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32.6.2 Surface/Partition...

The Surface/Partition... menu item opens the Partition Surface panel.



Partition Surface Panel


The Partition Surface panel allows you to create a surface defined by the boundary of two adjacent grid partitions. See Section  27.3 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Options   contains check buttons that allow you to choose interior or exterior faces or cells to be contained in the partition surface.
Cells   specifies, when enabled, that the partition surface will consist of cells (either interior or exterior, depending on the status of the Interior check button) that lie on the partition boundary. When this option is disabled, the faces on the boundary between partitions will make up the partition surface. Depending on the status of the Interior check button, the faces will reflect data values for the interior or exterior cells.

Interior   toggles between interior and exterior cells. If the partition surface consists of faces instead of cells, Interior specifies for which cells data will be displayed on the faces. When this option is enabled, interior cells (cells that are on the Int Part side of the partition boundary) will make up the partition surface. When it is disabled, the partition surface will consist of exterior cells (cells that are on the Ext Part side of the partition boundary).

Partitions   contains information about which partitions are under consideration. The boundary that defines the partition surface is the boundary between the Int Part and the Ext Part. If there are more than two grid partitions, each interior partition will share boundaries with several exterior partitions. By setting the appropriate values for Int Part and Ext Part, you can create surfaces for any of these boundaries.
Min/Max   indicates the minimum and maximum ID numbers of the grid partitions. The minimum is always zero, and the maximum is one less than the number of processors.

Int Part   indicates the ID number of the interior partition (i.e., the par tition under consideration).

Ext Part   indicates the ID number of the bordering partition.

Surfaces   displays an informational list of existing surfaces.

New Surface Name   designates the name of the new surface. The default is the concatenation of the surface type and an integer which is the new surface ID.

Create   creates the surface.

Manage...   opens the Surfaces panel in which you can rename and delete surfaces and determine their sizes.


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