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The commands in SMS are divided based on the types of data they operate on. As you switch from one module to another module, the Dynamic Toolbar and available menu commands change. This allows you to focus only on the tools and commands related to the data you are currently working with in SMS. Switching from one module to another can be done instantaneously to facilitate the simultaneous use of several data types when necessary. Only one module is active at any given time. However, the data associated with a module (e.g. a 2D finite element mesh) is preserved when the user switches to a different module. Activating a module only changes the Dynamic Toolbar and available menu commands.
There are several ways to switch from one module to another. These include:
- Select an entity in the project explorer. The module containing the active entity becomes active.
- Right click on the project explorer and select the Switch Module command.
- Click on the module icon in the module toolbar. The module toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the project explorer by default.
(Note: Switching modules should not be confused with changing the current model inside of a module. When a new model is selected, the tools and menus may change, and the data will be converted as much as is possible. However, some data may be lost.)
Modules in SMS:
- Mesh Module
- Curvilinear Grid Module
- Cartesian Grid Module
- 3D Cartesian Grid Module
- Scatter Module
- Map Module
- GIS Module
- 1D River Module
- 1D Grid Module
- Particle Module
- CAD Data
The Module Toolbar is used to switch between modules. Only one module is active at any given time. However, the data associated with a module (ex. a 2D finite element mesh) is preserved when the user switches to a different module. Activating a module simply changes the set of available tools and menu commands.
|Standard Toolbars:||Static Tools · Macros · Module Toolbar|
|Dynamic Tools||2D Mesh Module Tools · Cartesian Grid Module Tools · Scatter Module Tools · Map Module Tools · GIS Module Tools · Particle Module Tools|
SMS – Surface-water Modeling System
|Modules:||1D Grid · 1D River · Cartesian Grid · Curvilinear Grid · GIS · Map · Mesh · Particle · Raster · Scatter|
|General Models:||FVCOM · Generic Mesh · PTM · TUFLOW-FV|
|Coastal Models:||ADCIRC · BOUSS-2D · CGWAVE · CMS-Flow · CMS-Wave · CSHORE · CSTORM-MS · GenCade · STWAVE · WAM|
|Riverine/Estuarine Models:||ADH · FESWMS · HYDRO AS-2D · RIVERFLO-2D · RMA2 · RMA4 · SRH-2D · Steering · TUFLOW|