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ajhunte March 24, 2013 08:46

Beginner Coordinate Question
Is there a tool that allows you to determine the exact coordinates of a specific point? I need to find the (x,y,z) for the center of a circular face in my geometry. I couldn't find anything on the ANSYS tutorials that shows you how to measure this for an existing geometry.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

jrunsten March 25, 2013 05:37

Do you need to know it, or is it sufficient to place an origin there? If you select a circular surface and create a new plane, you will have the plane origin in the center.

In ansys meshing you can create a coordinate system in the same manner, and also find out what the global coordinates are from the coordinate system details.

ajhunte March 25, 2013 09:29

I have placed an origin there and am importing interpolation data into x,y,z coordinates. I want to make sure that my data is importing correctly into my user coordinate frame. In order to do this I want to run my simulation with the same data, but shifted to match what the Ansys coordinate frame is. If I get the same results both times, then I can just use the user frame from here on out. The problem is, no one seems to know how to find the coordinates of a given point in the DesignModeler for Ansys.

jrunsten March 25, 2013 09:39

Just open the model in Ansys meshing and create a coordinate system on the surface. Then you'll get your coordinates. Then go back to DM and continue modeling.

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