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1 +Improvements in Documentation module
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1 +New features.New in FEM-Design 19.WebHome
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1 +Contents
2 +
3 +{{toc depth="2" start="2"/}}
4 +
5 +In FD19 Documentation module is improved a lot. New functionalities and objects are implemented to speed up the process of documenting the project.
6 +
7 +----
8 +
9 +(% style="text-align: justify;" %)
10 += New functionalities =
11 +
12 +== Navigation panel is synchronized to current page ==
13 +
14 +Items that are on the current page have grey background in the navigation panel.
15 +
16 +Whenever the current page is changed, it is automatically made sure that its items are visible on the navigiation panel.
17 +
18 +[[image:1574425695899-524.png]]
19 +
20 +
21 +== New ways to modify item properties ==
22 +
23 +There are two new ways to modifiy properties of documentation items:
24 +
25 +* double clicking the item on the current page
26 +* ALT+ double click the item in the navigation panel
27 +
28 +
29 +== Copy window settings ==
30 +
31 +To make easier copy of window properties from one graphical window to more other graphical windows in one step, //Copy window settings //and //Apply window settings// commands are added to the menu that pops up when User right-clicks on an item in the navigation panel.
32 +
33 +
34 +Step 1: Highlight the graphical window to copy settings from.
35 +
36 +Step 2: Right click
37 +
38 +(% style="text-align: justify;" %)
39 +[[image:1574425759642-821.png]]
40 +
41 +Step 3: Press //Copy window settings//
42 +
43 +Step 4: Highlight graphical windows to  copy window settings to
44 +
45 +Step 5: Right click
46 +
47 +Step 6: Select in the dialog setting types to apply and press OK.
48 +
49 +
50 +[[image:1574426039254-568.png||height="348" width="887"]]
51 +
52 +
53 +== Simple way to add pictures and texts ==
54 +
55 +In FD19 pictures and text can be pasted directly from the clipboard to the documentation by CTRL+V.
56 +
57 +
58 +== More convenient printing to PDF ==
59 +
60 +Even if a document contains sections with different paper size/orientation/margin, it still will be printed into one pdf file with correct settings.
61 +
62 +
63 += New or improved objects =
64 +
65 +== Document – new option ==
66 +
67 +User can set the vertical space between items in the Document dialog for better organization. The following picture shows an example how the //Vertical spacing between items// affects the documentation.
68 +
69 +[[image:1574425794424-165.png||height="455" width="831"]]
70 +
71 +
72 +== Logo ==
73 +
74 +Logo, the new drawing object can be added to the title block to display the company logo. It can be created and modified by launching Draw/Logo command.
75 +
76 +[[image:1574426132857-264.png]]
77 +
78 +User has to specify the file path to the required image, then they can place it anywhere on the page. Finally a new title block has to be registered that contains the new logo, too.
79 +
80 +== New line ==
81 +
82 +For more flexible documentation, from FD19 documentation items are placed next to each other if there is enough space. To avoid this User can insert //New line//s between documentation items.
83 +
84 +[[image:1574426168935-510.png]]
85 +
86 +
87 +(% class="box infomessage" %)
88 +(((
89 +Some objects, like //tables// and //text boxes// can have more parts, but they are only placed next to an other object, if they fit there in one part.
90 +)))
91 +
92 +(% class="box infomessage" %)
93 +(((
94 +Some objects, like //graphical window//s, //draw box//es, //text box//es and //images// can be aligned in different ways but they are only placed next to an other object, if they are left aligned.
95 +)))
96 +
97 +== Table – new options ==
98 +
99 +There are new ways to assign objects to tables: At //List objects…// beside All/Current selection and User defined filters, now axes and storeys can be assigned to the tables. This way table will contain data only for objects that belong to the assigned storey or axis.
100 +
101 +[[image:1574426281664-901.png]]
102 +
103 +== Text box – new options and renewed dialog ==
104 +
105 +
106 +[[image:1574426304669-426.png]]
107 +
108 +To make easier the identification of a text box in the navigation panel, a title can be added to it. It also can be displayed in the document by checking //Display title //option.
109 +
110 +[[image:1574426365702-147.png]]
111 +
112 +Similarly to tables, //Fit width to content// option is available from text boxes, too. If it is checked, the width will be set according to the longest line in the text.
113 +
114 +[[image:1574426383937-938.png]]
115 +
116 +
117 += Wizard =
118 +
119 +New documentation wizard makes possible to generate a set of graphical windows and tables by a few clicks.
120 +
121 +[[image:1574426426717-345.png]]
122 +
123 +Three types of wizard dialogs are available for
124 +
125 +
126 +* structural data
127 +* load data
128 +* results
129 +
130 +== Structural data wizard ==
131 +
132 +There are two ways to launch it:
133 +
134 +Way 1: Highlight an existing Structure graphical window (later called Template), then press Wizard.
135 +
136 +Way 2: Highlight any other type of documentation item, press Wizard, then select //Structure// from the dialog
137 +
138 +[[image:1574426455881-176.png]]
139 +
140 +The wizard dialog consists of 4 main parts, which contain the following data:
141 +
142 +* Structure parts: Whole structure, storeys, axes and user defined filters.
143 +* Graphical windows tab: Object types and views
144 +* Table tab: Tables of structural input data
145 +* List: Graphical windows and tables already selected by the user
146 +
147 +[[image:1574426538383-523.png]]
148 +
149 +Step 1: Select at least one structure part
150 +
151 +Step 2: Select graphical windows [optional]
152 +
153 +* select object type(s) to display
154 +* set view in one of the following ways
155 +** Automatically (if Template window was selected, its view is used, otherwise the default view)
156 +** Manually in a dialog
157 +[[image:1574426557100-635.png]]
158 +** Predefined view from the list
159 +* Press //Select// button -> A set of graphical windows are added to the List
160 +
161 +Step 3: Select tables [optional]
162 +
163 +[[image:1574426582025-432.png]]
164 +
165 +* Highlight required tables
166 +** Highlight required tables
167 +** Press //Select// button -> A set of tables are added to the List
168 +
169 +Step 4:  Press //Apply //button, if there is at least one item in the List ->
170 +
171 +All graphical windows and tables in the List are added to the documentation.
172 +
173 +[[image:1574427650816-460.png]]
174 +
175 +
176 +== Load data wizard ==
177 +
178 +There are two ways to launch it:
179 +
180 +Way 1: Highlight an existing Load graphical window (later called Template), then press Wizard.
181 +
182 +Way 2: Highlight any other type of documentation item, press Wizard, then select //Load// from the dialog
183 +
184 +[[image:1574427681013-723.png]]
185 +
186 +It works in exactly the same way as Structure input wizard, but instead of object types, load cases have to be selected.
187 +
188 +
189 +== Result data wizard ==
190 +
191 +It works in a similar way as Structure input wizard, but instead of object types results have to be selected.
192 +
193 +Further difference is that view setting dialog is available by pressing //Set view… //button.
194 +
195 +(% class="box infomessage" %)
196 +(((
197 +Multiple selection is possible in load case/combination/shape list.
198 +)))
199 +
200 +(% class="box infomessage" %)
201 +(((
202 +If a “parent” result types have more “subresult”, like //Bar internal forces// have N, Ty, Tz, Mt, My, Mz, and all “subresults” have the same display options, the parent result can be highlighted, and all subresults will be generated.
203 +)))
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