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(Boundary) Surface orientation reversal

Creator
Creator

Hello everyone,

 

I am looking for a way to update the normal direction of a (boundary) surface. Now when I have a surface that is built up using several smaller segments, the directions differ. This becomes problematic when I mesh plate elements and apply a surface load, since the directions are different per segment.

 

Ideally the solution would work similar to the reverse 'normal/orient first edge' command.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Regards,

Michael

3 REPLIES

Re: (Boundary) Surface orientation reversal

Legend
Legend

Hi, 

 

Try the Modify / Update other / Surface Normal. 

 

Regards,

Seif

Seifeddine Naffoussi

Re: (Boundary) Surface orientation reversal

Creator
Creator

Ah, I see the option is greyed out in my model. I din't notice it.

 

I suppose this is only possible for surfaces (not for boundary surfaces).

 

Thanks for the help!

Re: (Boundary) Surface orientation reversal

Legend
Legend

The option is greyed out because you don't have a boundary surfaces in your model. 

Try to create a boundary surface and go back to the option and you will see that it is no more greyed out. 

 

Regards,

Seif

Seifeddine Naffoussi