Geometry source modules are created when an Inventor .IV, AutoCAD DXF, Esri SHP, Golden Software BLN file or other type of geometry file is loaded. It may be useful to draw geometry source modules in different styles, including Shaded, Lines, or Points.
Defined from the geometry defined in the file.
A ClipPlane Module, Info Module, and BoundingBox can be connected to the output node.
Click on the geometry source module in the Network Manager to select it. The properties are displayed in the Property Manager. The geometry source module properties are described below.
Select a geometry data set in the Network Manager
to display its properties in the Property Manager.
Select a geometry file in the Network Manager to
display its properties in the Property Manager.
The path of the loaded source file appears next to File path. Click the button to the right of the file path to display the Open dialog. The Open dialog appears. The currently loaded file name is display in the File name section. The path for the current file is shown. Click the Open button to reload the current file. This can be used to update the network after the data file has been modified.
Alternatively browse and select a new file. Click the Open button to load the new file. The dialog closes and the selected file is loaded. If the new file does not display geometry information, a warning message will appear and the original file remains.
The Draw style option can be used to force the geometry to display in a certain way, overriding the drawing styles specified within the loaded file. The Draw Style options are As is, Shaded, Lines, or Points.
The Earth.IV file with a Draw Style of Shaded.
The Earth.IV file with a Draw Style of Lines.
The Earth.IV file with a Draw Style of Points.
Introduction to Modules
Lattice Source Modules
Point Source Modules
Data Source Modules
File | Import
The Network Manager