# How to get element coordinate system information (location, angle) for each element using ANSYS Mechanical APDL

We can get local coordinate system information (location and rotation angle (in degrees) relative to the global Cartesian coordinate system.) by using *GET, Par, CDSY, N, LOC, X (Y or Z) or *GET, Par, CDSY, N, ANG, XY (YZ or ZX).

Is there a way to get the element coordinate system information for each element?

Just like any other *get function you can use in APDL, you can loop on each element (or on each element of a group) and fill an array:

allsel
*get,nbe,elem,all,count
wanted_SYS= 11
*del,myarray
*dim,myarray,array,nbe,6
*do,i,1,nbe,1
esel,s,,,i
*get,myarray(i,1),cdsy,wanted_SYS,loc,x
*get,myarray(i,2),cdsy,wanted_SYS,loc,y
*get,myarray(i,3),cdsy,wanted_SYS,loc,z
*get,myarray(i,4),cdsy,wanted_SYS,ang,xy
*get,myarray(i,5),cdsy,wanted_SYS,ang,yz
*get,myarray(i,6),cdsy,wanted_SYS,ang,zx
*enddo