10.9. Parts - Zoning

Clicking the Zoning button in the Parts panel displays the following dialog in the lower region of the panel :

This dialog lets you define the zoning (grid coordinates) for the selected Part.

For 2D and 3D unstructured Parts the geometry and meshing cannot be defined. The only option for unstructured Parts is the Transformation option, like translation, rotation or scaling.

Plot zoning

Standard plotting will only show elements that contain material, not unused elements.

Checking this box shows all elements, including unused elements.

Zoning for IJK range

These fields let you specify the IJK range you want zoning operations to act on. The default values are for the entire Part.

Predef Geometries
Box

Zone a box.

Cylinder

Zone a cylinder.

Sphere

Zone a sphere.

Ogive

Zone an ogive.

Frag/Bric

Zone a fragment / brick wall.

Transition

Zone a grid transition

Import

Import zoning from an external file (.zon)

User

Generate zoning from a user subroutine.

Fill Block

Zone and fill an Euler-FCT grid using data from an external file.

Manual Zoning

These options let you build a grid by specifying nodes and generating lines, surfaces and 3D volumes.

Click   to reveal the following buttons :

Node

Define the coordinates of a node.

Line

Generate coordinates along a line in index space.

Surface

Generate the coordinates of an index plane.

Volume

Define the coordinates within the current IJK Range.

Transformations

These options let you translate, rotate and scale your zoning.

Click   to reveal the following buttons :

Translate

Translate zoning.

Rotate

Rotate zoning.

Scale

Scale zoning.

Operations

These options let you perform various operations on your zoning.

Click   to reveal the following buttons :

Copy

Copy zoning from an existing Part to the current Part.

Delete

Delete zoning.

Save

Temporarily save your zoning.

Restore

Restore zoning you have temporarily saved.


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