Results 3D window
The Results 3D window displays graphical 3D evaluations according to control parameters set in the control panel of this window. Changes to control parameters are immediately applied and result in new graphical image displayed. The 3D view can be arbitrarily manoeuvred with the mouse in a 3D virtual space (rotations, scaling or translations).
The image of the resulting 3D view can be rendered to the operating system's clipboard and then used in further applications (e.g. Word) to integrate it in personalised reports for example. It can be saved to an image file or exported as a 3D scene file too.
The window is divided into two areas:
The 3D view shows the visualization of the 3D evaluation. Typically the actual view
with the current colour bar and
with results of probing evaluation (shown at bottom
left). The orientation marker (shown at bottom right) provides feedback of current orientation of axes within the 3D
space. Additional output of program version (bottom right) and license information (top left) will display in the colour being
contrast to current
Remark: The position of the control panel can be set in application settings to left instead of right side of the window.
Remark: Within application settings you can decide if the recently used combination of evaluation settings will be restored on initial display of this window.
The control panel is used for selective parameterisation of any of 3D evaluations and for combining them in to visualizations within the 3D area. The graphical display resembles changes to various parameters immediately.
Names of respective control panels correspond to the evaluation controlled therein:
The width of the control panel can be adjusted by dragging its border. Place
the mouse pointer over the splitter edge of the control panel (left edge) until
the mouse pointer changes to
. Then hold the mouse button and drag
the edge of the control panel adjusting its width upon to your needs.
The tabs can be shown labelled with text titles and/or displayed with icon symbols (controlled with context menu of vertical tabs). The setting "with Icons" only ("text labels" disabled) provides a very compact display of the tabs with only graphical symbols. All tabs show their respective tooltip also (which might contain further information). By that, even without text labels, the navigation in the control panels of Results3D is comfortably possible (and does not require any searching in several columns possible)
The control panel can be hidden or exposed by clicking onto the button [>>>] or [<<<] respectively.
Following control settings are common:
Remark: Actual creation of 3D evaluations result in relatively high memory
demands. Systems equipped
with less then 512MB RAM will experience significant delays in execution due to
extensive paging. The number of
functions chosen for evaluation significantly controls these demands.
Remark: Current position of the 3D view (the isometry given by the current view vector) will be retained when the window is closed and saved when the application exits. The next time the window is opened the view isometry will be restored if such behaviour is set within application settings.
Remark: During the time the system is busy with rendering the new evaluation view (possibly very complex calculations) the mouse pointer will change to clock symbol (when placed over the control panel).
Remark: When this window is focused following additional, window specific, functions are available from the main menu:
Saving and Restoring parameter combinations
Complete combinations of evaluation parameters set and selected can be collected
list of Results3D
parameters and makes them available for later, single step,
restoration with a double click.
This provides the valuable ability to quickly restore parameter combinations
earlier saved, thus allowing reproducible visualizations.
Function specific evaluation parameters
Evaluation settings which are specific to the evaluated function (i.e. to different active function, for example the temperature, heat flux, pressure, ...) will be collected internally for each chosen evaluation function. When the selection of the active function is changed the settings specific the the one chosen will be restored respectively - for optimal and comparable visualization of results for different projects.
By that it can be ensured that settings dependant on values of specific function (e.g. colours of the colour table, applicable assignment of colours to value domain, step of isolines, labels' parameter, etc.) will be kept invariant, as far as possible, for all projects.
This function specific parameters, when set in the control panels, will be collected continuously for each evaluation function selected and saved within application settings when Result3D window closes.
Important: The function specific parameters do not run into the collection of "Results3D Parameter" (neither Project nor Standard). The function specific evaluation parameter are application setting.
See also: Results and Evaluation, Evaluation & Results windows, Active (setting), Fixed Range (setting), Solid or wireframe (setting), More Light (setting), Background Colour (setting), Copy image to the clipboard, Please Wait window, Elements 3D window, Results3D Parameter window, Isometries window, Restore last Result3D Parameters (application setting), Animate Time Dialog