There are several toolbars that can be displayed in the GMS interface. Below are the toolbars that are on by default.
Some of the more frequently used menu commands can be accessed through the macro buttons.
File Menu Macros
The following File menu commands appear as macros on this toolbar:
- New – Resets settings to the defaults and creates a new untitled project.
- Open – Brings up the Open dialog and allows an existing project or other file to be imported into GMS.
- Save – Brings up the Save As dialog. It allows the current project to be saved as a GPR file and a variety of other formats.
- Print – Brings up the Print dialog, allowing the contents of the Graphics Window to be printed to any printer supported by Windows.
Display View Macros
The following Display menu commands appear as macros in this toolbar. They can also be accessed by selecting either Display or Display | View and selecting the desired tool.
- Plan View – Changes the view to a top-down display, like on a blueprint.
- Front View – Changes the view to a front elevation display.
- Side View – Changes the view to a side elevation display.
- Oblique View – Changes the view to a 3D perspective.
- Ortho Mode – Changes to an orthagonal, or layer, view. This is only available when using the 3D Grid.
- Frame Image – Brings all the project extents within the boundaries of the Graphics Window.
- Display Options – Brings up the Display Options dialog.
- Properties – Brings up the Properties dialog for the selected element.
- Refresh Display – Refreshes the Graphics Window.
- Use Light Source – Turns on or off the Lighting Options. The settings are accessible through the Display Options dialog (see above).
- Plot Wizard – Brings up the Plot Wizard dialog.
- Contour Options – Brings up the Contour Options dialog.
- Data Calculator – Brings up the Data Calculator dialog.
- Materials – Brings up the Materials dialog.
- Add Online Maps – Brings up the Get Online Maps dialog.
- Map Locator – Brings up the Virtual Earth Map Locator dialog.
Display Visibility Macros
The following Display menu commands appear as macros in this toolbar. They can also be accessed by selecting Display | Visibility and selecting the desired tool.
- Hide – Toggles off the visibility of the selected elements.
- Show – Toggles on the visibility of the selected elements.
- Isolate – Toggles off the visibility of all but the selected elements.
These macros appear or disappear according to which options and models are enabled or disabled.
Map To Macros
Includes commands for building polygons, running models, and for the mapping feature objects to geometric objects or numerical models. The available macros will change depending on the available data and project setup.
- Build Polygons – Creates polygons out of closed arcs.
- Map to TIN – Creates a TIN using each polygon in the coverage.
- Map to 2D Mesh – Creates a 2D Mesh on the interior of all of the polygons in the current coverage.
- Map to 3D Grid – Opens the Create Grid dialog.
- Map to UGrid – Creates a UGrid from feature objects.
- Map to 2D Scatter – Creates a scatter point set from the points and nodes and vertices of the current coverage.
- Map to MODFLOW – Converts a conceptual model to a MODFLOW numerical model.
- Map to FEMWATER – Converts a conceptual model to a FEMWATER numerical model.
- Map to MT3DMS – Converts a conceptual model to a MT3DMS numerical model.
- Map to SEEP2D – Converts a conceptual model to a SEEP2D numerical model.
- Run MODFLOW – Initiates the MODFLOW executable.
- Run MODPATH – Initiates the MODPATH executable.
- Run FEMWATER – Initiates the FEMWATER executable.
- Run MODAEM – Initiates the MODAEM executable.
- Run MT3DMS – Initiates the MT3DMS executable.
- Run SEAWAT – Initiates the SEAWAT executable.
- Run SEEP2D – Initiates the SEEP2D executable.
- Run UTEXAS – Initiates the UTEXAS executable.
The Static Tools contain the tools which are available in every module. These tools are for basic operations such as panning and zooming. Only one tool is active at any given time. The action that takes place when clicking in the Graphics Window depends on the current tool. The following table describes the tools in the Static Tools.
|The Pan tool is used to pan the viewing area of the Graphics Window. Panning can be done in 3 ways:
|The viewing area can be magnified/shrunk using the Zoom tool. Zooming can be done in the following ways:
|The Rotate tool provides a quick way to rotate the viewing location. Rotating can be done in the following ways:
(The viewing angle can also be entered directly via the View Angle command in the Display Menu.)
The Measure tool provides a quick way to measure distances.
The Get Data Tool is used to specify the location of interest for obtaining data using the import from web feature. Click and drag in the main graphics window to specify the area to be downloaded. The Data Service Options dialog will then appear and the web service or catalog can be selected for downloading the data. SMS will ask to save the data file before downloading the data and importing it into SMS. The data will appear in the GIS module.
This tool is not available if a display projection has not been specified. The tool will determine the data location based on the display projection.
When the active module is changed, the tools in the Dynamic Tools change to the set of tools associated with the selected object/module.
The Mini-Grid Toolbar appears when a 3D grid exists and when the orthogonal viewing mode is active. In the orthogonal mode, the viewing angle is always parallel to one of the three grid axes (I, J, or K) and only one of the rows, columns, or layers is displayed at one time. The Mini-Grid Toolbar shows an idealized representation of the 3D grid and shows which of the rows, columns, or layers is currently being displayed. The current row, column, or layer can be changed using the arrows on the Mini-Grid Toolbar.
The Modules toolbar is used to switch between modules. Only one module is active at any given time. Activating a module simply changes the set of available tools and menu commands.
GMS – Groundwater Modeling System
|2D Grid • 2D Mesh • 2D Scatter Point • 3D Grid • 3D Mesh • 3D Scatter Point • Boreholes • GIS • Map • Solid • TINs • UGrids
|FEFLOW • FEMWATER • HydroGeoSphere • MODAEM • MODFLOW • MODPATH • mod-PATH3DU • MT3DMS • MT3D-USGS • PEST • PHT3D • RT3D • SEAM3D • SEAWAT • SEEP2D • T-PROGS • ZONEBUDGET