Setting Axis System of Solid

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Each solid has a local coordinate system. The stresses and strains are also related to this local axis system.

The FE axis systems can be displayed or hidden in the Project Navigator-Display using the "FE Axis System x, y, z" check box (Figure 1).

The solid coordinate system can be adjusted for solids of the Material type, provided that no layered mesh is activated for the solid (Figure 2).

To do this, open the "Edit Solid" dialog box by double -clicking the relevant solid. The "Axes" tab manages the orientation of the local axes. In the default setting, the axes are oriented according to the global axes. The local axes x or y of the solid can also be aligned parallel to the axes of an edge surface, a line, a surface or in the direction of a user -defined coordinate system (Figure 3).

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Sonja von Bloh, M.Sc.

Sonja von Bloh, M.Sc.

Product Engineering & Customer Support

Ms. von Bloh provides technical support for our customer and is responsible for the development of the SHAPE‑THIN program.

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