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Displaying an MCNP Input File


2D Display

This Figure shows a plot of the Visual Editor main window. When the Visual Editor is executed, it by default brings up two plot windows. You can optionally see the complete input file be selecting "Input" from the main menu. On the top of the input window is an area where MCNP and the Visual Editor can print out warning and error messages.


The main menu allows the user to access files, access the surface creation window, the cell creation window, source/collision point plotting and data cards. The two plot windows allow for the zooming and changing the origin using the mouse. Additional plot windows can be created using the "File->New View" command from the main menu. The user can select the six standard basis vectors using the basis button, or enter specific basis vectors in the six boxes located on the top left of each plot window. The user sets the plot labels from a list of all available labels using the label button. The cell and surface toggle buttons are used to toggle the display of the surface number and cell parameters. The x, y, and z coordinates of the mouse are continuously updated in the three text boxes on the top right of each plot. The user can choose to display global coordinates or local coordinates for those geometries that have universes. The local coordinate will show the non-transformed x, y, and z location of the mouse.


This figure is a cross sectional views of a proposed experimental core loading for a liquid metal breeder reactor.


Another feature of the Windows verison of the Visual Editor is the entire input file is brought up in a document window. You can then make changes to the input geometry and click "Save -- Update" and the geometry will be updated to reflect the changes you have made.