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ic-winnik 02-12-2018 04:06 PM

Node coordinates
Hi everyone,

I have a quick question. Is there an easy way to define a node in a segment but refering to the global coordinate system. I want the node-axes to have the same ordientation as the global refFrame. Or do I have to make a coordinate transformation?

Thanks for your help and best regards,


pgalibarov 02-13-2018 02:07 PM

Hi Kathrin,

That depends on what you are trying to achieve by doing this? Do you want a node to be oriented in certain way all the time? Or just for the loading position?

If the latter one - yes, you can construct a transformation, which would compute it.

If the first one - you can make a virtual segment that is attached to the node, but drive it to be in a certain orientation wrt. global.

I hope I am clear. If not - could you please describe your goals a bit better?

Kind regards,

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