Thermal Bridge Heat Transfer & Vapour Diffusion Simulation Program AnTherm Version 6.115 - 8.133 

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3D-Layer selection window

Layer selection window displays a list of all 3D layers of a construction entered as a 3D Layered project.
Important: The order of layers in the list is significant for the resulting 3D construction.

From this window one layer can be selected for editing, new layers can be inserted, the order of layers can be changed (moved towards front or back) or layers can be deleted from the project.

The layer currently processed is shown as selected. Data of the selected 3D-layer is shown and can be modified within editing part of the window
Remark: Only one layer can be selected for processing.
Remark: The windows Element selection (browser) and Elements 2D always display elements of the currently selected layer.

Layer list List of all input layers in the specific order along the Z direction of coordinate system
Layer Name Name of the layer. It is used for documentation purpose.
 
Depth Define the thickness of the layer in the direction of Z axis.
 
New Appends a new layer (with uniform thickness of 1000mm) onto the end of layer list
Duplicate Creates an exact copy of selected layer (including copies of elements contained in this layer) and inserts the new layer into the layer list just beyond the selected one.
Delete Deletes the currently selected layer from the list.
Warning: all elements which belong to this layer are inadvertently deleted also.
Remark: You will be asked for confirmation.
   
Undo
(Ctrl-Z)
Undoes (reverts) the latest action(s) in the given editing context.
Redo
(Ctrl-Y)
Redoes (reapplies) the action lately undone in the given editing context.
   
Selects First, Previous, Next or Last layer.
   
Relegate to Backmost Reorders the currently selected layer to the backmost position in the list. The layer is then shown as first in the list.
Relegate Reorders the currently selected layer one position "towards back" in the list. The layer is then shown earlier in the list.
Promote Reorders the currently selected layer one position "towards front" in the list. The layer is then shown later in the list.
Promote to Frontmost Reorders the currently selected layer to the frontmost position in the list. The layer is then shown as last in the list.
   
Click right mouse button Exposes the context menu of layer editing functions
Click left mouse button Selection of a layer from the layer list
Double click left mouse button Selection of a layer from the list and exposure of Element selection (browser) and Elements 2D windows.

Layer list

Each line in the list represent one layer in the model input. Adjacent to layer's name its thickness is displayed. The windows Element selection (browser) and Elements 2D always display elements of the currently selected layer. The construction resulting from current modelling can be observed within the Elements 3D window.

The order of layers in the list corresponds to the sequence of layers as they are stacked together along Z coordinate direction. See the description of the project type "3D layered project".

Note: You shall switch between input fields by using the TAB-key. Using that key confirms the data entry. On the other hand it provides a good alternative compared to permanent mouse use.

Layer editing

Data of a selected layer is displayed within layer editing part of the window for thickness adjustments.

A double click onto the layer's line exposes the windows Element selection (browser) and Elements 2D which display elements of the currently selected layer for further processing.

When the right mouse button is presses over layer list a context menu of layer editing is shown and offers further layer processing functions.

Layer selection

A click onto layer's line in the layer list selects corresponding layer for further processing.

Selection can be done by arrow keys or by clicking the buttons Next/Prev. also.

Reordering layers

The order in which layers are shown in the list is significant for the stacking order of these layers in Z coordinate direction. Reordering of layers results in different stacking order.

Buttons "Relegate" and "Promote" are used to move selected layer within the list and thus change the stacking order of layers. See the description of the project type "3D layered project".

Functions of the context menu

AddAppend Appends a new layer (with uniform thickness of 1000mm) onto the end of layer list.
AddBefore Selected Inserts a new layer (with uniform thickness of 1000mm) just before the one selected in the list.
AddAfter Selected Inserts a new layer (with uniform thickness of 1000mm) just below the one selected in the list.
Duplicate Creates an exact copy of selected layer (including copies of elements contained in this layer) and inserts the new layer into the layer list just beyond the selected one.
Move (Order)Relegate to Backmost Reorders the currently selected layer to the backmost position in the list. The layer is then shown as first in the list.
Move (Order)Relegate Reorders the currently selected layer one position "towards back" in the list. The layer is then shown earlier in the list.
Move (Order)Promote Reorders the currently selected layer one position "towards front" in the list. The layer is then shown later in the list.
Move (Order)Promote to Frontmost Reorders the currently selected layer to the frontmost position in the list. The layer is then shown as last in the list.
Move (Order)Reverse Order Reorders elements of the list to the opposite direction. The earlier frontmost layers displays as backmost then.
Delete Deletes the currently selected layer from the list.
Warning: all elements which belong to this layer are inadvertently deleted also.
   
Select All Elements (Ctrl-A) Selects all elements of the current layer for further processing.
Remark: Use it to emphasize layer within transparent Elements3D view or as preparation for translation/rotation etc.
Select All Elements in All Layers Selects all elements in all layers for further processing.
   
Show Elements Browser Exposes the Element selection (browser) - window showing elements of currently selected 3D-layer.
Show Elements 2D View Exposes the Elements 2D - window showing elements of currently selected 3D-layer.
Show Elements 3D View Exposes the Elements 3D window.


Remark
: Layer list is only meaningful for 3D Layered Project. Within a 2D-Model editing of layer list is inhibited (2D model corresponds to only one layer with fixed 1 meter thickness). Within 3D projects this window cannot be used because a 3D project contains only one ordered list of elements and not layers.

See also: Element selection window, Elements 2D window, Elements 3D window, Project types, The component

Layer Editor window

Layer Editor window is used to edit properties of one layer within a 3D layered project.

This window is shown within 3D-layer selection window.

Layer Name Name of the layer. It is used for documentation purpose.
 
Depth Define the thickness of the layer in the direction of Z axis.
 

Note: You shall switch between input fields by using the TAB-key. Using that key confirms the data entry. On the other hand it provides a good alternative compared to permanent mouse use.

Remark: Layer is only meaningful for 3D Layered Project. Within a 2D-Model editing of layer is inhibited (2D model corresponds to only one layer with fixed 1 meter thickness). Within 3D projects this window cannot be used because a 3D project contains only one ordered list of elements and not layers.

See also: Layer selection window, Coordinate system

 


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