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Menus

The menus of the program are responsible for executing different tasks of the program. Sometimes, in the most frequently used tasks, we use the buttons (top line and left and right columns) to run a task more quickly, i.e. with a single click of the mouse, but there is always the possibility of going to the menus.

The program contains a set of menus that are not always visible. Depending on the state of the program (form finding, analysis or patterning), some menus become visible or disappear. The menus are grouped by similarity in the following way:

  • File, Global
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  • Nodes, Bars, Elements
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  • Tubes, Cables, Membrane, Foundation
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  • Calculate, Graphic
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  • Geodesic, Patterns, Auxiliary, Others
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  • Help

Initial menu
It corresponds to the initial phase, when there is no a structure loaded into the program memory. Only the following menus are active:

Form finding menu
It is for the Form finding state. Only the following menus are active:

  • File, Global
  • Nodes, Bars, Elements
  • Cables
  • Calculate, Graphic
  • Geodesics, Patterns (only if they already exist)
  • Auxiliary, Others
  • Help

Calculate menu
It is for the Calculate state. Only the following menus are active:

  • File, Global
  • Nodes, Bars, Elements
  • Tubes, Cables, Membrane, Foundation
  • Calculate, Graphic
  • Geodesics, Patterns (only if they already exist)
  • Auxiliary, Others
  • Help

Patterning menu
It is for the Patterning state. Only the following menus are active:

  • File, Global
  • Nodes, Bars, Elements
  • Cables, Membrane
  • Graphic
  • Geodesic, Patterns, Auxiliary, Others
  • Help