Difference between revisions of "Frames, Menus, Toolbars, Pallets"

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|Tools||Snap to Grid |Realigns all components with the underlying model canvas grid.
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|||Edit Component Equations||Opens the Component Equation Panel, which permits editing of all component equations on the current level.
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Revision as of 22:35, 9 December 2014

In this section we explain each element of the Nova interface.

Frames

Nova has two frames, as shown below.

Main Frame

Mainframe.png
a. Toolbar
(discussed below)
b. Simulator controls
Sets the time parameters and runs the simulation; see Program Execution.
c. Programming Pane
Used for specifying global variables and functions; for submodels, also used to specify Properties and Methods.
d. Model Canvas
Design platform for component-based models.
e. Dashboard
Contains controls and visualizing elements for use during simulation execution.
f. Console
provides interactive access to the Nova runtime interpreter.
g. Capsule set
lists main and submodel capsules used in this project.

Script Frame

Scriptpane.png
a. Toolbar
buttons for loading and saving NovaScript files; also duplicates of the simulation controls found on the main frame.
b. Script Pane
contains the current NovaScript program.;
c. Console Pane
duplicate of the Console Pane on the main frame.

Menus

File New Project Clears the system and creates a new project
Recent Files Shows recently opened project for selection
Reload Rereads the current project into Nova
Browse Model Library Opens a browsing window to allow selection of a project from the model library
New Nova Window Opens a new empty main frame
Save Project Saves the current project
Save As Saves the current project, possibly in a new file
Import Imports a selected project as a submodel
Export Exports a submodel for import into another project
New Main Model Creates a new main model layer, making the current main model into a submodel
New Sub Model Creates a new submodel layer
Save Canvas as Image Creates a jpg image of the current main frame
Exit Exits Nova
Edit Undo Undo the last gesture
Redo Redo the last undone gesture
Cut Remove the currently selected components and copy to the clipboard
Copy Copy the currently selected components to the clipboard
Paste Paste contents of the clipboard to the model canvas
Delete Remove the currently selected components without copying
Select All Select all components Tools Realigns all components with the underlying model canvas grid.
Arrow Snap Redraws all arrows to have minimal length.
Convert to Pins Converts selected Terms to Pins.
Create Phantoms Adds phantom components corresponding to those currently selected
Edit Component Equations Opens the Component Equation Panel, which permits editing of all component equations on the current level.
Arrows On In this mode all arrows are visible.
Arrows Highlight In this mode only those arrows for the component under the mouse are visible.
Arrows Off In this mode no arrows are visible.
NovaScript Frame Toggles script frame visibility.
Information Toggles the information pane, containing documentation for the current level.
About (windows) Shows version number, etc.