Cursor Selection Modes And Viewing In ANSYS® Mechanical

The interface of the ANSYS® geometry window is somewhat different from other CAD software. Controlling the view of geometry is different in ANSYS® Mechanical. But here, we will show you the shortcut to show different views of geometries in ANSYS® Mechanical and we will show you how to select different features from the geometry window of ANSYS® in a short way.

How To Adjust The View Of Geometries In ANSYS® Mechanical?

Selecting different views in ANSYS® Mechanical.

Selection of different view options in ANSYS® Mechanical geometry window is very easy. You just need to right-click on geometry in the ANSYS® Mechanical window, then hover your mouse on the ‘View’ section as shown by the red arrow above. Then select one of the view options such as; Front, Right, Back, Left, Top, Bottom.

In general, these views are enough to view a side of the geometry. But you need to aware of where is the bottom, where is the top of your geometry.

Isometric View is the most general view option in the ANSYS® geometry window, that you can directly select by right-clicking on the geometry window.

Cursor mode options in ANSYS® Mechanical.

As you see above, you can see the cursor mode option by right-clicking on the geometry window in ANSYS® Mechanical. You can select vertexes, edges, faces, or bodies by selecting one of these options. This is a short way to do it.

If you select the ‘Hit-Point Coordinate’ option, you can see the coordinates of where you clicked on your geometry window.


Also, you already know the options of the pan, rotate, zoom, box zoom in most other software. You can do them in ANSYS® Mechanical in this way.

Viewing, orientating, and selecting geometries in ANSYS® Mechanical şs very easy like above.


Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about viewing, orientating, and selecting geometries in ANSYS® Mechanical below.

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NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used in education and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.


2 responses to “Cursor Selection Modes And Viewing In ANSYS® Mechanical”

  1. Fadli Avatar

    Hello, i accidentally hide my cursor mode in ANSYS student 2022r1. Is there a way i can retrieve is back and pin it at my ansys mechanical?

    1. Mechanicalland Content Editor Avatar
      Mechanicalland Content Editor

      Hi, is there any screenshot of that issue?

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