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Adding Custom Equipment and Logging Systems

Updated August 14, 2020


This article applies to:
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Forestry

To evaluate a D-Line for acceptable deflection, clearance, load, and tensions you must use a Logging System that models what is in the field.  In the example we add a new piece of Equipment (to represent a yarder) and then and the create a new Logging System that uses this yarder.


Files for this tutorial section on cable analysis can be downloaded here: Cable Analysis.zip

  • File | Open <Terrain>\Cable\CableAnalysis.terx.
  • Select the Cable-Analysis tab in the ribbon bar, then click on the Equipment buttonThe Equipment dialogue box shown will appear.

Cable 13-1.png

  • In the Equipment dialogue box, press Add.  The Equipment Edit dialogue box will appear.

Cable 13-2.png

  • Fill in all of the parameters as shown in figure below and press OK to return to the previous window.

Cable 13-3.png

  • Skip this step if you do not want to change the default settings on this computer. To avoid having to re-enter the custom equipment parameters for future projects, check the Save as default box in the Equipment dialogue box. 

  • Press OK to return to the main screen.

  • Select Cable-Analysis tab in the ribbon bar, then click on the cable 13-icon1.png Logging Systems button.  The Logging Systems dialogue box shown in figure below will appear.

 Cable 13-4.png

  • Select Add to open the Logging Systems dialogue box.

Cable 13-5.png

  • Change the parameters in the Logging Systems dialogue box to the parameters shown in the figure below. and press OK to return to the previous screen.

Cable 13-6.png

Note: A Logging System is the combination of Equipment (a yarder) and cable Configuration.

  • Skip this step if you do not want to change the default settings on this computer. To avoid having to re-enter system parameters for future projects, check the Save as default box in the Logging System dialogue box.
  • Press OK to return to the main screen.
  • Choose File | New, do not save changes.
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