Menu Commands

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Latest SysCAD Version: 16 February 2024 - SysCAD 9.3 Build 139.34893


The main SysCAD menus are shown in the following tables (License Group and commands marked [math]\displaystyle{ ^\Delta }[/math] are only visible prior to loading of a project; commands marked [math]\displaystyle{ ^* }[/math] are dynamic only commands; Graphics/Trend group visibility depends on current active window; commands marked are available from Build 139):

Project Commands Edit Commands View Commands Species Commands Tools Commands
  • Save Project[math]\displaystyle{ ^+ }[/math]
  • Save Version...
  • Save As...
  • Close Project





Lists recent Projects


  • Exit




  • Project Description
  • Project
  • Messages
  • Conversions

  • Plant Model
  • Solver Settings
  • Controls

  • Evaluation Order


  • Browse Historian Tags

  • Archive Options
  • OPC Server Options

  • Update Project Behaviour

Actions Commands License Commands[math]\displaystyle{ ^\Delta }[/math] Window Commands Help Commands Hot Jumps
  • Run
  • Stop
  • Idle

  • Step or Idle
  • Step
  • MultiStep = n
  • Set MultiStep
  • Run to Steady State
  • Solve Flows

  • Group Operations...
  • Reset
  • Reset Actions [math]\displaystyle{ ^* }[/math]
  • Remove Qualities
  • Contents to Presets [math]\displaystyle{ ^* }[/math]
  • Set Time to Zero


  • Network Users

  • Kill Current License
  • Reset Service
  • New Window (File)...
or New Document...
  • Open Window (File)...
or Open Document...
  • Print

  • Cascade
  • Tile
  • Arrange Icons

  • Select Window...
  • Select Access1 Window
  • Select Access2 Window
  • Select Recent Graphics
  • Arrange Windows...

  • Centre on Display
  • Online Help
  • User Guide
  • Models
  • PGM Language
  • Example Projects
  • What's New?
  • Email Support

  • www.syscad.net
  • About SysCAD
The visibility of the following menu commands are dependent on the current active window document type. For example, if the current active window is Graphics, then the Graphics Commands will be visible.
Graphics Commands Trend Commands Control Commands TagList Commands
  • New Graphics Window
  • Open Window (File)...
or Open Document...


  • Redraw
  • Zoom All
  • Zoom

  • Toggle Grid Display
  • Colour Scheme
  • Bulk Change Tag...
  • Options...
  • New Trend Window
  • Open Window (File)...
or Open Document...
  • Save/Rename As ...
  • Delete/Close Trend Window

  • Set...
  • Scroll
  • Zoom

  • Fit All

  • Reconnect
  • Reconnect All
  • Record
  • Record All

  • Options...
  • Query...
  • New Control Window
  • Open Window (File)...
or Open Document...
  • Save/Rename As ...
  • Delete/Close Trend Window

  • Set...
  • Scroll
  • Zoom

  • Fit All

  • Reconnect
  • Reconnect All
  • Record
  • Record All

  • Options...
  • Query...
  • New TagList Window
  • Open Document...
  • Save/Rename As ...
  • Delete/Close TagList Window

  • Refresh Values
  • Reconnect All Tags

  • Options...

From Build 139, subsequent clicks of the RecentGraphics.png, RecentTrend.png or RecentTagList.png buttons will scroll through the graphics/trend/taglist windows in the order shown in the Explorer Window, which is usually sorted by name. Holding down Alt will scroll through them in reverse order.

Shortcut keys and toolbars:

Background Shortcut Options

Right clicking on the SysCAD background (the grey areas on the main application window) will bring up a pop-up list of short-cut commands. There are three sets of commands available to the user, depending on the state of the SysCAD project. The short-cut commands available from Build 139.33457 are:

1) This set of short-cut commands are visible when SysCAD is in the Start mode, (SysCAD project is not opened).

BackgroundShortCut noprj.png
  • Up to 8 most recently opened projects will be listed here for quick access.



  • Exit: Exits SysCAD.

2) This set of short-cut commands are visible when SysCAD project is opened, and SysCAD is in the Edit mode.

BackgroundShortCut EditMode.png
  • New Graphics Window: Creates a New Graphic Window.
  • New Document...: Creates a New Document.
  • Save Project : Saves the project by saving all project files.
  • Close Project : Closes the project.
  • Zip Project : Creates a copy of the project in the zipped format.
  • Save Project Layout : Saves the project layout by updating the project file Options.WindowArrangement.ini.

  • Explorer: Brings up the Explorer Window.
  • Messages: Brings up the Message Window.
  • Plant Model: Brings up the Plant Model Access Window, where user can view global settings for the project.
  • Solver Settings: Brings up the Solver Settings Access Window, where user can set / view settings for the solver.
  • View Species Properties: This opens the Species Properties window.
  • General Options: Brings up the General Options Dialog box.
  • Reports: Brings up the Reports Dialog box.



  • Reset: Resets the project by clearing the various parameters.
  • Run: Starts SysCAD Simulation.
  • Stop: Stops SysCAD Simulation.
  • Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation.
  • Step or Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation if Stopped or Busy; OR solves one Step if the Simulation is Paused.
  • MultiStep or Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation if Stopped or Busy; OR solves Multiple Steps if the Simulation is Paused.

  • Open Containing Folder: Windows Explorer will be opened displaying the current project folder.
  • Exit SysCAD: Exits SysCAD.

3) This set of short-cut commands are visible when SysCAD project is opened, and SysCAD is in the Solve mode.

BackgroundShortCut SolveMode.png
  • Explorer: Brings up the Explorer Window.
  • Messages: Brings up the Message Window.
  • Plant Model: Brings up the Plant Model Access Window, where user can view global settings for the project.
  • Solver Settings: Brings up the Solver Settings Access Window, where user can set / view settings for the solver.
  • View Species Properties: This opens the Species Properties window.
  • General Options: Brings up the General Options Dialog box.



  • Run: Starts SysCAD Simulation.
  • Stop: Stops SysCAD Simulation.
  • Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation.
  • Step or Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation if Stopped or Busy; OR solves one Step if the Simulation is Paused.
  • MultiStep or Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation if Stopped or Busy; OR solves Multiple Steps if the Simulation is Paused.

  • Open Containing Folder: Opens the Project folder in Microsoft File Explorer.