Creates a UNIX plot of the current MGED display. If an
output_file is specified, the plot is stored in that file. If a filter is specified, the output is sent to that filter. The
-float option requests a plot file with real numbers rather than integers. The
-zclip option requests that the plot be clipped to the viewing cube in the Z-direction. The
-2d option requests a two-dimensional plot (the default is 3D). The
-grid option is intended to include a grid in the plot, but is currently not implemented. This command does not use the dm-plot display manager. The pl command performs the same function, but does use the dm-plot display manager.
The example shows the use of the plot command to create a UNIX plot of the current MGED display and pipe the results to the specified command.
Example 1. Create a UNIX plot of the current MGED display and send the results to a specified command.
mged> plot -float | pldebug
Creates a UNIX plot of the current MGED display and pipe the results to the pldebug command.