DOES Logo Graphic

Constraint Side Dialog

The Constraint Side dialog is presented in response to clicking the Edit Left Side or Edit Right Side button of the Constraint dialog. The Constraint Side dialog permits you to enter a mathematical expression consisting of constants, variables and operators.

Constraint Side Dialog Graphic

The Constraint Side dialog has an Expression edit box, a Numeric button group, an Operator button group, an Editting button group, and OK, Cancel and Help buttons.

Expression Edit Box

The Expression edit box displays the expression that you are editting for the Left Side or Right Side of a Constraint. You may enter information into the expression using the buttons or the keyboard. The edit box contains a vertical bar cursor (|). Any information you enter appears to the right of the vertical bar. You may also select information by dragging the mouse over a portion of the edit box. Selected information appears highlighted. If text is selected, a keystroke or button click will replace the selected text.

Numeric Button Group

The numeric button group contains buttons for the digits 0 to 9, decimal point and PI. Use these buttons to enter a constant.

Operator Button Group

The operator button group contains buttons for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, and parentheses.

Editing Button Group

The editing button group contains a Clear button, a Backspace button, a Delete Button and a Variable button.

Clear Button

Clicking the Clear button erases all information from the expression edit box.

Backspace Button

Clicking the Backspace button (or the Backspace key) erases one character to the left of the cursor.

Delete Button

Clicking the Delete button (or the Delete key) erases one character to the right of the cursor.

Variable Button

After the Variable selection button is clicked, the Constraint Variable Selection dialog is displayed.

OK Button

Clicking OK will validate the information you entered. If valid, the Constraint Side dialog will be dismissed and the Constraint will be updated with the information you entered. If invalid, you will be presented with an error dialog and the Constraint Side dialog will remain.

Cancel Button

Clicking Cancel will dismiss the Constraint Side dialog and the Constraint will not be altered.

Help Button

Help will display this information.

DOES has been developed by OPTIMUM Power Technology. For more information, contact:
500 Millers Run Road    P.O. Box 509     Morgan, PA 15064     Phone: 412-257-9070     Fax: 412-257-9011