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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.




Possible DOFs for solid meshes

3 translations

Possible DOFs for shell meshes

3 translations and 3 rotations

3D symbol



Selectable entities

Spherical faces only





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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