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FixPart fixes one part in a simulation over timesteps and moves all other parts in relation to the fixed one.


FixPart is available for COVISE version 4.5 and higher. It's available for all supported platforms.


Name Type Description
PartID Scalar The ID of the part you want to fix.

Input Ports

Name Type Description
requiredGrid_in UnstructuredGrid FixPart expects a set of objects, one for every timestep. Each of these objects is a set of unstructured grids with attribute "Part". The module was developed depending on the output of the module ReadDyna3D.

Output Ports

Name Type Description
outputGrid_out UnstructuredGrid Transform grids. The fixed part is fixed at the origin.


Figure: covise/net/examples/FixPart.net

We use the example of an airbag simulation which you can find in covise/net/examples/Dyna3D.net. In this simulation the steering wheel does not move and the head of a person is moving towards the airbag. We add to the original map a new branch in which we use the module FixPart (see figure).

In this example map we fixed the partID nine which refers to the grid displaying the head of the person. The result is a simulation in which the steering wheel is moving to the head of the person and not the other way around as in the original data set. You see the original simulation in Renderer2 and the transformed simulation in Renderer1.

Authors: Martin Aumüller, Ruth Lang, Daniela Rainer, Jürgen Schulze-Döbold, Andreas Werner, Peter Wolf, Uwe Wössner
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