Sets the element type attribute pointer.

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


Assign this type number to the elements (defaults to 1).

Command Default

ITYPE = 1.


Activates an element type number to be assigned to subsequently defined elements. This number refers to the element type number (ITYPE) defined with the ET command. Type numbers may be displayed [/PNUM].

In some cases, ANSYS can proceed with a meshing operation even when no logical element type has been assigned via TYPE or XATT,,,TYPE. For more information, see the discussion on setting element attributes in Meshing Your Solid Model in the Modeling and Meshing Guide.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Meshing>Mesh Attributes>Default Attribs
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Elements>Elem Attributes
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Operate>Extrude>Elem Ext Opts

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