Fundamentals > Creo Parametric User Interface > The Analysis Tab > Analyzing Surfaces > To Display Shadows
To Display Shadows
1. Click Analysis > Inspect Geometry > Shadow. The Shadow dialog box opens. Quick is the default analysis type.
2. Select the desired analysis types from the list at the bottom of the Shadow dialog box.
3. Click in the Surface collector and select one or more surfaces, quilts, or solid geometry on which you want to perform the analysis. The selected entity is displayed in the Surface collector.
4. Click in the Model collector and select surfaces, quilts, or solid geometry. The selected entity is displayed in the Model collector.
5. Click in the Direction collector and select a reference plane, coordinate system, straight curve, edge, or axis. You can flip the reference to reverse the direction indicated by the arrow on the model.
The shadow is computed and a shaded plot is displayed in the Creo Parametric graphics window. The shadow area and ratio values for the selected entity appear in the Results box.
* To clear the contents of the collector, right-click in the collector and click Remove on the shortcut menu. You can then continue to select a required surface, model, or reference in the collector.
6. Click OK to complete the analysis or Cancel to cancel the analysis. Alternatively, click Repeat to start a new analysis.
7. Optionally, to save the analysis, perform the following steps:
1. Select Saved from the list at the bottom of the Shadow dialog box to save the analysis with the model, and to display and dynamically update the analysis while modeling.
2. If required, rename the analysis in the box adjacent to the list.
3. To customize or edit your analysis, perform the following steps:
4. Select the Quality, Number, or Step type of sampling in the Sample box. Quality is selected by default. Adjust the sample values using the slider.
5. Update is selected by default. You can see the effects of your selections or changes on the analysis plot as you make them. Clear the Update check box to view the analysis for selected options, the compute option is available.
6. Select or adjust multiple analysis options, and click Preview to view the result of the analysis.