The Skeletonizer main dialog box is accessed from the InfoWater Pro tab. Then click on Appstoolbar button. Choose Skeletonizer from the App Manager dialog box and click on the Run button.
The main Skeletonizer dialog box is shown below.
Considerable flexibility is provided for defining pipe segments for reduction, merging, and trimming. You may perform network segmentation for the entire network, the currently active network, or only those pipe segments in the current network domain.
Dead End Trimming
Trimming may be used to remove short pipe segments such as dead ends and hydrant leads.
Series Pipe Reduction
Reduction is used to remove pipe segmentation caused by valves, fire hydrants or other data capture processes, by dissolving interior nodes on pipe reaches and combining the associated pipe segments into single pipes. For example, merging all series pipes of similar diameter, material, and age.
Pick the desired pipe matching characteristics. All series pipes sharing the selected characteristics will be merged and replaced by single pipes. Multiple data fields can be selected by simply clicking on the desired items.
- OptionsUse this to launch the Network Skeletonization Options dialog box.
Pipes can be merged into an equivalent pipe through the merge application.
Replace two or more pipes in parallel by an equivalent pipe.
Progress status indicator showing the number of iterative segmentation levels performed.
Total Pipes Removed field - Shows the amount of pipes removed (see Skeletonizer dialog box).
Click on this button to locate geometry data for model element.