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Working With Viewers

Using Multiple Viewers

Visual MODFLOW Flex allows you to have multiple 2D and 3D Viewer windows opened and displayed at one time. When a new viewer is opened, it is added to the window bar, located at the top of the main Visual MODFLOW Flex Window.



You can change the current active viewer by clicking on a different tab from the bar.


Docking/Undocking Viewers

Tabs can be undocked from the main window by drag-and-drop or by right-clicking on a tab and selecting "Undock Tab":




An undocked tab is displayed as a separate window that can be resized, minimized, or maximized using standard Windows controls.  Multiple tabs can be undocked at the same time on multiple monitors, but at least one tab must remain docked in the main window.  An undocked tab can be docked back into the main Visual MODFLOW Flex window by dragging it back on to the main window or right clicking on the window and selecting "Dock Tab":





Flex Viewer

The Flex viewer, (sometimes known as the Composite viewer), is available in the numerical modeling workflow for regular (MODFLOW Finite Difference) grids.  This multi-purpose view gives you the ability to view and inspect your numerical model data along a selected layer, row, column, and/or 3D view.


Under Views, select the various views you want to see in the Flex viewer; Visual MODFLOW Flex allows you to simultaneously show a layer, row, column and 3D Views.  Place a check box beside the desired view and it will appear on the screen.

Adjust a specific layer, row, or column using the up/down arrows.  Alternatively, click on the button then click on any specific row, column, or layer in any of the 2D views, and the selected row, column, or layer will be set automatically.

The 3D Viewer will show a "ThreeSlice" view of the selected Layer, Row, and Column; for details on controlling the display of this, see 3D Gridded Data Settings





Objects in View

Below the list of Views you will see the Objects in View Panel.




This panel provides a list of the data objects that are visible in the current view; any objects that have been "checked on" from the Data tab or Model Explorer will be listed in this Objects in View; since both the Data tab and Model Explorer can grow in size and complexity as your project evolves, this Objects in View panel provides a nice short-cut to hide objects you don't wish to see in the view.  In addition, you can access context menu options from this panel; these are menu items that were typically only available by right-clicking on the Data tab or Model Explorer.


Toolbar options (from left to right):


Settings: loads the Settings options for that data object

Isolate: temporarily selects that data object in the view and hides all others; you need to click and hold down this menu option in order to maintain the selection

Delete (remove): removes this object from the view, but does not delete the underlying data from the project

More Actions: Loads the similar context menu options that you would get if you were to right click on the object from the Model Explorer (or Data Tab); an example is shown below for "Conductivity"





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