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Application Window Message Window Graphics Window Access Window Explorer Window Trend Window Project Window Command Window

Latest SysCAD Version: 25 February 2021 - SysCAD 9.3 Build 138.28098


SysCAD Application Window

A SysCAD project will contain a number of documents with windows or views representing this information. The key representation of the model is the Graphics Window which is typically used to construct a model in a project. Other windows are used to display information or assist in the process of solving a model, reporting information, navigating a model, etc.

The picture below shows the various window for an example project, please note that user can re-arrange the layouts of any of these windows at anytime. User can also minimise any of these windows if not in use (for example, trend window).

1. Message Window - for various user and model condition messages.2. Graphics Window - for graphical representation of the SysCAD model as flowsheet(s).3. Access Window - for individual unit model information (configuration and results).4. Explorer Window - for selecting windows and finding model tags.5. Trend Window - for tag values and trends of selected variables.7. Title Bar - for project name, solve mode, and SysCAD build number.8. Status Bar - active window name, solver status and other information.GettingAroundSysCAD139.png
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The main windows in SysCAD are:

Application Window Message Window Graphics Window Access Window Explorer Window Trend Window Project Window Command Window
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For various user and model condition messages.
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For graphical representation of the model as flowsheet(s).
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For individual unit model information (configuration and results).
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For selecting windows and finding model tags.
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For tag values and trends of selected variables and also Trend Window (with PID Controllers).
For file structure, model list, tag references and conversion lists. For text representation of most graphics commands.

Title Bar

Button Small 7.png The SysCAD application Title Bar is shown below:

SysCAD 9.3 Build 137 and later
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SysCAD 9.3 Build 136
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The SysCAD project name, Operation Mode and SysCAD Build number is displayed at the top left hand corner of the main SysCAD Window. In the example above, the project currently opened is called Demo Nickel Copper Project(.spf) and it is running in the ProBal simulation mode.

Status Bar

Button Small 8.png At the bottom of the SysCAD application window there is a Status Bar .

Application Window Background Pop-up Options

When right clicking on the SysCAD background, (the grey areas outside of windows) the following menu options are available.

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  • New Graphics Window: Creates a New Graphic Window.
  • New Trend Window: Creates a New Trend Window.
  • Save Project : Saves the project by saving all project files.
  • Save Project Layout : Saves the project layout by updating the project file Options.WindowArrangement.ini.



  • Reset: Resets the project by clearing the various parameters.
  • Run: Starts SysCAD Simulation.
  • Idle: Pauses SysCAD Simulation.

  • Exit SysCAD: Exits SysCAD.