GMS:2D Grid Display Options

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2D Grid Module
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2D Grid
Creating and Editing 2D Grids
Converting 2D Grids
2D Grid Display Options
2D Grid Tool Palette
Cell Properties
2D Grid Commands

The properties of all 2D grid data that GMS displays on the screen can be controlled through the 2D Grid tab of the Display Options dialog. This dialog is opened by right-clicking on the "2D Grid Folder.svg 2D Grid Data" entry in the Project Explorer and selecting the Display Options command. It can also be accessed from the Display menu or the Display Options Display Options Macro.svg macro. The following table describes the display options available for the 2D Grid module.

Display Option Description
Nodes Displays grid nodes on the corners of the cells for both mesh- and cell-centered grid types.
Cell edges The Cell edges item displays the edges of grid cells. The cells are either drawn using the default cell color or the color of the material associated with each cell.

The color of the cell edges can be adjusted according to the following options:

  1. Auto – Draws the material color if faces are not displayed. Uses the color specified next to Cell edges if the faces are displayed.
  2. Specified – Used the color specified next to the cell edges.
  3. Material – Displays the material color of the cell.
Cell faces Draws the faces of the grid cells as filled polygons.
Inactive cells Displays cells which are inactive. If this option is turned off, inactive cells are not displayed. Inactive cells must be displayed before they can be selected.
Determine activity using Sets the criteria for determining which cells to consider inactive.
Grid boundary The Grid boundary item displays a solid line around the perimeter of the grid. Displaying the boundary is useful when contours are being displayed with the cell edges turned off.
Cell numbers Displays the ID of each grid cell.
Node numbers Displays the ID of each grid node.
Scalar values Displays the scalar values of the active dataset for each node next to the node.
IJ indices Displays the ij indices of each cell or node.
IJ triad Displays a symbol at one of the corners of the grid showing the orientation of the ij axes.
Texture map image The Texture map image item is used to "drape" an image over the surface of the 2D Grid.
Contours Most of the objects supported by GMS can be contoured by turning on the Contour Options in the Display Options dialog. When an object is contoured, the values associated with the active dataset for the object are used to generate the contours.
Vectors If the Vectors item in the Display Options dialog is selected for an object (TIN, grid, or mesh), vector plots can be generated using the active vector dataset for the object. One vector is placed at each node, cell, or vertex.
The Display Options dialog showing the 2D Grid tab.