2.3. GRAPHICS Commands

These commands are used to control the graphics of the program. The commands are grouped by functionality.

Table 2.11:  Setup

These GRAPHICS commands are used for general graphics control, such as window setup, color settings, specifications saving, etc.
/CMAPChanges an existing or creates a new color mapping table. 
/COLORSpecifies the color mapping for various items. 
/DEVICEControls graphics device options. 
DSYSActivates a display coordinate system for geometry listings and plots. 
/DV3DSets 3-D device option modes. 
/ERASESpecifies that the screen is to be erased before each display. 
ERASEExplicitly erases the current display. 
/GCMDControls the type of element or graph display used for the GPLOT command. 
/GCOLUMNAllows the user to apply a label to a specified curve. 
/GFILESpecifies the pixel resolution on Z-buffered graphics files. 
GPLOTControls general plotting. 
/GRAPHICSDefines type of graphics display to be used for element plots. 
/GRESUMESets graphics settings to the settings on a file. 
/GSAVESaves graphics settings to a file for later use. 
/GTYPEControls the entities that the GPLOT command displays. 
HPGLSpecifies various HP options. 
/IMAGEAllows graphics data to be captured and saved.  
IMMEDAllows immediate display of a model as it is generated. 
JPEGProvides JPEG File Export for displays. 
/MREPEnables you to reissue the graphics command macro "name" during a replot or zoom operation. 
/NOERASEPrevents the screen erase between displays. 
/PCOPYGenerates hard copies automatically (device dependent). 
PNGRSets file options for PNGR graphics export for displays. 
PSCRSpecifies various PostScript options. 
/PSTATUSDisplays the global or window display specifications. 
/REPLOTAutomatically reissues the last display command for convenience. 
/RESETResets display specifications to their initial defaults. 
/SEGAllows graphics data to be stored in the local terminal memory. 
/SHOWSpecifies the device and other parameters for graphics displays. 
TIFFProvides TIFF file Export for displays. 
/WINDOWDefines the window size on the screen. 

Table 2.12:  Views

These GRAPHICS commands are used to control the view of the model.
/ANGLERotates the display about an axis. 
/AUTOResets the focus and distance specifications to "automatically calculated." 
/DISTSpecifies the viewing distance for magnifications and perspective. 
/FOCUSSpecifies the focus point (center of the window). 
/USERConveniently resets /FOCUS and /DIST to USER. 
/VCONEDefines the view cone angle for perspective displays. 
/VIEWDefines the viewing direction for the display. 
/VUPSpecifies the global Cartesian coordinate system reference orientation. 
/XFRMControls the centroid or the axis of dynamic rotation. 
/ZOOMZooms a region of a display window. 

Table 2.13:  Scaling

These GRAPHICS commands are used to scale various parts of the display.
/DSCALESets the displacement multiplier for displacement displays. 
/ICLWIDScales the line width of circuit builder icons. 
/ICSCALEScales the icon size for elements supported in the circuit builder. 
/RATIODistorts the object geometry. 
/SHRINKShrinks elements, lines, areas, and volumes for display clarity. 
/SSCALESets the contour multiplier for topographic displays. 
/TXTREApplies textured appearance to selected items.  
/VSCALEScales the length of displayed vectors. 

Table 2.14:  Style

These GRAPHICS commands are used to change the way a model is displayed.
/CPLANESpecifies the cutting plane for section and capped displays. 
/CTYPESpecifies the type of contour display. 
/EDGEDisplays only the "edges" of an object. 
/ESHAPEDisplays elements with shapes determined from the real constants. 
/FACETSpecifies the facet representation used to form solid model displays. 
/GLINESpecifies the element outline style. 
/GMARKERSpecifies the curve marking style. 
GMFACESpecifies the facet representation used to form solid models. 
/LIGHTSpecifies the light direction for the display window. 
/NORMALAllows displaying area elements by top or bottom faces. 
/SHADEDefines the type of surface shading used with Z-buffering. 
/TRLCYSpecifies the level of translucency. 
/TYPEDefines the type of display. 

Table 2.15:  Labeling

These GRAPHICS commands are used to add helpful labels and symbols to displays.
/CFORMATControls the graphical display of alpha character strings for parameters, components, assemblies, and tables. 
/CLABELSpecifies contour labeling. 
/CONTOURSpecifies the uniform contour values on stress displays. 
/CVALSpecifies nonuniform contour values on stress displays. 
/GFORMATSpecifies the format for the graphical display of numbers. 
/HBCDetermines how boundary conditions are displayed in a display window.  
/NUMBERSpecifies whether numbers, colors, or both are used for displays. 
/PBCShows boundary condition symbols and values on displays. 
/PBFShows body force loads as contours on displays. 
/PLOPTSControls graphics options on subsequent displays. 
/PNUMControls entity numbering/coloring on plots. 
/PSFShows surface load symbols on model displays. 
/PSYMBShows various symbols on displays. 
/TRIADShows the global XYZ coordinate triad on displays. 
/UDOCDetermines position and content for the multi-legend options.  

Table 2.16:  Graphs

These GRAPHICS commands are used to control the way line graphs are displayed.
/AXLABLabels the X and Y axes on graph displays. 
/GRIDSelects the type of grid on graph displays. 
/GROPTSets various line graph display options. 
/GRTYPSelects single or multiple Y-axes graph displays. 
/GTHKSets line thicknesses for graph lines. 
/XRANGESpecifies a linear abscissa (X) scale range. 
/YRANGESpecifies a linear ordinate (Y) scale range. 

Table 2.17:  Annotation

These GRAPHICS commands are used to annotate a display with notes and symbols.
/AN3DSpecifies 3-D annotation functions 
/ANNOTActivates graphics for annotating displays (GUI). 
/ANUMSpecifies the annotation number, type, and hot spot (GUI). 
/LARCCreates annotation arcs (GUI). 
/LINECreates annotation lines (GUI). 
/LSPECSpecifies annotation line attributes (GUI). 
/LSYMBOLCreates annotation symbols (GUI). 
/PCIRCLECreates an annotation circle (GUI). 
/PMORECreates an annotation polygon (GUI). 
/POLYGONCreates annotation polygons (GUI). 
/PSPECCreates annotation polygon attributes (GUI). 
/PWEDGECreates an annotation wedge (GUI). 
/TLABELCreates annotation text (GUI). 
/TSPECCreates annotation text attributes (GUI). 

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