Analyse Mechanism Overview

The “Analyse” mechanism provides an interactive means to explore and log the geometry of the system. Switch to the 'Analyse' tab on the toolbar:

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Analysis is performed on either the original quad-edge manifold, (vertices and edges), or upon the mesh superimpositions (hubs and struts). The menu items vary depending on the selected button.

png Measure angles in the Quad Edge manifold.

ANGLES AT A VERTEX
DIHEDRAL AT AN EDGE
AXIAL ANGLE FOR TWO POINTS
FACE ANGLES OF A CELL
AREA OF A CELL

png Measure lengths in the Quad Edge manifold.

EDGES AT A VERTEX
LENGTH OF AN EDGE
LENGTH OF A STRUT
LINEAR DISTANCE BETWEEN TO POINTS

png Measure lengths in the strut mesh superimpositions.

STRUT INFO COMPLETE [Mesh]
STRUT COMPOPUND ANGLES [Mesh]

png Measure angles in the hub mesh superimpositions.

HUB INFO COMPLETE [Mesh] + Plan
HUB ANGLES [Mesh]

After choosing a tool, please follow the prompts in the Status bar for any modifier key options.