# wgeom

Write geometry function to file

**This page describes the legacy workflow. New features might not be compatible with the
legacy workflow.**

## Syntax

## Description

writes a geometry function, specified by the geometry matrix `fid`

= wgeom(`dl`

,`filename`

)`dl`

, to a
file with the name `filename.m`

. For information about the geometry file
format, see Parametrized Function for 2-D Geometry Creation.

## Examples

### Create Geometry File

Create a 2-D geometry in the PDE Modeler app, export it to the
MATLAB^{®} workspace, and then write it to a file.

Start the PDE Modeler app and draw a unit circle and a unit square.

pdecirc(0,0,1) pderect([0 1 0 1])

Enter `C1-SQ1`

in the **Set formula**
field.

Export the geometry description matrix, set formula, and name-space matrix to the
MATLAB workspace by selecting the **Export Geometry
Description** option from the **Draw** menu.

Decompose the exported geometry into minimal regions. The result is one minimal region with five edge segments: three circle edge segments and two line edge segments.

dl = decsg(gd,sf,ns)

dl = 2.0000 2.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 0 0 -1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0 0.0000 1.0000 -1.0000 0 1.0000 -0.0000 -1.0000 1.0000 0 0 -1.0000 0 -0.0000 0 0 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000

Write the resulting geometry to a file. Name the file
`geometry.m`

.

`fid = wgeom(dl,"geometry");`

## Input Arguments

`dl`

— Decomposed geometry matrix

matrix of double-precision numbers

Decomposed geometry matrix, specified as a matrix of double-precision numbers. It
contains a representation of the decomposed geometry in terms of disjoint minimal
regions constructed by the `decsg`

algorithm. Each edge segment of
the minimal regions corresponds to a column in `dl`

. Edge segments
between minimal regions are *border segments*. Outer boundaries are
*boundary segments*. In each column, the second and third rows
contain the starting and ending *x*-coordinates. The fourth and fifth
rows contain the corresponding *y*-coordinates. The sixth and seventh
rows contain left and right minimal region labels with respect to the direction induced
by the start and end points (counterclockwise direction on circle and ellipse segments).
There are three types of possible edge segments in a minimal region:

For circle edge segments, the first row is

`1`

. The eighth and ninth rows contain the coordinates of the center of the circle. The 10th row contains the radius.For line edge segments, the first row is

`2`

.For ellipse edge segments, the first row is

`4`

. The eighth and ninth rows contain the coordinates of the center of the ellipse. The 10th and 11th rows contain the semiaxes of the ellipse. The 12th row contains the rotational angle of the ellipse.

All shapes in a decomposed geometry matrix have the same number of rows. Rows that are not required for a particular shape are filled with zeros.

Row number | Circle edge segment | Line edge segment | Ellipse edge segment |
---|---|---|---|

1 | 1 | 2 | 4 |

2 | starting x-coordinate | starting x-coordinate | starting x-coordinate |

3 | ending x-coordinate | ending x-coordinate | ending x-coordinate |

4 | starting y-coordinate | starting y-coordinate | starting y-coordinate |

5 | ending y-coordinate | ending y-coordinate | ending y-coordinate |

6 | left minimal region label | left minimal region label | left minimal region label |

7 | right minimal region label | right minimal region label | right minimal region label |

8 | x-coordinate of the center | x-coordinate of the center | |

9 | y-coordinate of the center | y-coordinate of the center | |

10 | radius of the circle | x-semiaxis before rotation | |

11 | y-semiaxis before rotation | ||

12 | Angle in radians between |

**Data Types: **`double`

`filename`

— Geometry file name

string | character vector

Geometry file name, specified as a string or a character vector.

**Data Types: **`char`

| `string`

## Output Arguments

`fid`

— File identifier

integer | `-1`

File identifier, returned as an integer. If `wgeom`

cannot write
the file, `fid`

is `-1`

. For more information about
file identifiers, see `fopen`

.

**Introduced before R2006a**

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