Graphical User Interface

The graphical user interface (GUI) can improve user productivity. It provides an easy way to control CUBIT without learning command syntax. Many geometry commands are faster and easier with the GUI. The underlying GUI components are constructed using a cross-platform development environment. As such, the GUI will behave similarly across all platforms supported by Cubit, yet each GUI will make use of platform specific widgets.

The GUI is built on top of the CUBIT command line. This means that GUI actions are translated to a CUBIT command-line string and journaled. Users familiar with command-line syntax can enter the same text in the GUI command-line window. Journal files can be created and played back in both environments with the same results. Although many things are faster and easier in the GUI, experienced users often use a combination of command line text and GUI button operations.

The discussion of the Graphical User Interface and its features is based on the basic windows contained within the CUBIT GUI Application Window. These are outlined in the subtopics listed above.

A full graphical user interface (GUI) with the standard look and feel consistent with major platforms is available on all supported Cubit platforms. The GUI version can improve productivity, making new users aware of the wide range of CUBIT capabilities, and freeing new and experienced users from having to remember esoteric syntax. The GUI and non-GUI versions create and play back identical journal files, making it easier to switch from one environment to the other.