HM-3580: Morph About an Axis With Domains

In this tutorial, you will increase the radius of the spring coil.

This exercise uses the file, which can be found in the file. Copy the file(s) from this directory to your working directory.

Figure 1.

Load the Model File

In this step you will load the model file,

Open the model file,

Change the Coil Radius

In this step you will change the coil radius.

  1. Click the Morphing menu and pick Create > Domains.
  2. Switch domain type to 2D domains.
  3. Verify that the elements toggle is set to all elements.
  4. Verify that only the partition 2D domains option is active.
  5. Click create.
  6. Click the Morphing menu and pick Morph. Go to the alter dimensions subpanel if not already there.
  7. Change the morphing method to radius.
  8. Change the center calculation to by axis.
  9. Change the axis to the z-axis.

    Figure 2.
  10. For domains (under edge and 2D) select the 2D domain and the two edge domains.
  11. For the base node for the z-axis select the node as shown in the previous image.
  12. Keep the default settings for the remaining options.
  13. Activate add to current.
  14. In the radius field, type 20.
  15. Click morph.
    Twenty units are added to the coil radius.