VA, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10
Generates a volume bounded by existing areas.

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

A1, A2, A3, . . . , A10

List of areas defining volume. The minimum number of areas is 4. If A1 = ALL, use all selected [ASEL] areas and ignore A2 to A10. If A1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for A1.


This command conveniently allows generating volumes from regions having more than eight keypoints (which is not allowed with the V command). Areas may be input in any order. The exterior surface of a VA volume must be continuous, but holes may pass completely through it.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Volume by Areas
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Volumes>Arbitrary>By Areas

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