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Edit User Planes

Planes which have been added with the Add User Plane user plane icon option can be edited with the Edit User Planes dialog. The plane orientation can also be edited graphically with the mouse, and in the Sidebar as described below.

Edit User Planes Dialog

To edit User Planes:

  • Select Edit Planes user plane icon option from the Plane menu or toolbar. The Edit User Planes dialog will appear.
  • Click on the desired plane(s) using the checkboxes in the grid, to the left of the dialog.



    NOTE: You can select multiple planes at once, by selecting multiple checkboxes in the grid. Select All select all icon / Deselect All select none icon options are also available to check/uncheck all planes at once.
  • Edit the desired Visibility, Display, and Lineations settings to the right of the dialog.

The Edit User Planes dialog allows you to modify the:

  • Modify Visibility settings.
  • Modify Colour and Label Text Size.
  • Edit the Label.
  • Add Planes.
  • Delete Planes.
  • Display Lineations on Planes.

To add a User Plane:

  1. Select the Add add icon button from the Edit User Planes dialog. A new row will appear with default 000 000 orientation.
  2. Specify the orientation and various settings for the plane.

To delete a User Plane:

  • Select the plane(s) you wish to delete from the Edit User Planes dialog.
  • Select the Delete delete icon button.

NOTE: To edit Mean Planes from Sets, you must use the Edit Sets option, and NOT Edit User Planes option.

Edit User Plane (Graphical Method)

You can graphically change the orientation of an added plane, or delete the plane, as follows:

  1. Click on a User Plane with the mouse. The great circle will be highlighted with a dotted line, and the pole will be highlighted by a "cross" symbol as shown below.

    Cross icon displayed at pole location for interactive graphical orientation editing

    edit plane cross
  2. If you hover the mouse pointer over the cross symbol at the pole, the mouse pointer will change to a four-way arrow symbol, indicating that you may click and drag the pole to a new location.
  3. NOTE:

    • If you hover the mouse over the CENTER of the cross icon, you can drag the pole anywhere on the stereonet (i.e. simultaneously adjust dip and/or dip direction of the plane)
    • If you hover the mouse over either of the two points of the cross aligned with the dip vector of the plane, you can adjust the D ip while keeping the Dip Direction constant
    • If you hover the mouse over either of the two points of the cross aligned with the strike of the plane, you can adjust the Dip Direction while keeping the Dip constant
  4. To exit the graphical editing mode, click the mouse anywhere in the stereonet or press ESC.

To delete a User Plane graphically:

  1. Click on the User Plane with the mouse to select the plane.
  2. Press the DELETE key.

Edit Plane (Sidebar)

You can also edit the properties of user planes in the Sidebar:

  1. Click on a User Plane (or pole) with the mouse.
  2. The properties of the selected plane will be displayed in the Sidebar, allowing you to edit:
    • Colour
    • Orientation
    • Plane visibility
    • Pole visibility
    • Line thickness

Lineations on Planes

Lines which occur on planes such as slickensides or fault striations, can be displayed on User Planes as follows:

  1. In the Edit User Planes dialog, select a User Plane.
  2. Select the Lineations checkbox and select the Edit Lineations button.
  3. You will see the Lineations dialog. Add a row for each desired Lineation you wish to define
  4. Enter an Angle which defines the angle of the lineation with respect to the dip vector of the plane. The allowable range is -90 to +90 degrees.
  5. You may also define an Up or Down Direction to indicate a direction of slip movement.
  6. Select OK in both dialogs, and the lineations will be displayed as a triangular symbol on the great circle of the selected plane.

Right-Click Options

If you right-click the mouse on a User Plane, the popup menu will display shortcuts to:

  • Delete the plane
  • Edit User Plane dialog
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