Bulk Data Entry Defines a multipoint constraint set as a union of multipoint constraint sets defined via MPC entries.


(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
MPCADD SID S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7  
  S8 S9 etc.            


(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
MPCADD 101 2 3 1 6 4      


Field Contents SI Unit Example
SID Set identification number.

(Integer > 0)

Sj Set identification numbers of multipoint constraint sets defined via MPC entries. The Sj field should not reference the identification number of a multipoint constraint set defined by another MPCADD entry.

(Integer > 0 or <PartName.number>) 4



  1. Multipoint constraint sets must be selected with the Subcase Information command MPC= SID.
  2. MPCADD entries take precedence over MPC entries. If both have the same SID, only the MPCADD entry will be used.
  3. If all Si are non-existent, the solver will exit with an error termination.
  4. Supported local entries in specific parts can be referenced by the use of "fully-qualified references" on MPCADD entries in the model. A fully-qualified reference (PartName.number) is similar to the format of a numeric reference. PartName is the name of the part that contains the referenced local entry (part names are defined on the BEGIN Bulk Data Entry in the model). number is the identification number of a referenced local entry in the part PartName. See Parts and Instances in the User Guide for detailed information on the use of fully-qualified references.
  5. This card is represented as a load collector in HyperMesh.