Modifies a previously defined element.
Modify nodes and/or attributes for element number
IEL. If ALL, modify all selected elements [ESEL]. If
IEL = 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
Starting location (
n) of first node to be modified or the attribute label.
n, modify element node positions
n+1, etc. (
n = 1 to 20). For
STLOC = 1,
I1 refers to the first node,
I2, the second,
STLOC = 9,
I1 refers to the ninth node,
I2, the tenth,
etc. Attributes are also modified to the currently specified values.
n to modify only
nodes and not attributes.
If zero, modify only the attributes to the currently specified values.
If MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, or SECNUM, modify only that attribute
I3, . . . ,
Replace the previous node numbers assigned to this
element with these corresponding values. A (blank) retains the previous
value (except in the
I1 field, which resets
STLOC node number to zero).
For attributes (
STLOC = MAT, TYPE, etc.), replace the existing value with the
I1 value (or the default if
I1 is zero or blank).
For attributes MAT and REAL, inputting
the label GCN for
I1 replaces the existing
attribute value with zero for the specified elements. This is a special
case used only for converting contact elements (TARGE169 through CONTA177) from a pair-based definition
to a general
The nodes and/or attributes (MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, and SECNUM values) of an existing element may be changed with this command.