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Old   December 4, 2008, 23:33
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Matthias
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Hi!

I have a simple question, but I really can't find the answer. When I want to display the contours of any interior region in my case, I can only see the actual GRID, the grid lines having the color of the property I want to examine. But I want to see the contour lines, not the grid lines. This is not about having the option "display grid" turned on, because it is not.. I am using version 6.2.26. Can that be a common bug of that version? I didn't find anything on google. I hope you understand what I mean, don't know if I can put a picture here for better understanding..

Thanks for any tips, suggestions, hints!

Matthias
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Old   December 5, 2008, 02:20
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Is it a 2D case that you are looking at?
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Old   December 5, 2008, 02:26
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yes, it is 2d
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Old   December 5, 2008, 03:11
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As I suspected.

That usually happens if you choose a surface in the 'surface' area of the display form. Don't choose any surfaces, check the 'filled' option, and click display.

Why it's like that? I have no idea.

Hope that helps.
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Old   December 5, 2008, 04:53
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zongtwi is right, sometimes you have to mark a surface and then unmark and mark the filled option and then remove the surface again to get a filled display.

it all seems so random!

luckily it only happens in 2D cases
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Old   December 7, 2008, 18:14
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Thanks for your help guys! It works the way you said if I want to see the whole domain. But, unfortunately, if I only want to see the contours of one specific zone/surface it is still not possible, because as soon as I unmark the surface I get the (now correctly drawn, that is an improvement!) contours of the whole geometry again, not only the surface I wanted to show. Any other suggestions?
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Old   December 9, 2008, 08:41
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i did not try it, but maybe you can get some succes if you visualize all your zones and then manipulate them in the /display/scene settings. There you can set visibility of items such as edges, lines, faces for everything on the display. This works well for 3D cases at least.

Good luck!
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Old   December 10, 2008, 19:05
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Hi, thanks for that advise. I played around in the scene settings, thought I could turn on "overlay" and then plot the grid in black over the parts I don't need. But the faces are not plotted either. Well, nothing worked (you cannot turn on/off certain zones for one contour plot in those settings). So I found the workaround by just deleting the zones I don't want to visualize (grid/zone/delete...), take my picture and then just reload my original data and case after that. A bit of a bugger, but at least it works for me now. Thanks a lot again
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Old   December 10, 2008, 19:09
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Oh, I just found out that it is enough to just deactivate and then activate the zones again. Just in case someone else has that problem one day...

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