Re: Boundary

Hi Bob...

The original intent of the wire frame box is to give you a cue for the
3D orientation of the view.  It's easy to get lost in some 3D views!

The domain of the box will be defined by the project you use --
whether it's the projection defined by the data (Projections ->
Auto-set Project) or a projection you select or define yourself.

You may clip the displays at the edges of the wire frame box if you
want (View -> Show -> Clip View at Box).

Hope that helps.

Best wishes,

tom

On 2/15/07, Bob Grieves <britbob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I`m not sure if I`m understanding what the wireframe box/boundary feature is
for? Maybe I have the wrong idea, but I thought it was used to keep the main
display, ie where the contours are plotted within such as in the examples on
the IDV page

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/examples/PlanViews.html

The mslp example has the contours neatly inside the wireframe box,
essentially creating a nice border with the outer area empty making a good
place for comments, times etc. However all my plots overspill this wireframe
box and take up the whole display area, especially if I`m plotting a global
grib model.

To achieve this border, do I use the wireframe box?

Thanks.


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