Examples

The show options will be shortly described here. Most of the options are self explaining.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1Displaced pipeline

 

In order to have some insight in e.g. where bending moments find their cause the visualisation of the displaced pipeline might be of use. Because the displacements will be relatively small a magnification factor may be applied. The original position of the pipeline will remain as a vague shadow.

Un-displaced pipeline

Un-displaced pipeline

 

Displaced pipeline

Displaced pipeline

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Hide outer pipeline

 

With a Steel in Steel pipeline the outer pipeline will hide the inner pipeline. In order to have a look to the inner pipeline the outer one can be hidden. The outer pipeline will remain vaguely visible.

Outer pipe hiding inner pipe

Outer pipe hiding inner pipe

 

Hidden outer pipe showing inner pipe

Hidden outer pipe showing inner pipe

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Node / element numbers

 

Having displayed idents, constraints or connections on the pipeline one might want to know which nodes are assigned to them. Checking this box the node numbers will be displayed also.

Showing idents

Showing idents

 

Showing idents with accompanying node numbers

Showing idents with accompanying node numbers

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Ground / Water level

 

Before using the (optional) Soil model wizard it might be wise to check the entered Ground and Water levels. A simple representation of the levels will be displayed.

GroundWaterLevel

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Polygon points

 

Selecting this option all entered polygon points from the POLYDIF table will be shown, together with the polygon lines.

Polygon points

As the polygon lines are positioned on the pipe axis they only will be visible at bends where the polygon points are outside the actual pipeline. Weak elements are polygon lines as well, but they are not made visible here. A separate checkbox can be selected to show the weaks.

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hmtoggle_arrow1Bend Indicators

 

Selecting this option the tangent lines of the bends are shown as red lines.

BendIndicators

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Settlements

 

Using this view the effect of the settlements on the displaced pipeline can be seen.

Settlements

Warning As settlements are mostly small relative to the pipe diameter this view will also select the Centreline only option.

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Idents

 

Selecting this option all idents will be displayed. These are idents defined in the POLYDIF table as well as additional idents from the ADIDENT table as well as idents generated by the program.

IdentsVis

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Constraints

 

Selecting this option all end points and supports will be displayed.
 

ConstrainsVis

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Connections

 

Selecting this option all connections will be displayed.

 

ConnectionsVis440

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Elastic elements

 

Selecting this option the elastic bend elements will be indicated.

ElasticBendVis

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Weak elements

 

Selecting this option the weak elements will be shown as 4 light blue lines.

The path of the polygon lines is indicated by the numbered arrows.

The path of the polygon lines is indicated by the numbered arrows.

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Centreline only

 

With a relatively long pipeline drawn with the actual diameter, the pipeline might hardly be visible. In order to have a clear view the centreline of the pipeline can be drawn.

CentrelineOnly

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Orthographic projection

 

Standard the visualisation is shown in perspective. To be able to check whether e.g. lines are parallel or perpendicular the orthographic view will give better information.

Perspective view                                                         Orthographic view

Perspective view                                                         Orthographic view

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Save / Load viewport

 

When a certain view will be used more times, e.g. to get equal pictures in a report, there is the possibility to save the current viewport. When later on another picture has to be made the saved viewport can be loaded again.

SaveOpenVis

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1Print / Export viewport

 

The current view can be printed directly via the normal print dialog box. The view can also be exported to file (PNG or WMF) or exported (copied) to the clipboard. A pasted picture from the clipboard may look like this:

Example from clipboard

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last changed: 04/07/2017

See also:

Graphical representation of the configuration

Graphical representation of the results

Common functionality