Single Deflection Line Output Sheets
Updated August 14, 2020
This article applies to:
- Terrain Forestry
- RoadEng Forestry
Files for this tutorial section on cable analysis can be downloaded here: Cable Analysis.zip
So far, we have covered how to analyze cable roads and explore multiple areas for deflection but we have not covered producing formatted drawings to communicate the D-line analysis to others. This example will address how to produce drawings which include illustrations of several view windows, and/or data tables. We will use the Multi-plot functionality to produce drawings.
New Multi-plot layouts can be created from scratch; however in this example, you will create a D-Line output sheet using a previously created multiplot screen layout.
- File | Open <Terrain>\Cable\CableAnalysis - 3.terx.
- In the View ribbon, Screen Layout area, choose Training\Training Single DLine MP.ilt
When you open a Terrain screen layout, window positions and display options are read from the layout file. In this case:
- Profile Sub-Windows were set up.
- A Cable Data window was created and configured.
- A 3D window was created.
- A Multi-plot window was created and configured
- Windows were arranged in a tile pattern.
Your screen will now appear similar to Figure below:
Note: Screen layout files are designed to be used in different projects; some settings may need to be customized before you are ready to print.
If your page does not match the shape of the Multi-plot contents, choose File | Print Setup and change your Printer and/or printer Properties to use a Letter (or A4) sized page in Portrait mode.
The Profile sub-view does not include the entire deflection line being analyzed. In the following steps, you will adjust the Profile display.
Select the main Profile window (on the right-hand side of the screen) scroll or pan and note that the corresponding Sub-view in the Multi-plot window also scrolls. Try to get the D-Line centered in the window.
- Right-click in the Profile Sub-view in the Multi-plot window (on the left-hand side of the screen) and choose Profile 1 Sub-view Options from the context menu (double click also works). The options dialogue box below will appear.
- Clear the Auto check box and note that you can now define Station and Elevation. This will make the Multi-plot profile independent.
- Press the Options button to show all the options shared with the main Profile window. Press Cancel to close this dialogue box
Note: The Sub-views in the Multi-plot window display the same settings as the corresponding main window; the options are shared. You can access the shared options from the Options button in the Sub-view Options dialogue box or directly from the main window options.
- Press the OK button to close the Profile Sub-view options.
Now you can scroll the main Profile window without affecting the Multi-plot. It is also possible to scroll the Multi-Plot Profile window using the keyboard:
Click in the Multi-Plot window to select the Profile Sub-view. Then type <shift-arrow> and notice that the Profile Sub-view scrolls (direction depends on which arrow key you type).
Similar controls exist for the Plan Sub-view.
Click in the Multi-Plot window to select the Plan Sub-view. Then type <shift-arrow>. You will be prompted with the message shown below:
- Respond OK; this is the same as clearing Auto Scroll Position in the Plan Sub-view options dialog box.
- Scroll the deflection line to the center of the window using <shift-arrow> keys.
- Type <ctrl-arrow> a few times and note that you can also rotate the Plan Sub-view.
You may want to display a North arrow in the Plan window if you change the rotation.
Note: It is not recommended that you save a Multi-Plot screen layout with explicit Scroll Position settings; use Auto instead. If the screen layout were saved at this point, the Profile Sub-view would be saved with an explicit Station and Elevation, similarly, the Plan Sub-view would be centered on a particular (X, Y) coordinate. If you opened such a screen layout in another project, it is likely that the Profile and Plan Sub-views would be empty.
In this example screen layout, the Multi-plot title is just a placeholder.
- Change the title to something more appropriate:
- Double-click on “Title” in the Multi-plot or use the right click context menu to open the Rectangle Sub-view options.
- Change the text to something appropriate. Note the other options available for the Rectangle Sub-view.
- Press OK to close the dialogue box.
- To print or export, select the Multi-plot window and choose File | Print Active Window. Then select your desired printer or PDF writer. Press Cancel to exit the Print dialogue box.
- Choose File | New, do not save changes.