Selecting a Wire
Ways to Select a Wire
Any wire in the workspace can be selected in three different ways:
- By clicking on the Select Wire button (arrow icon) on the toolbar and then left clicking on the wire.
- By right clicking on the wire. In this case, a pop-up menu will be displayed, Fig. 1.
- By pressing F8 or F9 on the keyboard. In this case, the wires will be selected one by one, forwards or backwards, in the order in which they were created.
A wire is highlighted in light blue when it is selected.
The Pop-Up Menu
Right-clicking on a wire brings up a menu with the following commands:
Source/Load (Ctrl + Ins)
Displays the Source/Load toolbar for exciting or loading the selected wire.
Modify (Ctrl + M)
Displays the Modify dialog box for modifying the selected wire.
Displays a Windows(R) dialog box for changing the color of the selected wire.
Delete (Ctrl + Del)
Deletes the selected wire with all sources and loads placed on it.
Copy Start Point
Copies the start point of the selected wire to connect this point to the start point of another wire.
Copy End Point
Copies the end point of the selected wire to connect this point to the start point of another wire.
Executes the AN-XY Chart application for plotting the currents vs. position along the selected wire. This command is enabled when the currents are already computed.
Displays the List Currents toolbar for listing the currents vs. frequency at the selected wire segment. This command is enabled when the currents are already computed.
Wire Properties (Ctrl + W)
Displays the Wire Properties dialog box where information about the selected wire is shown.
Contains a sub-menu with the Line, Arc, Circle, Helix, Quadratic, Archimedean Spiral, and Logarithmic Spiral commands to draw these types of wires.