OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
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A menu3.1 organizes or catalogs particular utilities onto one page. Other menus (submenus) can be called from a menu. Each submenu represents a more specific catalog. The title of the menu is displayed in the upper left corner along with (if it is a submenu) a few words describing the utility of the current menu. Each of the menus has the same form. It contains a left panel of Submenus, a middle panel of Functions, and a right panel of Variables. These columns represent most of the uses of OOF and will be described in this chapter.
There are five buttons on top of the menu. From left to right the buttons are:
- Return to the very top menu (the main OOF Menu).
- Return to the next highest menu (on the main OOF Menu,
this button is labeled Quit and pushing it has a not
- Remove the Menu from the display if there are other menus
currently being displayed. If no other menus are being displayed, in
a Submenu Close has the same effect as the button Home and
no effect in the main OOF Menu.
- Make the window permanent. If a Submenu is selected,
it appears as new display. Multiple displayed menus are very useful
for executing functions consecutively which don't appear on the same
- Record a sequence of commands to create a Macro
Function in the current Menu. For instance, from the main OOF Menu, press Record and then bc, fix, both,
top, and bottom. Then return Home and turn off Record (now labeled Stop). You will be queried for a name to
represent this sequence of commands (e.g., grip_top) and that name
will appear as a new Function on the main OOF Menu.
Finally, at the bottom of the menu is a region for setting the values of variables.
- The Main OOF Menu
- Main OOF Menu variables
- /select/elements/isotropic, etc.
- /distort/set variables
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