Aniket
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The Element Orientation feature is used to define the orientations and alignments of elements/bodies for a given model. It enables you to define the coordinate system of one or more manually selected elements or each element of a specified body. As described below, there are two application methods for the Element Orientation feature: either the Surface and Edge Guide option which is the default, or the Coordinate System option. An example of each option accompanies the application steps. In addition, review the procedure used to generate orientations when using the Surface and Edge Guide options as well as the display options that enable you to change how you wish to view the orientation vectors in the graphics window.

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