Input Keyboard Tricks in Flownex


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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