**N****N**, `NODE`

, `X`

, `Y`

, `Z`

, `THXY`

, `THYZ`

, `THZX`

**Defines a node.**

`NODE`

Node number to be assigned. A previously defined node of
the same number will be redefined. Defaults to the maximum node number used
+1.

`X`

, `Y`

, `Z`

Node location in the active coordinate system (R, θ,
Z for cylindrical, R, θ, Φ for spherical or toroidal).
If `X`

= P, graphical picking is enabled and all
remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI).

`THXY`

First rotation about nodal Z (positive X toward Y).

`THYZ`

Second rotation about nodal X (positive Y toward Z).

`THZX`

Third rotation about nodal Y (positive Z toward X).

## Notes

Defines a node in the active coordinate system
[**CSYS**]. The nodal coordinate system is parallel to the
global Cartesian system unless rotated. Rotation angles are in degrees and
redefine any previous rotation angles. See the **NMODIF**, **NANG**, **NROTAT**,
and **NORA** commands for other rotation options.