am path_layer layer_id num_paths N path_ids (tuple paths_ids) thickness t
variable X0 equal 0.0 variable Y0 equal 0.0 variable X1 equal 500.0 variable Y1 equal 500.0 variable X2 equal 106.1 variable Y2 equal 0.0 variable X3 equal 500.0 variable Y3 equal 393.9 am path 1 start $X0 $Y0 end $X1 $Y1 speed 9 am path 2 start $X3 $Y3 end $X2 $Y2 speed 9 am path_layer 1 num_paths 2 path_ids 1 2 thickness 1
This command is used by potts/additive, and potts/am/weld applications to specify raster patterns on path build layers. Multiple path_layers can be defined in a single input file, using unique id values. Although simple build simulations can be conducted using this command by manually writing scripts that use am path_layer, it is expected that this command will generally be automatically created for the purpose of handling more complex geometries.
The num_paths and path_ids keywords are used to create the layer with thickness t. The build layer thickness is specified in units of sites.
In example above, two unique am paths are created; these paths are referenced in the am path_layer command. This example is also illustrated for am_path,
This command can only be used as part of apps potts/additive or potts/am/weld applications.
am_pass, am_path, am_build