Global Offset

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This dialog will appear when the OK button is pressed on the Create New Model dialog and the Show Global Offset option is selected on the Global Settings dialog.


Global Offset: This option is useful if the user is working in GPS coordinates for the model geometry. The solver is double-precision and will generally work with GPS coordinates but it is recommended practice to apply an offset using minimum values. This will allow the model to be run in local coordinates. The global offset values are added to the ACUMESH output file such that all finite element results may be overlain on original site GPS coordinates.


As an alternative, the user can use the Geometry Offset feature to adjust model points after they have been entered.