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Animated Spindle

Show and hide the Main Control Panel animated spindle.

The animated spindle is an optional device to show you that processing of your GIS files in the GIS Control is proceeding without a hitch. You can be confident of this because animation of the spindle is not actually a preprepared movie file (AVI, MPEG or animated GIF). The animation that you see is the actual individual frames being displayed (a black box containing the text characters "|", "/", "-" and "\") as each stage in the capturing of data from your GIS input files for your model grids is completed. You can use the status bar information and the progress bar to see the overall progress.

You should note that while this feature is useful and perhaps attractive, it can also slow down the processing of your GIS files.