written by Achraf Ben Afia
In GRAITEC Advance Design, we work in the global coordinate system during defining the model and in both the global and local coordinate systems during analysis.
However, in some cases, we may need to build our model or study results using a specific coordinate system other than the default one.
To create a user-defined coordinate system, follow these steps:
- Define the workplane using 3 points.
2. Hide the workplane.
3. Double-click on “Global Cartesian” in the status bar and create the coordinate system.
4. By doing this, you can input your model and loads using this user-defined coordinate system.
Additionally, you can always switch back to the Global Cartesian coordinate system.
5. To interpret the results according to the user-defined coordinate system, you need to open the “Results Settings” window and select the “User” coordinate system.
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