The Field Object

1. Introduction

Field objects contain solution data for a (Finite-Element, Finite-Volume, or Finite-Difference) mesh. A Field object is created by first selecting a Model object and then from the menu Object->Create empty Field.... In the editor, select the parameters (name, load case, computational cycle, etc.) and click the Apply button. From the Python environment, assuming that "m" references a Model object, a Field object is created like this

f = Field(m, name='DISP', case=1)

This chapter is structured as follows: For more details about creating, loading, and re-loading Field objects, see Section 2. In Section 3, the different enumerators that apply to Field objects are described. How to choose among them is explained in Section 4. How to inspect solution data is described in Section 5.

Field objects do not display data in 3D fashion, this task is fulfilled by the NPart object which makes use of the Field object to retrieve the solution data.