KB 000653 | Changing the Global Coordinate System Subsequently

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03/02/2021

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Ulrich Lex

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Before creating a structural model, every user is giving thoughts to the boundary parameters of the system and how to best represent the model. Special attention should be paid to the orientation of the global coordinate system. In engineering, the global Z‑axis is usually orientated downwards (in the direction of the self‑weight), while it tends to be upwards in architecture. These differences can often lead to complications during modeling, for example, when you replace global models or DXF layers.

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Dlubal Knowledge Base Change Z-axis Orientation of the Z-axis Z-axis upwards Z-axis Dlubal KB Knowledge Base Technical Contribution

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