On the Polylines tab you define polylines for saving the values of variables along these lines into a text file. A polyline can consist of one or more straight lines or one or more selected region lines, depending how it is defined.

Monitor/Write Profile dialog, Polylines tab 

Figure 59. Monitor/Write Profile dialog, Polylines tab




Changes the settings of the selected polyline with the current settings. You can select a polyline in the list.


Deletes the selected polyline from the list.


Adds a new polyline with the current settings to the list.

No. of steps

Specifies, how many values are to be saved along the polyline.


If active, the monitor polyline will be translated with the moving region. It can be only activated if it belongs on moving regions.


Opens the variables' tree selector in order to select the variables for which the values are to be saved.

file name

Specifies the name of the text file, in which the values along this polyline are to be saved. You can save more polylines into the same file.

The file is automatically named based on the *.crys file name adding _pl[no].mon extension, where [no] is the number of polyline.


You might want to change the monitor files when you save the *.crys file with different name. This is automatically done if you set adjust monitor file names option in Preferences dialog, see Data storage tab.
Change Node

Changes the coordinates of the selected node with the current coordinates, given in (Hint: if you dont see the buttons to change node coordinates, probability is high that one or more geometric lines are selected in the drawing, i.e. they are blue. Click somewhere outside the model with the middle mouse button to unselect them!) r respectively z. You can select a node in the list.

Delete Node

Deletes the selected node from the list.

Add Node

Adds a new node with the current settings to the end of the list.

x respectively y

Specifies the coordinates of the current node.

Related Procedures

Writing polylines