Generating a Graphical Preview

This task explains how to preview opened systems.
Open the GraphicalPreview.CATProduct document from the samples folder.
  • Click the 2D Preview button I_Preview.gif (704 bytes) then Redraw to generate a graphical preview of system(s) opened.

    A 2D preview is displayed to the right in the document window.
    To automatically refresh the preview, check the Automatic redraw option in the General tab of the Options dialog box. This tab also lets you align equipment horizontally or vertically in the preview.
  • A slider at the bottom of your document lets you zoom in and out of your preview.

  • Contextual menu commands are available in the 2D preview.
  • As you move the cursor over items, components are highlighted and the name and type are displayed. This dynamic highlighting helps you visualize connections easier.