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Introduction to the ANSYS Parametric Design Language

Second Edition

The true power behind the mechanical solver in the ANSYS product family is the ANSYS Parametric Design Language, or APDL. Anyone interested in doing advanced simulation in ANSYS Mechanical or ANSYS Mechanical APDL needs to know the APDL language.

The new second edition incorporates updates, corrections, and two new chapters on APDL Math and using APDL with ANSYS Mechanical.

The second edition is avilable in paperback and Kindle versions.


Self Paced Training

When APDL was the primary method of doing simulation with the ANSYS product, PADT developed a course that taught everything users needed to know about APDL. As the day-to-day usage of the language decreased we converted the coarse into the guide, presented in printed book form.

The book is 335 pages long and has the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Customization Lessons Learned
  • Getting Started
  • Working with Macros
  • Scalar Parameters
  • Interfacing with the User
  • Program Flow in APDL
  • Arrays & Tables
  • Information Retrieval with APDL
  • Importing and Exporting Data to and From ANSYS
  • Other Customization Options
  • APDL Math*
  • Using APDL in ANSYS Mechanical*
  • APDL Final Exam

* Chapters added in the second edition

Each section includes workshops to give you practice with the skills that are covered.

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You can purchase a copy of the book as a soft cover or Kindle from

Soft Cover: $75.00
Kindle: $37.50