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You can change the appearance of flixo to suit your needs:

User Interface

Flyout domains (i.e. Materials, Boundary Conditions, Toolbox, Properties, Context Help) can be positioned anywhere on the application window and they can be grouped together. Flyouts can always be displayed, they can always be hidden, or they can appear as soon as the mouse cursor is moved over the tab.

The toolbars can be arranged, displayed, and hidden as desired. Additional commands can be added to or removed from the toolbar with the menu command Tools.Customize.


Additional application specific settings such as units, calculation priorities, tool characteristics, database paths can be adjusted in the Options dialog window (cf. menu command Tools.Options, category Application or icon in the standard toolbar).

These settings will automatically be loaded and applied the next time flixo is started.

Other document specific settings such as numbers of visible decimal places, font size, calculation precision etc. apply for the current document. These settings will be adapted in the template on which the document is based. These settings can be adjusted in the following manner:

In the Options dialog window , category Document.

In the Styles dialog window, for example activated from the Styles flyout, the appearance and the visible precision of the individual results can be configurated.

The creation of a template is explained in lesson 6.


Object specific properties refer to an object like local temperature object, Psi-value object, etc. You can adjust these settings as follows:

In the Properties flyout.

In the Style dialog windows. For example, in the Style flyout you can define the appearance and the precision of the results.

Coordinate System

The coordinate system is a right-handed coordinate system. The units as well as the origin can be adjusted.

The coordinate origin can be adjusted by clicking on the icon in the upper left hand corner of both rulers and by moving the mouse cursor in the direction of the new origin. At this point, the mouse cursor symbolizes the zero point (neutral point) of the coordinate system, from which the blue lines make up the axes of the system. As soon as the you release the mouse button the zero point is moved (note the adjusted settings in the rulers).