The Overset tab contains all the options necessary to control the display of overset data while examining your grid. Note that this tab is only
available when an overset assembler has been selected in the Grid, Overset, Attributes panel.
Note: The Overset tab is only visible in the Examine task when an overset assembler has been selected in
the Grid, Overset, Attributes panel.
Use the commands in the Overset tab to control the rendering of overset point data.
The Focus frame is only visible when multiple blocks are loaded into the Examine task.
You may use this frame to select a particular Focus block. When combined with Focus Display Style (explained below), this functionality
will restrict the visibility of overset data (i.e. fringe, hole, and orphan points) to the objects associated with the selected Focus block.
Note: The Focus frame is only visible when multiple blocks are loaded into the Examine
This frame provides two methods for selecting the Focus block. First, you may iterate over over all blocks loaded in examine with the left and right
green VCR button. Second, you may interactively select the Focus block. Use the Begin command to enter into pick mode for
the Focus block. The command button label changes to End. Press End to leave pick mode. Cancel allows you to exit from
pick mode without making any changes to the primary selection.
The Display Style frame contains several options allowing you to control overset element visibility:
||Overset elements are hidden.
||Overset visibility is restricted to those intersecting a cutting plane.
||Overset visibility is restricted to the focus block. Refer to the Focus frame explanation above for more details on selecting the current focus
||Overset elements are displayed for all blocks loaded into examine.
Tip: You can use the Ctrl+Shift+F6 shortcut to toggle on/off the display of pervasive overset data.
The Show Fringe/Donors frame contains several options allowing you to control overset element visibility specific to fringes and donors:
||Fringes/Donors are not rendered.
||Fringes are rendered, but donors are not rendered.
||Fringes and Fringe Donors are rendered.
In the Show frame for Overset Tab, you can further customize overset element visibility:
||Show cells removed by the hole cutter during overset grid assembly.
||Show a hole symbol to represent cells removed by the hole cutter during
overset grid assembly.
||Show orphan elements. Orphans are fringes which do not have a suitable
|Orphan Donor Candidates
||Show orphan donor candidates.
Caution: PEGASUS 5 and Suggar++ both present different ways of defining the overset grid system. Even though we have
unified the overset interface, good familiarity with these assembly software packages is required.
Overset Object Probe
While in the Examine task, you have a direct interrogation tool known as the probe. Simply move the mouse cursor over any
rendered overset object (i.e. fringe, hole, orphan) in the Display window and the object currently under the mouse will be
highlighted. Right-clicking on the object with the probe will open up a context menu with the command Show Overset Data (shown below). Clicking on
this command will print out a detailed report to the Messages window containing meta-data associated to the overset object in question.
Use the Show Overset Data option (left) to print out to the Messages window the meta-data associated to the overset object being interrogated (right). Not
that in this image, the report in the Messages window has been broken up for illustration purposes.
In the figure above, note that the XYZ coordinates of vertices and any reference to an entity or group of entities written to the Messages window
are presented as hyperlinks. Clicking on a hyperlink representing an XYZ coordinate will render that point in the Display window as a yellow
square. On the other hand, clicking on a hyperlink referencing an entity, will select the
entity in the usual way. Additionally, right-clicking on a hyperlink will bring up a context menu with additional options
based on whether it is a point or entity hyperlink. Please refer to
the Selection Methods and
Messages Window sections for further details.