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To Create an Orientation for Parts, Solids, Volumes
Follow the steps below to complete defining a material orientation for a part, solid, or volume.
1. Enter a name for the material orientation or use the default name provided.
2. Optionally, enter a description.
3. Accept the default WCS or use the selector arrow to specify a coordinate system to which the principal material directions are relative.
4. For Material Directions 1, 2, and 3, you specify any of these values:
the axes of the current coordinate system
one of the solid directions
5. If you want to apply an additional rotation about one or more material directions, select Rotate about....
6. If you want to see what your model looks like with this material orientation even though it is not assigned, perform the following steps:
Click Preview.
Creo Simulate prompts you to select an entity of the type you selected above.
Select one or more entities. The software highlights the selected entity.
* The new orientation is not assigned to your model until you explicitly assign it to a geometric entity.
7. Click OK. The new material orientation appears on the Material Orientations list.