Writes linear material properties in the database to a file (if the LIB option is not specified) or writes both linear and nonlinear material properties (if LIB is specified) from the database to a file.
File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including
directory). If you do not specify the
LIB option, the default
directory is the current working directory. If you specify
you have specified a material library directory (via the /MPLIB command),
that directory is the default. Otherwise, the default is the current working
directory. If you use the default for your directory, you can use all 248
characters for the file name.
The file name defaults to Jobname.
Filename extension (eight-character maximum).
If you omit the
the default extension is MP. If you specify the
the default extension is units_MPL, where units is the system of units currently
in use. (See the description of the /UNITS command.) For
example, if /UNITS is set to BIN, the extension defaults
The only value allowed for this field is the string "LIB."
The LIB option indicates that you wish to have properties associated with the material (MAT) written to the specified material library file using the material library file format. The material library file format is ASCII-text-based ANSYS command input. Certain commands associated with this format have been modified to interpret the string "_MATL" to mean the currently selected material. This feature makes the material library file independent of the material number in effect when the file was written; this enables you to restore the properties into the ANSYS database using the material number of your choice. The LIB option also enables you to save both linear and nonlinear properties. If you omit the LIB option, you can save linear properties only.
Specifies the material to be written to the named material
library file. There is no default; you must either
specify a material or omit the
MAT argument. Even
if you specify a
MAT value, the ANSYS program ignores
it if the LIB argument is not specified.
Writes linear material properties currently in the database to a file. The file is rewound before and after writing.
This command is also valid in SOLUTION.