GMS:Edit Menu

From XMS Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
GMS Commands
Mesh (2D)
Grid (2D)
Scatter Points (2D)
Interpolation (2D and 3D)
Mesh (3D)
Grid (3D)
Scatter Points (3D)
Feature Objects

The Edit menu is one of the standard menus and is available in all of the modules. The commands in the Edit menu are used to select objects, delete objects, and set basic object and material attributes. The Edit menu contains the following commands:

Deletes the object currently selected in the Graphics Window.
Select All
Selects all items associated with the current selection tool.
Unselect All
Unselects all items associated with the current selection tool.
Invert Selection
Selects the items that were not initially selected and are associated with the current selection tool.
Select With Poly
Used to enter a polygon enclosing the items to be selected (one of the selection tools must be active). This option is useful when selecting a large irregularly shaped group of objects. To enter the polygon, click on the polygon's starting point and each intermediate point defining the polygon and double-click on the ending point. All items within the polygon will be selected.
Select With Polyline
Selects the items that intersect a polyline associated with the current selection tool.
Select From List
Brings up a list of objects associated with the current selection tool. An object is selected by checking the box next to it in the list and clicking OK. This tool only works with boreholes,cross sections, and solids.
Select by ID
Brings up a selection dialog where cells or objects in the selected module can be selected by the ID number.
Select By Dataset Value
The Select By Dataset Value dialog
Opens the Select By Dataset Value dialog that allows selecting nodes or cells based on the dataset values when the current tool corresponds to one which selects nodes or cells and there is a dataset associated with the nodes or cells. Select either the less than or greater than options, or both.
Locate Selections
Causes a rectangle to be drawn on screen and move to surround the location of the selected items, helping to see where they are.
The Selection Information dialog
Selection Window
Brings up the Selection Information dialog allowing to turn on and off the echo of the information to a file and to a separate, dockable window. When objects are selected, various information about the objects can be displayed or saved. The values are displayed by default in the Status Bar at the bottom of the GMS main window. However, since space along the bottom of the window is limited, there is the option of displaying the information to a separate window and optionally echoing the information into a file.
Dataset Calculator
Brings up the Data Calculator which can be used to perform mathematical operations with datasets to create new datasets.
Brings up the Properties dialog for the currently selected item.
Brings up the Material Properties dialog.
Brings up the Notes dialog showing all notes for all objects in the project.
Model Interfaces
Brings up the Model Interfaces dialog containing a list of all available models. Selecting models in this dialog determines which model menus are to be displayed in the menu bar.
The Model Interfaces dialog
Brings up the Units dialog which allows adjusting the units for the model.
Opens the Time Settings dialog which allows adjusting how date and time units are displayed.
Single Point Reprojection...
Brings up the Reproject Single Point dialog that allows transforming a point between coordinate systems.
Brings up the Transform dialog allowing to scale, rotate and translate the entire project. Individual objects can be transformed by using the same command found in right-click context menus for the item in the Project Explorer.
Brings up the Preferences dialog where it is possible to adjust the general preferences for GMS.
Screen Capture...
Copies the Graphics Window as an image to the Windows clipboard. If wanting to copy an image that is larger or smaller than the graphics window, edit the Bitmap scale factor in the Preferences dialog. Brings up the Copy To Clipboard dialog which allows changing the Bitmap scale factor. However, the clipboard has a limited amount of memory available to it; thus, GMS may not be able to scale the image up as much as it could when saving the file to disk. If a screen capture will not paste into another program, try reducing the scale factor.
Paste Text
Allows pasting tabular data directly into GMS. When this command is executed the File Import Wizard is launched.

Obsolete Menu Items

The following commands have been removed from current versions of GMS:

Coordinate System
Brings up the Coordinate System dialog which allows adjusting the current horizontal and vertical coordinate systems.
Coordinate Transformation
Brings up the Coordinate Transformation Wizard which allows performing geographic system transformations, translations, rotations, and scaling.

Related Topics