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0008901ParaView(No Category)public2009-04-17 12:142016-08-12 09:57
ReporterUtkarsh Ayachit 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
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Summary0008901: Make it easy to choose defaults
DescriptionQuote from David on mailing list
"Almost every time I open a file, I find myself immediately going and changing the point size from 5 to 2, changing the colors to my color vector, and changing the display type from "surface" to "point". I have many colleagues who complain about the same thing. If you open say 5 files, this is an extra ~ 25 mouse clicks, which gets very tedious if you're doing this all day. Is there anyway (besides editing the source, clearly) that we can set these things to be defaults?"
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Andrew Hill (reporter)
2009-06-09 07:09

Strongly agree with bug poster.

The default was changed from 1 to 5 because of bug 4197: [^]
This bug stated that it was hard to see data sets consisting of a single point.

I would argue that it's now hard to see the detail in data consisting of even a few thousand points.

Where I work, typical data sets are at least 1 million points. Every single data set any of us loads has to be changed back to 'point size = 1' because the detail in the data can't be seen with point size = 5.

I don't imagine there's a 'one size fits all' solution to the default point size, but having the style defaults available in the configuration file (and/or better still, modifiable in the Options/Preferences window) seems like the best way around this.

Perhaps the default should still 'default' to 5 on creation of the ini file so that the data is at least visible if the user is unfamiliar with ParaView settings and/or the config file.
David Doria (reporter)
2009-06-09 07:23

Can a simple check of the number of vertices in the file be done to estimate a good point size?

< 10 vertices, point size 5
10 - 50 vertices, point size 4
> 10000 vertices, point size 1

I bet that's annoying (because of all the different file types?), but it seems like a good solution.

The user should also then be able to change that default behavior if desired.
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-08-12 09:57

Resolving issue as `moved`.

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 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-04-17 12:14 Utkarsh Ayachit New Issue
2009-05-13 13:39 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version => 3.8
2009-06-09 07:09 Andrew Hill Note Added: 0016666
2009-06-09 07:23 David Doria Note Added: 0016667
2011-06-16 13:10 Zack Galbreath Category => (No Category)
2016-08-12 09:57 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0037641
2016-08-12 09:57 Kitware Robot Status expired => closed
2016-08-12 09:57 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-08-12 09:57 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot

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