An introduction to the PipeLay software is provided in the following sections:
•'PipeLay Software' introduces the software and the key objectives that underpinned its development.
•'PipeLay Starter edition' describes the starter edition of PipeLay.
•'Additional Analysis Options' describes some of the less used PipeLay features, which are customized for particular niche installation applications.
•'Basic Concepts' introduces the basic concepts which govern the operation of the PipeLay Graphical User Interface (GUI), particularly the component-based structure for data specification.
•'GUI Basics' provides a more general overview of the PipeLay GUI. It shows you how to create and manage components, and introduces the GUI tabs, menus and input dialogs.