This tool creates a query of the value of a constant defined on a clip or iso part vs. the value of the clip.
For example one can select an XYZ clip in the X direction and calculate the Spatial Mean of Temperature on the clip plane (SpaMean) which is a single value EnSight Constant. Using this tool, the user can query the spatial mean of the Temperature vs. X value of the XYZ clip plane from minimum to maximum X and show this as a plot. To do this, simply select the XYZ clip plane part in the part list, calculate Spatial mean of Temperature on the clip and double click this tool, choose the min and max value of the XYZ clip, the Const Variable (Spatial mean of Temperature) and number of samples. The tool will step the XYZ clip from the minimum value to the maximum value in the number of samples you've chosen and retrieve the value of the Spatial mean of the temperature at each step.
Each kind of clip/iso has a specific value that you can step through.
For a cylinder or spherical clip the value of the clip is the radius.
For an XYZ clip it is the X, or Y or Z value.
New: For an RTZ clip it is the Radius, Theta (angle), or Z value.
For a plane clip it is the Z displacement from the starting plane tool origin.
Note: this will also work for a plane clip attached to a spline!
Note: as of 10.0.2(f) this will work for IN cuts or OUT cuts essentially sweeping volumes
For a cone clip it is the cone angle.
For an isosurface, it is the value of the variable used to create the isosurface.
For an isovolume, the min will be set to the min value and the max will sweep from the min to the max value as of 10.0.2(f)
How to use this tool?
Select the clip part, calculate a constant on the selected part and run this clip tool!
Where is this tool in EnSight?
Click on the User Defined Toolbox icon along the top icons.