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Refactoring the SWMM 5 Help File – Toolbars and Menus in SWMM5

Toolbars and Menus in SWMM5

Main Menu

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:

· File Menu
· Edit Menu
· View Menu
· Project Menu
· Report Menu
· Tools Menu
· Window Menu
· Help Menu
File Menu

The File Menu contains commands for opening and saving data files and for printing:

Command Description
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)
Print Prints the current view
Exit Exits EPA SWMM
Edit Menu

The Edit Menu contains commands for editing and copying.

Command Description
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
View Menu

The View Menu contains commands for viewing the Study Area Map and the program’s toolbars.

Command Description
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
Project Menu

The Project Menu includes commands related to the current project being analyzed.

Command Description
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
Report Menu

The Report Menu contains commands used to report analysis results in different formats.

Command Description
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
Tools Menu

The Tools Menu contains commands used to configure program preferences, Study Area Map display options, and external add-in tools.

Command Description
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
Window Menu

The Window Menu contains commands for arranging and selecting windows within the SWMM workspace.

Command Description
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
Help Menu

The Help Menu contains commands for getting help in using EPA SWMM.

Command Description
Help Topics Displays the Help system’s Table of Contents
How do I Displays a list of topics covering the most common operations
Measurement Units Shows measurement units for all of SWMM’s parameters
Error Messages Lists the meaning of all error messages
Tutorial Presents a short tutorial introducing the user to EPA SWMM
About Lists information about the version of EPA SWMM being used
Map Toolbar

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
Object Toolbar

The Object Toolbar contains buttons for adding visual objects to the project via the Study Area Map.

Adds a rain gage to the map
Adds a Subcatchment to the map
Adds a junction node to the Map
Adds an outfall node to the Map
Adds a flow divider node to the Map
Adds a storage unit node to the Map
Adds a conduit link to the Map
Adds a pump link to the Map
Adds an orifice link to the Map
Adds a weir link to the Map
Adds an outlet link to the Map
Adds a text label to the Map
Standard Toolbar

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
Status Bar

The Status Bar appears at the bottom of SWMM’s Main Window and is divided into six sections:

Auto-Length

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.

Offsets

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).

Flow Units

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.

Run Status

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

Zoom Level

Displays the current zoom level for the Study Area Map (100% is full scale).

XY Location

Displays the Study Area Map coordinates of the current position of the mouse pointer.

Toolbars

Toolbars provide shortcuts to commonly used operations. There are three such tool bars:

· Standard Toolbar
· Map Toolbar
· Object Toolbar

Individual toolbars can be made visible or invisible by selecting View >> Toolbars from the Main Menu.

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