The Drawing Toolbar comprises of 11 icons that allow the user create new elements, measure lengths and areas and select object groups.

Pointer Tool

This tool is used to select objects, move objects, reconnect links, re-scale the window, change object attributes and to enter data.

Text Tool

This tool is used to annotate the network by placing text objects on the network.

Node

This tool is used to create nodes on the network.  These may physically represent a manhole or pit, an inlet for a catchment.  The node shape changes to represent different physical structures.  Triangular nodes have storage (basin) properties in addition to the system defaults.

Node

This tool is used to create nodes on the network.  These may physically represent a manhole or pit, an inlet for a catchment plus a pond or retarding basin or a Best Management Practice (BMP) device.  The node shape changes to represent different physical structures, where triangular nodes have storage properties in addition to the system defaults.

Link

This tool is used to create a lagging link that joins two nodes in a network.  This represents a travel time down a reach but not the physical characteristics of the pipe or channel and does not attenuate the shape of the catchment discharge.

Channel Tool

This tool is used to create a link that joins two nodes in a network. This link represents a closed conduit such as a pipe or an open conduit such as a river or man-made channel.

Diversion Tool

This tool is used to create a link that defines an overland flow path between two nodes in a network.

Polygon Tool

Used to measure the length of a polyline or the circumference and area of a polygon.

Select all Nodes

Selects all nodes in the model.  Click on the white space to deselect.

Select all Links

Selects all links in the model.  Click on the white space to deselect.

See also Building the Network.