Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Creating Unstructured Connectors and Domains Based on Surface Curvature
When creating unstructured connectors and/or domains on a highly curved surface, the grid point distribution needs to accurately represent the curvature of the surface. Begin with a curved database surface upon which you wish to create connectors or domains.
Note that the numbers in the following steps apply to the example database; you will need to find out what dimensions best work for your geometry.
In order to see how other default settings can improve the domain, first create the domain with only the connector spacing set.
Or click on Connectors on Database Entities if only creating connectors.
As can be seen above, the resulting domain and connectors created by only using the connector spacing default do not follow the surface curvature very well.
To see how setting the Maximum Angle can improve how closely the domain and connectors conform to the curved surface, follow these steps.
The domain to the right looks much better and you can see the areas in particular that benefited from the Maximum Angular Deviation setting.
To see how setting the Maximum Deviation can improve the appearance of the domain and connectors, follow these steps.
The domain to the right has still improved from the original domain created with only the connector spacing default. But notice the areas below where the domain has changed in a different way by having the Maximum Deviation setting versus before when the Maximum Angular Deviation was set.
Whether you use Max. Angle or Max. Deviation to create connectors and domains depends on the database surface. As a suggestion, test the use of both settings at different times to see what works for every unique surface or set of surfaces.
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