Description

Customize opens the Customize panel, which provides controls over individual buttons appearing on each toolbar, the size of the buttons, and whether text descriptions are displayed on the toolbars.

 

Tip: You may want to select small size icons for a laptop with a small screen.

View, Toolbars, Customize
The Customize panel provides control over the icon size and command text display.

The Icon Settings frame contains controls for setting the overall appearance of toolbar buttons. Use the Size radio buttons to select large or small icons on the buttons. Use the Text radio buttons to select whether text descriptions are included on the toolbar buttons and where on the button it is displayed.

 

Tip: Displaying tooltip text continuously with toolbar buttons using the Below Icon or Right of Icon options can be a valuable learning tool. However, this text does take up a great deal of GUI screen area, so most users will want to turn this option off once familiar with their more commonly used commands.

Below the Icon Settings frame are collapsed frames for each of the toolbars. Expanding the frame for a toolbar exposes controls for display of individual buttons. For example, the figure below shows the Grid frame expanded.

View, Toolbars, Customize Grid
Customize also provides control over which commands will be displayed on the toolbar from individual menus.

Check on a button to have it displayed on the toolbar. Check off the button to remove it from the toolbar. The buttons' states will not change until the OK button at the bottom of the panel is selected.

 

Tip: A popular set of commands to display on the toolbar are the Recall User View commands. If you have saved certain user views that are important to you for your project, you can toggle the display of these views on for the toolbar. This allows you to very quickly return to a saved view.

The Script frame is unique from the other frames in that it allows you to add custom scripts to the toolbar. Script, Toolbar manager discusses this functionality in depth.

The Reset to Defaults button will check on the toolbar buttons that are on by default, and check off the remaining buttons on the selected toolbar.

 

Tip: If you ever rearrange your Pointwise toolbars and windows and wish to quickly return to the default layout, you can use the Reset the Toolbar Layout and Reset the Application Layout commands in the Window Properties frame.

The Reset to Defaults button below all the toolbar frames, which is labeled All Toolbar Icons: will reset the toolbar buttons on all the toolbars to their default on or off state. It does not change the positioning of toolbars on the screen.

The Window Properties frame contains controls for the layout of toolbars, panels and windows. Check Reset the Toolbar Layout to have the default positions of toolbars restored. Check Reset the Application Layout to have the default position and sizes of the List panel, Messages window, Display window, and overall Pointwise window restored.