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32.8.7 Curves Panel

The Curves panel allows you to modify the appearance of the lines and markers used in XY plots. Note that the title following Curves in the panel indicates which plot environment you are changing. You can set different parameters for each type of plot that FLUENT can generate. See Section  28.8.9 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Curve #   defines the active curve number. The present and future marker and line styles apply to the defined curve number. The curves are numbered sequentially, starting from 0. For example, if you were plotting flow-field values on two zones, the first zone would be curve 0, and the second, curve 1. If the plot contains only one curve, the Curve # is set to 0 and is not editable.

Sample   displays a single marker and line with the current style attributes.

Line Style   contains controls for modifying the appearance of the active curve.
Pattern   sets the pattern of the active curve. A drop-down list allows you to set the line pattern. Except for center and phantom lines, the list displays examples of the pattern choices. A center line alternates a very long dash and a short dash and a phantom line alternates a very long dash and a double short dash.

Color   sets the color of the active curve. A drop-down list allows you to select from a list of color names.

Weight   sets the thickness of the active curve. A line weight of 1.0 is normally 1 pixel wide. Therefore, a weight of 2.0 would make the line twice as thick (i.e., 2 pixels wide).

Marker Style   contains controls for modifying the appearance of the active curve's marker.
Symbol   sets the symbol used to mark data. You can select the symbol from a drop-down list that contains all the symbol choices. The Sample box will allow you to experiment with various markers. For example, in plotting pressure-coefficient data on the upper and lower surfaces of an airfoil, the symbol /*\ (filled-in upward-pointing triangle) could be used for the marker representing the upper surface data, and the symbol \*/ (filled-in downward-pointing triangle) could be used for the marker representing the lower surface data.

Color   sets the color of the marker on the active line number. A drop-down list allows you to select from a list of color names.

Size   sets the size of the data marker. A symbol of size 1.0 is 3.0% of the height of the display screen, except for the ".'' symbol, which is always one pixel.


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