Getting Started with OptiFiber

Starting

Starting and exiting OptiFiber When you start the OptiFiber program, an empty workspace appears on the screen. Use one of the following methods to open a project file: Select “New” from the “File” menu or double-click on the workspace for a new OptiFiber project Select “Open”, then browse to an existing OptiFiber file to open…

Interface

Looking at OptiFiber interface The OptiFiber user interface is designed to provide you easy access to the frequently used commands. After opening a new project file, you can see the OptiFiber workspace window containing the following elements: Main Menu bar with menus: File, View, Fiber, Simulation, Tools, Window, and Help Toolbars: Standard and Graph Tools…

Menu Commands

Using menu commands You can access the commands of OptiFiber using the interface menus. Each of the main menus has various command options. The menu commands are described in the Commands Reference, where first sections titles correspond to the main menu options: File Menu Commands: New, Open, Close, Save, Save As, Export Profile, Import Profile,…

Toolbar Commands

Using Standard toolbar commands The Standard toolbar contains command buttons familiar to Windows users: New, Open, Save, Copy, Print, and About. The Standard toolbar commands are described in the Commands Reference sections: New Command Open Command Save Command Print Command

Graph Tools

Using Graph Tools toolbar commands The Graph Tools toolbar contains commands frequently used in handling OptiFiber graphical views. They include such commands as Joints, Measure Distance, Tracking, Zoom X, Zoom XY, Zoom Off, Legend, Grid X, Grid Y, X Cut, and Y Cut. The Graph Tools toolbar commands are described in the Commands Reference sections:…

Navigator Pane

Using Navigator pane The Navigator pane provides quick access to the most frequently used commands. It contains icons that activate start the main dialog boxes of OptiFiber. These dialog boxes are used to enter data and run calculations. The Navigator options are described in the Commands Reference sections: Fiber Profile Command Modes Command Fundamental Mode…

Views Window

The Views window provides all graphical output from simulations. The graphs appear in the view tabs as they are calculated. In a new file, most views are empty, except the Material Loss tab, where a default loss characteristic is displayed. The list of available view tabs is as follows: Profile view Modal Index view Group…

Managing Projects

You can open and work with many projects files using the same OptiFiber workspace. Different output view windows represent the project files. OptiFiber generates default titles to newly opened files, for example Fiber 1, Fiber 2, etc. It is convenient to tile several projects for the purpose of comparison. The simulation commands always refer to…