Hi
I have seen a few conversations about plotting 3D meshes in Prime using plot 3D. There is a very good discussion where a ply file was used to generate a dolphin mesh. I cannot comvert this to a Prime format and the ply file format is missing.
What I want to do seems simple but for whatever reason, Mathcad cannot simply plot a 3D wireframe based on the start coordinates of a line and the end coordinates of a line.
It seems that it is only possible to draw a continuous 3D line from a plot.
I understand for instance CreateMesh function creates a mesh for format in the 3Dplot but it looks like the mesh edges have to be continuous.
This seems crazy. I have tried collapsing or using the same node coordinates of node 2 for matrix entries for third and 4th nodes but that does not seem to work.
I understand Mathcad uses quad faces/facettes. So, I had thought if I collapse three edges to form a single line and feed the format of the quad face into 3d plot that would work but it doesn't.
How can I form a 3D plot of a wireframe simply form the start and end coordinates of a series of lines. I a trying to cerate a representation of a 3D FEA model in Mathcad.
IS there a particular format for the matrix facet's used by Mathcad prime to draw a mesh?
thank you
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no worries. I found a way to plot lines, tri mesh and quad mesh form an FEA data set for discontinuous edges,
no worries. I found a way to plot lines, tri mesh and quad mesh form an FEA data set for discontinuous edges,