Common functionality

The original representation will look like this:

 

InitialConfiguration

 

Click to expand/collapseToolbar buttons

Information:

ToolbarButtons1

 
Clicking on the pipeline will colour the element at that position black and show the element properties.

 
ElementInfo

Click on the info buttons below to show an example:

Click to expand Click Tab/Shift-Tab for next/previous element.

Click to expand Click on the element again to remove the properties.

Click to expand Deselect/select properties to show.

Click to expand Drag and drop (overlapping) element properties.

Click to expand Right-click to remove all element properties.

Click to expand Right-click to measure distances.

Zoom window:

ToolbarButtons2

 
Select an area by dragging a rectangle. Releasing the mouse button the selected area will be zoomed in to.

 

ToolbarButtons2(Example)

Zoom:

ToolbarButtons3

 
In this mode pressing the left mouse button and moving the mouse up the configuration is zoomed in. Moving the mouse down the configuration is zoomed out. The centre of the window will remain the same.

Pan

ToolbarButtons4

 
Panning is not much more than moving the current configuration shown on the screen in any direction. Using Ctrl-arrows will also pan the configuration.

Rotate

ToolbarButtons5

 
Rotation can be performed in any direction. The configuration is rotated around the centre of the viewport. Rotating can also be achieved using the arrow keys.

Zoom Fit

ToolbarButtons6

 
Having part of the pipeline in the viewport pressing this button the complete configuration will be zoomed out to. The direction of the view will remain unchanged. Since this is a one-time-operation, the originally selected button will be re-selected.

Info Having selected any of the toolbar buttons zooming in and out can always be done using the mouse wheel. Mouse wheel down will zoom out, mouse wheel up will zoom in. The position of the mouse pointer will act as the centre point of the area being zoomed.

Click to expand/collapseView cube

ViewCube

 

When the user has got no clue anymore from which viewpoint the configuration is shown use of the view cube will offer a solution. The cube has a text on each side: front / back / left / right / top / bottom. The cube itself can be rotated. Each side is subdivided into nine separate areas which can be selected. The areas are shown as red rectangles when the mouse hoovers over it. As an example the current view of the cube is shown (1). The cube is rotated so the top side will become visible (2). Then the top is selected (3) and the configuration will become clear again (4).

ViewCube(Example)

Click to expand/collapseShow options

 

Clicking on any checkbox shown below, an example and short explanation will be presented.

 

ShowOptions01

 

 

hmtoggle_arrow1Icon legend

 

FixedClosed

Fixed closed end point

FixedOpened

Fixed open end points

FreeClosed

Free closed end point

FreeOpened

Free open end point

InfiniteClosed

Infinite closed end point

InfiniteOpened

Infinite open end point

Tee

Tee piece

Joint

Joint

Support

Support

Connect

Connect

Roller

Roller support

 

 


last changed: 05/07/2017

See also:

Graphical representation of the configuration

Graphical representation of the results