Pipeline Draw

This tool shows a schematically drawing of the defined pipeline in the workspace panel. Prior using this tool, the input tables ORIGIN and POLYDIF have to contain data, tested and processed. Depending on how far the project has been processed, additional information such as the displaced pipeline are also available.

This tool can be found by clicking on the 'Pipeline Draw' TmainDraw button on the main toolbar

Pipe Draw Button On Toolbar

or,

by selecting from menu Tools > TmainDraw Pipeline Draw

Pipe Draw Button On Menu

The Pipeline Overview will appear in the workspace panel.

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Click to expand/collapseHow to zoom and pan

There are several ways to zoom and pan the pipeline shown:

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To zoom in/out by 25%:

Click the Graph.ZoomIn.16x16 or Graph.ZoomOut.16x16 button

To pan up/down, left/right or diagonal:

Click the appropriate BlueArrow.16x16 button

To zoom in on a specific region of the graph area:

Click on the graph area and drag while holding down the mouse button until the desired region is selected, then release the mouse button.

To exactly define the boundaries of the pipeline shown:

Values can be entered in the  Xmin , Xmax , Ymin , Ymax or zoom textboxes. Empty textboxes leave that limit as-is.

Info If the multiplication factors entered for the x- and y-axis differ, the pipeline drawing will be distorted.

To magnify the pipeline displacement

Enter a value for the displacement factor in the 'Zoom Displacement' box and click on button Apply (or just hit the Enter key)

Info As pipeline displacements usually are much smaller than the pipeline dimensions, a large zoom displacement factor (10 to 100) is often needed to see the displacements clearly. However, if the factor is too large, the displaced pipeline's shape will be distorted.

Info Make sure that checkbox 'Displaced Pipeline' is checked to see the changes.

To reset all zoom or pan actions:

Click the Graph.NoZoom.16x16 button.

Click to expand/collapseChanging the views and details

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The following pipeline views are available:

Vertical axis

Y

CheckGreen

DeleteRed

DeleteRed

DeleteRed

Z

CheckGreen

CheckGreen

CheckGreen

CheckGreen

PY-A

DeleteRed

DeleteRed

DeleteRed

CheckGreen

 

X

Y

AX-LP

PX-A

Horizontal axis

where:

Y

ó

X :

Top view

Z

ó

X :

Front view

Z

ó

Y :

Right side view

Z

ó

AX-LP :

Side view where the x-axis is the projection of the pipeline axis on the horizontal X0Y-plane
(see also toggle states)

Z

ó

PX-A :

Side view where the x-axis is the projection of the line between the start and end point on the horizontal X0Y-plane

PY-A

ó

PX-A :

Top view where the x-axis is the projection of the line between the start and end point on the horizontal X0Y-plane, the y-axis is perpendicular to the x-axis in the X0Y-plane

 

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The additional details of the graph can be shown or hidden by checking the appropriate checkboxes.

Warning Depending on how far a project has been executed (i.e. which design functions have been processed successfully), certain views or details might not be available.

Click to expand/collapseHow to print/copy the pipeline overview

PipelineSmallDetailPrintClipboard

Tools.Print.16x16 Print graph:

Click to print the single-graph drawing.

Clipboard16x16 Copy drawing to clipboard:

Click to copy the pipeline drawing to the clipboard.

Click on the down-arrow to show a submenu containing the following choices:

SingleGraphCopyRightClick(PNG)

Copy to Clipboard:

Copies the pipeline drawing to the clipboard

Export as WMF-file:

Opens the save file dialog to save the pipeline drawing in the Windows Meta File format.

Export as PNG-file:

Opens the save file dialog to save the pipeline drawing as a PNG.


PipeDraw, last changed: 14/09/2016

See also:

Visualisation

Single (Table) Graph

Multi Graph