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Set up modeling area

You can set up the modeling area to suit your requirements. Besides moving panes, you can show and hide the required panes as well as change their appearance.


You have opened a model.


  1. Click on View.
  2. Activate the pane you want to show. A pane is activated if its name is preceded by a check mark. The Model overview, Attributes, Symbols, and Fragments panes are available.

Specify how you want the symbols to be displayed on the modeling toolbar. You can change the view by clicking on the down arrow in the pane header or using the menu:

View/Symbols/Small symbols: The symbols are displayed small and without text. If you move the mouse pointer over a symbol, its name is displayed.

View/Symbols/Large symbols: The symbols are displayed large and without text. If you move the mouse pointer over a symbol, its name is displayed.

View/Symbols/Small symbols with text: The symbols are displayed small and with text.

  1. Specify the size of model items displayed in the model window.
  2. Adapt the Mini toolbar by inserting objects you require and removing those you do not need.
  3. Move the panes to the required position or show or hide them.
  4. If you want to reset the panes to the positions they were in when you started the program for the first time, reset the position.

The modeling area is set up for your work.

See also

Video tutorial Customizing the modeling area

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