Streamlines Panel

Use the Streamlines panel to calculate and display streamlines, vortex lines and other paths that can be computed by integrating through a vector field.

A set of seeds must be placed in the flow field. Once the seeds are created, the streamlines can be calculated. The integration will be performed in the vector field defined by the current Vector Function Register, as shown on the Function Specification panel. To calculate true streamlines, the Vector Function Register should be loaded with velocity.

In transient data, streaklines, which go across time steps, are usually more useful than streamlines, which only use the current time step. If transient data with streamlines is present in AcuFieldView and you click the Sweep button in the Transient Data Controls panel, AcuFieldView will calculate streaklines.