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Creating a Symmetry Plane

Creating a Symmetry Plane

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Creating a Symmetry Plane

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Symmetry planes can be useful for limiting the analysis area of a part that is symmetrical, therefore reducing complexity and computation time.

You can specify symmetry planes on XZ, YZ, or XY planes. You can also define multiple symmetry planes to achieve the desired effect, e.g. XZ + YZ planes to create a quarter-sized model.


How do I...

expand-green-10Create a symmetry plane
1.From the Setup menu, click Symmetry Plane…  The Symmetry Plane panel appears.
2.Select a plane of symmetry: XZ, YZ, or XY
3.Type a value for the tolerance, which is a distance by which symmetry nodes will be detected.
4.Click Create.