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Creating and managing workspaces

Every time SEAMCAT is launched, a welcome dialog box is present for you to select various option (note that you can remove the welcome dialog box from start-up if you want). Therefore, your firt step is to create a new workspace or open some previously created. This is done by selecting New, or Open Workspace or to open some latest Recently used. Naturally, for using the latter option you have to have some previously created SEAMCAT workspaces saved on your disk.

When a new workspace is created, initially it will be assigned a name automatically following default conventions, e.g. 'New Workspace_XX', where XX stands for serial number of newly created workspace. You may change the workspace name any time afterwards.

Note SEAMCAT allows having several workspaces open at the same time. Also the graphical information are kept when you will move from one workspace to another. This will help you in comparing your workspaces.

When SEAMCAT window is closed without previously saving/closing workspace, you will be prompted whether any changes to the workspace should be saved. Therefore any workspace that is intended for future work shall be saved as a separate file, which by itself also constitutes the shareable object, i.e. copies of the workspace file may be shared between SEAMCAT users wishing to discuss a particular scenario. This approach of saving workspaces as separate files is different from SEAMCAT-2 where all workspaces were kept as a part of an internal database, and if the user wanted to share scenario with others, this had to be done via Scenario export function.

The SEAMCAT workspace files are saved with distinctive extension 'sws' and by default are placed within the Workspaces sub-folder of SEAMCAT folder, of which location was specified by the user during the first installation of SEAMCAT-3.

Note that technical library management functions are available regardless of whether a simulation workspace has been loaded or not.

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