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iMOD User Manual version 5.2 (html)


2.6Main Window

When iMOD is started, the iMOD Main window is displayed:

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Important to notice that the graphical canvas can be modified, the location of the axes can be changed, as well as the position and size of the scale bar. Whenever the position of the mouse is near the current axes, the axes highlights in red and the cursor changes. At that moment, selecting the left-mouse button, it is possible to drag the axes. This is similar to the resizing and positioning of the scale bar.

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The settings of the modified axes and scale bar are saved in the IMF file. Reopening an IMF file will show the modified axes and scale bar. The advantage of repositioning the axes is the ability to closely match the size of the current visible map, sush as a square IDF file.

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Furthermore, this window contains a menu bar, an icon bar and information displayed on the window status bar.


2.6.1Menu Bar

To access the iMOD menus, click the menu names on the menu bar, or alternatively use Alt+\(<\)first letter of the menu name\(>\).

Menu bar:

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File

Standard Windows options for saving and opening iMOD MetaFile (*.IMF), export the content of the graphical area.

Edit

This contains a limited set of features to create iMOD Files, such as IDFs out of IPF’s, IFF’s and GEN-files.

View

This contains functionalities to copy the content of the graphical area onto the Clipboard of Windows and a variety of manners to display data.

Map

This menu option offers the ability to open iMOD maps and configure their appearance.

Toolbox

A variety of tools are available, e.g. Cross-Section Tool, WaterbalancingTool, ModelingTool, and more, but also an ImportTool for MODFLOW and SOBEK model configurations.

Help …

Starts the Help-file (if available in the selected *.PRF file).

Detailed descriptions of these menu options can be found in the Reference section.


2.6.2Icon Bar

Use the buttons on the iMOD Icon bar to quickly access frequently used functions.

Icon Bar:

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New:
Start a new iMOD Project (*.IMF-file)


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Open
Open an existing iMOD Project (*.IMF-file)


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Save
Save the current configurations (maps) in the last saved *.IMF file


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SaveAs
Save the current configurations (maps) in a new *.IMF file


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Copy
Click this icon to copy the entire content of the graphical area onto the Clipboard of Windows.


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iMOD-Manager
Click this icon (checkbox) to start or hide (if shown) the iMOD-Manager window.


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OpenMap
Click this icon to open an existing iMOD Map, such as *.IDF, *.IPF, *.ISG, *.IFF, *.GEN, *.NC, *.MAP


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ZoomIn
Click this icon to zoom IN on the centre of the current graphical dimensions.


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ZoomOut
Click this icon to zoom OUT on the centre of the current graphical dimensions.


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Go Back to Previous Extent
Click this icon and the map will return to the previous map extent and view. This view becomes the last view automatically whenever any other zoom button will be used.


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Go to Next Extent
Click this icon and the map will go to the next extent viewed after the current view. This option becomes available whenever the Zoom to Previous Extent button has been selected priorly.


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ZoomRectangle
Click this icon to zoom in for a rectangle to be drawn. Use your left-mouse button to determine the lower-left corner of the rectangle, click again for the upper-right corner (or vice-versa).


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ZoomFull
Click this icon to zoom in on the entire extent of the selected maps on the tab Maps on the iMOD Manager or on the selected overlay Maps in the tab Overlay on the iMOD Manager.


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Move
Click this icon to move the current display. Click the left-mouse button on that location where you want to move from, repeat this after the display has been refreshed (automatically). Use the right mouse button to stop the moving process.


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Cross-Section Tool
Click this icon to start the Cross-Section Tool for all the maps selected on the tab Maps from the iMOD Manager Window.


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3DTool
Click this icon to start the 3DTool for all the maps selected on the tab Maps from the iMOD Manager Window and those selected on the tab Overlays from the iMOD Manager.


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TimeSerie Tool
Click this icon to start the TimeSerie Tool for all the IDFs (timevariant) and IPFs (with associated files assigned to them) selected on the tab Maps from the iMOD Manager Window.


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Topographical Overlay
Click this icon to display the default topographical overlay as defined by the KeyWord TOP25 in the selected *.PRF-file or display the overlays (*.BMP, *.png) as defined by the menu option Add Background Image.


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MapInfo
Click this icon to start the MapInfo window to analyse the dimensions of IDFs, IPFs, IFFs, and GENs. For IDFs additional statistics and meta-information can be viewed too.


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DistanceTool
Click this icon to start the distance tool where you can specify the location where to measure from, by clicking your left-mouse button. Intermediate points can be added by clicking your left-mouse button repeatedly. To stop the process, click your right-mouse button.

Detailed descriptions of these menu options can be found in the Reference section.


2.6.3Popup Menu

Right-click anywhere in the canvas of the graphical window to open the popup menu. This menu presents several options. The options might be unavailable because no correct file(s) are selected in the iMOD Manager.

Popup menu:

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2.6.4Window Status Bar

The status bar of the iMOD main window contains several elements to be considered.

Window Status bar:

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X: …. m
Y: ….. m

Current Mouse Coordinates
The coordinates of cursor in the map are displayed in the lower left of the window. The units for the values on the X and Y axis are given in the coordinates of the system in which one is currently working. In the case of Dutch data, this is the National Triangulation System. In principle it is possible to read files in another system (if the system is projected, such as the National Triangulation System, for flat surfaces).

X:6/Y:6

RasterDisplayResolution
This element on the status bar shows the accuracy of the displayed IDF-file. Since these IDF-files can be enormous in size, iMOD will decline the number of data read as the zoom level is increased. In such a manner, iMOD can display these enormous IDFs raster files quickly. For IDF-files that have non-equidistant cellsizes, iMOD needs to read all data. Consequently, these type of IDFs will be slower in presentation than the equidistant ones. The accuracy can be altered by selecting the menu option View and then the option Accuracy.

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Current IDF
This element on the status bar shows the current IDF at the current mouse position.


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WindowExtent
Click on your left-mouse button whenever it is positioned on this lower-right corner of the iMOD main window. By dragging your mouse (while the left-mouse button is pressed), the size of the iMOD main window can increase/decrease.


2.6.5Title Panel

This panel situated at the top of the main window displays the iMOD version and the type of iMOD license. The top of the graphical window displays the name of the *.IMF used last to save the iMOD Project.