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On Flat Face

You can use this option only when all the selected faces are planar. Each face can be in a different plane. Each face is restrained relative to its own directions (Direction 1, Direction 2, and Normal).




Possible DOFs for solid meshes

3 translations

Possible DOFs for shell meshes

3 translations and 3 rotations

3D symbol



Selectable entities

Planar faces only


Along face direction 1

Along face direction 2

Normal to face

Rotations (for shells only)

About face direction 1

About face direction 2

About normal to face



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