The Display window takes up the bulk of the GUI real estate. Here your entire project is displayed during all operations and commands. Therefore immediate visual feedback is available at all times.
Note: Pointwise uses a separate thread to handle the GUI. This allows the Messages window and Status Bar to be updated and the Display window to remain responsive while commands are being processed. You can learn more about multi-threading within Pointwise by going to the Special Topics page on Parallelism.
The Display wondow can be used to quickly load a native Pointwise project file (File, Open), to import a database or grid file (File, Import), or to run a Glyph script (Script, Execute). Simply drag and drop a files into the Display window and the appropriate action will take place.
Several other actions also take place within the Display window. These include entity selection, model manipulations, and commands accessed via the right-mouse menu (see Mouse Functions for more information).
The background coloring and gradient of the Display window can also be customized (see Preferences for more information).