Synopsys: section(“section_slice”,vector_to_be_sliced,coordinate,grid3D)

Since vectors are defined in the three-dimensional domain, it is useful to cut such data in slices along the three different axis, in order to be visualized. section does exactly this, or better, given the vector_to_be_sliced, the plane through which the cut has to be done “section_slice” (which can be “x”, “y” or “z”), and the coordinate of the plane coordinate, it produces an output which is read and visualized by gnuplot.

This is particularly useful, if *matplotlib* is not installed on the machine, where NanoTCAD ViDES runs. In this case, pay attention that gnuplot is installed.

For example, if we want to cut along the x-axis the vector Phi, defined on the three-dimensional grid grid, at the xcoordinate x=0 nm, we have to type:

section(“x”,Phi,0,grid);

The output looks as follows