Program structure (Frame Analysis)

Last modified by Fredrik Lagerström on 2021/08/17 15:10

When starting the program the program window is shown as below:


The program window consists of the following fields or windows:

  • At the top of the window the so-called title line is showing the name of the program (Frame Analysis), the project name (defined in Title) and the current file with its information (Frame 1... if Save as hasn’t been used).
  • The main menu, below the title line, contains several menu selections. The main menu will change depending on what section is active.
  • Below the main menu there is a status bar which contains various fields showing information on: active program mode, the coordinates of the mouse, the active member or joint, active code and basic loadcase - or case loadcase list - depending on active program mode.
  • The window has two toolbars, one below the status field and one on the left side of the window (except for the Design mode). By clicking on the toolbar buttons one can quickly choose the right command. The toolbars can be hidden, shown and moved.
  • The window is dominated by the drawing area, on which the frame is made.
  • The message field is the field at the very bottom of the window showing information or an explanation on the active/marked command.

The toolbar at the left side of the window is used for graphical input, while the different menu options are to be use for numerical input.