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Introduction

Quick Start

Quick Series
Facts

PSModel
Program

Data Input

Data Output

Importing a
Data file into
MS Excel

Main Menu

Main Screen

Printing
Graphs
and Data

Screen Colors
and Fonts

Screen
Graphs

Shortcuts

Working
with Data

Testing:

Test Sheet

Examples

19' Ski Boat

34' Sailboat

41' Utility Boat

Technical

Blade Area
Ratio

Calculating
the Cavitation
Number

Horsepower
Losses

Hull Speed

Kt Breakdown

Propeller
Geometry

Propeller Law

Wake Factors

Glossary

References

Screen Colors and Fonts:

Default Colors:

Default screen or background colors can be reset for the Graph and Data Windows by selecting View \ Colors \ Default Colors from the main menu.  These colors were chosen to enhance contrast with overlaying text and graphics, and to minimize eye strain.  The paragraphs below discuss how to change the background colors for the Data and Graph Windows separately.

Data Window Color:

To set a different background color for the Data Window, choose View \ Colors \ Data Background... from the main menu.  In the Color Dialog Box that opens, select one of the Basic colors or create your own color by selecting Define Custom Colors.  If you select Define Custom Colors, the dialog box expands showing a rainbow of colors to choose from, see the screen capture below.  For help using the Color Dialog Box, left click the question mark  in the title bar of the dialog box.  Use the resulting pointer/question mark cursor to left click on any item in the dialog box.  A help window will popup explaining the function of the item.

Graph Window Color:

A new background color can be set for the Graph Window by selecting View \ Colors \ Graph Background... from the main menu.  The Color Dialog Box opens as discussed above.

Color Dlg Box

Default Fonts:

Default fonts (typeface and size) can be set for the Data and Graph Windows by selecting View \ Fonts \ Default Fonts from the main menu.  The default fonts were chosen for readability over a wide range of screen types and resolutions.  The paragraphs below discuss how to change Data and Graph Window fonts separately.  

Data Window Fonts:

To select a different font for the Data Window, select View \ Fonts \ Data Font... from the main menu.  In the Font Dialog Box that appears, a range of fonts, styles, and sizes are available.  For help on any item in the Font Dialog Box click on the question mark in the dialog box title bar then click on the item.  

Font Dlg Box

Graph Window Font:

To select a different font for the Graph Window, select View \ Fonts \ Graph Font... from the main menu.  The Graph Font Dialog Box appears with a selection of typefaces and sizes.  When the PSModel program window is resized, the graphics (in the Graph Window) are also resized along with the graphics text.  If the graphics text becomes too large or too small, resize the text using the Graph Font Dialog Box. 

Graph Font Dlg Box