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Old   January 17, 2019, 04:32
Question How to make view perpendicular to slice?
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I have an arbitrary slice through a volume zone and want to export it to a png. The slice is not aligned with any of the X, Y or Z axis, but I want to make the view perpendicular so that the image is taken frontally. How can I achieve this?

The version I use is "Tecplot 360 EX 2018 R2, Version 2018.2.0.92317 (Oct 16 2018)".
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Old   January 17, 2019, 20:45
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There is no exact way to do it as the viewer perspective is actually quite a complex formula to define the view extents and such. The best "hack" to get as close as possible. Is using the slice adjuster tool (the icon between slice and details on the side bar), when in arbitrary mode this represents the normal. At that point manipulate the view so that you are directly looking down the arrowhead. If you then want to rotate about that normal you can then use the rotation tool in the middle which looks like a refresh button with a dot in the middle. This will restrict your rotation around the current normal.
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Old   January 18, 2019, 03:33
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Thank you for the reply!
That is a little bit disappointing, as I thought this was a common problem with a simple solution. Something like a button I just have not found yet...

Sadly, I can't reproduce your hack. This "slice adjuster tool" does not exist for me. Or do you mean the "interactive slicing tool"? This however does not show any arrow at all. (a screenshot is attached)

Meanwhile I head the idea to extract the slice as a separate zone and visualize it in a 2D cartesian plot. This leads however to the problem that you need to define new variables for X and Y, something like a distance in each slice view direction.
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Old   January 18, 2019, 20:28
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Best guess is that you are using scaled axes and we actually only render the arrow when you have equally scaled axis. At this point I dont have any other method to help you.

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Old   January 21, 2019, 04:41
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Yes, you are right. I use scaled axes. Thank you!
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