Methods of Orientation

Coordinate systems in MotionView can be oriented using a variety of methods.

There are three methods for orienting a coordinate system in MotionView:
  • Orient One Axis - Orient one axis explicitly using a point or a vector and allow MotionView to calculate the other two for you. This method is used to orient axisymmetric entities.
  • Orient Two Axes - Orient two axes using a combination of points and/or vectors and allow MotionView to compute the third axis for you.
  • Orient by Euler Angles - Orient by specifying Euler angles with respect to any other coordinate system in the model.
Orientation methods are specified using a combo box. Panel options reflect the current orientation method.

Figure 1.