Status Bar

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The status bar at the bottom of the window lists information about the CAD window and software state. The following information is included, from left to right:

 

Status Icon:

This icon indicates if an error has occurred or a message is available. Click on the icon to open the message log, listing all messages that have occurred since SVDESIGNER was initially opened. The icon will be red if errors are present and not yet viewed, yellow if previous errors are present and viewed previously, an information icon if only messages are present, and hidden if there is nothing to view.

 

Status text:

The status text indicates the current state of the software. When the software is idle, the text should read "Ready". When an operation is in progress, a progress bar and progress message will be displayed.

 

Framerate text:

This text indicates the time requirements to draw a single frame of information to the CAD window in terms of milliseconds per frame. The larger the number, the more complex the information being displayed in the CAD window is to draw.

 

Screen location:

The coordinates of the current mouse location are displayed at the far right. In 3D display view, this location is defined as the coordinate closest to the viewer, based on the current orientation of the display.

 

Grid On/Off

Indicates whether the Workspace grid is currently on or off. When enabled, a point will will be plotted at each grid intersection point. Click on the text to toggle the display on or off. If the user-defined grid space is too dense (less than 5 pixels after converted into screen coordinates),  the grid points will not be displayed. If the canvas is Zoomed In, as soon as the grid spacing > 5 pixels, the grid points will be shown automatically.

 

Snap On/Off

Indicates whether grid snapping is on or off. When enabled, new lines and points being drawn will automatically snap to the nearest grid point. Click on the text to toggle this feature. Note that grid snapping has no effect when the Workspace grid (see above) is turned off.

 

OSnap On/Off

Indicates whether object snapping is on or off. When enabled, new lines and points being drawn will automatically snap to the nearest existing object point (if that point is reasonably close to the cursor). Click on the text to toggle this feature.

 

Ortho On/Off

Indicates whether orthographic angles are in effect. When enabled, new lines are drawn horizontally or vertically, thus restricting their angles to be a multiple of 90 degrees. Click on the text to toggle this feature.

 

Sticky On/Off

Indicates whether sticky points are in effect. When enabled, moving a region node point will cause all regions that share that node point to be moved as a group. When disabled, node points are moved independently. Click on the text to toggle this feature.

 

Dynamic Input On/Off

Indicates whether dynamic input is enabled.