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32.6.4 Surface/Line/Rake...

The Surface/Line/Rake... menu item opens the Line/Rake Surface panel.



Line/Rake Surface Panel


The Line/Rake Surface panel allows you to interactively create line and rake surfaces. A rake is a linear, uniform distribution of points between two endpoints. See Section  27.5 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Options   contains options related to the line tool. See Section  27.5.1 for details about using this feature.

Line Tool   activates the line tool.

Reset   resets the line tool to its default position.

Type   selects line or rake as the surface to be created.

Number of Points   defines the number of points in the rake surface (inactive for line surfaces).

End Points   designates the coordinates of the first point ( x0, y0, z0) and the last point ( x1, y1, z1).

Select Points with Mouse   activates the selection of endpoints with the mouse. You can select endpoints by clicking on locations in the active window with the mouse-probe button. (See Section  28.3 for information about setting mouse button functions.)

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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