OOF2: The Manual
When the Skeleton Info toolbox, shown in Figure 4.10, is active, clicking the
mouse on a
Skeleton on the Canvas displays information about
Segments in the Toolbox. Whether the Toolbox
Segment, information is governed by the
setting of the Mode Selector buttons at the top of the Toolbox.
In all three modes, the position of the mouse click, in physical
coordinates is printed below the Mode Selector.
In all three modes, the queried
Skeleton component is highlighted in
the Canvas. The button at the bottom
of the Toolbox erases the highlighting and clears the data
listing. The and
buttons on either side cycle through
the previously selected objects (changing the Toolbox mode, if
Element's index. This is just an integer used to identify the
Element. All of the
Skeletonhave a unique index. When a
Skeletonis modifed, the indices of all
Elementsmay be changed.
Element's type, indicating its topology.
A list of the
Nodesare listed in counterclockwise order with an arbitrary starting point. Each
Node's index, position (in physical coordinates), and interior angle (in degrees) are listed.
Clicking on a
Nodein the list will highlight it with an pink dot on the Canvas. Double-clicking on a
Nodein the list will switch the Toolbox into Node Mode and display information for the chosen
Clicking on a
Segmentin the list will highlight it with a thick pink line on the Canvas. Double-clicking on a
Segmentin the list will switch the Toolbox into Segment Mode and display information for the chosen
Materialassigned to the
Element. This is the
Materialthat will be used for any
Meshelements that are created from this
Skeleton. It is the same as the
Materialassiged to the
Element's dominant pixel, unless that choice has been overridden by assigning a
The mobility of the
Nodesthat are pinned are marked as such.
Nodesthat are constrained to lie on the boundaries of the
Microstructureare marked as “x only” or “y only” if they can move in the x or y directions, and as “fixed” if they cannot move at all.
Nodeswith none of these constraints are marked “free”.
Clicking on an
Elementin the list highlights that
Element's perimeter in pink in the Canvas. Double-clicking will switch the Toolbox to Element Mode and display the information for the chosen
The color and size of the markings used to highlight the
Segments may be changed by
editing the SkeletonInfoDisplay display
Layer is predefined and always displays the
Skeleton. It will be necessary to enable List
All Layers in the Settings
menu in order to edit the