Change Element and Handle Display Settings

Change the visual display of elements and handles in the modeling window by configuring the element and handle display settings.

From the View Controls toolbar, click .

Figure 1.
  1. Beam section options - Display 1D beams as 3D elements or 1D and 3D elements.
  2. Shell thickness options - Display 2D shells as 3D elements or 2D and 3D elements.
  3. Ply layer and edges options - Display plies as independent layers, plies as independent layers with arrows connecting their direction, or ply colors at the edges of their boundaries.
  4. Shrink elements - Shrink all elements.
  5. Display points - Display all points.
  6. Element handles - Display element handles.
  7. Load handles - Display load handles.