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iMOD User Manual version 5.2 (html)


5.4iMOD Manager

All active maps and overlays are managed by the iMOD Manager. On the menubar click View and then choose the option iMOD Manager to open the corresponding window.

The window has four tabs:

iMOD Manager window, Maps Tab:

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Open Map
Click this button to open a map. iMOD can read a variety of maps with known file types:

  • • Raster type files like *.IDF, *.ASC, *.ARR and *.MAP. All files will be converted internally to an IDF file. The Multi Data File (*.MDF) containing references to a list of grouped IDF-files.

  • • Point type file as *.IPF. The Geotechnical Exchange Format file (*.GEF) will be converted internally to an IPF file.

  • • Lines and polygons in *.ISG, *.IFF and *.GEN. The ESRI *.SHP file can be imported in iMOD from the main menu File and choose Import(file will be converted internally to a GEN of IPF file)

  • • Group file (*.TXT). A file containing a free list of iMOD type files (Raster, Vector and MDF) and iMOD will open those files and display them in the given order.
    This can be helpful e.g. opening a complete geological model as Coloured Quasi 3-D with files for all layers in the right order (Top_L1 - Transmissivity_L1 - Bot_L1 etc.).
    Lines without an existing file or with comment text are skipped. A line with a reference to an existing file that is no iMOD file (e.g. *.PDF) causes iMOD to stop further reading.

Alternatively the shortcut F2 can be used, or select the menu option Map and then choose Add Map.


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(re)Draw a Map
Click this button to redraw all selected maps.


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MapInfo
Click this button to open the MapInfo window.


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Map Value inspection
Click this button to open the Map Value window.


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Legend
Click this button to open the Legend window.


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Up
Click this button to move the selected files one position up in the list.


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Down
Click this button to move the selected files one position down in the list.


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Delete
Click this button to remove the selected files from the iMOD Manager.


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Calculate
Click this button to open the IDF Calculator window.


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Properties
Click this button to open theProperties window.


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Find Files
Click this button to open theFind Files window, see section 5.4.2.

Help

Click this button to start the iMOD Help Functionality.

Close

Hides the iMOD Manager. The iMOD Manager can be displayed again by choosing the menu option View and then choose the option iMOD Manager.

Note: To select more than one of the files in the tab Maps of the iMOD Manager, use the mouse-keyboard combination Ctrl- or Shift- combination. For many functionalities in iMOD it is necessary to select the desired files in the iMOD Manager, first. Bear in mind that several options are not available if these files are not selected.

iMOD Manager window, Overlays Tab:

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Open Overlay
Click this button to open an overlay map. iMOD can read a variety of overlays with known file types: *.GEN, *.SHP (will be converted internally to a GEN of IPF file), and *.IPF.


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(re)Draw an Overlay
Click this button to redraw all selected maps.


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Legend
Click this button to open the Lines and Symbols window, see section 5.7.


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Up
Click this button to move the selected files one position up in the list.


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Down
Click this button to move the selected files one position down in the list.


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Delete
Click this button to remove the selected files from the iMOD Manager.

Note: Whenever the tab Overlays is selected in combination with the menu option ZoomMap and then ZoomFull (or the ZoomFull icon from the icon bar), iMOD will use the selected overlays to adjust the zoom level such that those files will be displayed fully.

iMOD Manager window, Comments Tab:

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Create tag
Click this button to create a tag. The tags are connected to the selected map (only one map may be selected). The tags may be defined as rectangle, polygon, circle or line. Select the shape type, click the OK button on the Select window and draw the shape on the graphical window (see section 4.3 for instructions).

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A text file editor will open in which the coordinates of the drawn shape are shown and in which a comment can be added which will be tagged to the map. The comment is to be added at the location of the text: \(<\)enter comment\(>\)


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Save the comment and close the text editor window to proceed.


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Info
Click this button to open a text editor window to view the comment.


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(re)Draw a Map
Click this button to draw the tag and the comment id.


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Delete
Click this button to remove the selected tag from the iMOD Manager. The button is active when the user button is activated


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User
Click this button to allow the user to delete tags. Each user can delete his/her own tags only.

Help

Click this button to start the iMOD Help Functionality.

Close

Hides the iMOD Manager. The iMOD Manager can be displayed again by choosing the menu option View and then choose the option iMOD Manager.

Note: The Comments tab on the iMOD Manager window is active when the TAGS variable is defined in the iMOD_INIT.PRF file, see section 9.1.

iMOD Manager window, Legend Tab:

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Legend
Click this button to open the Legend window (section 6.6).

Note: The legend will be shown for the file (map) that has been drawn last, i.e. the lowest selected file in the Map list on the Maps tab. There are different ways to plot the legend on the canvas.


5.4.1iMOD Manager Properties

In the Maps tab of the iMOD Manager window, click the Properties button ( pictures/h1-h3/image176.png ) to open the Properties window. iMOD will use the selected file name properties to display the names of the files in all the tabs of the iMOD Manager.

Properties Window:

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[name].[ext]

Click this option to display the names and their extent only, e.g. SURFACE.IDF.

[name].[ext] ([path)]

Click this option to display the names and their extent together with the entire path, e.g. SURFACE.IDF (C:\IMOD).

[path][name].[ext]

Click this option to display full pathnames, e.g. C:\IMOD\SURFACE.IDF.

..\[path][name].[ext]

Click this option to display the relative pathnames, such that all files in the iMOD Manager can be still distinguished, e.g. ..\SURFACE.IDF.

Apply

Click this button to close the Properties window and apply the selected syntax.

Help …

Click this button to start the iMOD Help Functionality.


5.4.2iMOD Manager Find Files

In the Maps tab of the iMOD Manager window, click the Find Files button ( pictures/h4/image409.png ) to open the Find Files window. iMOD will select files in the iMOD Manager to the selection criteria specified in this window.

Find Files Window:

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Search String

Specify the search string for which filenames need to be selected. Use the wildcards ”*“ (all characters and unknown amount) and ”¿‘ (all character but amount is equal to number of ”¿‘-symbols).

Case Sensitive

Select this option to select filenames which are case-sensitive equal to the search string, in this case ”E“ \(\neq \) ”e“.

Alias Search

Select this option to allow the search on the alias given to each filename in the iMOD Manager. If unselected, the search string is applied to the filename and the complete foldername.

Search

Click this button to select the filenames in the iMOD Manager for the given entries in this window. After that it closes this Find Files window.

Help …

Click this button to start the iMOD Help Functionality.

Close

Click this button to close the iMOD Find Files window.