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As you log into GENESIS-95, you will see the graphical user
interface below. The screen is divided into two parts:
The left-hand side is the Command Window, from which you control the
data files, projects, and simulations.
The right-hand side is the Graphics Window, where the contents of the
selected files are displayed.
Typically, only one half of the Command window is shown at a time together
with the Graphic window. The small boxes indicate the type of file and
the name on the dotted line next to the box shows what file is active.
By clicking on a small box, in this case Nswav.dat, all files of that type
are listed in a file list window below. From this list any of the files
may be selected. The name of the selected file will then appear on the
dotted line. GENESIS is executed by clicking on the big GENESIS95
The Graphics Window displays the contents of the selected
files, such as shorelines, beach fills, or structures. In the case below,
e.g., the Start file ST1 and the Shorl file SH2 are setected and displayed.
In the case below, another Start file
ST2 and Shorl file SH1 are setected and displayed. Thus, the graph in the
Graphics Window is changed accordingly.
By clicking on the Open box next to the file list window,
that particular file may be edited. For shorelines, depths, and waves,
the editor is a regular ASCII editor. For the Start file, a special Start
File Wizard has been developed. As the editor or wizard is exited, the
Graphic Window is updated.
Below follows a series of windows that you will go through as you enter
the Start File Wizard. First, fill in the general setup info (Section A