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17 17  == Menu Bar ==
18 18  
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20 -The Menu bar contains file operations (File), drawing (Draw), editing commands (Edit), assistant tools (Tools), settings (Settings), views (View), window-system (Window) and user-guides (Help).
20 +The Menu bar contains file operations (File), editing commands (Edit), drawing (Draw), assistant tools (Tools), settings (Settings), views (View), window-system (Window) and user-guides, license info and about (Help).
21 21  
22 22  Menu commands having icons next to their names can be organized in Toolbars around the Application window. Some commands can be executed by hotkey displayed behind the command name.
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38 38  |(% style="width:240px" %)RC design|(% style="width:1238px" %)Tools to run automatic and manual design for concrete elements and to display results
39 39  |(% style="width:240px" %)Steel design|(% style="width:1238px" %)Tools to run automatic and manual design for steel bars and to display results
40 40  |(% style="width:240px" %)Timber design|(% style="width:1238px" %)Tools to run automatic and manual design for timber elements and to display results
41 -|(% style="width:240px" %)Performance based design|(% style="width:1238px" %)
41 +|(% style="width:240px" %)Performance based design|(% style="width:1238px" %)Only available for Turkish seismic analysis
42 42  
43 43  By default, Tab menus have different Object layer settings to protect their elements from the others. That means, for example, structural elements (defined at Structure tab) are protected against load editing (Load tab) although they can selected for load definition. Of course, the available layers of tabs can be customized (Status bar > Current layer). The optional module Documentation can be launched from the Tab menus bar
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87 87  
88 88  [[image:status bar_FD19.00.001.png]]
89 89  
90 +* Command
91 +Field to enter coordinates and shortcut commands. Command line also displays additional messages to show the steps of the current command.
90 90  * Selection
91 91  Number of the selected elements (bars, shells, supports, loads, etc.) can be seen in the lower part of design area.
92 92  * Co-ordinate box
93 93  It shows the exact coordinates of the crosshair cursor in the current co-ordinate system. Coordinates can be also given for point/direction definition in a dialog appears after clicking on the Co-ordinate box (see Entering Co-ordinates).
94 -* “Current layer” button
95 -Clicking the button opens a dialog contains the layer-system of the current project. All layer operations like defining new, renaming, color-assignment, showing/hiding and deleting are available in the layer-system dialog. The “//Current layer//” button displays the name of the current drawing layer.
96 -* “Current style” button
97 -This button shows the line type currently available for drawing lines, arc, circles, edges etc. (Draw menu). Clicking the button opens a dialog, where new line type can be defined or line types can be edited.
96 +* Layer button
97 +Clicking the button opens the Quick tools-tab. All layer operations like defining new, renaming, color-assignment, showing/hiding and deleting are available in the layer-system dialog.
98 98  * Point/Direction editor
99 99  Editor tools provide reference points and lines by using existing lines and points during element definition, drawing and editing.
100 100  * Object snap tools
101 101  Here you can set the snapping distance and turn object snaps on and off.
102 -* “Current color” button
103 -Here you can set the drawing color independently from the color of the current drawing layer. This color is used for numeric values on result figures too.
104 -* “OK” and “Cancel” buttons
105 -These tools approve or reject the current operation.
106 -* Command line
107 -Here you can directly communicate with the program for example by typing coordinate values in it. In the command line coordinates can be defined in several ways (see Entering Coordinates). Command line also displays additional messages to show the steps of the current command.
108 108  
109 109  == Tool palette ==
110 110  
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105 +In most cases, a command/tool has own palette (Tool palette) that contains its definition and setting tools.
112 112  
107 +[[image:toolbar 001.png]]
108 +
109 +Figure: An example for tool palette (Beam command in 3D Structure module)
110 +
111 +The parts of a tool palette are:
112 +
113 +* Toolbar - It gives the editing modes and their additional tools. The main editing modes are:
114 +** Define: creates new objects according to its current settings (“Default settings”).
115 +** Properties: asks and/or changes the properties of selected object(s).
116 +* Default settings - If this button has 3D shape, then you can set all default parameters for the new object. Otherwise, it only shows the symbol of the function.
117 +* Main settings - The frequently changed parameters of the new object (Define) can be set directly in tool palette.
118 +
119 +You can usually use a dialog to modify the settings, the properties of a command; it contains text and number fields where you can set parameter values.
120 +The main difference between dialogs and Tool palettes is that you can work beside an opened tool palette, but cannot at a dialog.
121 +There are three main switch types at a dialog or a tool palette: check boxes, radio and chain buttons.
122 +
123 +[[image:Chain button 001.png]]
124 +
125 +Figure: Function of chain buttons
126 +
127 +In case chain button exists and it is “Active” (pushed in), any changes made to the related edit box will be transferred to the next edit box automatically. It gives a quick definition of defining surface elements with constant thickness, loads with constant intensities etc.
128 +
113 113  == Dialog ==
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131 +The Default settings dialog is used to change the properties of new objects. It usually contains a General tab where many commands and identifiers are shown, some dialogs also contains tabs for cross sections, materials and boundary conditions/connections.
132 +
133 +[[image:dialog 001.png]]
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