|1.||Open the Translate panel.|
|2.||Click the entity selector switch and select the data type of the entity you want to translate (nodes, surfaces, etc.)|
|3.||Select the entities you want to translate:|
|•||Click the entities on your model in the graphics area.|
|•||Use the extended entity selection menu to choose a different selection method.|
Selected entities highlight as shown above.
|4.||Use the plane selector to specify the direction of translation.|
In this example, the translation will occur in the direction from N1 to N2.
|5.||Click the toggle to select a method of specifying the translation magnitude.|
Either enter a numeric value into the text box after magnitude =, or use N2-N1 to translate your entities by the magnitude and direction of a vector defined by the N1 and N2 nodes chosen via the plane selector.
|6.||Click the leftmost toggle to choose between using the global system or a local system of coordinates when translating entities.|
If you select local system, either click local system to enter the ID of the system, or click a local system in the graphics area. Next, click base node and enter the node ID to use as a base node, or click the desired node on your model.
|7.||Click translate + or translate -.|
The selected entities move in the direction and magnitude defined in steps 4 and 5.
In this example, the selected elements have moved in the direction of N1 to N2.
Click translate - or translate + without changing any of the input data (for exampe use the same direction and magnitude settings).