2D visualization functions

The functions for visualizing the 2D calculation results are explained.

Use [2D Post-processing Window] for 2D visualization of simulation results as explained below.

[Open New 2D Post-processing Window]

Either of the following actions opens a new [2D Post-processing Window].

Menu bar: [Calculation Results] (R) –> [Open New 2D Post-processing Window]

Operation Toolbar: post2d-window-icon

The new [2D Post-processing Window] (Figure 345) will open.

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Figure 345 [2D Post-processing Window]

Additional menu items

Table 27 shows the additional menu items for the [2D Post-processing Window] display. The additional menus are shown between [Import] and [Simulation] when [2D Post-processing Window] is active.

Table 27 Additional menu items for [2D Post-processing Window]
Menu   Description
[Display Setting] (D) [Grid Shape] (G) Displays the [Grid Shape] dialog.
  [Contours (node)] (C) Displays the [Contour] dialog for results defined at grid nodes.
  [Contours (cell center)] Displays the [Contour] dialog for results defined at cell centers.
  [Arrow] (A) Displays the [Arrow] (i.e., vector) dialog.
  [Streamline] (S) Displays the [Streamline] dialog.
  [Particles] (P) Displays the [Particles] dialog.
  [Polygon] (O) Displays the [Polygons] dialog.
  [Cell Attributes] Displays the [Cell Attributes] dialog.
  [Title] Displays the [Title] dialog.
  [Time] Displays the [Time] dialog.
[Measured Data] (M) [Scalar] (S) Displays the [Scalar Setting] dialog.
  [Arrows] (A) Displays the [Arrows Setting] dialog.
  [Import] (I) Import [Measured Data]

[Object Browser]

Figure 346 shows an example of the [Object Browser] of [2D Post-processing Window].

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Figure 346 The [Object Browser] of the [2D Post-processing Window]

Settings on the elements shown in the [Object Browser] of [2D Post-processing Window] can be edited mainly from [Draw] menu and [Measured Data] menu. For operations on [Axes] and [Distance Measures], refer to [Axes] and [Distance Measures] respectively.

[Attribute Browser]

You can use [Attribute Browser] to see the values of attributes defined at grid nodes.

Figure 347 shows an example of [Attribute Browser].

You can open [Attribute Browser] with the following operations:

  • Menu bar: [View] (V) -> [Attribute Browser] (A)
  • Right-clicking menu: Select [Scalar (node)] etc. in [Object Browser], and select [Show Attribute Browser] from right-clicking menu.

While [Attribute Browser] is shown, you can do the following operations using mouse:

  • When no point is selected, you can see the values of attributes defined at the grid node, by moving the mouse cursor. The attribute values defined at the point nearest to the mouse cursor is shown continuously. The grid node which is selected to show attributes is highlighted with a big black square.
  • If you left-click on grid node when values are shown in [Attribute Browser], the grid node is selected, and values at that point is shown, until you select another point or clear selection. When you left-click on another grid node, the new node is selected.
  • If you left-click on point which is outside or the region where calculation result is defined, selection is cleared.
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Figure 347 Example of [Attribute Browser]

[Grid Shape] (G)

Description: Sets the grid shape settings.

When you select [Grid Shape], the [Grid Shape Setting] dialog (Figure 348) will open. Set it and click on [OK]. Figure 349 shows examples of the display when the setting is for [Wireframe] and [Grid line], respectively.

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Figure 348 [Grid Shape] dialog

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Figure 349 Examples of graphics displayed by the [Grid Shape] setting

[Contour (nodes)] (C)

Description: Sets the contour settings for calculation results defined at grid nodes.

When you select [Contour], the [Contour Setting] dialog (Figure 350) will open. Set it and click on [OK].

When you click on [Region Setting] button, [Region Setting] dialog (Figure 351 or Figure 352) will open.

When you click on [Color Bar Setting] button, [Color Legend Setting] dialog (Figure 353) will open.

Please refer to [Color Setting] about the dialog that is shown when you select [Custom] as [Colormap] and click on [Setting] button.

Figure 354 shows an example of displayed contours for each [Display Setting] setting.

With iRIC 3.0, it is now possible to visualize contours for multiple calculation results at the same time. To visualize multiple contours, please check on the check boxes for multiple items in the object browser.

