User Interface

The Soil Model Wizard main screen

Below the main screen of the Soil Model Wizard is depicted. Click one of the text-balloons for more information about that part.

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Items list

The items list shows a list of items depending on the current step in the Wizard.

1. Soil Types

The defined soil types are listed. That is: The predefined soil types Standards (NEN 6740, see Default soil types) and the Customized soil types added to the project by the user. For more information on this wizard step see Soil Types.

2. Soil Profiles

The user defined soil profiles are listed. Check how to use Soil Profiles for information how to put together a soil profile.

3. Locations

The Idents defined in the Ple4Win project with at least one soil profile attached to it are listed here. For more information on how to attach soil profiles to Idents on the project pipeline, check out how to use Locations.

4. Settings

In the Settings step of the Soil Model Wizard the items list shows a list of questions concerning default settings and values used for calculation. How to use Settings provides more information on this topic.

5. Advanced Calculation Options

The items list shows all idents having a profile assigned. Each ident is accompanied by an icon representing the setting for a specified option. Check how to use Advanced Calculation Options for additional information.

Item detail panel

The item detail panel shows detailed information of the currently selected item in the Items list.

1. Soil Types

The item detail panel shows the soil properties of the selected Soil Type.

2. Soil Profiles

For the Soil Profiles step the item detail panel shows besides the name and top properties of the selected Soil Profiles a visual representation of the Soil Profile's structure.

3. Locations

The item detail panel shows a visual representation of the entire pipeline project with the assigned profiles. A label with the name(s) of the used soil profile(s) is shown for the selected Ident.

4. Settings

The item detail panel gives additional information on the selected question and the effect of the answer on the results.

5. Advanced Calculation Options

The item detail panel shows the settings of a particular option for the selected ident(s) in the items list. Also a legend is given for the icons in the items list.

Wizard steps / Wizard controls

Each step of the Soil Model Wizard has its own tab page. One can go directly to the particular step of the Wizard by clicking the tab header. One can also go to the next or previous step using the Wizard controls. The Calculate button will start the calculation process and return to the main program with the results. Calculation is only possible when enough information has been provided. On clicking the Exit button the Wizard will be closed and you return to the main program. Changes made in the wizard will be saved, but no output will be generated.

Information field

This field shows particular information about the possible activities for the current Wizard step.


Last changed: 14/09/2016