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Graph Material Queries

After a Query has been created, the data generated by the Query can be graphed, using the Graph Material Queries option. To graph material Query data:

  1. Select Graph Material Queries Graph Materials Icons from the toolbar or the Query sub-menu in the Groundwater menu. You will first be prompted to select the material queries to graph (any number of queries can be graphed on the same plot).
  2. You can select individual queries with the left mouse button, multiple queries with a window, or all queries (in the view) by using Select All in the right-click menu.
  3. When you are finished selecting, press Enter, or right-click and select Graph Selected from the popup menu, and the graph will be generated.

Chart Properties

  • The DISTANCE axis corresponds to the distance along the query line(s) i.e. the distance is relative to the path of the query line. ZERO distance corresponds to the FIRST point of each query.
  • The y-axis of a graph corresponds to the contour data being viewed (i.e. Pressure Head, Total Head, etc).
  • The axis ranges and titles can be customized, if desired, with the Chart Properties option, available in the right-click menu, or the Chart menu (when a graph is the active view).
  • Note the ID numbers at the end of each curve. These correspond to the ID numbers on the query lines on the model, which are automatically generated, and which are automatically displayed whenever a material query line is graphed. IMPORTANT – the ID numbers also indicate which end of a query line (on the model) corresponds to the end of each curve (on the graph). The ID numbers are necessary for identifying multiple queries on the same graph. To turn OFF the display of query ID numbers, you can simply right-click on a query, and uncheck the ID Number option (also available in the Edit option in the right-click menu).


  • A shortcut for graphing a single query is to right-click ON a query line and select Graph Data from the popup menu.
  • Queries can be saved to a file with the Write Query File option, and then read back in with the Read Query File option. To graph data from a query file, you can select Read Query File, or right-click the mouse and select Add From File, while you are using the Graph Material Queries option. This allows you to plot and compare material query data from different models, for example, within the Slide2 Interpret program. (Note that queries which are read in from a file do NOT get an ID number when graphed).
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