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Figure 350 [Contour Setting] dialog

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Figure 351 [Region Setting] dialog (Structured grid)

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Figure 352 [Region Setting] dialog (Unstructured grid)

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Figure 353 [Color Legend Setting] dialog

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Figure 354 Examples of the contour display by the [Display Setting] setting

[Contour (Cell center)] (L)

Description: Sets the contour settings for calculation Results defined at cell centers.

When you select [Contour], the [Contour Setting] dialog (Figure 355) will open. Set it and click on [OK].

When you click on [Region Setting] button, [Region Setting] dialog (Figure 356 or Figure 357) will open.

When you click on [Color Bar Setting] button, [Color Legend Setting] dialog (Figure 358) will open.

Please refer to [Color Setting] about the dialog that is shown when you select [Custom] as [Colormap] and click on [Setting] button.

Figure 359 shows an example of displayed contours for each [Display Setting] setting.

With iRIC 3.0, it is now possible to visualize contours for multiple calculation results at the same time. To visualize multiple contours, please check on the check boxes for multiple items in the object browser.

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Figure 355 [Contour Setting] dialog

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Figure 356 [Region Setting] dialog (Structured grid)

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Figure 357 [Region Setting] dialog (Unstructured grid)

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Figure 358 [Color Legend Setting] dialog

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Figure 359 Examples of the contour display by the [Display Setting] setting

[Arrow] (A)

Description: Sets the [Arrow] display.

When you select [Arrow], the [Arrow Setting] dialog (Figure 360 or Figure 361) will open. Set it and click on [OK]. Figure 364 shows an example of the [Arrow] display.

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Figure 360 [Arrow Setting] dialog (structured)

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Figure 361 [Arrow Setting] dialog (unstructured)

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Figure 362 [Region Setting] dialog (Structured grid)

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Figure 363 [Region Setting] dialog (Unstructured grid)

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Figure 364 Example of the [Arrow] display

[Streamline] (S)

Description: Sets the streamline settings.

When you select [Streamline], the [Streamline Setting] dialog (Figure 365 or Figure 366) will open. Set it and click on [OK]. Figure 367 shows an example of the streamline display.

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Figure 365 [Streamline Setting] dialog (Structured)

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Figure 366 [Streamline Setting] dialog (Unstructured)

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Figure 367 Example of the [Streamline] display

[Particles] (P)

Description: Sets the particle settings.

When you select [Particles], the [Particle Setting] dialog (Figure 368 or Figure 369) will open. Set it and click on [OK]. Figure 370 shows an example of the [Particles] display.

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Figure 368 [Particle Setting] dialog (Structured)

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Figure 369 [Particle Setting] dialog (Unstructured)

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Figure 370 Example of the [Particles] display

[Polygons] (O)

Description: Sets the polygon settings

You can open polygon settings dialog, when user select the folder under “Polygon” folder in the [Object Browser].

When you select [Polygons], the [Polygon Setting] dialog (Figure 371) will open. Update setting and click on [OK]. Figure 372 shows an example of the [Polygons] display.

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Figure 371 [Polygon Setting] dialog

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Figure 372 Example of the [Polygons] display

[Cell Attributes] (C)

Description: Sets the cell color and the order of display for cell attributes.

When you select [Cell Attributes], the [Cell Attributes] dialog (Figure 373) will open. Set it and click on [OK].

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Figure 373 [Cell Attributes] dialog

[Background Image]

Description: Shows background images.

This function is same to the function implemented on Pre-processor Window. Please refer to Background Image for detail.

[Background Image (Internet)]

Description: Shows background images got from Internet.

This function is same to the function implemented on Pre-processor Window. Please refer to [Background Images (Internet)] for detail.

[Title] (T)

Description: Sets the title settings.

When you select [Title], the [Title Setting] dialog (Figure 374) will open. Set it and click on [OK].

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Figure 374 [Title Setting] dialog

[Time] (M)

Description: Sets the time settings.

When you select [Time], the [Time Setting] dialog (Figure 375) will open. Set it and click on [OK].

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Figure 375 [Time Setting] dialog

[Measured Data] (M)

The functions related to [Measured Data] that are available in [2D Post-processing Window] are the same to those in [Pre-processing Window]. Refer to [Measured Data] (M).