SMS:Display Menu

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The Display menu is the third standard menu available in all modules. The commands in the Display menu are used to control what entities are displayed and the attributes of those entities. The commands include:

Display Options Display Options Macro.svg
Brings up the Display Options dialog. See the Display Options article.
Lighting Options
See the Lighting Options article.
Map Locator
Used to navigate to any place on Earth. The Graphics Window is positioned to the location shown in the Map Locator and the display projection is set to a global projection if not already in one.
Opens the Toolbox window.
Display Projection...
Brings up the Display Projection dialog. See Projections for more information.
Reproject All...
Reprojecting means to convert data from one coordinate system to another. See Reproject for more information.
Single Point Projection...
Allows entering the XYZ coordinates for a point in one projection and seeing what the new coordinates would be if the point was reprojected to a different projection. See Projections for more information.
Refresh Refresh Macro.svg
When editing the image in the Graphics Window it occasionally becomes necessary to refresh the screen by redrawing the image. By default, SMS automatically updates the display when it is required (see Automatic Refresh below). To force the display to update, select the Refresh command from the Display menu or click the Refresh button. The process of redrawing can be aborted by pressing the ESC key.
Frame Image Frame Macro.svg
Selecting the Frame Image command centers displayed data. This command adjusts the window boundaries so that all visible objects fit in the Graphics Window.

Brings up a sub menu. Items in the View submenu include:
View Angle
Set the bearing and dip of the look from direction. The bearing and dip values correspond to a rotation about the z and x axes. The bearing affects the horizontal angle (rotating the object in the xy plane), and the dip changes the vertical angle (shifting the viewing angle on the object to a higher or lower perspective). The object cannot be tilted sideways. Using only two viewing angles rather than three limits the viewing angles, but it is simpler and more intuitive. Plan view is a bearing of 0 degrees and a dip of 90 degrees.
Window Bounds
The numerical model resides in a virtual world. The extents of that world displayed in the Graphics Window are the window boundaries. These boundaries can be altered using the Pan and Zoom tools. Alternatively, it is possible to precisely control the visible region by using the Set Window Boundaries command. The Set Window Boundaries dialog box appears, and the x and y limits of the viewing area can be set.
Plan SMS Plan View Macro.svg
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a plan view.
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a front view.
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a oblique view.
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a side view.
Change the view to the previous view (the view before zooming and framing).
Plot Wizard Plot Wizard Macro.svg
Opens the Plot Wizard. Details of how plots are generated and controlled are defined in the visualization tools. See the Plot Window article.

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