Presentation of working environment

Flux window

The general Flux window consists of several zones. These zones are identified in the figure below.

Configuration of the window

Flux desktop is automatically configured depending on:

  • dimension of the application (2D or 3D)
  • the physical application defined (no physics defined, magnetostatics, electrostatics…)
  • the context: Geometry / Mesh / Physics / Solver / Post-processing (toolbars)
  • or sub context (healing context for the CAD geometry…)

Role of zones

The zones and their principal roles are briefly described below:

Element GUI Function
Title bar

General information:

  • Software name, version number
  • Application (here, Magneto Static 3D)
  • Project name (CASE1.FLU)
Menus bar Access to the different menus:

Project, Application, Geometry, Mesh, Physics

Access to the different menus:

Parameter/Quantity, Solving process, Post-processing

Access to the different menus:

Display, View, Select, Tools, Extensions, Help

Context icons

Access to the toolbars corresponding to the context Geometry

Access to the toolbars corresponding to the context Mesh

Access to the toolbars corresponding to the context Physics

Access to the toolbars corresponding to the context Solving

Element GUI Function
Project Menus Toolbars Commands of the Project menu:

New, Open a project

Commands of the Project menu:

Execute a command file, Save, Close, Exit

Tools Menus Toolbars Commands of the Tools menu:

Undo, Close all open dialog boxes

Element GUI Function
Geometry Context toolbars   Commands of the Geometry context:
  • Enter on Sketcher context (2D and Skew) or the Modeler context (3D) to create the geometry
  • Create geometric entities
  • Propagate / Extrude
  • Build faces / volumes
  • Measure
  • Check of the geometry, Healing context of CAD geometry
Mesh Context toolbars   Commands of the Mesh context:
  • Create mesh entities
  • Mesh domain, lines / faces / volumes, Generate 2 nd order elements
  • Delete the mesh
  • Assign mesh information
  • Structure the mesh
  • Check the mesh
Physics context toolbars   Commands of Physics context:
  • Create physical entities
  • Create I/O parameters / spatial quantities
  • Import materials, Orient a material, Assign regions, Import a circuit
  • Check physics
Solving process context toolbars   Commands of Solving process context:
  • Create a scenario,

    Solving process options

  • Check the project
  • Solve a scenario,

    Continue the solving process

  • Delete results
Post-processing context toolbars*   Commands of Post-processing context:
  • Create post-processing entities
  • Curves
  • Isovalues
  • Arrows
  • Compute quantities on points / predefined quantities
  • Evaluate sensors

* only for a solved problem

Element GUI Function
Menus Toolbars for the View   Commands of the View menu:
  • Refresh view, Zoom all, Zoom region
  • Standard view 1, Standard view 2, X plane view, Y plane view, Z plane view, Opposite view, Four-view mode
  • View direction,

    Save / Restore graphics properties

Display   Commands of the Display menu:
  • Display geometric entities
  • Display point numbers / line numbers
  • Display mesh entities
  • Display physical entities
  • Display post-processing entities
Selection   Commands of the Select menu:
  • No selection, Free selection
  • Select geometric entities
  • Select physical entities
  • Select solving process entities
Element GUI Function
Data tree Entities tree of the Flux project
Graphic Geometric representation of the studied device and graphic results (isovalues, curves, arrows…)

Informations concernant les différentes actions en cours (déroulement du programme) :

  • restauration de données lors de l'ouverture d'un projet,
  • commentaires sur les actions en cours,
  • avancement des calculs lors d'une résolution, etc.
Commande PyFlux Accès au nouvel éditeur python et à la mémoire des actions réalisées dans le projet

* These zones are masked by default.

To display these zones, see Modifying the environment.