The Copy (Slide Modeler Format) option allows you to export entities from the Slide Interpret program, back into the Slide Model program, to be used as boundaries or other modeling entities.
The Copy (Slide Modeler Format) option (in the Slide Interpret program) works in conjunction with the Paste from Interpret option (in the Slide Model program). This allows you to take analysis results from the Slide Interpret program, as "feedback" into the Slide Model program, allowing the user to iteratively analyze a problem.
The following types of entities can be exported from the Slide Interpret program into the Slide Model program:
Water Table determined from a Finite Element groundwater analysis
Non-circular slip surfaces (e.g. generated by a Path Search or Block Search)
To use this option:
First, you must select the desired entity, in the Slide Interpret program. This is done by right-clicking on the entity, and selecting Copy (Slide Modeler Format) from the right-click menu. This will copy the entity to the Windows clipboard.
Now, in the Slide Model program, select Edit > Paste from Interpret.
You will see a dialog. Select the type of modeling entity that you would like to create (for example: "Water Table" or "Material Boundary").
Select OK, and the entity will be imported from the clipboard, into the Slide Model program, as the entity type you selected in Step 3.
the Copy (Slide Modeler Format) option is only available as a right-click option; it is NOT available in the main menu.
if you are exporting slip surfaces (e.g. after a Block Search or a Path Search), and you wish to export a surface other than the Global Minimum slip surface, you will first have to create a Query for the slip surface, using the Add Query option. Then you can right-click on the query, to copy the surface to the clipboard.
For further information, see the Paste from Interpret topic in the Slide Model Help system.