Petroleum softwares process numerous data and need many color graphics in order to visualize and to compare results. To answer this needs L'Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) has selected the window manager Motif© based on the X Window System©. We present a model which has been realized with Motif for a reservoir simulation program. In this paper, we discuss how to choose an interface builder above Motif to simplify the programming.

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