Add Analysis Surfaces¶
This subpanel is used to specify analysis surfaces for a radiation map analysis. To define an analysis surface, left-click on the Add Surface button and select one or more reference surfaces.
In the example below, all building breps in the scene have been selected and are marked in yellow.
After selecting the surfaces and pressing Enter, the Edit Radiation Surfaces panel opens.
While analysis surfaces are displayed as surfaces, radiation map calculations conduct simulations at discrete sensor points that are distributed on a grid pattern across an analysis surface and that are oriented along the surface normal . The Edit Analysis Surfaces panel includes the following customization settings:
ID: Brief area description such as “100 Main Street”
Sensor Spacing: The distance between sensors in model units
Once all analysis surfaces have been selected and specified, they appear in the Rhino Viewport and are added to a list in the Add Analysis Surfaces subpanel. The list provides statistics for each analysis surface such as its area and number of sensors. The Tag item allows the user to organize analysis surfaces by, for example, building and/or orientation. Once tagged, areas can be displayed selectively using the filter and tag functions above the table.