D. View menu
This menu contains the following commands:
|Menu item||What it does||Shortcut|
Opens a Zoom Window onto the active structure window.
When the Zoom command is chosen, the cursor changes to a cross (+).
Define a zoom area on the structure window. Press down the left mouse button on one corner of this area, hold down the button and move the mouse (drag) to open up the area. The zoom area is outlined with a dotted box as it is dragged. Release the mouse button when the area is the desired size.
A <Zoom> window is now opened showing the zoom area enlarged. If the Highlight Zoom Area option is checked in the options dialog, a box appears on the structure window, locating the extents of the zoom window.
Only one zoom window per structure window can be open. A zoom window cannot be opened from another zoom window. However, the scale of zoomed area can be increased or decreased by clicking on the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ buttons on the bottom right of the zoom window.
|Tables||Opens the Tables dialog, which is used to control the display of the table windows in Concrete Design.|
|Structure Diagram||Opens the Diagrams (Structure) dialog, which is used to control the display of the structure, loads, and other graphical items for viewing and reports.|
|Colors||Opens the Colour Manager dialog, which is used to select graphics colors for various plot elements.|
Opens the Orientation dialog, which is used to adjust the orientation and projection of the picture of the structure in the active structure window.
Opens the Diagrams (Structure) dialog to the labels tab.
Tip: You can toggle the display of the Labels toolbar to have quick access to commonly used label tools.
Creates a new view window displaying the whole structure view.
The program can display multiple whole structure windows of the structure, each showing different information (e.g., different load cases, bending moments, displacements, etc.). They may be created at any time. However, the next time the structure file is opened, only one whole structure window is shown.
|Open View||Opens the Open View dialog, which is used to open a saved view of the structure.|
Creates a new view window from the selection of elements in the active window. One or more elements must be highlighted in the active window for this menu item to become available.
An option dialog opens to confirm if you want to replace the modify the current window or open a new window for the new view.
If elements are to be excluded from the new view, select the required elements, then use New View to create a corrected view. Close the view window which shows the incorrect selection.
|View Management||Detach View||
Detaches the active view from the active structure's data file. Once a view is detached, it regains a title with <Untitled> in it and is lost when closing the view window, the data file or exiting Concrete Design.
|Add To View||
Opens the Add to View dialog, which is used to add elements which are selected in the active window to another view window which has already been created.
It does not matter if selected elements already exist in the target view, as they remain selected.
Opens the Save View As dialog, which is used to save the view in the active window in the data file for the active structure. The view window can then be closed without loosing the view.
Use Save View to save a copy of the view in the active window under a new name.
A view window must be active for this command to be available.
Opens the Rename View dialog, which is used to rename the view in the active window.
|Toolbars||Opens the Toolbar Setup dialog, which is used to open and configure toolbars.|
|Options||Opens the Options dialog, which is used to configure many of the graphical features of Concrete Design.|
Opens the Diagrams dialog, which is used to control the display of slab contour diagrams.
Note: This menu item is only available from the Concrete Slab mode.