In the Fenix+ 3 Classic, you can perform different actions with a project. These actions are described in the sections below.
Creating a New Project
To create a new project, do the following:
- Select File | New project or click the button on the control panel. As a result, the window for creating a new project will open.
You can also use Ctrl + N to create a new project.
- Enter a name and location for the project.
As the name of a project, it is recommended to use the name of a building you are going to work with in the program. The name of a project is used in the name of a project file.
While the program is running, temporary files and folders are created in the project folder (for example, simulation results files, floor image files, etc.). Therefore, it is recommended to create a new project in a separate directory. If you select the Create new folder in the project directory option, a folder with the name matching the project name will be created automatically. The project file and all temporary files will be stored in this folder.
- Click Create.
As a result, the program will create a new project. Once created, the project will open automatically.
When you create a new project, the program automatically creates a new (empty) scenario for this project.
Opening a Previously Created Project
To open a previously created project, do the following:
- Select File | Open project or press the button on the control panel.
You can also use the Ctrl + O keyboard shortcut.
- Select a project file and click Open.
As a result, the selected project will open in the program window.
To quickly open a previously created project, use the recent history located on the start page. The program stores history for the last 10 projects.
You can also open a previously created project by double clicking on the project file. Be informed that you cannot run several instances of Fenix+ 3 Classic simultaneously.
In Fenix+ 3 Classic, you cannot work with multiple projects simultaneously. Before opening a new project, you should close the one, which is currently open in the program.
Editing Project Properties
You can add the building description and fire risk analysis in the project properties. For this, do the following:
Select Project | Properties.
In the opened window, click Building description or Fire risk analysis for the building and add a desired description.
To save changes, click Apply.
All information that you specify will be included into the report.
Saving Changes to a Project
To avoid the potential risk of losing your work, it is recommended to regularly save changes to the project.
To save changes to the project, select File | Save or press the button on the control panel.
You can also use the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut.
You can set up Fenix+ 3 Classic to automatically save changes to the project at a specified interval. For more information, see General settings.
Saving a Project With a Different Name
To save the current project with a different name, follow these steps:
- Select File | Save as.
- In the opened window, enter a new name for the project. If necessary, specify a different location.
- Click the Save.
As a result, the project will be saved with a new name. Once the new project is created, it will open automatically.
When you save a project with a different name, only the name of the project file is changed. The name of the project remains the same.
Converting a Standard Project To a Demonstration Project
In Fenix+ 3 Classic, you can convert a standard project to a demonstration project so that you can open it on a workstation running a demonstration version of Fenix+ 3 Classic.
To convert a standard project to a demonstration project, do the following:
Open a desired project.
Select File | Save as Demo.
As a result, Fenix+ 3 Classic will convert this project to a demonstration project. A new file for this demonstration project will be created in the project folder automatically.
The name of a demonstration project file has a “converted” mark. Additionally, the extension of a demonstration project file slightly differs from the extension of a standard project file. For more information, see Logical Structure of Project Folder.
When the convertion is complete, the current project remains open in the program window.
Closing a Project
To close the current project, select File | Close project or press the button on the control panel.
If there are unsaved changes in the project, the corresponding dialog box will be displayed.
- To close the project and save changes, click Yes
- To close the project and discard changes, click No.
- To abort and return to the project, click Cancel.