Command Index

Base FLAC3D Commands

The main commands used by FLAC3D are encapsulated on the list below. Note these are a mix of FLAC3D-specific commands and commands that are also commonly used by PFC and 3DEC.

Table 1: FLAC3D Commands

c building-block

c model

c data

c plot

c dfn

c program

c extrude

c project

c fish

c structure

c fragment

c table

c geometry

c trace

c group

c zone

c history

See the Range Phrase Keyword Reference in the range (keyword) section for reference information on range construction.

Base 3DEC Commands

The main commands used by 3DEC are encapsulated on the list below. Note these are a mix of 3DEC-specific commands and commands that are also commonly used by PFC and FLAC3D.

Table 2: 3DEC Commands

c block

c history

c data

c model

c dfn

c plot

c domain

c program

c fish

c project

c flow


c geometry

c structure

c group

c table


c trace

See the Range Phrase Keyword Reference in the range (keyword) section for reference information on range construction.

Base PFC Commands

Comprehensive Command Index

All commands that appear in this documentation are listed here.




ball accumulate-stress

ball attribute

ball clump

ball create

ball delete

ball distribute

ball export

ball extra

ball fix

ball free

ball generate

ball group

ball history

ball initialize

ball list

ball property

ball remap-interval

ball results

ball tolerance

ball trace

ball tractions

ball cfd attribute

ball cfd extra

ball cfd group

ball cfd history

ball cfd initialize

ball cfd list

ball thermal attribute

ball thermal extra

ball thermal fix

ball thermal free

ball thermal group

ball thermal history

ball thermal initialize

ball thermal list

ball thermal property

ball-zone create

building-blocks block create

building-blocks block delete

building-blocks block export

building-blocks block group

building-blocks block hide

building-blocks block id

building-blocks block import

building-blocks block list

building-blocks block make-hex-only

building-blocks block multiplier

building-blocks block snapon

building-blocks block transform

building-blocks edge add-controls

building-blocks edge delete

building-blocks edge drape

building-blocks edge factor

building-blocks edge group

building-blocks edge id

building-blocks edge list

building-blocks edge ratio

building-blocks edge ratio-isolate

building-blocks edge size

building-blocks edge snapon

building-blocks edge transform

building-blocks edge type

building-blocks face add-controls

building-blocks face cycle

building-blocks face delete

building-blocks face drape

building-blocks face group

building-blocks face id

building-blocks face list

building-blocks face snapon

building-blocks face transform


block analyze-stability

block apply

block apply-remove

block cells

block copy

block create

block cut

block delete

block densify

block dynamic

block excavate

block export

block fill

block finite-element

block fix

block fluid

block fragment

block free

block generate

block group

block hide

block history

block import

block initialize

block insitu

block join

block join-by-contact

block joint-plane

block list

block makewall

block mechanical

block merge-finish

block merge-start

block property

block relax

block skip-join-update

block thermal

block to-flac3d

block to-pfc

block to-udec

block tolerance

block trace

block update

block vtk

block water

block contact apply

block contact area-minimum

block contact compute

block contact compute-stiffness

block contact delete-open

block contact generate-subcontacts

block contact group

block contact group-subcontact

block contact history

block contact jmodel

block contact join

block contact list

block contact local-stiffness

block contact material-table

block contact persistence

block contact property

block contact property-distribution

block contact record-shear

block contact reset

block contact tolerance

block contact vertex-vertex

block face apply

block face apply-remove

block face group

block face list

block face triangulate

block gridpoint apply

block gridpoint apply-remove

block gridpoint group

block gridpoint initialize

block gridpoint list

block gridpoint trace

block zone cmodel

block zone fluid

block zone generate

block zone generate-new

block zone group

block zone initialize

block zone list

block zone nodal-mixed-discretization

block zone property

block zone property-distribution

block zone size

block zone thermal

block zone volume-minimum-delete

building-blocks point delete

building-blocks point drape

building-blocks point group

building-blocks point list

building-blocks point merge

building-blocks point move-to

building-blocks point snapon

building-blocks point transform

brick assemble

brick delete

brick export

brick import

brick make

inlet create

inlet modify

building-blocks set arrest-triangle

building-blocks set auto-tolerance

building-blocks set automatic-zone

building-blocks set break-angle

building-blocks set create

building-blocks set delete

building-blocks set export

building-blocks set geometry

building-blocks set import

