Surface/Partition... menu item opens the
Partition Surface panel.
Partition Surface Panel
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.
contains check buttons that allow you to choose interior or exterior faces or cells to be contained in the partition surface.
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.
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).
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.
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.
indicates the ID number of the interior partition (i.e., the par tition under consideration).
indicates the ID number of the bordering partition.
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.
creates the surface.
Surfaces panel in which you can rename and delete surfaces and determine their sizes.