SMS:Edit Menu

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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.

Delete Macro Icon.svg Delete  
Used to delete the selected objects. This command is equivalent to hitting the DELETE or BACKSPACE keys on the keyboard. If no objects are selected when the Delete command is executed, then all of the objects of the tool selection type will be deleted. Unless the Confirm Deletions option is turned on, SMS will not ask to confirm the deletion of selected entities.
Select All 
Selects all items associated with the current selection tool.
Select With Poly 
Selects items associated with the current selection tool which are inside a user defined polygon. Create the polygon after selecting the command by clicking in the Graphics Window. The polygon is closed with a double-click. A similar feature called Select with Feature Polygon is available from the Map module. If a feature polygon is defined, it is possible to select nodes or elements in the mesh module or vertices in the data module that are inside or outside of the feature polygon.
Select By 
Brings up a submenu with the following options:
Material Type 
Selects all items of the current selection tool of a specified material. This command opens the Materials Data dialog with a list of the defined materials and waits for a material type to be selected. This enables all nodes or elements that reference a specific material to be selected together.
Dataset Value 
Opens a dialog that asks to specify a range. All entities (nodes, elements, scatter points, etc.) of the current selection tool type whose scalar dataset value lies inside that range are selected. This enables all entities above or below threshold to be selected together for quick editing.
Select by Area dialog.
Area 
Opens a dialog that asks to specify a range. All polygons whose area lies inside that range are selected. This enables all entities above or below threshold to be selected together for quick editing.
Length 
Opens a dialog that asks to specify a range. All arcs whose length lies inside that range are selected. This enables all entities above or below threshold to be selected together for quick editing.
Ambiguous Gradient  
Selects all elements in a mesh or cells in a grid where the directional flow is difficult to determine due to variation in the elevation at each node.
BC Type 
Brings up a Select Arc Type dialog if the active coverage is a boundary conditions coverage (CMS-Flow, SRH-2D, TUFLOW, etc.). Allows selecting arcs by assigned boundary condition type.
Time Settings... 
Opens the Time Settings dialog. For more information, see the Time Settings article.
Materials Data  
See the Materials Data article.
Project Metadata 
Allows defining metadata for the project. This documents a history of the project.
Copy to Clipboard  
Copies the contents of the graphics window to the windows clipboard. This allows graphics to be easily transferred to documents and presentations.
Paste Tabular Data 
Opens the Import Wizard with the contents of the windows clipboard. This requires that the contents be text values This allows graphics to be easily transferred to documents and presentations.
Preferences  
Sets program preferences. For more information, see the article Preferences.

Obsolete Commands

Confirm Deletions 
By default, whenever a set of selected objects is about to be deleted, prompt will ask to confirm the deletion. This helps ensure that objects are not deleted accidentally. Selecting the Confirm Deletions command toggles this request for confirmation. When the option is off, the check mark next to the Confirm Deletions line in the menu disappears. Moved to Preferences dialog.
Current Coordinates 
Tells SMS what coordinate system the data is to reference. SMS supports several different global systems as well as a user defined local system. Replaced with the Projections command.
Coordinate Conversions 
Converts the current data from on coordinate system to another. For more information, see the Coordinate Conversions article. Replaced with the Reproject command.
Single Point Conversion 
Opens a dialog which acts as a stand-alone coordinate converter. Specify a to and from coordinate system and a location. The location is converted to the new system within the dialog. Replaced with the Single Point Projection.. command.
Projection... 
Brings up the Current Projection dialog. See Projections for more information. Moved to the Display menu.
Reproject... 
Reprojecting means to convert data from one coordinate system to another. See Reproject for more information. Moved to the Display menu.
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. Moved to the Display menu.


Related Topics

SMS Menus