building-blocks set list

building-blocks set select

building-blocks set tolerance

building-blocks set validate-all






cfd buoyancy

cfd connect

cfd coupling

cfd cycling

cfd interval

cfd list

cfd output

cfd porosity

cfd read

cfd relaxation

cfd restart

cfd slave

cfd term

cfd update

cfd vof

clump accumulate-stress

clump attribute

clump break

clump create

clump delete

clump distribute

clump export

clump extra

clump fix

clump free

clump generate

clump group

clump history

clump initialize

clump list

clump order

clump property

clump remap-interval

clump replicate

clump results

clump rotate

clump scale

clump template

clump tolerance

clump trace

clump cfd attribute

clump cfd extra

clump cfd group

clump cfd history

clump cfd initialize

clump cfd list

clump thermal attribute

clump thermal extra

clump thermal fix

clump thermal free

clump thermal group

clump thermal history

clump thermal initialize

clump thermal list

clump thermal property

contact cmat add

contact cmat apply

contact cmat default

contact cmat list

contact cmat modify

contact cmat remove



contact activate

contact apply-group

contact cmat proximity

contact create-on-overlap

contact delete

contact detection

contact extra

contact fix

contact group

contact history

contact inhibit

contact list

contact method

contact model

contact persist

contact property


data label create

data label delete

data label list

data label modify

data label results

data scalar create

data scalar delete

data scalar export

data scalar group

data scalar import

data scalar list

data scalar results

data tensor create

data tensor delete

data tensor export

data tensor group

data tensor import

data tensor list

data tensor results

data vector create

data vector delete

data vector export

data vector group

data vector import

data vector list

data vector results

fracture aperture

fracture attribute

fracture cluster

fracture combine

fracture compute

fracture connectivity

fracture contact-model

fracture copy

fracture create

fracture delete

fracture dfn-extra

fracture dfn-group

fracture export

fracture extra

fracture generate

fracture group

fracture import

fracture initialize

fracture intersections automatic-update

fracture intersections compute

fracture intersections delete

fracture intersections scanline

fracture joint-set

fracture list

fracture property

fracture prune

fracture results

fracture set-property

fracture template create

fracture template delete

fracture template modify-default

fracture verify-file

domain condition

domain extent

domain strain-rate

domain tolerance





element cfd attribute

element cfd extra

element cfd group

element cfd history

element cfd initialize

element cfd list

fblock delete

fblock group

fblock list

feblock generate

feblock gravity

feblock list



fish automatic-create

fish boolean-convert

fish callback

fish debug

fish define

fish history

fish list

fish operator

fish results

fish structure

fish trace


flowknot apply

flowknot apply-remove

flowknot fix

flowknot free

flowknot group

flowknot hide

flowknot history

flowknot initialize

flowknot list

flowknot property

flowknot volume-minimum

flowplane active

flowplane area-minimum

flowplane group

flowplane hide

flowplane list

flowplane property

flowplane edge apply

flowplane edge apply-remove

flowplane edge list

flowplane vertex group

flowplane vertex history

flowplane vertex initialize

flowplane vertex list

flowplane vertex property

flowplane zone area-minimum

flowplane zone edge-minimum

flowplane zone group

flowplane zone list

fragment activate

fragment clear

fragment compute

fragment deactivate

fragment group-isolated

fragment group-slot

fragment list

fragment map

fragment register

geometry assign-groups

geometry copy

geometry delete

geometry edge create

geometry edge delete

geometry edge export

geometry edge extra

geometry edge group

geometry export

geometry fill

geometry generate

geometry import

geometry list

geometry move-to

geometry node create

geometry node delete

geometry node export

geometry node extra

geometry node group

geometry paint-extra

geometry polygon create

geometry polygon delete

geometry polygon export

geometry polygon extra

geometry polygon group

geometry refine

geometry results

geometry rotate

geometry select

geometry separate

geometry set

geometry tessellate

geometry translate

geometry triangulate

group create

group list

group rename

group slot


history delete

history export

history interval

history label

history list

history purge

history rename

history results













massflow clean

massflow compute

massflow fines-migration

massflow initialize

massflow record

massflow secondary-fragmentation

massflow drawpoint add-drawperiod

massflow drawpoint drawbell-to-geometry

massflow drawpoint dump-drawperiod

massflow drawpoint extraction-report

massflow drawpoint group

massflow drawpoint import

massflow drawpoint import-drawbell

massflow drawpoint import-drawperiod

massflow drawpoint imz-to-geometry

