Frame Work

midas Civil provides various menu systems and windows to pursue the user-friendly work space optimized to Windows environment. In addition, it provides supplemental windows such as Tree Menu and Task Menu, and a Toolbar that can be customized by the user.



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This is the working window where modeling and post-processing are performed using the various GUI features of midas Civil.

Multiple Model Windows can be displayed. Since Model Windows are independent of each other, different coordinate systems can be assigned to each Model Window for modeling. In addition, since each Model Window receives the data from the same database, the work done in a certain Model Window is reflected in each and every Model Window.

When the program is executed, the Start Page links to the midas website (


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Main Menu accommodates all the commands and shortcut keys that are required for operating midas Civil.


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A series of work processes, from modeling to analysis, design and generation of calculation sheets, is listed systematically. The Tree Menu guides the required procedure and invokes the relevant dialog box so that even a beginner, as well as an expert, can efficiently perform the work without an error.


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Simultaneously used with Tree menu, Work tree and Group information can be examined more conveniently. In addition, it boosts the efficiency by providing element and boundary input dialog box with Work tree simultaneously.


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Using this drop-down menu, Construction Stage can be easily chosen for checking a structure by stages.



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View can be easily manipulated.



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midas Civil provides the Icon Menu symbolizing each function, which allows easy access to the frequently used menus. Moreover, similar types of Icon Menus are grouped by tabs (Tabbed Toolbar). This allows the user to correctly identify the Icon Menu with ease.


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Similar types of Icon Menus are grouped by tabs (Tabbed Toolbar). This allows the user to correctly identify the Icon Menu with ease.

The Task Pane displays the work procedure for advanced analysis functions and description of input items, so as to enable the user to work with ease.

For more details, refer to GUI Information > Task Pane.


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Simply right-click the mouse over the Model Window or Works Tree to invoke the Context Menu, such as the relevant functions and frequently used functions, depending upon the work situation, selected entities and click location.


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Table Window generates various input data and analysis results in a spreadsheet format table, which is similar to MS-Excel.

In the Table Window, it is possible to edit, add, search and sort data. In addition, graph plotting is possible within midas Civil and the table is compatible with most commercial spreadsheet programs, including MS-Excel.


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Various information and warning or error messages, which are useful for modeling and analysis, are displayed.


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In the Command Line, Input the Command Key to execute the Commands.

For more details, refer to GUI Information > Command Line.


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In the Status Bar, check the coordinates as per each coordinate system, unit system, select filtering option, element snap location control, etc., which will increase the work efficiency.


Status Bar

Coordinate: Display the coordinates of the mouse cursor in the Model Window.

Unit Change: Set the unit system or change the unit system currently in use.

   image5.gif Zoom Fix for Stage: While fixing the shape shown in the Model View, activate the model for each construction stage.

   image6.gif Active Fix: While fixing the Model View of the activated elements, verify each construction stage analysis result.

"Active Fix" is activated only when the construction stage analysis is completed.

Select Filter: When using Graphic Selection for linear elements, only the elements parallel to the Global axis or plane opted for filtering are selected.

1. Select the desired axis or plane from the "Select Filter" field.

2. Use Graphic Selection (Single, Window, Polygon, Intersect Line, Plane, Volume, All) to select or unselect linear elements.

3. From the selected linear elements, only the elements satisfying the Filter conditions will be selected or unselected.

Plate and solid elements cannot be filtered.

 The Filter options can be applied to the following ranges:

none: Do not apply Filter.

x: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) x-axis

y: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) y-axis

z: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) z-axis

xy: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) x-y plane

yz: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) y-z plane

xz: Linear elements parallel to GCS (UCS) x-z plane


If Specified Selection (Select Identity-Nodes, Select Identity-Elements, Group Selection, Select Previous, Select Recent Entities) is used, Filter does not work when selecting the entities. In such a case, assign entities first and click Filtering (image7.gif ) in the Status Bar to select the elements corresponding to the Filter conditions.

Dynamic Query: Display the basic attributes related to a node or an element snapped in the Model Window in a Bubble Tip.

Element Snap: Element Snap Location Control: Control particular snap positions of element.

For example, if the trisection of an element is snapped, click  image8.gif and assign 1/3. This function can be extremely useful, for example, when generating sub-beams connected to existing girders.

Tree Menu, Task Pane and Message Window can be placed anywhere in the midas Civil Window (Floating function), and can be shown or hidden by selecting "Auto Hide" and "Hide"