Slide FAQs

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  1. I'm getting an error in the Interpreter stating that the output file is older than the input file and I must rerun the compute module. How do I prevent this?

  2. How can I display the model coordinates? How can I obtain a list or printout of the model coordinates?

  3. How can I view detailed slice information for slip surfaces other than the Global Minimum slip surface?

  4. How can I delete or move a water table boundary which exactly overlaps another boundary (e.g. a material boundary). When I try to edit the water table, both boundaries get selected.

  5. How can I model an impermeable (zero permeability) material for a finite element groundwater seepage analysis? For example, an impermeable sheet pile wall.

  6. How can I measure the flow volume of groundwater for a finite element seepage analysis?

  7. How can I display a flow net after a groundwater seepage analysis?

  8. I'm having trouble importing DXF files into Slide. Do you have any suggestions for making DXF import easier?

  9. How can I add customized headers and footers to printouts and include a company logo?

  10. When do I use active or passive support force application and what support capacity should I use?

  11. When should I use circular or non-circular slip surfaces and what search methods should I use?

  12. How can I create a model from an image file?