massflow drawpoint list

massflow marker filename

massflow marker group

massflow marker import-trace

massflow marker initialize

massflow marker report-days

massflow marker report-export

massflow marker report-period

massflow marker size-distribution

massflow marker trace

massflow marker trace-report

massflow marker list

massflow mine-block group

massflow mine-block import

massflow mine-block list


measure create

measure delete

measure dump

measure history

measure list

measure modify

model calm

model clean

model cluster

model configure

model creep

model cycle

model deterministic

model display

model domain

model dynamic

model energy

model factor-of-safety

model fluid

model gravity

model history

model large-strain

model list

model mechanical

model new

model orientation-tracking

model precision

model random

model range

model restore

model results

model save

model simple-fluid

model solve

model step

model thermal

model title

model update-interval










plot active

plot background

plot clear

plot copy

plot create

plot current

plot delete

plot export

plot item

plot legend

plot load

plot movie

plot outline

plot print-size

plot rename

plot show

plot title

plot title-job

plot update

plot view




program automatic-model-save

program call

program continue

program customer-title-1

program customer-title-2

program directory

program echo

program echo-line

program encrypt

program exit

program floating-point-check

program license

program list

program load

program log

program log-file

program mail

program notice

program pagination

program pause

program playback

program quit

program return

program stop

program system

program threads

program undo

program warning

project execute

project list

project new

project restore

project save

project save-plugins


rblock apply-facet-groups

rblock attribute

rblock clump

rblock configure bbm

rblock construct

rblock contact-resolution

rblock create

rblock cut

rblock damping

rblock delete

rblock densify

rblock dilate

rblock distribute

rblock erode

rblock export

rblock extra

rblock facet apply

rblock facet apply-remove

rblock facet group

rblock fix

rblock free

rblock generate

rblock group

rblock hide

rblock history

rblock import

rblock initialize

rblock list

rblock merge

rblock property

rblock refine

rblock reflect

rblock remap-interval

rblock replicate

rblock results

rblock rotate

rblock scale

rblock select

rblock template

rblock tolerance

rblock trace

rblock tractions

rblock thermal attribute

rblock thermal extra

rblock thermal fix

rblock thermal free

rblock thermal group

rblock thermal history

rblock thermal initialize

rblock thermal list

rblock thermal property


sketch block create

sketch block delete

sketch block group

sketch block id

sketch block list

sketch block multiplier

sketch block position

sketch edge clear

sketch edge combine

sketch edge create

sketch edge delete

sketch edge group

sketch edge id

sketch edge list

sketch edge ratio

sketch edge ratio-isolate

sketch edge ratio-reverse

sketch edge size

sketch edge size-default

sketch edge zone-length

sketch edge zone-length-default

sketch mesh gradation

sketch mesh list

sketch mesh mode

sketch mesh optimization

sketch mesh quad-weight

sketch mesh reset

sketch mesh shape-quality

sketch mesh target-size

sketch mesh type

sketch path clear

sketch path continuous

sketch path ends-paralle

sketch path extrude-mode

sketch path translate

sketch point create

sketch point delete

sketch point group

sketch point id

sketch point list

sketch point transform

sketch section circle

sketch section polygon

sketch section rectangle

sketch segment clear

sketch segment create

sketch segment delete

sketch segment group

sketch segment id

sketch segment list

sketch segment ratio

sketch segment ratio-reverse

sketch segment size

sketch segment size-default

sketch segment zone-length

sketch segment zone-length-default

sketch segment-node create

sketch segment-node delete

sketch segment-node group

sketch segment-node id

sketch segment-node list

sketch segment-node transform

sketch set automatic-validate

sketch set automatic-zone

sketch set clear

sketch set create

sketch set delete

sketch set list

sketch set metadata

sketch set rename

sketch set select

sketch set system

sketch set update-polygons









structure dynamic-safety-factor

structure dynamic damping

structure geometry-update

structure list information

structure mechanical damping

structure ratio

structure results

structure safety-factor

structure scale-rotational-mass

structure beam apply

structure beam cmodel

structure beam create

structure beam delete

structure beam group

structure beam hide

structure beam history

structure beam import

structure beam initialize

structure beam list

structure beam property

structure beam refine

structure beam select

structure cable apply

structure cable create

structure cable delete

structure cable group

structure cable hide

structure cable history

structure cable import

structure cable initialize

