Contents of the menu bar

This section contains information on the menu bar and its functions. Detailed information will be provided with a link, or can be found directly in the corresponding section.

 MatCalc menu bar

1. File

 File section

  1. New (Ctrl+N): Opens a dialog box which asks for the desired file type (MatCalc workspace, Script file, Text file)
  2. Open (Ctrl+O): Loads a previously saved file (workspace, script, …)
  3. Save (Ctrl+S): Saves the actual project, only asks for a file name and location if the project was not saved before.
  4. Save as…: Saves the actual project, always asks for a file name and location.
  5. Close Workspace (Ctrl+Shift+W): Closes the open workspace with prior asking to save.
  6. Working directory…: Change the working directory.
  7. Recent working dirs…: Shows a list of previously used working directories to choose from.
  8. Workspace info…*: Opens the workspace info dialog, to both enter and review workspace information. Close with the 'Save + Close' button, or else changes will be lost.
  9. Print (Ctrl+P): Prints the content of the 'Phase summary' window
  10. Recent files …: Shows a list of previously open script files to choose from.
  11. Recent workspaces …: Shows a list of previously open workspace files to choose from.
  12. Exit (Ctrl+Q): Closes MatCalc with prior asking to save.

2. Edit

The following commands only work properly in a script file. All their functions are similar to other text editors!

 Edit section

  1. Undo (Ctrl+Z): Undo your last command.
  2. Redo (Ctrl+Y): Redo your last command.
  3. Cut (Ctrl+X): Copies and deletes a marked text.
  4. Copy (Ctrl+C): Copies a marked text.
  5. Paste (Ctrl+V): Pastes a previously copied or cut text to the cursor position.
  6. Find… (Ctrl+F): Opens a dialog box to find a wanted string. Offers options to search 'case sensitive' (Upper and lower case letters are considered), 'match whole word' (whole word has to be found, not only a segment), 'look backwards' (Search backwards for the string).
  7. Find next (Ctrl+G): Searches for the next string with the search parameters entered at the find dialog box.

3. Global

 Global section

  1. Node Manager … (Shift+F5):
  2. Databases ... (F5): Opens the database dialog.
  3. Composition ... (F7): Opens the nominal composition dialog.
  4. Phase status ... (F8): Opens the phase status dialog.
  5. Precipitation domains ... (Ctrl+F8): Opens the precipitation domain dialog.
  6. Heat treatments ... (Alt+F8): Opens the heat treatment dialog.
  7. Tables and Arrays: Opens the Tables and Arrays dialog.
  8. CalcStates: Offers a dropout menu to choose options from.
  9. Buffers: Offers a dropout menu to choose options from.
  10. TTP-Buffer: Offers a dropout menu to choose options from.
  11. Transformations ...: Opens the transformations dialog.
  12. Variables & Functions (F6): Opens the variables and functions dialog.

4. Calc

 Calc section

  1. Set start values (Ctrl+Shift+F): Sets automatic start values. All phases are set to their nominal composition according to major constituents. Good method to create a starting point.
  2. Apply tangent construction (Ctrl+Shift+A):
  3. Equilibrium … (Ctrl+E): Opens the 'Calculate equilibrium' dialog. Enter desired temperature to calculate equilbrium, use 'C ↔ K' to change values from Celsius to Kelvin. Pressure dialog box has no functionality so far.
  4. Stepped calculation ... (Ctrl+T): Opens the Stepped calculation dialog.
  5. Search phase boundary ... (Ctrl+Shift+T): Opens the Search phase boundary dialog.
  6. Scheil calculation ... (Ctrl+H): Opens the Scheil calculation dialog.
  7. Precipitate kinetics ... (Ctrl+K): Opens the Precipitate kinetics dialog.
  8. TTP-diagram ... (Ctrl+Alt+K): Opens the TTP-diagram dialog.
  9. Calc nucleus compositions (Ctrl+Shift+K):
  10. Stop current action (Esc): Stops the current calculation, simulation, …
  11. Special: Shows the special dropout menu.

5. Simulation

 Simulation section

GUI functionality not implemented yet!

6. Monte Carlo

 Monte Carlo section

GUI functionality not implemented yet!

7. Script

 Script section

  1. Run script … (Shift+F2): Opens the run script dialog. Specify path to run a specific script. Most recent run script will stay in the dialog box.
  2. Open template …: Opens a file browser to the template folder of MatCalc.
  3. templates: Shows a dropout menu to the provided templates.
  4. user_defined: Shows a dropout menu to templates and scripts, saved in the user_defined folder.

8. View

 View section

  1. Show console (F4): Toggle to show/hide console.
  2. Show options window (F3): Toggle to show/hide options window.
  3. Show variables window (F2): Toggle to show/hide variables window.
  4. Select window font …: Opens a dialog window to change font, size and other font related settings.
  5. Select application style …: Choose the style sheet for MatCalc which fits you the most.
  6. Create new window … (Ctrl+M): Opens the create new window dialog, with a great variety of plot types to choose from.
  7. Create new user defined window (Ctrl+Shift+M): Opens a dialog window with pre-defined and user-definable plots to choose from.
  8. Display window IDs: Toggle to show/hide the window IDs in the title bar.
  9. Restore window positions (Alt+Shift+R): Restore the position of MatCalc, console, options and variables window.
  10. Edit series data … (Ctrl+D): Choose a plot and manually edit the data of a series.
  11. Series: Select a plot an choose one of various functions.
  12. Completer: Shows a dropout menu to enable/disable the completer. Further the style for commands can be changed: Uppercase/Lowercase letters and Underline/Minus.
  13. Update all window contents (Ctrl+U): Manually update all windows.
  14. Update current window contents (Ctrl+Shift+U): Manually update the window in focus.
  15. Freeze update (Ctrl+I): Stop updating a window.
  16. Windows …: Shows a dropout menu with all open windows. Clicking it brings it on top.

9. Help

 Help section

  1. Contents …: Opens a dialog box which redirects to 'index_local_help.htm' in the docs/ directory.
  2. Index …: Opens a dialog box which redirects to 'index_local_help.htm' in the docs/ directory.
  3. News/Version updates: Opens the MatCalc Updater to obtain the newest version.
  4. About: Opens a message dialog with information on the installed MatCalc version and license
reference/menu.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/03 11:52 by pwarczok