# structure node system-local command

Syntax

structure node system-local keyword ... <range>

Primary keywords:

Set the orientation of the node-local system for all nodes in the range.

At the start of a set of cycles, the orientation of the node-local system is set automatically based on the type of elements that use the node; however, this behavior can be overridden by setting the orientation of the node-local system with the structure node system-local command, and then using the structure node fix system-local command.

At least two directions must be given. The third direction will be calculated to be perpendicular to the first two. Of the two directions given, the higher degree-of-freedom will be corrected to ensure it is perpendicular to the other two.

x v

specifies the local $$x$$-direction

y v

specifies the local $$y$$-direction

z v

specifies the local $$z$$-direction