([anum, noeflip])

Reorients area normals.

Mapdl.aoffst([narea, dist, kinc])

Generates an area, offset from a given area.

Mapdl.areverse([anum, noeflip])

Reverses the normal of an area, regardless of its connectivity or mesh

Mapdl.arotat([nl1, nl2, nl3, nl4, nl5, nl6, ...])

Generates cylindrical areas by rotating a line pattern about an axis.

Mapdl.arscale([na1, na2, ninc, rx, ry, rz, ...])

Generates a scaled set of areas from a pattern of areas.

Mapdl.arsym([ncomp, na1, na2, ninc, kinc, ...])

Generates areas from an area pattern by symmetry reflection.

Mapdl.askin([nl1, nl2, nl3, nl4, nl5, nl6, ...])

Generates an area by "skinning" a surface through guiding lines.

Mapdl.asub([na1, p1, p2, p3, p4])

Generates an area using the shape of an existing area.


Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected areas.

Mapdl.atran([kcnto, na1, na2, ninc, kinc, ...])

Transfers a pattern of areas to another coordinate system.


Calculates and prints geometry items.

Mapdl.splot([na1, na2, ninc, mesh])

Displays the selected areas and a faceted view of their underlying