February 7, 2022 at 3:43 pmncoonanSubscriber
When selecting faces on the selected contact body (for example), what setting allows you to ONLY select elements of the selected contact body?? rather than having to hide bodies that may get in the way.
Thanks in advance!February 7, 2022 at 6:03 pmRameez_ul_HaqSubscriber,select the 'Contact face' option, then click the face of the contact body. Then two windows (one on top of other) will open on the right. You will see the body whose face you have picked, in one of these windows. Begin selecting other faces from this window.
February 7, 2022 at 6:07 pmncoonanSubscriberYup understood, however in some models if there is a body in the way in the contact view window (shown as transparent) I still need to hide this body in order to get to my selected contact body. In other models there is no need - you can only select the faces of the selected contact body. There appears to be a setting selected ... but no clue what it is.
February 7, 2022 at 6:16 pmRameez_ul_HaqSubscriberWhen you select a face, there is an option on the bottom left of the window, shown as like this.
Right now, the plane whose outline is marked in red is the face you have selected. You can click on any plane (for example, third plane in the above example) to select the face of an inside body somewhere which is not visible. This way, you don't need to hide any of the bodies, but you have to manually select each of the planes to pick the exact body/face which you are searching for.
These planes basically tells you how many more faces (of other bodies as well) lie actually along the direction (or in other words, perpendicular direction) to that face inside.
December 29, 2022 at 4:51 ambhagwantPAnsys Employee
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