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3.1.0 Introduction to the IDV GUI
In this section, we will examine some of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) features of the IDV.

The sections below describe the user interface of the main window of the IDV reference application. First, we'll load in a time sequence of data so we can use some of the menus and widgets in the IDV's GUI and see their effect.

We'll explore the Favorite Bundle mechanism in a later exercise.
View Window
The View Window is where the visualizations of the loaded data are displayed. You can have several of these windows as we'll see in a later exercise.
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Dashboard
The Dashboard window holds many of the non "View" windows. It provides a holder for the data choosers, field selector and the display controls as well as quick access to some handy IDV features.
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Notice that the Dashboard and View windows have identical menu bars. This allows you to control the IDV from either window.

Now let's learn how to navigate around the 3D main window.

 


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