1.1 Menus, Context Menus and Toolbar

In the main menu using File the calculation files can be opened, saved, sent as e-mail, file properties examined and KISSsoft ended.

The project management (see 3) in KISSsoft is operated using the main menu Project as well as the project tree (see 1.2.2). Projects can be opened, closed and activated, or files either added or removed from a project, and project properties examined.

The single dock windows (see 1.2) of the user interface can be hidden or shown using the options in the main menu View. If the report facility or Help Viewer has been activated then the Action Input Window (see 1.3) can be used to return to the data entry tab for the calculation module.

The main menu options Calculation, Report and Graphic are only active if a calculation option is open. The Actions of these menus depend partly on the current calculation module. In the menu Calculation the current calculation can be carried out (see 4) and the module-specific settings changed.

In the main menu Report there is an Action to build and open a report. The report will always be produced for the current calculation. The Action Drawing Data shows the drawing data (see 5.3) of the selected element in the report viewer (see 1.4). Under Settings the text size, margins and scope of the reports can be changed. The actions to save, send, and print are only active if a report is open.

The graphic window (see 1.2.8) of a calculation module can be opened and closed in the main menu Graphic. The 3D-Export option accesses a CAD interface (see 6) from KISSsoft. Under Settings the CAD-System can be chosen to which the selected element is to be exported.

Under Extras there is a licence tool (see 8.1), the configuration tool (see 8.2) as well as the database tool (see 8.3). From the main menu the ’Windows’ calculator can be started and the Language (see 2.1) or unit system (see 2.2) changed. General program settings (see 7), such as formats for time and date, can be changed under Settings.

KISSsoft help Help, as with Windows convention, is the last entry at the end of the menu toolbar and can be used to open and navigate the KISSsoft manual. Under Info there is specific details of program version and support of KISSsoft.

In addition to the main menu, KISSsoft uses context menus in many places. Context menus offer access to Actions in a specific aspect or element of the software. Context menus are normally accessed using the right mouse button.

The toolbar allows quicker access to those Actions in the Menu system which are used more frequently. Note that there are Tool Tips which give information on the Actions in the toolbar as well as further explanation in the status bar (see 1.6).