SMS:Map Module Display Options

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The properties of all map data that SMS displays on the screen can be controlled through the Map tab of the Display Options dialog. This dialog is opened by right-clicking on the Map Data Map Folder.svg entry in the Project Explorer and selecting the Display Options command. (It can also be accessed from the from the Display menu or the Display Options Display Options Macro.svg Macro.)

The exact layout of the Display Options dialog for feature objects depends on the active coverage type. Some options are available on all coverages, while other options are only available on certain coverage types. The following options are available in the Display Options dialog. The entities associated with the map module with display options are shown below. Some of these entities also show an Options button to the right. For these entities, additional display controls are available. The available map display options include the following:

Display Options dialog showing Map options with FESWMS coverage

The visibility of feature objects can be controlled in this section. The following options are available:

  • Node or Point – Display the vertices along the nodes or points. The button next to this option allows opening a Symbol Attributes dialog to define the size and shape of the nodes or points.
  • Nodal BC or Point BC
    • Refine Points
  • Node or Point ID – Display the ID of the feature node or point. The button next to this option allows opening a Font dialog.
  • Arcs – Display of feature arcs in the Graphics Window. The button next to this option allows opening a Line Attributes dialog where the style, width, and color of the arc can be selected.
  • Arc BC – Activates an Options button that opens the Arc Display Options dialog with display options for the boundary condition specific to the active coverage.
  • Vertices – Display the vertices along the arcs. The button next to this option allows opening a Symbol Attributes dialog to define the size and shape of the vertices.
  • Arc ID – Display the ID of the feature arcs. The button next to this option allows opening a Font dialog.
  • Arc Types – Arc attributes may be displayed depending on the coverage.
  • CL Flow Direction Arrow – Display an arrowhead showing the direction of center line arcs.
  • Snap Preview – Turns on or off the display of the where a feature object will align along a grid or mesh. Requires that the coverage be linked to a simulation. The rules for snapping vary depending on the coverage type, therefore, the snap preview may change when switching between coverages linked to the same simulation. Shift + Q can be used to turn on or off the preview mode without entering the Display Options dialog.
  • Polygon Fill – Display the fill color of feature polygons. Generally the fill color matches the material data assigned to the polygon.
    • Polygon Transparency – Sets a transparency value for the polygon fill.
    • Show Materials / Mesh Type – Fill the polygons to display the materials assigned to the polygons or the mesh generation type assigned to each polygon.
    • Material Opts – Set the display options of the materials.
    • Land / Ocean – Set the color fill of land and ocean polygons. (Cartesian grid coverages only)
  • Polygon ID – Display the ID of the feature polygons. The button next to this option allows opening a Font dialog.
  • Grid Frame – Set the display of the grid frame. (Cartesian grid coverages only) The button next to this option allows opening a Line Attributes dialog where the style, width, and color of the grid frame can be selected.
  • Legend
  • Inactive Coverages – Set the color for the display of all inactive coverages.

Legend

Map Module Display Legend Options dialog

Turn the legend on or off for feature objects. The Options button opens a dialog that controls the title, font, location, and size of the legend. The Active button in this dialog signifies to show only the active coverage in the legend and the All button signifies to show all coverages in the legend. The Legend Options dialog has the following options:

  • Legend title – Allows entering a name for the legend.
  • Location Preference
    • Legend location – Allows defining the location for the legend in the graphics window. Options include: "Top Left Corner", "Bottom Left Corner", "Top Right Corner", "Bottom Right Corner", "Screen Location", or "World Location". Using the "Screen Location" or "World Location" option will activate the X location and Y location options where a more precise location can be specified. The "World Location" option will also activate the Z location option.
  • Font – Clicking the button in this section brings up a Font dialog to set the attributes of the legend text.
  • Size
    • Width
    • Height

Observation Coverage Only

  • Calibration Target – Turn on/off calibration targets drawn next to observation points. The Interval and Two std. dev. options tell SMS to set the size of the calibration targets based on the interval or the standard deviation assigned to each point. The Scale tells SMS to scale the targets larger (>1.0) or smaller (<1.0) than the default size.
  • Computed – Tells SMS to Use the active dataset or to Use the selected datasetfor displaying the calibration targets.
  • Observed

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