# contact activate command

Syntax

contact activate b <keyword> <range>

Primary keywords:

Change the contact activate flag. The flag is set according to the value of the boolean bval. If set to “on,” the activate flag is set so that the contact is always in an active state until the contact is deleted automatically by the contact detection system. In addition, the inhibit flag is set to false. If set to “off,” the contact activity is determined by the contact model.

By default, only mechanical contacts are considered.

Note

The activate flag is off by default. The activity state is set to true regardless of the contact resolution strategy for ball-facet or pebble-facet contacts.

mechanical

Apply to mechanical contacts.

thermal

Apply to thermal contacts.

Usage Example

contact activate off mechanical