Global variables allow you to define constants which are independent of the Argus ONE layers in your project. Global variables can be of type real, integer, boolean and string. They can be accessed from the expression dialog and thus can be introduced into any Argus ONE expression, either into parameter expression or into export expression or variable.
Group Type Layers
Group type layers enable you to organize any number and type of layers into groups. This allows you to hide, show and collapse all layers belonging to a group and thus better control your views. Group type layers have no parameters and can not store data or information of any type.
The Hand Tool
The hand tool enables you to scroll your view in the vertical and horizontal directions simultaneously.
Using the Hand Tool
If you magnify your view to a size larger than the window, you can use the hand tool to move new areas into view.
On-line help is available through the browser of your choice. Whether you use the Help menu, or click the help button in a dialog, your browser will open to present the appropriate section in the on-line help.
Zoom to Fit
The zoom to fit command enables you to set your view so that all objects in your document fit in the current window size.
To Zoom to Fit
The print area option allows you to set an area within your project's drawing size that will print when you issue the print command.
Setting the Print Area
You can set the print area in one of two ways:
Non Uniform Scaling
When you solve a cross-sectional problem, or a problem domain which lies along an elongated strip such as a river, one dimension of the domain would be much larger than the other. Such elongated problems present a visualization problem if the coordinate system is uniformly scaled, that is, when the scale of real world units to screen units is identical in both the X and Y axis.
Non uniform scaling is a very powerful option which enhances the Argus ONE workplace to allow one to design, work and visualize very elongated problem domains. The three Argus ONE meshing modules support this option and automatically create grids and meshes which take into account the non-uniformity of the problem domain while performing auto mesh and grid generation, thus creating elongated blocks and elements.
A domain of 30 units long by 2 units high is automatically grided using the above specified density and scale. The grid might be over discretisized in the X direction. Also viewing the grid using zoom-in is relatively limited because of the exaggerated
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