# translate

Translate geometry

Since R2020a

## Syntax

``h = translate(g,s)``

## Description

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````h = translate(g,s)` translates the geometry `g` by the distance `s`.```

## Examples

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Translate a geometry by different distances along the x- and y-axes.

Create a model.

`model = createpde;`

Import and plot a geometry.

```g = importGeometry(model,"PlateHolePlanar.stl"); pdegplot(g)``` Mesh the geometry and plot the mesh.

```generateMesh(model); figure pdemesh(model)``` Translate the 2-D geometry by 1 along the x-axis and by 2 along the y-axis. Plot the result.

```translate(g,[1 2]); pdegplot(g)``` Plot the geometry and mesh. The `translate` function modifies a geometry, but it does not modify a mesh.

```figure pdegplot(g) hold on pdemesh(model)``` After modifying the geometry, always regenerate the mesh.

```generateMesh(model); figure pdegplot(g) hold on pdemesh(model)``` ## Input Arguments

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Geometry, specified as an `fegeometry` object, a `DiscreteGeometry` object, or an `AnalyticGeometry` object.

Translation distance, specified as a vector of two or three real numbers. The distance is a vector of two elements for a 2-D geometry or three elements for a 3-D geometry. The elements specify the distance along the x-, y-, and, for a 3-D geometry, z-axes.

## Output Arguments

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Resulting geometry, returned as an `fegeometry` object or a handle.

• If the original geometry `g` is an `fegeometry` object, then `h` is a new `fegeometry` object representing the modified geometry. The original geometry `g` remains unchanged.

• If the original geometry `g` is a `DiscreteGeometry` object, then `h` is a handle to the modified `DiscreteGeometry` object `g`.

• If `g` is an `AnalyticGeometry` object, then `h` is a handle to a new `DiscreteGeometry` object. The original geometry `g` remains unchanged.

## Tips

• After modifying a geometry, regenerate the mesh to ensure a proper mesh association with the new geometry.

• If `g` is an `fegeometry` or `AnalyticGeometry` object, and you want to replace it with the modified geometry, assign the output to the original geometry, for example, ```g = translate(g,[1 2])```.

## Version History

Introduced in R2020a

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