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MinLab Guide

Getting Started

Step 1. Starting MinLab
Type "minlab" at a unix shell command prompt. A small menu window should pop up.

Main Menu
The MinLab main menu

Step 2. Loading a MinLab surface specification file
On the menu, choose "File | Open MinLab File". A file panel should pop up.
Click the "Library" button in the panel.

Open File Panel
The Open File panel (File | Open MinLab File)

Double-click on "catenoid.min" in the right window of the panel.
The file-read panel will close.

Step 3. Computing the surface
On the menu, choose "Controls | Compute Surface". The viewer window will appear with showing the the catenoid, a simple minimal surface.

Viewer Window
The iSight viewer window

Drag the mouse in the viewer window to move the surface.

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