Move Boundary

Existing boundaries (i.e. External, Material, Water Table, Piezometric Line or Tension Crack), can be moved, using the Move Boundary option. Move Boundary is available in the menu, toolbar, or as a right-click option for individual boundaries.

A Move can be defined by two points, a relative move, or by a distance and angle, as described below.

To move boundaries:

  1. Select Move Boundary from the toolbar or the Edit sub-menu of the Boundaries menu.

  2. Use the mouse to select the boundaries you would like to move.

  3. When you are finished selecting, press Enter or right-click and select Done Selection.

  4. You will then be prompted to enter two points defining the move. You can enter the points graphically with the mouse, or with the keyboard in the prompt line. NOTE:

  1. After the second point is entered, all of the boundaries selected in Step 2 will be translated from their original positions according to the vector defined by the two points.

Relative Move

Rather than defining a move by entering two points, a move can also be defined by entering the RELATIVE move, in the X and Y directions. To do this:

The RELATIVE move option is very useful, because in many cases, a move is defined in terms of relative displacements, rather than a base point and a second point.

Distance and Angle Move

A move can also be defined in terms of a distance and angle (i.e. direction). To do this:

Right Click Shortcut

The Right Mouse button can be used as a shortcut to MOVE individual boundaries. To do this:

  1. Locate the cursor over a boundary that you wish to move (e.g. a Material Boundary, or a Water Table).

  2. Click the RIGHT mouse button, and the boundary will be "selected".

  3. A popup menu will appear, from which you can select the Move Boundary option.

  4. Select Move Boundary. As described above a move can be defined by:

See above for details about each of these options.

Moving the External Boundary

If you move the External Boundary, Slide will automatically move THE ENTIRE MODEL, along with the External Boundary. This includes ALL elements of your model, including material boundaries, support, slip surface and search entities, and all other model entities. When you select the External Boundary to move, you will notice that all other entities of your model also become selected. The user will find this convenient if they wish to transfer their entire model to different coordinates.