Block Format Keyword Definition of the lines which belong to given materials.


Enter selected items numbers (any number may be input, 10 per Line).
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
item_ID1 item_ID2 item_ID3 item_ID4 item_ID5 item_ID6 item_ID7 item_ID8 item_ID9 item_ID10


Field Contents SI Unit Example
line_ID Line group identifier

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

unit_ID Unit Identifier

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

line_title Line group title

(Character, maximum 100 characters)

item_ID1, item_ID2, ... item_IDn List of material identifiers




  1. Lines are used to define interfaces in 2D analysis and interface TYPE8, TYPE11 and TYPE20 in 3D analysis.
  2. All nodes must belong to a shell, brick, triangular shell, truss, or beam element.
  3. If the type of input for /LINE is SUBSET, PART, MAT or PROP only truss, beam, and spring elements are taken into account.