Show Values Along Surface

The Show Values Along Surface option allows you to display slip surface data (e.g. shear strength, pore pressure, etc.) directly on the global minimum slip surface and on slip surface queries. The data can be displayed as numerical values and / or graphically, directly on the slip surface as illustrated below.

Data is always available for the Global Minimum slip surface. For slip surface queries other than the global minimum, you must compute the model using maximum data output mode in order for slip surface data to be available.

Shear strength data displayed on slip surface using Show Values option (min and max values highlighted)

To use Show Values:

  1. Select Show Values Along Surface from the toolbar or the Query menu.

  2. In the Show Values dialog, select the Slice Data you would like to display (e.g. Shear Strength, Pore Pressure).

  3. Select the desired display / drawing options. Note:

  1. The data is immediately displayed on the Global Minimum slip surface according to your selections in the Show Values dialog.

  2. If you have created slip surface queries for surfaces other than the global minimum, data will also be displayed on the queried surfaces, but only if the model has been computed using maximum data output mode. If the data is not displayed, then you must re-compute the model using maximum data output mode in order for slip surface data to be available for surfaces other than the global minimum.

To hide or modify the display of values, you can re-select Show Values, and make the desired changes in the dialog. Alternatively, you can use the right-click shortcut described below.

Right Click Shortcut

The Show Values Along Surface option can be conveniently accessed with the right mouse button: