Graphics: display mode/maintain mode

Display mode

In display mode the graphics window is divided into two sections. On the left is the display area which shows a section of the complete graphic. You can use the scroll bars bordering the graphics window to move around in the graphic, changing the section being displayed (see Graphics: changing the section displayed.) In the navigation area, a green frame indicates the section of the complete graphic currently visible in the display area. The section can be changed by dragging the green frame or by enlarging or reducing it in size.

You can switch between display and maintain mode with Display<->Change.

Maintain mode

In maintain mode the graphics window is divided into three separate areas. On the left is the display area, on the upper right-hand side the navigation area and on the lower right-hand side the insertion area.

In the navigation area a green frame indicates the section of the graphics currently visible in the display area. The section can be changed by dragging the green frame or by enlarging or reducing it in size.

The insertion area contains a model symbol for an entity type and a specialization category (blue triangle). You will need these when you create objects of these types (see Graphics: creating objects).

In change mode some functions are available under Edit that are not available in display mode: Change, Display, Connect, Position.

Positioning mode

By selecting Edit ® Position cursor ® Positioning on/off you can switch between the maintain mode and the positioning mode. Positioning mode is also activated when you insert an entity type into a data model.

For more information on the positioning mode, refer to Graphics: positioning mode.

Other subjects:

Graphics: display method (SAP-SERM)

Graphics: accessing

Graphics: changing the section displayed

Graphics: selecting

Graphics: displaying/changing objects

Graphics: creating objects

Graphics: deleting objects

Graphics: positioning mode

Graphics: Get environment, Suppress, Reload (Utilities)

Graphics: other functions (Edit)

Graphics: changing the settings

Graphics: printing