SMS:Scatter Project Explorer Items

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In the Project Explorer, the Scatter Data 2D Scatter Folder.svg folder houses all of scatter data information that is manipulated by the Scatter module. The Scatter Data folder will not appear in the Project Explorer until scatter data is opened in SMS. Once scatter data is opened, the Scatter Data folder will appear with the Scatter set item below it. There will also be elevation information that appears under the Scatter set item. The Scatter module may be activated by clicking on the Scatter set 2D Scatter Icon.svg item in the Project Explorer. Once active, the Scatter module tool bar menu will appear to the right of the Project Explorer.

Scatter Module Right-Click Menus

The following Project Explorer right-click menus are available when the mouse right-click is performed on a Scatter module item.

Scatter Module Root Folder Right-Click Menus

Right-clicking on the Scatter module root 2D Scatter Folder.svg folder in the Project Explorer invokes an options menu with the following options:

  • New Scatter Set – Creates a new, empty scatter set.
  • Display Options – Brings up the Display Options dialog.

Scatter Set Item Right-Click Menus

Right-clicking on a scatter set 2D Scatter Icon.svg item in the Project Explorer invokes an options menu with the following module specific options:

  • Split – Creates a new scatter set containing the selected scatter vertices. Selected scatter vertices are removed from the original scatter set.
  • Generate Contour Breaklines – Automatically creates breaklines following specified elevations.
  • Convert – This submenu has the following commands for converting the selected scatter set:
    • Scatter Boundary → Map – The outer boundary of the scatter set is converted to Map module arcs. Arcs are created where scatter triangles do not border another triangle.
    • Scatter Breaklines → Map – Existing breaklines in the scatter set is converted to Map module arcs.
    • Scatter Contours → Map – Opens the Create Contour Arcs dialog.
    • Scatter → 2D Mesh – Converts the scatter set to a mesh. All functional data, scalar and vector, is copied to the mesh. The mesh nodes can be triangulated in the Mesh module using the menu command Elements | Triangulate.
    • Scatter → UGrid – Converts the scatter set to a UGrid. All functional data, scalar and vector, is copied to the UGrid.
    • Scatter → Raster – Brings up an Interpolate to Raster dialog. This dialog allows setting options for converting the scatter set to raster data.
Interpolate to Raster dialog

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