Translating a Surface

This task shows you how to translate a surface along planes or axes.

Open the ModifySurface1.CATPart document.

  1. Click Modification .

  2. Click Translation .

  3. Click the surface to position the manipulators depending on the mouse cursor position.

    You are able to perform translations along three directions or three planes (defined by the directions).
  4. Move the mouse cursor to highlight the desired axis or plane.

  5. Hold down the left-mouse button and drag to translate the surface.

    Translation along an axis
    Translation onto a plane (drag the arc of circle)
  6. Release the left-mouse button when you are satisfied with the new position of the surface.