Point: definition (structure)


A point is defined by:

  • a number
  • a type
  • specific characteristics belonging to a type
  • its nature


The number to identify the point is automatically allocated by Flux during the point creation.

Types of points

The different types of points and the characteristics useful for their description are gathered in the table below:

Point defined by Description
its coordinates (parametric) Coordinate system for definition Local coordinates

propagation from an other point

Transformation which defines the propagation Origin point

Nature of points

A specific feature, called nature, is attached to the points. This attribute allows to set the following functions:

Nature The entity is taken into account for:
  the geometry the mesh
standard (STANDARD) yes yes
in air (IN_AIR) no yes
ignored (NO_EXIST) no no