Create Output on Section Cuts

Use the Section cut tool to select planes on which you would like to export the volume variables at given intervals.

  1. Create section cuts.
    1. From the ultraFluidX ribbon, Setup group, click the Output tool.

      Figure 1.
    2. From the secondary tool set, select the Section cut tool.

      Figure 2.
    3. In the modeling window, select a plane.
      Tip: You can create planes along the three global axes. Rotate them using the move tool.
  2. Optional: Define section cut settings in the microdialog.
    1. Define the start iteration or start time.
      To define the start time, see step 3 of Define Surface Probes.
    2. Define the output interval, refinement level, or target frequency.
      To define the refinement level, see step 5 of Define Surface Probes. To define the target frequency, see step 6 of Define Surface Probes.

    Figure 3.
  3. In the microdialog, click and specify the variables to export.
  4. Edit the size of the section cut plane in the modeling window by completing one of the following:
    • In the microdialog, click and edit the sizing values.
    • Click an edge of the plane and drag the arrow to lengthen or shorten the selected side of the plane.

      Figure 4.
  5. Move the section cut plane in the modeling window.
    1. Select the section cut plane.
    2. In the microdialog, select .
    3. Use the graphical manipulator to move or rotate the section cut plane.
  6. From the guide bar, complete one of the following:
    • Select to confirm your selection and continue creating section cuts.
    • Select to confirm your selection and exit the tool.