# Control Panel: Model Environment

The Model Environment control panel is used for the two first steps in running the model:

ENVI-met supports the use of alias to facilitate the program handling.

In the ENVI-met project drop-down box, all project alias recently defined in MYALIAS.DAT are listed:

Select your pre-defined project to have direct access to the data folder of the project.
Please Note: This is only a help to shorten the data navigation and selection. The settings used in this box do not effect the actual model run.