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32.7.7 Display/Sweep Surface...

The Display/Sweep Surface... menu item opens the Sweep Surface panel.



Sweep Surface Panel


The Sweep Surface panel controls the display and animation of grid, contour, and vector plots generated on a sweep surface. See Section  28.1.5 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Sweep Axis   specifies the ( X, Y, Z) vector representing the axis along which the surface should be swept.

Display Type   specifies the type of display to be swept through the domain ( Grid, Contours, or Vectors).

Properties...   opens the Contours panel if Contours is the selected Display Type, or the Vectors panel if Vectors is the selected Display Type. (This button is not available if Grid is the selected Display Type.)

Animation   contains controls for animating the sweep-surface display.

Initial Value, Final Value   specify the initial and final positions for the animation.

Frames   specifies the number of frames in the animation.

Min Value, Max Value   show the minimum and maximum extents of the domain along the specified Sweep Axis. These values are updated when you click Compute.

Value   shows the current position at which the requested display is plotted. You can change the value by moving the slide bar below it, or by entering a new value and pressing the <RETURN> key.

Create...   opens the Create Surface panel, where you can create a surface from the currently-displayed sweep surface.

Animate   animates the display, sweeping the requested display through the domain along the specified axis.

Compute   updates the Min Value and Max Value to reflect the minimum and maximum extents of the domain along the specified Sweep Axis.



Create Surface Panel


The Create Surface panel allows you to save a sweep surface for later use. You can open it by clicking Create... in the Sweep Surface panel. See Section  28.1.5 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Surface Name   specifies a name for the surface to be created.


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