K, NPT, X, Y, Z
Defines a keypoint.

Compatible Products: – | Pro | Premium | Enterprise | Ent PP | Ent Solver | DYNA


Reference number for keypoint. If zero, the lowest available number is assigned [NUMSTR].

X, Y, Z

Keypoint location in the active coordinate system (may be R, θ, Z or R, θ, Φ). If X = P, graphical picking is enabled and all other fields (including NPT) are ignored (valid only in the GUI).


Defines a keypoint in the active coordinate system [CSYS] for line, area, and volume descriptions. A previously defined keypoint of the same number will be redefined. Keypoints may be redefined only if it is not yet attached to a line or is not yet meshed. Solid modeling in a toroidal system is not recommended.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Keypoints>In Active CS
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Keypoints>On Working Plane

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