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32.2.22 Grid/Scale...

The Grid/Scale... menu item opens the Scale Grid panel.



Scale Grid Panel


The Scale Grid panel allows you to convert the grid from various units of measurement to SI or to apply custom scale factors to the individual coordinates of the grid. See Section  6.8.10 for details.

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Controls

Scale Factors   contains the factors applied to the grid in each of the Cartesian coordinate directions. You can enter values manually, or use the Grid Was Created In list to set scale factors automatically.
X   is the scale factor in the $x$ direction.

Y   is the scale factor in the $y$ direction.

Z   is the scale factor in the $z$ direction (appears only in 3D).

Unit Conversion   contains controls for setting the scale factors automatically and for changing the unit of length.

Grid Was Created In   contains a list of common units of length. The Scale Factors will automatically be set based on your selection. The units include common SI and British units such as centimeters (cm), millimeters (mm), inches (in), and feet (ft).

Change Length Units   changes the unit of length in the Set Units panel so that FLUENT will expect you to enter all lengths for the problem in the new unit. If you click on Change Length Units, the Domain Extents will be displayed in the units selected in the Grid Was Created In list, but you must remember to click on Scale to scale the grid.

Domain Extents   displays the Cartesian coordinate extremes of the nodes in the grid. (These values are not editable; they are purely informational.)

Xmin, Ymin, Zmin   shows the minimum values of Cartesian coordinates in the grid.

Xmax, Ymax, Zmax   shows the maximum values of Cartesian coordinates in the grid.

Scale   multiplies each of the node coordinates by the specified scale factors.

Unscale   divides each of the node coordinates by the specified scale factors.


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