Profile Location Editor

The soil profiles can be assigned to specified idents on the pipeline using the Profile Location Editor. This editor can be opened by clicking the New or Edit Profile Locations... button in Wizard step 3: Locations. Soil mechanical values will be calculated for this ident using the specifications of the assigned soil profile.

Info See Assigning profiles below on how to actually assign a profile to an ident on the pipeline.




Click to expand/collapseSoil profiles

A list of available soil profiles. These profiles are earlier defined in step 2 of this wizard and can be assigned to idents on the pipeline.

Click to expand/collapseDetail view

The detail view can either provide a detail view of the selected soil profile or a detail view of the selected ident from the pipeline configuration.



Click to expand/collapsePipeline configuration

An overview of the pipeline and its current soil model configuration are represented in this screen.



One can navigate through the 3D view of the pipeline using:

The mouse scroll wheel to zoom out/in
Dragging the middle mouse button to rotate
Dragging the middle mouse button in combination with holding the Ctrl key to pan

Or by simply using the tools of the Pipeline configuration toolbar to navigate. There are four toolbars located on the upper side of the Pipeline configuration view port.


No action: Clicking the left mouse button has no effect.
Select: Clicking the left mouse button one can select an ident page or pipeline section.
Rotate / X- / Y- / Z-axis: Dragging with the left mouse button one can freely rotate the model, rotate the model along the X-axis, Y-axis or Z-axis.
Pan: Dragging with the left mouse button one can pan the model.



Zoom in / out / in-out: Dragging with the left mouse button respectively zooms in, out, zooms freely.
Zoom window: Dragging with the left mouse button one can select a rectangle to zoom on in.
Zoom fit: Makes the entire pipeline model fit into the view port.



View top: Rotates the view to look straight downwards.
View side: Rotates the view to look straight side wards.
View front: Rotates the view to look straight front wards.
Restore view: Restores the view to a zoom fitted default view of the pipeline.



Show/hide Ground level: Toggles visibility of brown representation line of ground level.
Show/hide (Ground)water level: Toggles visibility of blue representation line of (ground) water level.
Show/hide Ident pages: Toggles visibility of Ident pages on the pipeline configuration.
Colour/uncolour vertical elements: Toggles colour of vertical elements of the pipeline configuration from blue to normal (grey for straight pipe elements, purple for bend elements).
Click to expand/collapseIdents

One can browse through the several Idents defined on the pipeline using the Idents navigator. The selected Ident in the drop-down will also be selected in the Pipeline Configuration screen and the Ident's Detail view.



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The pipeline is divided in sections depending on non linear changes (that is: Along the pipeline axis) in soil coverage, (ground) water level and pipe diameter. The aim is to provide some clues for the end user on where there are potential changes in soil values. And thus, where to assign soil profiles.



The elements of the selected section are coloured yellow. Through the section navigator one can browse through the sections. On the right, the percentage of defined section elements is shown. Once a section has a soil profile assigned to both its beginning and its end it is called 'defined'. Within the section there is no non-linear change in one of the parameters influencing the soil values, so they can be linearly interpolated using the assigned profiles1. The number of elements within defined sections are the defined section elements.

1 Info For a (semi-)vertical bend the soil coverage changes non-linear along the pipeline axis per definition. However, for simplicity only a section break will be placed at the middle of the bend. For small bends the deviation can be neglected, but attention should be paid for large bends (f.e. a horizontal drilling).

Right click a pipeline section in the Pipeline configuration view port to get some more details.



Click to expand/collapseAssigning profiles

One can assign a profile to an ident on the pipeline by dragging it from the list of profiles and dropping it on the specific ident page from the pipeline configuration.

Another possibility is to right click an ident page and choose a profile from the Assign profile option in the drop down menu.

A third option is to drag the profile from the list of profiles to the Ident's Detail view screen.



Info To assign a profile to multiple idents, first multiple ident pages should be selected. Drag a selection rectangle while in selection mode to select a range of indents, or hold the Ctrl key while selecting the ident pages one by one (Ctrl+A will select all ident pages at once). To assign a profile to the selected ident pages: Right click one of the selected ident pages and choose a profile from the 'Assign a profile' option in the drop down menu. One cannot assign a profile to multiple ident pages by dragging.

Furthermore one can cut, copy, paste and remove assigned profiles.

The fourth option for assigning profiles to an ident is via its properties screen. Right click an ident and choose 'Properties' from the drop down menu. Click the Change profile(s) button to modify the assignment.



Last changed: 14/09/2016