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Question How to determine the volume from position? 

Forum: Event and Track Management
Date: 02 Jul, 2008
From: Nikola Jovancevic <Nikola Jovancevic>

Dear all,

I would like to generate my particles in given (complex) volume. In the function PrimaryGeneratorAction::GeneratePrimaries I randomly pick the coordinates, but I need to find the method to check whether that position is inside my volume (it is very complicated to do with if-then combinations). I would like to do this before I generate the primary vertex. I tried this:

                  G4int X = G4UniformRand();
                  G4int Y = G4UniformRand();
                  G4int Z = G4UniformRand();
                  G4StepPoint mypoint;
                  G4VPhysicalVolume* myvolume = mypoint.GetPhysicalVolume();

But the program crashes when I try to read out some information about the volume:

                  G4cout << myvolume->GetName() << G4endl;

Does anyone has some ideas?

Thank you in advance, Nikola

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