base class, extends NXobject


legacy class - (used by NXgeometry) - general spatial location of a component.


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@default: (optional) NX_CHAR

Declares which child group contains a path leading to a NXdata group.

It is recommended (as of NIAC2014) to use this attribute to help define the path to the default dataset to be plotted. See https://www.nexusformat.org/2014_How_to_find_default_data.html for a summary of the discussion.

distances: (optional) NX_FLOAT (Rank: 2, Dimensions: [numobj, 3]) {units=NX_LENGTH}

(x,y,z) This field describes the lateral movement of a component. The pair of groups NXtranslation and NXorientation together describe the position of a component. For absolute position, the origin is the scattering center (where a perfectly aligned sample would be) with the z-axis pointing downstream and the y-axis pointing gravitationally up. For a relative position the NXtranslation is taken into account before the NXorientation. The axes are right-handed and orthonormal.

geometry: (optional) NXgeometry

Link to other object if we are relative, else absent

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