structure cable list

structure cable property

structure cable refine

structure cable select

structure hybrid import

structure hybrid list

structure geogrid apply

structure geogrid cmodel

structure geogrid create

structure geogrid delete

structure geogrid group

structure geogrid hide

structure geogrid history

structure geogrid import

structure geogrid initialize

structure geogrid list

structure geogrid property

structure geogrid recover

structure geogrid refine

structure geogrid select

structure hybrid apply

structure hybrid create

structure hybrid delete

structure hybrid group

structure hybrid hide

structure hybrid history

structure hybrid initialize

structure hybrid property

structure hybrid select

structure liner apply

structure liner cmodel

structure liner create

structure liner delete

structure liner gap-factor

structure liner group

structure liner hide

structure liner history

structure liner import

structure liner initialize

structure liner list

structure liner property

structure liner recover

structure liner refine

structure liner select

structure liner apply

structure liner cmodel

structure liner create

structure liner delete

structure liner gap-factor

structure liner group

structure liner hide

structure liner history

structure liner import

structure liner initialize

structure liner list

structure liner property

structure liner refine

structure liner select

structure link attach

structure link create

structure link delete

structure link dynamic-damping

structure link group

structure link hide

structure link history

structure link list

structure link property

structure link select

structure link slide

structure link tolerance-contact

structure link tolerance-node

structure link tolerance-slide

structure node apply

structure node create

structure node damping-local

structure node delete

structure node fix

structure node free

structure node group

structure node hide

structure node history

structure node initialize

structure node join

structure node list

structure node select

structure node system-local

structure pile apply

structure pile cmodel

structure pile create

structure pile delete

structure pile group

structure pile hide

structure pile history

structure pile import

structure pile initialize

structure pile list

structure pile property

structure pile refine

structure pile select

structure shell apply

structure shell cmodel

structure shell create

structure shell delete

structure shell group

structure shell hide

structure shell history

structure shell import

structure shell initialize

structure shell list

structure shell property

structure shell recover

structure shell refine

structure shell select



table add

table clear

table delete

table export

table import

table insert

table label

table list

table position

table results

table sort

trace delete

trace export

trace interval

trace list

trace name label

trace purge

trace results




wall active-sides

wall addfacet

wall attribute

wall create

wall delete

wall export

wall extra

wall generate

wall group

wall history

wall import

wall initialize

wall list

wall property

wall remap-interval

wall resolution

wall results

wall rotate

wall servo

wall tolerance

wall velocity-conveyor

wall-structure compute-stiffness

wall-structure create

wall-structure full-computation

wall-structure stiffness-factor

wall-structure update-tolerance

wall thermal attribute

wall thermal extra

wall thermal group

wall thermal initialize

wall thermal list

wall thermal property

wall-zone compute-stiffness

wall-zone create

wall-zone full-computation

wall-zone stiffness-factor

wall-zone update-tolerance




zone apply

zone apply-remove

zone attach

zone cmodel

zone consolidation

zone copy

zone create

zone create2d

zone creep

zone delete

zone densify

zone dynamic

zone export

zone fluid

zone generate

zone geometry-test

zone geometry-tolerance

zone geometry-update

zone group

zone hide

zone history

zone import

zone initialize

zone initialize-stresses

zone list

zone mechanical

zone nodal-mixed-discretization

zone property

zone property-distribution

zone ratio

zone reflect

zone relax

zone results

zone select

zone separate

zone split

zone thermal

zone trace

zone validate

zone vtk

zone water

zone-block create

zone face apply

zone face apply-remove

zone face group

zone face hide

zone face list

zone face select

zone face skin

zone face westergaard

zone face westergaard-remove

zone gridpoint create

zone gridpoint fix

zone gridpoint force-reaction

zone gridpoint free

zone gridpoint group

zone gridpoint import

zone gridpoint initialize

zone gridpoint list

zone gridpoint merge

zone gridpoint system

zone interface create

zone interface effective

zone interface element

zone interface group

zone interface list

zone interface node

zone interface permeability

zone interface tolerance-contact

zone joint configure

zone joint create

zone joint create-contact

zone joint delete

zone joint gridpoint-stiffness

zone joint initialize-stresses

zone joint permeability