SMS:Display Menu

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The Display menu is the third standard menu available in all modules. The commands in the Display menu are used to control what entities are displayed and the attributes of those entities. The commands include:

Display Options Display Options Macro.svg 
Brings up the Display Options dialog. See the Display Options article.
Lighting Options  
See the Lighting Options article.
Refresh Refresh Macro.svg 
When editing the image in the Graphics Window it occasionally becomes necessary to refresh the screen by redrawing the image. By default, SMS automatically updates the display when it is required (see Automatic Refresh below). To force the display to update, select the Refresh command from the Display menu or click the Refresh button. The process of redrawing can be aborted by pressing the ESC key.
Frame Image Frame Macro.svg 
Selecting the Frame Image command centers displayed data. This command adjusts the window boundaries so that all visible objects fit in the Graphics Window.

View 
Brings up a sub menu. Items in the View submenu include:
View Angle 
Set the bearing and dip of the look from direction. The bearing and dip values correspond to a rotation about the z and x axes. The bearing affects the horizontal angle (rotating the object in the xy plane), and the dip changes the vertical angle (shifting the viewing angle on the object to a higher or lower perspective). The object cannot be tilted sideways. Using only two viewing angles rather than three limits the viewing angles, but it is simpler and more intuitive. Plan view is a bearing of 0 degrees and a dip of 90 degrees.
Window Bounds 
The numerical model resides in a virtual world. The extents of that world displayed in the Graphics Window are the window boundaries. These boundaries can be altered using the Pan and Zoom tools. Alternatively, it is possible to precisely control the visible region by using the Set Window Boundaries command. The Set Window Boundaries dialog box appears, and the x and y limits of the viewing area can be set.
Plan SMS Plan View Macro.svg  
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a plan view.
Front
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a front view.
Oblique
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a oblique view.
Side
Change the view in the Graphics Window to a side view.
Previous
Change the view to the previous view (the view before zooming and framing).
Plot Wizard Plot Wizard Macro.svg  
Opens the Plot Wizard. Details of how plots are generated and controlled are defined in the visualization tools. See the Plot Window article.
Plot Data 
Edit the data plotted in the active plot. Make a plot active by clicking on it.
Plot Display Options 
Change the display options for the active plot. Make a plot active by clicking on it.
Projection... 
Brings up the Current Projection dialog. See Projections for more information.
Reproject All... 
Reprojecting means to convert data from one coordinate system to another. See Reproject for more information.
Single Point Projection... 
Allows entering the XYZ coordinates for a point in one projection and seeing what the new coordinates would be if the point was reprojected to a different projection. See Projections for more information.


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