NWRITE, Fname, Ext, --, KAPPND
Writes nodes to a file.

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File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including the characters needed for the directory path). An unspecified directory path defaults to the working directory; in this case, you can use all 248 characters for the file name.

The file name defaults to Jobname.


Filename extension (eight-character maximum).

The extension defaults to NODE if Fname is blank.


Unused field.


Append key:



Rewind file before the write operation.



Append data to the end of the existing file.


Writes selected nodes [NSEL] to a file. The write operation is not necessary in a standard ANSYS run but is provided as a convenience to users wanting a coded node file. Data are written in a coded format. The format used is (I9, 6G21.13E3) to write out NODE,X,Y,Z,THXY,THYZ,THZX. If the last number is zero (THZX = 0), or the last set of numbers are zero, they are not written but are left blank. Therefore, you must use a formatted read to process this file. Coordinate values are in the global Cartesian system.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Nodes>Write Node File

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