Input Keyboard Tricks in Flownex

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Do you ever find that the units on your Flownex input don’t match what you’re inputting? But you don’t notice until you’ve already typed in the value? There’s a trick to avoid redundant typing! After typing in our input we simply hold CTRL while changing the unit.

Here’s what it looks like if we hold Ctrl while choosing a new unit for a diameter input.

1 ctrl input

If we instead choose the unit while not holding Ctrl we see the units convert automatically.

2 input unit conversion

If you’re more of a keyboard commando and like to avoid mouse-clicks we can also type in the units ourselves.

3 manual unit input

Some helpful keyboard shortcuts when entering units for areas, volumes, etc…

Alt + 0176 = ° (Superscript “0” used for degrees)

Alt + 0178 = ² (Superscript “2”)

Alt + 0179 = ³ (Superscript “3”)

Other Useful Input Keyboard Shortcuts

We can specify that an input is a global parameter by using “$” in the property input. Here is another blog post that goes into more detail on how to get the most out of Global Parameters.

4 Global Parameter

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