Viewing the Reference Vector Orientation for Characterised Surface Mesh Elements

Validate your model that contains characterised surface mesh elements, by viewing the reference vector orientation.

  1. On the 3D View contextual tabs set, on the Mesh tab, in the Rendering group, click the   Orientation icon. From the drop-down list select the  Characterised surface icon.

    Figure 1. The Characterised surface settings dialog.
    Each face that has a characterised surface applied to, is listed on the Characterised surface settings dialog.
  2. For each face, you can select the Show U vector check box to show the direction in the 3D view.
  3. Click OK to close the dialog.
    The start of the vector (the coordinate system origin) is indicated by a yellow dot. The vector is displayed as a blue line to indicate that it is aligned with the U reference direction.