Toolbars and Menus in SWMM5
The Main Menu located across the top of the SWMM main window contains a collection of menus used for working with the program. These include:
The File Menu contains commands for opening and saving data files and for printing:
|New||Creates a new EPA SWMM project|
|Open||Opens an existing project|
|Reopen||Reopens a recently used project|
|Save||Saves the current project|
|Save As||Saves current project under a different name|
|Export||Exports the Study Area Map to a file;
Exports current results to a Hot Start file;
Exports the current result's Status/Summary reports
|Combine||Combines two Routing Interface files together|
|Page Setup||Sets page margins and orientation for printing|
|Print Preview||Previews a printout of the current active view (map, report, graph, or table)|
|Prints the current view|
|Exit||Exits EPA SWMM|
The Edit Menu contains commands for editing and copying.
|Copy To||Copies the currently active view (map, report, graph or table) to the clipboard or to a file|
|Select Object||Enables the user to select an object on the Study Area Map|
|Select Vertex||Enables the user to select a vertex of a Subcatchment or link displayed on the Map|
|Select Region||Enables the user to delineate a region on the Map for selecting multiple objects|
|Select All||Selects all objects when the Map is the active window or all cells of a table when a tabular report is the active window|
|Find Object||Locates a specific object by name on the Map|
|Edit Object||Edits the properties of the currently selected object|
|Delete Object||Deletes the currently selected object|
|Group Edit||Edits a property for the group of objects that fall within the outlined region of the Map|
|Group Delete||Deletes a group of objects that fall within the outlined region of the Map|
The View Menu contains commands for viewing the Study Area Map and the program's toolbars.
|Dimensions||Sets reference coordinates and distance units for the Map|
|Backdrop||Allows a backdrop image to be added, positioned, and viewed behind the Map|
|Pan||Pans across the Map|
|Zoom In||Zooms in on the Map|
|Zoom Out||Zooms out on the Map|
|Full Extent||Redraws the Map at full extent|
|Query||Highlights objects on the Map that meet specific criteria|
|Overview||Toggles the display of the Overview Map|
|Objects||Toggles display of classes of objects on the Map|
|Legends||Controls display of the Map legends|
|Toolbars||Toggles display of toolbars|
The Project Menu includes commands related to the current project being analyzed.
|Summary||Lists the number of each type of object in the project|
|Details||Shows a detailed listing of all project data|
|Defaults||Edits a project's default properties|
|Calibration Data||Registers files containing calibration data with the project|
|Add a New Object||Adds a new object to the project|
|Run Simulation||Runs a simulation|
The Report Menu contains commands used to report analysis results in different formats.
|Status||Displays a status report for the most recent simulation run|
|Summary||Displays summary results in tabular form|
|Graph||Displays simulation results in graphical form|
|Table||Displays simulation results in tabular form|
|Statistics||Displays a statistical analysis of simulation results|
|Customize||Customizes the display of the currently active graph|
The Tools Menu contains commands used to configure program preferences, Study Area Map display options, and external add-in tools.
|Program Preferences||Sets program preferences, such as font size, confirm deletions, number of decimal places displayed, etc.|
|Map Display Options||Sets appearance options for the Map, such as object size, object annotation, flow direction arrows, and back-ground color|
|Configure Tools||Adds, deletes, or modifies external add-in tools|
The Window Menu contains commands for arranging and selecting windows within the SWMM workspace.
|Cascade||Arranges windows in cascaded style, with the Study Area Map filling the entire display area|
|Tile||Minimizes the Map and tiles the remaining windows vertically in the display area|
|Close All||Closes all open windows except for the Map|
|Window List||Lists all open windows; the currently selected window has the focus and is denoted with a check mark|
The Help Menu contains commands for getting help in using EPA SWMM.
The Map Toolbar contains buttons for viewing the Study Area Map.
|Selects an object on the Map|
|Selects link or Subcatchment vertex points|
|Selects a region on the Map|
|Pans across the Map|
|Zooms in on the Map|
|Zooms out on the Map|
|Draws the Map at full extent|
|Measures a length or area on the Map|
The Object Toolbar contains buttons for adding visual objects to the project via the Study Area Map.
The Standard Toolbar contains speed buttons for the following commonly used commands:
|Creates a new project|
|Opens an existing project|
|Saves the current project|
|Prints the currently active window|
|Copies the current selection to the clipboard or to a file|
|Finds a specific object on the Study Area Map|
|Makes a visual query of the Study Area Map|
|Toggles the display of the Overview Map|
|Runs a simulation|
|Displays a run's Status and Summary reports|
|Creates a new profile plot of simulation results|
|Creates a new time series plot of simulation results|
|Creates a new time series table of simulation results|
|Creates a new scatter plot of simulation results|
|Performs a statistical analysis of simulation results|
|Modifies display options for the currently active view|
|Arranges windows in cascaded style, with the Study Area Map filling the entire display area|
The Status Bar appears at the bottom of SWMM's Main Window and is divided into six sections:
Indicates whether the automatic computation of conduit lengths and Subcatchment areas is turned on or off. The setting can be changed by clicking the drop down arrow.
Indicates whether the positions of links above the invert of their connecting nodes are expressed as a Depth above the node invert or as the Elevation of the offset. Click the drop down arrow to change this option. If changed, a dialog box will appear asking if all existing offsets in the current project should be changed or not (i.e., convert Depth offsets to Elevation offsets or Elevation offsets to Depth offsets, depending on the option selected).
Displays the current flow units that are in effect. Click the drop down arrow to change the choice of flow units. Selecting a US flow unit means that all other quantities will be expressed in US units, while choosing a metric flow unit will force all quantities to be expressed in metric units. The units of previously entered data are not automatically adjusted if the unit system is changed.
|results are not available because no simulation has been run yet|
|results are up to date|
|results are out of date because project data have changed.|
|results are not available because the last simulation had errors|
Displays the current zoom level for the Study Area Map (100% is full scale).
Displays the Study Area Map coordinates of the current position of the mouse pointer.
Toolbars provide shortcuts to commonly used operations. There are three such tool bars:
Individual toolbars can be made visible or invisible by selecting View >> Toolbars from the Main Menu.
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