# Wiki source code of Predefined direction (Geometry)

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6 With this option an axis/a plane of the **Global** or the **User-defined (UCS)** co-ordinate system can be set for the required direction (e.g. the local y’ axis of a beam profile). The direction can be chosen from the drop-down list attached to the //Predefined direction// option. The available directions depend on the applied FEM-Design Module (e.g. //Plate//, //3D Structure //etc.).
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17 )))|(% style="width:126px" %)Symbol|(% style="width:246px" %)**Meaning of direction**|(% style="width:118px" %)**System**
18 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716081485-313.png]] [[image:1584716088742-281.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with XY plane|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
19 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716123521-300.png]] [[image:1584716130268-771.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with YZ plane|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
20 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716139273-684.png]] [[image:1584716145803-955.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with XZ plane|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
21 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716154924-804.png]] [[image:1584716160929-291.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with UCS (XY plane)|(% style="width:118px" %)UCS
22 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716168125-755.png]] [[image:1584716174368-103.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Perpendicular to UCS (XY plane)|(% style="width:118px" %)UCS
23 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716181716-238.png]] [[image:1584716187816-743.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with global X axis|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
24 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716193478-848.png]] [[image:1584716225253-152.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with global Y axis|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
25 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716199180-267.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with global Z axis|(% style="width:118px" %)Global
26 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716205617-837.png]] [[image:1584716256444-933.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with X axis of UCS|(% style="width:118px" %)UCS
27 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716211228-453.png]] [[image:1584716262077-130.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with Y axis of UCS|(% style="width:118px" %)UCS
28 |(% style="width:126px" %)[[image:1584716216672-114.png]]|(% style="width:246px" %)Parallel with Z axis of UCS|(% style="width:118px" %)UCS
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30 Table: The available axis directions to set the new direction
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37 Figure: Examples for Beam profile positions
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39 At supports, additional direction setting can be chosen from the definition tool palette:
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41 [[image:1584716311818-707.png]] “Positive direction”:           The orientation is the same with the selected axis orientation;
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43 [[image:1584716321509-100.png]] “Negative direction”:        The orientation is the opposite of the selected axis orientation.
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50 Figure: Examples of Point support position
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52 [[image:image-20200320155257-28.png]] For some support and connection types, only the reference system can be selected as “predefined direction”. That means the direction of the components (x’, y’ and z’) are valid in the selected co-ordinate system (Global or UCS).
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56 Figure: Support components in different co-ordinate systems