The base window is the central place where graphs are visualized.
uDraw(Graph) is a
multi-graph and multi-view environment,
so in one base window you can open a new view of the current graph
(i.e. another base window) by using menu
View/Open New View.
When two or more base windows are open at a time, you can close
one of them with menu
without terminating the system.
To exit from any base window, select menu
After loading a graph from file, it will be displayed in the
graph area of the base window. If the graph exceeds the size of
the window, the horizontal and vertical scrollbar can be used to
adjust the currently visible area (2D-scrolling is possible by
dragging with the
middle mouse button,
In the footer area, system messages are displayed, e.g. the
status of an operation.
The pull down menus are used to start operations in uDraw(Graph).
Menus can be selected either with the
or triggered by using the
The following menus are available in uDraw(Graph):
The icon bar at the left side of each base window contains icons
(buttons) for direct access to some frequently used operations.
uDraw(Graph) offers the following icons:
Beside these icons, the icon bar may have a second plane if an
external application program (for example the graph editor) is
connected with the
A uDraw(Graph) application is able to add its own icons to the icon bar.
Of course, these icons are specific to the particular application
and cannot be described here.
Application icons are shown on a second plane of the icon bar.
The user can switch between the regular plane (with the icons
shown above) and the application plane by selecting the small
arrows at the lower side of the icon bar.