# Translation of objects

## Introduction

The operation of Translation allows for the displacement of one or more objects according to a vector (DX, DY, DZ) within a given coordinate system.

## Structure of the operation Translation

The operation Translation of the objects is described by:

- A coordinate system for the creation of points (active coordinate system in the list available on the graphic View)
- A list of objects on which the symmetry must be applied
- The coordinate system to be taken into consideration for the definition of the vector of translation
- The vector of translation (DX, DY, DZ)

Dialog box | Illustration |
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## Active coordinate system

The coordinate system taken into account at the creation of a translation is the active coordinate system which the user can choose graphically (drop down list at the bottom left of the graphic view).

## Result

The creation of a operation Translation of objects has as results:

- A geometric operation TRANSALTE_1.
- The addition of this geometric operation in the list of geometric operation of each of the impacted objects.

## Access

The different ways to access the operation Translation are:

- By menu:
- By icon:

## Creation of a translation of objects

The creation process of a translation of objects is presented in the table below.

Stage | Description |
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1 |
Choice of the coordinate system of creation |

2 |
Opening the dialog box |

3 |
Choice of the name of the generated Geometric operation (by default: ) |

4 |
Choice of objects to translate |

5 |
Choice of coordinate system of definition of the vector of translation (by default = coordinate system of the object creation ) |

6 |
Choice of vector of translation (DX, DY, DZ) to be applied |

7 |
Validation by clicking on |

→ |
A geometric operation is created |

## Limitation

In edition of the geometric operation, the list of entities on which the translation is to apply is not modifiable.

Only the vector of translation is modifiable.