CEM-PE or CEM-SE is written in C++, allowing fast operation speed. The basic screen layout is a left-handed tree view control panel with a right-handed panel display for the HTML and applets that make up the “Live Document” (Click for image of screen layout).
CEM-PE or CEM-SE user interface consists of an integrated set of windows, tools, menus, toolbars, and directories that allow the user to easily move through the entire CEM, using rigorous cross-indexing and search features, to access desired information. Hot-Keys exist throughout the manual that lead the user to an interactive toolbox of coastal engineering design and analysis codes (CEDAS). Many equations in CEM-PE are programmed, but with the purchase of CEDAS a complete array of sophisticated models are available at the touch of the mouse.