Add Material Boundary

A Material Boundary is used in Slide to define sub-regions within the External Boundary, which have different material properties.

To add a Material Boundary to your model:

  1. Select Add Material Boundary from the toolbar or the Boundaries menu.

  2. Enter the vertices of the Material Boundary as described in Entering Coordinates.

  3. When all vertices are entered, right-click and select Done, or press Enter with nothing in the prompt line.

After Material Boundaries are drawn, then you must use the Define Materials and Assign Properties options in order to define the various material properties and assign them to the correct regions of the model.

If your model consists of a single soil type with uniform material properties throughout, then Material Boundaries are not necessary.