Paste from Interpret

The Paste from Interpret option allows you to import entities from the Slide Interpret program, back into the Slide Model program, to be used as boundaries or other modeling entities. This includes the following types of entities from the Slide Interpret program:

The Paste from Interpret option allows you to use analysis results from the Slide Interpret program, as "feedback" into the Slide Model program, allowing the user to iteratively analyze a problem.

To use the Paste from Interpret option:

  1. 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.

  2. Now, in the Slide Model program, select Edit > Paste from Interpret.

  3. You will see a dialog. Select the type of modeling entity that you would like to create (for example: "Water Table" or "Material Boundary").

  4. 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.

There are many possible uses for this option. For example:

NOTE: if you import a Water Table, an Iso-Line or a Flow-line (after a finite element groundwater analysis), you may notice that the imported entity (in the Slide Model program), has a large number of vertices. This is because the entity will have a vertex at each intersection with the original finite element mesh. If desired, you may wish to delete unnecessary vertices. Use the Delete Vertex option to delete unnecessary vertices, so that the boundary is defined by a smaller number of vertices, without any loss in the accuracy of the boundary position.