Creating a Static Copy of an Interpolant

Creating a static copy preserves a snapshot of an interpolant that does not change, even when changes are made to the data on which the original model was dependent. This is a useful way of storing historical models and comparing models. Static copies can be exported from Leapfrog Geo, as described in Interpolant Volumes and Surfaces Export.

To create a static copy of an interpolant, right-click on it in the project tree and select Static Copy. Enter a name for the copy of the model and click OK. The copy will be added to the Interpolants folder.

The objects that make up a static copy of an interpolant depend on the type of interpolant:

  • For a numeric interpolant, a static copy is made up of a Legend object, a Boundary object, and all isosurfaces and output volumes created in building the interpolant.
  • For a multi-domained interpolant, a static copy is made up of a Legend object, a Boundary object, and the output volumes created in building the interpolant. There are also static copies of the sub-interpolants, which are the same as static copies of numeric interpolants.
  • For an indicator interpolant, a static copy is made up of a Legend object, a Boundary object, the interpolant’s isosurface and the output volumes.

Static models created in earlier versions of Leapfrog Geo (before 2.2) copied only the output volumes and the legend, and the static model appeared in the shape list only as a single line. When these static models are upgraded and displayed in the scene, the individual output volumes will be added to the shape list.

To view the date a static copy was created, right-click on it in the project tree and select Properties. The date the copy was created is in the General tab.