Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©


The Arrow built in geometry allows you to create and customize an arrow. The arrow is a 2D object. By clicking on the arrow icon in a container, the arrow editor opens. The default arrow has two heads. At the tip of each arrowhead the reference points are placed. The left point is 1 and the right is 2.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

Arrow Properties


  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Point 1X/1Y/1Z/2X/2Y/2Z: Sets the point offsets.

  • Width: Sets the width of the arrow shaft.

  • Style 1: Determines whether the arrow end at point 1 should have a head.

  • Style 2: Determines whether the arrow end at point 2 should have a head.

  • Arrow Width: Sets the width of the arrow heads.

  • Arrow Length: Sets the length of the arrow head.

  • Percent: Scales the arrow in percent of the size defined by X-, Y- and Z-values.

  • Mode: Defines if the arrow lies in an XY, XZ or YZ plane.

To Create an Arrow


  1. Create a group and add the Arrow plug-in to it.

  2. Add a material and/or an image to the same container as the arrow plug-in to add color and/or texture to it.