Model Generation

A 3DEC model is fundamentally composed of blocks that interact with each other when they come into contact. This section describes methods for creating a block assembly to conform to desired geometry of your problem.

  • Block, Joints and Zones gives a brief overview of the components that make up a 3DEC model.
  • :ref:`Creating Single Blocks <creatingsingleblocks> describes how to create blocks of different shapes.
  • Generating Block Assemblies shows how to put together individual blocks to create more complicated shapes.
  • Cutting Blocks illustrates methods for cutting blocks; either to create desired geometries, or to simulate joints and fault.
  • Block Generation: Densify and Octree demonstrates methods for refining a model once it has been constructed.
  • Block metrics describes the different metrics available to evaluate the quality of the generated blocks.