This subpanel creates nodes by specifying (x,y,z) coordinates.
In this example, the created nodes has x=5, y=4, and z=8.
There are several methods for entering the coordinate values:
|•||Type the coordinate values manually into the input boxes.|
|•||Populate individual coordinate values using the x, y and z collectors and selecting a node graphically.|
When using each of these collectors, the respective x, y, or z coordinate value is copied from the selected node into the corresponding input box. The values can be edited as desired.
|•||Populate the coordinate and system values using the as node collector and selecting a node graphically.|
This will copy the respective x, y and z coordinate values and the reference system value from the selected node into the corresponding input boxes. The values can be edited as desired.
By default, nodes are created relative to the global system, however a local coordinate system can be specified using the system collector. This system can be rectangular, cylindrical or spherical. When a node is created, it is also assigned the specified reference system. The node is then updated to reflect any changes that are made to that system (for example translate, rotate).