ProductsAbaqus/StandardAbaqus/ExplicitAbaqus/CAE
TypeModel data
LevelPartPart instance
Abaqus/CAENot applicable; copying portions of sketches
and instancing of parts serve similar
purposes.
Required parameters
 CHANGE NUMBER

Set this parameter equal to an integer that will be added to each of the
existing node numbers to define the node numbers of the nodes being created.
 OLD SET

Set this parameter equal to the name of the node set being copied. This set
will be used for the copy operation with the nodes that belong to it at the
time this
NCOPY option appears in the input file.
Required, mutually exclusive parameters
 POLE

Include this parameter if the new nodes are created by projecting the nodes
in the old set from the pole node. Each new node will be located such that the
corresponding old node is equidistant between the pole node and the new node.
This parameter is particularly useful for creating nodes associated with
infinite elements (Infinite elements).
 REFLECT

Set REFLECT=LINE to create the new nodes by reflection through a line.
Set REFLECT=MIRROR to create the new nodes by reflection through a plane.
Set REFLECT=POINT to create the new nodes by reflection through a point.
 SHIFT

Include this parameter if the new nodes are to be created by translation
and/or rotation of the nodes in the old node set. If both translation and
rotation are specified, the translation is applied once before the rotation.
Optional parameters
 MULTIPLE

This parameter is used with the SHIFT parameter to define the number of times the rotation should be
applied. The default is MULTIPLE=1.
 NEW SET

Set this parameter equal to the name of the node set to which the nodes
created by the operation will be assigned. This new node set will be unsorted
if the OLD SET was unsorted and if the NEW SET does not already exist. Otherwise, this new node set will be a
sorted set.
If this parameter is omitted, the newly created nodes are not assigned to a
node set.
Data lines if the SHIFT parameter is included
 First line

Value of the translation to be applied in the
Xdirection.

Value of the translation to be applied in the
Ydirection.

Value of the translation to be applied in the
Zdirection.
 Second line

Xcoordinate of the first point defining the rotation
axis (point a in
Figure 1).

Ycoordinate of the first point defining the rotation
axis.

Zcoordinate of the first point defining the rotation
axis.

Xcoordinate of the second point defining the rotation
axis (point b in
Figure 1).

Ycoordinate of the second point defining the rotation
axis.

Zcoordinate of the second point defining the rotation
axis.

Angle of rotation about the axis
a–b, in degrees.
Data line if REFLECT=LINE
 First (and
only) line

Xcoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
line (point a in
Figure 2).

Ycoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
line.

Zcoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
line.

Xcoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection line (point b in
Figure 2).

Ycoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection line.

Zcoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection line.
Data lines if REFLECT=MIRROR
 First
line

Xcoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
plane (point a in
Figure 3).

Ycoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
plane.

Zcoordinate of the first point defining the reflection
plane.

Xcoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection plane (point b in
Figure 3).

Ycoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection plane.

Zcoordinate of the second point defining the
reflection plane.
 Second line

Xcoordinate of the third point defining the reflection
plane (point c in
Figure 3).

Ycoordinate of the third point defining the reflection
plane.

Zcoordinate of the third point defining the reflection
plane.
Data line if REFLECT=POINT
 First (and
only) line

Xcoordinate of the reflection point (point
a in
Figure 4).

Ycoordinate of the reflection point.

Zcoordinate of the reflection point.
Data line if the POLE parameter is included
 First (and only) line


Number of the pole node (optional: it must have been defined already).

Xcoordinate of the pole node (point
a in
Figure 5
only required if the pole node number was not entered).

Ycoordinate of the pole node (only required if the
pole node number was not entered).

Zcoordinate of the pole node (only required if the
pole node number was not entered).