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Misaligning geometry generate in many cases overlaps, due to the idealization of the design and the fact that in real life movements of the geometry volumes have constraints and are correlated.

This typically generates inconsistent response of the navigation methods, leading to inefficiencies during tracking, errors in the material budget calculations, and so on. Among those, there are dangerous cases when the hidden volumes are sensitive. This macro demonstrates how to use the "parallel world" feature to assign highest navigation priority to some physical paths in geometry.

void align();
void parallel_world(Bool_t usepw=kTRUE, Bool_t useovlp=kTRUE)
TGeoManager *geom = new TGeoManager("parallel_world", "Showcase for prioritized physical paths");
TGeoMaterial *matV = new TGeoMaterial("Vac", 0,0,0);
TGeoMedium *medV = new TGeoMedium("MEDVAC",1,matV);
TGeoMaterial *matAl = new TGeoMaterial("Al", 26.98,13,2.7);
TGeoMedium *medAl = new TGeoMedium("MEDAL",2,matAl);
TGeoMaterial *matSi = new TGeoMaterial("Si", 28.085,14,2.329);
TGeoMedium *medSi = new TGeoMedium("MEDSI",3,matSi);
TGeoVolume *top = gGeoManager->MakeBox("TOP",medV,100,400,1000);
// Shape for the support block
TGeoBBox *sblock = new TGeoBBox("sblock", 20,10,2);
// The volume for the support
TGeoVolume *support = new TGeoVolume("block",sblock, medAl);
// Shape for the sensor to be prioritized in case of overlap
TGeoBBox *ssensor = new TGeoBBox("sensor", 19,9,0.2);
// The volume for the sensor
TGeoVolume *sensor = new TGeoVolume("sensor",ssensor, medSi);
// Chip assembly of support+sensor
chip->AddNode(support, 1);
chip->AddNode(sensor,1, new TGeoTranslation(0,0,-2.1));
// A ladder that normally sags
TGeoBBox *sladder = new TGeoBBox("sladder", 20,300,5);
// The volume for the ladder
TGeoVolume *ladder = new TGeoVolume("ladder",sladder, medAl);
// Add nodes
for (Int_t i=0; i<10; i++)
top->AddNode(chip, i+1, new TGeoTranslation(0, -225.+50.*i, 10));
if (usepw) pw = gGeoManager->CreateParallelWorld("priority_sensors");
// Align chips
if (usepw) {
if (useovlp) pw->AddOverlap(ladder);
cname = usepw ? "cpw" : "cnopw";
TCanvas *c = (TCanvas*)gROOT->GetListOfCanvases()->FindObject(cname);
if (c) c->cd();
else c = new TCanvas(cname, "",800,600);
// top->RandomRays(0,0,0,0,sensor->GetName());
// Track random "particles" coming from the block side and draw only the tracklets
// actually crossing one of the sensors. Note that some of the tracks coming
// from the outer side may see the full sensor, while the others only part of it.
TStopwatch timer;
TView3D *view = (TView3D*)gPad->GetView();
if (usepw) pw->PrintDetectedOverlaps();
void align()
// Aligning 2 sensors so they will overlap with the support. One sensor is positioned
// normally while the other using the shared matrix
Double_t sag;
for (Int_t i=0; i<10; i++) {
node = gGeoManager->MakePhysicalNode(TString::Format("/TOP_1/chip_%d",i+1));
sag = 8.-0.494*(i-4.5)*(i-4.5);
TGeoTranslation *tr = new TGeoTranslation(0., -225.+50.*i, 10-sag);
if (pw) pw->AddNode(TString::Format("/TOP_1/chip_%d",i+1));
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R__EXTERN TGeoManager * gGeoManager
#define gROOT
Definition TROOT.h:407
#define gPad
The Canvas class.
Definition TCanvas.h:23
Box class.
Definition TGeoBBox.h:17
The manager class for any TGeo geometry.
Definition TGeoManager.h:44
TGeoParallelWorld * GetParallelWorld() const
TGeoPhysicalNode * MakePhysicalNode(const char *path=nullptr)
Makes a physical node corresponding to a path.
void CloseGeometry(Option_t *option="d")
Closing geometry implies checking the geometry validity, fixing shapes with negative parameters (run-...
TGeoVolume * MakeBox(const char *name, TGeoMedium *medium, Double_t dx, Double_t dy, Double_t dz)
Make in one step a volume pointing to a box shape with given medium.
void SetTopVolume(TGeoVolume *vol)
Set the top volume and corresponding node as starting point of the geometry.
void SetUseParallelWorldNav(Bool_t flag)
Activate/deactivate usage of parallel world navigation.
TGeoParallelWorld * CreateParallelWorld(const char *name)
Create a parallel world for prioritised navigation.
Base class describing materials.
Media are used to store properties related to tracking and which are useful only when using geometry ...
Definition TGeoMedium.h:23
Base class for a flat parallel geometry.
Bool_t CloseGeometry()
The main geometry must be closed.
void AddNode(const char *path)
Add a node normally to this world. Overlapping nodes not allowed.
Int_t PrintDetectedOverlaps() const
Print the overlaps which were detected during real tracking.
void AddOverlap(TGeoVolume *vol, Bool_t activate=kTRUE)
To use this optimization, the user should declare the full list of volumes which may overlap with any...
Physical nodes are the actual 'touchable' objects in the geometry, representing a path of positioned ...
Bool_t Align(TGeoMatrix *newmat=nullptr, TGeoShape *newshape=nullptr, Bool_t check=kFALSE, Double_t ovlp=0.001)
Align a physical node with a new relative matrix/shape.
Class describing translations.
Definition TGeoMatrix.h:116
Volume assemblies.
Definition TGeoVolume.h:316
TGeoNode * AddNode(TGeoVolume *vol, Int_t copy_no, TGeoMatrix *mat=nullptr, Option_t *option="") override
Add a component to the assembly.
TGeoVolume, TGeoVolumeMulti, TGeoVolumeAssembly are the volume classes.
Definition TGeoVolume.h:43
void RandomRays(Int_t nrays=10000, Double_t startx=0, Double_t starty=0, Double_t startz=0, const char *target_vol=nullptr, Bool_t check_norm=kFALSE)
Random raytracing method.
virtual TGeoNode * AddNode(TGeoVolume *vol, Int_t copy_no, TGeoMatrix *mat=nullptr, Option_t *option="")
Add a TGeoNode to the list of nodes.
void Draw(Option_t *option="") override
draw top volume according to option
void SetLineColor(Color_t lcolor) override
Set the line color.
const char * GetName() const override
Returns name of object.
Definition TNamed.h:47
TObject * FindObject(const char *name) const override
Search if object named name is inside this pad or in pads inside this pad.
Definition TPad.cxx:2647
Stopwatch class.
Definition TStopwatch.h:28
void Start(Bool_t reset=kTRUE)
Start the stopwatch.
void Stop()
Stop the stopwatch.
void Print(Option_t *option="") const override
Print the real and cpu time passed between the start and stop events.
Basic string class.
Definition TString.h:139
static TString Format(const char *fmt,...)
Static method which formats a string using a printf style format descriptor and return a TString.
Definition TString.cxx:2378
The 3D view class.
Definition TView3D.h:29
void SetParallel() override
Set the parallel option (default).
Definition TView3D.cxx:1304
void Side() override
Definition TView3D.cxx:1933
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Definition in file parallel_world.C.