Bulk Data Entry Defines a one-dimensional dummy element for use in plotting.


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PLOTEL EID G1 G2            


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PLOTEL 29 35 16            


Field Contents SI Unit Example
EID Unique element identification number. Unique with respect to all other element identification numbers.

No default (Integer > 0)

G1, G2 Grid point identification numbers of connection points.

No default (Integer > 0; G1G2)



  1. This element is not used in the model during any of the solution phases of a problem. It is used to simplify the plotting of structures with large numbers of collinear grid points, where the plotting of each grid point along with the elements connecting them would result in a confusing plot.
  2. Only one PLOTEL element may be defined on a single entry.
  3. This card is represented as a plot element in HyperMesh.