The Profile form allows a given Flow Paths to be viewed in profile, and shows the relative lengths and levels of the various Connections, Stormwater Controls - SWC, Simple Junction and Manhole as well as the connections between them. The Summary table provides a quick look at the Profile Items, allowing you to easily see and export important levels and sizes. As with the rest of xpdrainage, the form is live and will update as the dimensions of elements shown are adjusted in the Site. The profile can be exported to a CAD file, as well as most image formats.
Viewing a Profile
To view the profile for a given Flow Path, either double-click on the Path in the Tree View, or right-click and choose 'Show Profile'.
Accessing Data Forms
The property form of each element in the profile can be accessed by double-clicking on it with the left mouse button. Choosing a connection will produce the Connections window (which contains all connections), where the selected connection will be highlighted. Selecting a Junction or Stormwater Control will open up the relevant property window for editing. Changes will be reflected on the Profile view once they are applied.
The toolbar provides easy access to a variety of functions.
CAD Options Window
Right Click Menu
The right click menu allows quick access to all of the items in the toolbar. See the relevant Toolbar Items section for more information. Some extra items are available:
Information is provided about the displayed profile items via Annotations. These are small snippets of information about the Junctions, Connections and Stormwater Controls that can be seen at a glance. Annotations will only be displayed if there is enough space for them - You may need to zoom in to see the desired information, or else open the property window as described in Accessing Data Forms.
To toggle the visibility of the annotations, use the Display Settings page.
The summary table provides a concise view, containing a small summary of information about the profile items. Summary items are aligned with their respective items on the Profile. The summary table will be exported along with the profile only if it is currently visible.
The summary table can be resized using the splitter bar above it, as well as hidden with the Toolbar option. If the summary table is not large enough to display all the contained information, a scrollbar will be displayed.
Items within the Summary Table can be edited directly from the form. Double clicking an entry will create a text box, allowing the value to be changed. Pressing Enter will commit the change and create a new undo marker, while clicking off of the text box or pressing Escape will cancel the edit, leaving the original value. This allows minor changes to be made seamlessly from within the Profile form.
Along with the Band Zoom and Pan options, the profile can also be manipulated using the mousewheel or the scrollbars. The mousewheel will zoom in or out based on the current cursor position. The scrollbars can be used to scroll normally, and have additional functionality.
Using the + and - buttons to the right or bottom of the scrollbar will zoom into the centre of the profile on that axis.
The ends of the scrollbars can be manipulated much like a splitter window. Hover the mouse over the ends until the cursor changes, then left click and drag. This will increase or decrease the size of the scrollbar, with a corresponding adjustment in the scale of the profile. Note that while adjusting one of the ends of the scrollbar, the other end remains static, allowing zooming in or out in one direction.
All navigation can be undone or redone with the Full Extents, Previous and Next toolbar/right click menu items.
When there are analysis results the maximum water level will be shown in each Stormwater Control as a horizontal line (whose colour is ‘Max Water’ in the Display Settings dialog box) to show how well the storage is being utilised for the current event. In the case of the more complex stormwater controls such as Bioretention and Swale (with Trench), the water level in each subsystem is calculated by the analysis, and will be drawn individually on the stormwater control.
Video controls appear on the form when results have been generated which allow the user to view their water level animation. If more than one profile form is open, the water level animation will be synchronised between them. The same video controls also appear on the Status Bar of the Main program window.
Flood/Flood Risk Indicators
In addition to animating the water level within the results, the profile will also display a warning triangle above a Junction or Stormwater Control when the current water level enters the freeboard (Flood Risk, SWC only) or Floods. The images used are:
The Storm Selection combo box on the profile form (on the right of the Video controls) allows the user to select the storm whose results they wish to see animated in the profile form. Note that the storm selector is also available on the Status Bar - these storm selectors are synchronized with each other.
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