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On Spherical Faces

You can use this option only when all the selected faces are spherical. Each face can have a different center. The radial, longitude, and latitude directions for each face are based on its own center.

 

Attribute

Value

Possible DOFs for solid meshes

3 translations

Possible DOFs for shell meshes

3 translations and 3 rotations

3D symbol

translation

rotation

Selectable entities

Spherical faces only

Translations

Radial

Longitude

Latitude

Rotations (for shells only)

About radial direction

About longitude direction

About latitude direction

 

The radial, longitude, and latitude directions of a spherical face are illustrated in the figure. Use Show preview to identify the latitude and longitude directions.

 

 



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