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To translate data

To translate data

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To translate data

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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).