The Return of the Trusty Ansys APDL Get Summary Sheet


What is an APDL Get Summary Sheet? Well, way back in the distant misty past of Ansys usage, when Ansys was all-caps, and the only tool in the Ansys family was Ansys, we would use text commands to build, run, and post-process our models. One of the most powerful family of commands were started with “*get.” As the name implies, *get was used to pull data from the database. Almost everything in your model could be accessed through a *get or, if you needed a set of values, *vget.

And, when we were young and before this blog, when Rod Scholl (who now runs Epsilon) was creating the early version of our newsletter, he got the idea of summarizing the *get/*vget commands on two sides of an 11×17 piece of paper, and the Get Summary was created. We printed it out on thick paper and took it to user group meetings, where it was a huge hit.

The Ansys Logo from the days when PADT's Ansys Apdel Get Summary Sheet was a valued posession.

These days, most users don’t need *get/*vget to pull data from the database. But, as many users know, if you can sling some APDL code and wield *get/*vget effectively, there is little you can’t accomplish. Take a look at the the Mechanical APDL Command Reference manual and check out *get and *vget.

For those who still use *get/*vget and for those who are nostalgic about those early days, we present a PDF version of the Get Summary. Please download and enjoy.

PDF Version of PADT’s Ansys APDL Get Summary Sheet

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