Startup 1001


Starting Balsac from scratch opens the startup window

with a menu bar at the top of the window (under the title bar “Balsac Version 4.x”) and different option buttons inside the window.

From the menu bar L-clicking

·           “File”               opens a file input menu for starting Balsac with external input files or to exit Balsac altogether.

·           “Interactive      starts an interactive session from scratch, either Balsac/Lattice or Balsac/Cluster. These options are identical to those of the “Build” buttons below.

·            “Help”             opens the help menu for inspecting the complete manual or for obtaining specific help in the present context.

Inside the startup window there are two option frames, labeled “Lattice” and “Cluster” where L-clicking the

·            “Build” button inside the “Lattice” frame
starts an interactive Balsac/Lattice session from scratch. This is identical to the “Build lattice” option of the “Interactive” menu.

·            “Get backup” button inside the “Lattice” frame
resumes a previous interactive Balsac/Lattice session where upon finishing (or by explicit backup) all lattice and graphics details have been saved in a backup file named “balsac.svl” of the working directory. This is identical to the “Get lattice backup” option of the file input menu.

·           “Build” button inside the “Cluster” frame
starts an interactive Balsac/Cluster session from scratch. This is identical to the “Build cluster” option of the “Interactive” menu.

·           “Get backup” button inside the “Cluster” frame
resumes a previous interactive Balsac/Cluster session where upon finishing (or by explicit backup) all cluster and graphics details have been saved in a backup file named “balsac.svc” of the working directory. This is identical to the “Get cluster backup” option of the file input menu.

Further, L-clicking the

·           “File input” button between the two frames
opens the standard MS file input window for loading a Balsac input file to be used in an interactive session where the session type is determined by the postfix of the input file

o    *.lat, balsac.svl (Latuse format) files start a Balsac/Lattice session,

o    *.plt, balsac.svc (Plot3D format) or *.xyz (XYZ format) files start a Balsac/Cluster session,

This is identical to the “Open …” option of the file input menu.

·           “Exit” button at the bottom right
exits Balsac immediately.