Patran Tip – Group Transform: Translate, Rotate, Mirror, and more

28
Jan

Question: Is there a way to easily rotate a group of elements?

Answer:Yes, you can “transform” groups such that you translate, rotate, scale, mirror, and more. In addition, the associated boundary conditions and element properties are carried over.

You can use the tool as follows:

  • Option 1: In the model tree, you can right click on the group you wish to rotate. Make sure Action is set to Transform and Method is set to Translate. Also make sure you have the right group for Selected Group(s). Configure the form as you would like.
  • Option 2: On the top bar, click on group to pull down the menu and select transform. Make sure Action is set to Transform and Method is set to Translate. Also make sure you have the right group for Selected Group(s). Configure the form as you would like.

In the video below, I quickly demo the Group Transform tool.

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