Is there a way to graphically display the face numbers for an element?
I can get the number using NMFACE(E), but I would like to display them graphically.
There is no graphic key to directly plot the element face number. One possible way
to view it is demonstrated in the below input. A convection value of one is applied to
face 1 of all of the elements, and a value of 2 is applied to face 2, etc. To use this
technique, you need to use it with a model that has no existing convection or heat flux
loads on the nodes or elements so that you can delete the fictional loads afterwards.
Alternately, you could save the model, use the technique to view the faces, then
restore the model using the resume command.
! the eight lines that follow are just to create a test element
sfelist ! just to confirm the load value matches the face number