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On Cylindrical Face

You can use this option only when all the selected faces are cylindrical. Each face can have a different axis. The radial, circumferential, and axial directions for each face are based on its own axis.  




Possible DOFs for solid meshes

3 translations

Possible DOFs for shell meshes

3 translations and 3 rotations

3D symbol



Selectable entities

Cylindrical faces only





Rotations (for shells only)

About radial direction

About circumferential direction

About axial direction

The radial (r), circumferential (q), and axial (z) directions associated with a cylindrical face are illustrated in the figure.

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