This section describes the File->New menu option. The New menu option allows the user to create a new VCell document - biomodel, mathmodel or a geometry document.
Clicking on File->New menu option shows another menu popup where the user can choose to create a new BioModel, MathModel or Geometry document. Clicking on any of those options opens a new document of the chosen type. If the user chooses to create a MathModel, further options are provided in the next level of popup menu. There are 4 options to create a MathModel:
Spatial from new geometry - creates a spatial MathModel from a new geometry. The image below shows the dialog the user is prompted with to create a new geometry. The geometry can be analytical (1, 2, or 3D); image-based (from VCell database or imported from image file and processed); mesh-based (from STL file); copied from a BioModel application or another MathModel or a saved Geometry from the VCell database; or created from scratch. For further information on creating geometries, refer to the section on Geometry.
From BioModel - creates a MathModel from a BioModel that can be selected from a list of the user's bioModels or those that are shared with the user. Upon selecting the BioModel, a dialog prompts the user to select an application from a list of applications in the BioModel that should be converted to a MathModel. Note: Each application has a separate MathModel associated with it.