Translation of objects


The operation of Translation allows for the displacement of one or more objects according to a vector (DX, DY, DZ) within a given coordinate system.

Structure of the operation Translation

The operation Translation of the objects is described by:

  • A coordinate system for the creation of points (active coordinate system in the list available on the graphic View)
  • A list of objects on which the symmetry must be applied
  • The coordinate system to be taken into consideration for the definition of the vector of translation
  • The vector of translation (DX, DY, DZ)
Dialog box Illustration

Active coordinate system

The coordinate system taken into account at the creation of a translation is the active coordinate system which the user can choose graphically (drop down list at the bottom left of the graphic view).


The creation of a operation Translation of objects has as results:

  • A geometric operation TRANSALTE_1.
  • The addition of this geometric operation in the list of geometric operation of each of the impacted objects.


The different ways to access the operation Translation are:

  • By menu: Tools > Translation > New
  • By icon:

Creation of a translation of objects

The creation process of a translation of objects is presented in the table below.

Stage Description
1 Choice of the coordinate system of creation
2 Opening the dialog box Translation

Choice of the name of the generated Geometric operation

(by default: TRANSLATE_1)

4 Choice of objects to translate

Choice of coordinate system of definition of the vector of translation

(by default = coordinate system of the object creation )

6 Choice of vector of translation (DX, DY, DZ) to be applied
7 Validation by clicking on OK
A geometric operation TRANSLATE_1 is created


In edition of the geometric operation, the list of entities on which the translation is to apply is not modifiable.

Only the vector of translation is modifiable.