CREATEPTS/ xyz rtz rtp line

This command adds points to a mesh object. It can distribute points evenly or according to a ratio zoning method as indicated by the choices xyz, rtz, rtp, or line. These points can be connected into a tet mesh object. If you want a connected hex mesh object, use the createpts/brick commands instead.

FORMAT

 
cmo/create/ mo_name / / / tet

createpts / xyz or rtz or rtp / ni,nj,nk / xmin,ymin,zmin / xmax,ymax,zmax / iiz,ijz,ikz / [ iirat,ijrat,ikrat /xrz,yrz,zrz ]

createpts / line / npoints / / / xmin,ymin,zmin / xmax,ymax,zmax / iiz,ijz,ikz /
 

xyz Cartesian coordinates.

rtz Cylindrical coordinates with center at (0,0,0). Use a trans command to move the center to a new location. The minimum and maximum coordinates are the triplets: radius from the cylinder’s axis, angle in the xy-plane measured from the x-axis, and height along the z-axis. Note that the rtz always results in a (partial) cylinder of points centered around the z axis. Use the rotateln command to orient the cylinder. For example, to center the cylinder around the y axis, specify the x axis as the line of rotation in the rotateln command.

rtp Spherical coordinates with center at (0,0,0). Use a trans command to move the center to a new location. The minimum and maximum coordinates are the triplets:
radius from the center of the sphere axis, angle in the zy-plane measured from the positive z-axis, and the angle in the xy-plane measured from the positive x-axis (see II.a.11).

line this option implies xyz and will distribute npoint nodes from (xmin,ymin,zmin) to (xmax,ymax,zmaz)

ni,nj,nk are the number of points to be created in each direction.

xmin,ymin,zmin are the minimums for coordinates.

xmax,ymax,zmax are the maximums for coordinates.

iiz,ijz,ikz 0 or 1 switches

iirat,ijrat,ikrat ratio zoning switches 0=off (default), 1=on

xrz,yrz,zrz ratio zoning value - distance is multiplied by this value for each subsequent point.

EXAMPLES

createpts/xyz/ 5,3,10 /0.,2.,0./5.,6.,2./1,1,1/

This results in a set of 150 points, five across from x=0. to x=5., 3 deep from y=2. to y=6. and 10 high from z=0. to z=2.

cmo/create/ motet / / / tet
createpts/rtz/ 4,6,11 /0.,0.,0./3.,360.,10./1,0,1/
cmo/setatt/ motet/ imt/ 1
filter/1,0,0; rmpoint/compress;
connect

This results in 264 points arranged around the z- axis.
There are 3 rings of points at distances r=1., r=2. and r=3. from the z-axis.
There are 11 sets of these three rings of points and heights z=0., z=1., z=2.,…,z=10.
In each ring there are 6 points where each pair of points is separated by 60°
Note that ijz=0 requests that points be placed at cell centers, hence the first point will be at 30° not at 0°.
Corresponding to r=0, there will be 6 identical points at 11 intervals along the z-axis at heights z=0., z=1., z=2.,…z=10. The filter command tags duplicate points and the rmpoint/compress removes the tagged points and updates the mesh object. The connect command will create a connected tetrahedral mesh object.

define XP1 1.
define YP1 1.
define XP2 100.
define YP2 150.
define N_POINTS 100

cmo/create/mo_line 
createpts/line/ N_POINTS / / /XP1 YP1  0. /  XP2 YP2 0. /1 1 1/

Create a line of 100 unconnected points from point 1,1,0 to 100,150,0.