Generate Streamlines on Surfaces

Use the Surface Streamlines tool to create streamlines on surfaces with given seeds.

  1. From the Post ribbon, click the Surface Streamlines tool.

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  2. Select surfaces on which to generate seeds.
    Tip: Click to select surfaces "By Boundaries" or "By Surface Outputs".
  3. Click Seeds on the guide bar.
  4. Define the generation method.
    • For the random and uniform methods, enter the number of seeds to insert.
    • For the manual method, click on the surfaces to insert seed points.
    • For any of the seed positioning methods, click on an individual seed point to edit its location.
  5. Define optional attributes:
    1. Define the vector variable.
    2. Define the offset option, which is used to offset the velocity vector and requires an offset distance.
    3. Optional: Define the offset distance.
    4. Define the streamline direction.
    5. Define the display radius.
  6. Click Calculate to generate streamlines.
    A new Surface Streamline entity is added to the Post Browser,
  7. Define the streamline display properties.
  8. On the guide bar, click to confirm your selection and remain in the tool or click to confirm your selection and exit the tool.