Visualization parameters definition

@VISUALIZATION_PARAMETERS_DEFINITION {
@VISUALIZATION_PARAMETERS_NAME {VizPrmNameName} {
@OBJECT_VISIBLE {YES/NO}
@OBJECT_HIGHLIGHTED {YES/NO}
@REPRESENTATION_TYPE {RprTypeREF, RprTypeCNF}
@COLOR_NAME {ColorREF, ColorCNF}
@POINT_SIZE {PntSizeREF, PntSizeCNF}
@LINE_SIZE {LinSizeREF, LinSizeCNF}
@FONT_NAME {FontName, FontColor}
@SHAPE_NAME {ShapeName}
@COMMENTS {CommentText}
}
}

Introduction

Dymviz enables the visualization of the dynamics reponse of multibody systems. All the parameters of this visualization, such as the representations or colors of objects, or the thickness of the lines, are select by default. If these default parameters are adequate, visualization parameters definition sections are not required. If this section is defined for a particular object, its default parameters are overwritten by those stated in this section.

Visualization parameters can be defined for the following structural objects: beams, flexible joints.

NOTES

  1. This section defines the parameters that control the visualization of a specific object. If @OBJECT_VISIBLE = NO, the object will not appear in the visualization. If @OBJECT_HIGHLIGHTED = YES the object will be highlighted in the visualization. (Default: @OBJECT_VISIBLE = YES, @OBJECT_HIGHLIGHTED = NO.)
  2. Different object of the models have different graphical representations that are controlled by parameters RprTypeREF and RprTypeCNF, for the reference and deformed configurations of the system, respectively. The following representation types are available: RprTypeREF = CURVE, LINE, MESH, SURFACE, SYMBOL, TRIAD, with identical choices for parameters RprTypeCNF.
  3. The color of each object int its reference and deformed configurations is selected by parameters ColorREF and ColorCNF, respectively. Colors can be selected from those listed in table 1.
  4. When drawing points, the thickness of the points is controlled by parameters PntSizeREF and PntSizeCNF, for the reference and deformed configurations of the system, respectively. The following point thicknesses are available: PntSizeREF = THIN, NORMAL,THICK, BOLD, HUGE, with identical choices for parameters PntSizeCNF.
  5. When drawing lines, the thickness of the lines is controlled by parameters LinSizeREF and LinSizeCNF, for the reference and deformed configurations of the system, respectively. The following point sizes are available: LinSizeREF = THIN, NORMAL,THICK, BOLD, HUGE, with identical choices for parameters LinSizeCNF.
  6. When drawing text, the font of the text is controlled by parameter FontName and its color by parameter FontColor. The following fonts are available: system fonts (FontName = 9_BY_15, 8_BY_13), Times new roman fonts (FontName = TIMES_ROMAN_10, TIMES_ROMAN_24), and Helvetica fonts (FontName = HELVETICA_10, HELVETICA_12, HELVETICA_18). Colors can be selected from those listed in table 1.
  7. In the visualization, each object of the model is depicted using a specific representation, listed in the columns of table 1. To access the optional representations, a shape, ShapeName, must be defined for the element.
  8. The color used to represent the configuration of an object is ConfColor, whereas that used to represent the vector field associated with the elements is FieldColor. The names of the available colors are defined in table 1.
Color nameRed Green Blue Color nameRed Green BlueColor nameRed Green Blue
AQUAMARINE 127 255 212 BEIGE 245 245 220 BLACK 0 00
BLUE 0 0 255 BLUE_SKY0 191255 CHARTREUSE 127 2550
CHOCOLATE 255 127 36 CORAL 255 114 86 CORNSILK 255 248 220
CYAN 0 255 255 DEEP_PINK 255 20 147 GOLD 255 215 0
GREEN 0 2550 MAGENTA 255 0 255 NAVAJO 255 222 173
OLIVE 202 255 112 ORANGE 255 165 0 PURPLE 160 32 240
RED 255 0 0 SALMON 250 128 114 SIENNA 160 82 45
WHEAT 245 222 179 WHITE 255 255 255 YELLOW 255 255 0
Table 1. Available color options defined in the red, green, blue convention.
Each integer from 0 to 255 gives the intensity of the red, green and blue components, respectively.
  1. The visualization phase enable the representation of a number of vector fields that are superimposed to the instantaneous configuration of the system. Specific vector fields must be enabled in the graphics control parameters{GrfCtrl} section.
  2. It is possible to attach comments to the definition of the object; these comments have no effect on its definition.