I'm trying to merge a couple of moderately large models, and both were built in different coordinate systems. I generally use the /Modify/Align command to get the meshes to line up.
However, that command does not modify the orientation vectors on the bar elements. The model I'm trying to rotate has several c-channels represented by bar elements and there are several different orientations relative to the rest of the model throughout.
Is there a way to rotate an entire model including the orientation vectors on the CBAR elements?
Open both models, then use the File > Merge command. There is an option to transform the model using the Transform Merged Model option in the Model Merge Manager dialog box.
Pay close attention to the Renumbering options so you do not overwrite the properties, materials, nodes and/or elements in the model you are merging into.