save as

A calculation file (as distinct from the summary of a calculation result) may be filed for archiving, back-up and later retrieval purposes.

Simply click on or open File on the top menu bar and then on Save As in the drop down menu which appears. A prompt will appear inviting a file name to be entered. The file name will automatically be given the file extension .AWC * but the user may choose an alternative extension if desired. Care should though be used if using alternative file name extensions as the program is set to only expect to find calculation files with the extension .AWC * and the user must therefore remember any alternative file extensions that may have been used when later retrieving files. For technical reasons it is also important that prescribed or 'reserved' file extensions such as EXE or BAT are avoided as these could cause problems elsewhere with software unless the user is very familiar with computer software conventions.

It is no longer permissible under latest Windows Operating Systems to save calculation results files in the same folder as the program installation. Normally the installation is in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mistral folder by default but this can vary locally.

Files are now saved by default under the 'Admin/AppData/Roaming/Mistral' folder path on your computer. Usually three of four folder levels down from 'Admin/' but it is not possible here to categorically advise the precise path as this can vary from user computer to user computer.

Mistral does however provide the facility to create a more logical folder path in which to save calculation files and which therefore will be easier to find in the future. Providing the location is not under the C:\Program Files (x86) folder. Mistral suggests creating:- 'C:\Mistral Calculation Files' as a suitable location.

* .CWC for Coldwind calculations, .CLW for Cellwind calculations.

See also: file extensions
See also: save