The demo version requires the following hardware and software:
The demo software files are compressed into a zip file:
To install the demo version, follow these instructions:
lockinin the directory of your choice, for example
c:\lockin, by moving the
lockin.exefile to the directory of your choice and then typing
lockinin this directory. Press return. A number of files will be generated in the selected directory.
demo.bat. Note: depending on the settings of your Windows Explorer software the extensions '
.bat' may be hidden.
.bat' file and choosing the option
Create Shortcutfrom the File menu. You can drag this shortcut to your desktop.
After starting the program as described in the installation procedure, the first view will appear. From now on the program is mostly mouse-operated. Depending on the location of the mouse there are a number of operations that can be performed using the mouse buttons.
Below is a list of all menu items you can use. The other items you can't use in this version of the software.
|File||Opens a menu to print the screen to printer or to a file|
|Exit||Exits the model|
|Tools||Scenario manager||For saving and opening input scenarios|
|Viewer Options||Freeze and rerun the model|
|Help||About||Gives information about the version of the M-software used|
By pressing the right mouse button in a box a menu will pop up. Below is a list of all the possible menu items. Not all the items will be shown at all times, e.g. if a box is already open the menu item Open will not appear. There are some menus with a number of options that are disabled. These options are grey coloured and will not be described.
|Open||Opens a box.|
|Close||Closes a box|
|Open all||Opens all boxes under the current level.|
|Close all||Closes all boxes under the current level.|
|Zoom in||Zooms in on a box and opens it.|
|Zoom out||Zooms out from a box.|
|Reset||Resets the contents of all boxes under the current level to their default values.|
|Set reference||Set the value of all boxes under the current level of a reference level, which will remain visible when one or more of the values is/are changed.|
|Unset reference||Removes all references of all boxes under the current level.|
|Load ...||Loads data from a data file into a box.|
|Save ...||Saves data from a box to a data file.|
When the mouse pointer is positioned within a graph, a menu with different options will appear. From the first four options (Show value, Drag, Scale X and Scale Y) one option is always active. This option defines how the left mouse button will act.
|Show value||Shows the location of the mouse pointer in XY co-ordinates.|
|Drag||Enables dragging the graph to shift the scale of the X and / or Y-axis.|
|Scale X||Enables changing the range of the X-scale.|
|Scale Y||Enables changing the range of the Y-scale.|
|Edit free||Enables changing the graph freely by dragging the line.|
|Edit line||Enables changing (parts of the) graph linearly.|
|Edit expo||Enables changing (parts of the) graph exponentially.|
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