Chandra Sekaran
Ansys Employee

I know that in ANSYS, if I select the current coordinate system as the cylindrical coordinate system (csys,1), then x represents r, y represents r*Δθ, which is the distance along the circumference, and z is consistent with the Cartesian coordinate system. 

In a cylindrical coordinate system the X represents radius, Y represents angle in degrees (not distance), and Z represents axial location.