Subcase Information Entry The MPC command can be used to select a multi-point constraint set.


MPC = option


Argument Options Description
option <SID>

No default

Set identification of a MPCADD Bulk Data Entry or, if a MPCADD Bulk Data Entry does not exist with this SID, the set identification of an MPC Bulk Data Entry.


  1. Only one MPC entry can be present for each subcase.
  2. If the SID referenced by the MPC subcase information entry matches with the SID defined for a MPCADD Bulk Data Entry, the information on this entry alone is selected. However, if a MPCADD Bulk Data Entry does not have the referenced SID defined, then any MPC Bulk Data Entries that have this SID defined will be selected.
  3. If present above the first subcase, it is the default for each subcase without an MPC command, with the exception of linear buckling analysis subcases. Linear buckling analysis subcases inherit the MPC information from the referenced static subcase.
  4. MPC may be set to 0 to override the default in subcases where no MPC is required.