This blog post was written by Carl-Magnus Lancelot, Ph.D, when he worked as a Researcher and Database Developer at Thermo-Calc Software. He is currently working at Thermo-Calc Software as a Technical Support and Sales Engineer. We wanted to highlight this blog post again, as it includes useful tips and tricks for using the graphical user interface.
As a developer of the TCNI database, I worked with one of the most demanding thermodynamic databases in its raw, unoptimized form. This required me to find shortcuts to decrease computational time and memory use. In this blog post you will find useful tricks for working in the graphical user interface.
Performing Only Selected Activities
A common trick to avoid redoing everything in a workspace is to right-click an activity, such as a System Definer or Property Model Calculator, and select Perform Tree Now so that only that tree will be performed.
But what if you want to perform only a few select activities, for example a selection from two different trees. You can do this by holding shift and selecting the activities you want to perform, then right-clicking and selecting Perform Now. Only the selected activities will be performed, saving time and computational memory.