Hall Consulting's
Hybrid Gun Design Tool

Pulldown Menus

File -> Open
Opens a dialog box that allows one to open previously saved gun designs.

File -> Save
Immediately saves the current gun design to the same filename as last used in the File->Open or File->SaveAs dialog boxes.

File -> Save As
Opens a dialog box that allows one to save the current gun design under a new name.

File -> Print
Prints the main window to the default printer.

File -> Export Performance
Opens a dialog box that allows the user to save the current gun design's performance to a tab-delimited text file. This file can then (of course) be imported into other applications (ex: Excel) for further data processing. Note that this feature is not enabled until the current gun has been evaluated.

File -> Restore Last Design
Immediately loads the last gun evaluated by HGDT (Yes, at times HGDT is making back up copies of your design (under the name "restore.gdt") even if you aren't saving your work.).

File -> Configuration
Opens the HGDT configuration dialog box. The configuration dialog box allows you to customize the unit system used by HGDT as well as change the level of valve model automation.

File -> Exit
Exits HGDT.

Edit -> Cut
Do I really need to explain this one?

Edit -> Copy

Edit -> Paste
You gotta me kidding me!

Tools -> Gun Scaler
Opens the HGDT gun scaling tool. The gun scaling tool allows the user a simple way to scale any or all gun parameters up or down.

Tools -> Gun Optimizer
Opens the HGDT gun optimization tool. Why fiddle around looking for that perfect barrel length, etc. when HGDT will do it for you?

Tools -> Load/Mix Calculator
A quick and easy calculator to aid in properly injecting fuel and air into your gun.

Tools -> External Ballistics Calculator
Opens the HGDT external ballistics tool. Given a muzzle velocity and projectile data, the ballistics tool performs a very simple analysis of the projectile's anticipated flight.

Opens a small window giving version information and the link to this website. Duh!

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