Model - Exporting Support Data
When you click on the Support Data button located below the left hand pane of the Model component, a CSV file containing a summary of the supports Fine Tune Offset data, as calculated/applied by the user interface, is created and a standard Windows Save As dialog is invoked. From this dialog you can rename and save the CSV file into a desired location. The default file name is Support Data.csv. The CSV file contains 10 columns of data for each support: Support Name, Initial X Coordinate, Initial Y Coordinate, Radius of Curvature, X Movement, Y Movement, Fine Tune Offset, Max Offset, Min Offset, and Analysis Optimisation.
The Support Name column contains the names of all the supports in the model, and the Initial X Coordinate and Initial Y Coordinate columns contain their initial position in global coordinates. The Radius of Curvature column shows the radius of curvature the user interface is trying to achieve at that particular support, as requested by the user on the Radii of Curvature dialog in the Vessel component. The X Movement and Y Movement correspond to the vector components of the Fine Tune Offset. The Fine Tune Offset is the magnitude of the offset applied to the support along the Fine Tune Direction in order to achieve its new position. The Fine Tune Direction is relative to the support Angle and is specified on the relevant Support Locations dialog. If the support cannot be moved along the Fine Tune Direction in order to achieve its’ specified radius of curvature then ‘n/a’ is output for the Radius of Curvature and the X Movement, Y Movement, and Fine Tune Offset are calculated as zero.. The Max Offset and Min Offset correspond to the max and min values that the user wishes to apply to the supports Fine Tune Offset, as specified in the relevant Support Locations dialog. Note that the user interface does not use these values as limiting thresholds when moving supports and so they are provided for comparison purposes only. Finally the Analysis Optimisation column is set to either Yes or No depending on whether or not the user has requested a Support Elevation Optimisation analysis step for a given support.