The interface of the ANSYS® geometry window is somewhat different from other CAD software. Controlling the view of geometry is different in ANSYS® Mechanical. But here, we will show you the shortcut to show different views of geometries in ANSYS® Mechanical and we will show you how to select different features from the geometry window of ANSYS® in a short way.
Selection of different view options in ANSYS® Mechanical geometry window is very easy. You just need to right-click on geometry in the ANSYS® Mechanical window, then hover your mouse on the ‘View’ section as shown by the red arrow above. Then select one of the view options such as; Front, Right, Back, Left, Top, Bottom.
In general, these views are enough to view a side of the geometry. But you need to aware of where is the bottom, where is the top of your geometry.
Isometric View is the most general view option in the ANSYS® geometry window, that you can directly select by right-clicking on the geometry window.
As you see above, you can see the cursor mode option by right-clicking on the geometry window in ANSYS® Mechanical. You can select vertexes, edges, faces, or bodies by selecting one of these options. This is a short way to do it.
If you select the ‘Hit-Point Coordinate’ option, you can see the coordinates of where you clicked on your geometry window.
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Also, you already know the options of the pan, rotate, zoom, box zoom in most other software. You can do them in ANSYS® Mechanical in this way.
Viewing, orientating, and selecting geometries in ANSYS® Mechanical şs very easy like above.
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