Analyst Tree-Field

Analyst Tree-Field allows you to define the way fields are displayed. 

The Field tab is only available when you have purchased the Field Data Import  Module.

Displaying and Analyzing Field Data

  1. Select field shows the display options that can be applied to each field in your model.
  2. Field allows you to select a field from the dropdown.
  3. The Display checkbox allows you to enable or disable the display of the selected field.

Field Representation

Display mode allows you to select the field display mode - Flow, Plane, or VolumeThe following example shows a field represented as a flow with vector display enabled.

 

The same field is represented as a plane.

 

The same field is represented as a volume. The opacity has been reduced to 0.1 and Hide Field options are enabled.

 

Flow

  1. Point Display
    Select to enable field points to be displayed. If enabled, set the point size. The default size is 1 pixel.
  2. Vector Display
    Select to enable the field to be displayed as vectors. If enabled, set the field line length.
  3. Set 2D Field Position
    For 2D field data, set the field’s position in the Z axis (or other axis, depending on the 2D field’s orientation set in the Field Data Manager).

Plane

  1. Plane Orientation
    Select the plane’s orientation: X-Y, X-Z, or Y-Z.
  2. Number of Points in X
    Depending on the plane orientation, set the number of points in the X (or Y) direction from 2 to 999. Increasing the value increases the display resolution, but resampling will take longer. The default value is 100.
  3. Number of Points in Y
    Depending on the plane orientation, set the number of points in the Y (or Z) direction from 2 to 999. Increasing the value increases the display resolution, but resampling will take longer. The default value is 100.
  4. Plane Position in Z
    Depending on the plane orientation, adjust the position of the plane in the X, Y, or Z direction. The plane must remain within the plane’s bounding box. The default location is 0 mm.
  5. Resampling Method
    Select any of the following resampling methods:
    1. Nearest Neighbor
      A point-sampling method of interpolation, based on the value of the nearest point.
    2. Interpolation
      Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) interpolation is a multivariate method that assigns values to unknown points using values from a scattered set of known points. Nearer points are weighted higher that points that are further away.

Volume

  1. Number of Slices in X
    Set the number of slices in the X direction from 1 to 100. Increasing the value increases the display resolution, but resampling will take longer. The default value is 10.
  2. Number of Slices in Y
    Set the number of slices in the Y direction from 1 to 100. Increasing the value increases the display resolution, but resampling will take longer. The default value is 10.
  3. Number of Slices in Z
    Set the number of slices in the Z direction from 1 to 100. Increasing the value increases the display resolution, but resampling will take longer. The default value is 10.
  4. Resampling Method
    Select any of the following resampling methods:
    1. Nearest Neighbor
      A point-sampling method of interpolation, based on the value of the nearest point.
    2. Interpolation
      Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) interpolation is a multivariate method that assigns values to unknown points using values from a scattered set of known points. Nearer points are weighted higher that points that are further away.

Field Coloring

  1. Component
    Select the component to color: Magnitude, X, Y, or Z.
  2. Coloring Legend
    1. Width
    2. Height
    3. Value interval
    4. Alignment (horizontal or vertical)
    5. Title
  3. Show Legend
    Select the Position Legend option then click anywhere in the Viewer to position it. The following options can be set:
    A color should also be assigned for the minimum, median, and maximum values. Fields will be colored depending on whereabouts in the range they fall.
    The value range is determined by setting the minimum and maximum attribute values. The values can be entered directly or can be read from the model by clicking Update. This takes the current maximum and minimum values from the model.

Hide Field

  1. Opacity
    Set the opacity level from 0 (fully transparent) to 1 (opaque).
  2. Enable Hide
    Select to enable thresholds for the field display. When enabled, set the values to hide if less than and/or more than a certain threshold. The values can be entered directly or can be read from the model by clicking the update buttons. This takes the current maximum and minimum values from the model.

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