Compute

When you have finished creating a Slide model, you must run the analysis with Compute so that you can view the results in Interpret.

To start the Slide Compute engine, select the Compute option from the toolbar or the Analysis menu. If you have not saved the file, you will first be prompted to do so.

The progress of the analysis will be displayed in the Compute dialog. When Compute is finished (a typical analysis takes a few seconds to run), you can then view the results with the Slide Interpret program.

Running Compute as a Standalone Program

The Slide Compute program, or analysis engine, will normally be run from the Slide Model program, by selecting the Compute option in the Slide Model program, after creating or editing a model.

However, the Slide Compute program can be run as a standalone program, if necessary. The name of the SLIDE Compute program is ASLIDEW.EXE. If you run this program, by selecting the name or program icon from your installation directory, you will see the Compute dialog.

To run a Slide analysis on one or more files:

  1. Select the Open button in the Slide Compute dialog.

  2. In the Open File dialog, select a Slide file you would like to compute. Slide model files have a .slim filename extension. If necessary, browse to the directory where the file(s) are located.

  3. NOTE: you can select more than one Slide file, if you wish to run consecutive analyses on multiple files. Select any number of Slide files that you would like to compute. (Hold down the Shift and / or Ctrl keys to select multiple files with the mouse.) When all desired files are selected, select Open in the Open File dialog, and the selected file(s) will be added to the File Queue in the Slide Compute dialog.

  4. Select the Compute button in the Slide Compute dialog, and the analysis will be run on all files in the File Queue. The analysis will be run using only the analysis methods selected by the user. The minimum safety factor for each analysis method is displayed as the analysis proceeds.

  5. When each analysis is completed, the file name will be removed from the File Queue and added to the Processed Files list.

  6. When all analyses are complete, select the Exit button in the Compute dialog.

After Compute has been run on a Slide file, use Interpret to view and interpret the results.

NOTE: the results of a Slide analysis are stored in files with the same name as the corresponding Slide model file, but with a .S01 filename extension.

Compute (Probabilistic Analysis)

If you are performing a Probabilistic Analysis with Slide, the Probabilistic Analysis is automatically run when the Deterministic (safety factor) analysis has finished. The progress of the Probabilistic Analysis will be displayed in the Compute dialog.

See the Probabilistic Analysis topic in the Project Settings section of this Help system, for more information about the Probabilistic Analysis Type.

NOTE: the results of a Slide Probabilistic Analysis are stored in files with the same name as the corresponding Slide model file, but with a .P01 filename extension.