This procedure assumes that you are working in native mode, have opened the Model Type dialog box, and selected the product you want to work with.
Click the Advanced button. The dialog box expands to display a Type area that lists all model types you can define, as well as additional areas that enable you to select geometry references and a coordinate system.
Select the desired 2D model type.
Use the arrow selector in the Geometry area to select the geometric entities that will form the 2D model.
For all 2D model types, you can select one or more coplanar faces or surfaces. For 2D plane strain and 2D axisymmetric models, you can select one or more of the following entities either alone or in combination:
coplanar edges or curves
faces or surfaces
If you want to create pure shell models for any of the model types just listed, be sure to select edges only.
Use the arrow selector in the Coordinate System area to select the Cartesian coordinate system that you want to use as the reference coordinate system for your 2D model.
All the selected geometry must lie in the XY plane of the reference coordinate system you select. For 2D axisymmetric models only, all geometry must lie in the positive X direction relative to the coordinate system.
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