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3.4.3.2. Using Coordinate Systems

The parameters of an object (for example, solid or element) are always defined with respect to the object's coordinate system. Therefore, changing the object's coordinate system impacts the position and orientation of the object. You change the coordinate system of a solid by editing the Coordinate System parameter in the property grid.

The following example illustrates the impact of changing a solid's coordinate system. The first figure shows a solid using the world coordinate system. The second figure illustrates the impact of changing this solid to use a local coordinate system.

The following figure shows the box now using a local coordinate system.

You can also inspect a coordinate system to determine which solids use it. In the Browser, right-click a coordinate system and choose View Usage from the context menu. A dialog box displays to show the solids that use the coordinate system.

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