Property Viewer

The Property Viewer exists in both the Modeler and Interpreter. In both cases it can be accessed by selecting Analysis > Property Viewer or by clicking on the icon in toolbar . It allows the user to visualize cohesion, phi, unit weight, pore pressure, GSI, mi, or D.

The options available are explained below:

Property Viewer in the Modeler

Property: Select property to view


Spatial Options:

Sample number: allows you to cycle through the samples of the analysis.

Show Spatial Grid: view the grid boxes (instead of the interpolated contours) that are actually generated by the field.

Normalize Spatial Contours: view the contours on a general legend, by their relation to their standard deviation. This is especially useful if you have materials that have very different levels of strength.

Spatial Properties:

This option allows the user to adjust the correlation length values and view the changes to the model in real time.

Apply Grid Changes to Model: this box is automatically checked. It indicates that the changes you make here will be applied to the analysis. If you would like to see the effect of the values without changing your inputs in the Statistics dialog, uncheck this box.

Display Options: the usual Display Options are also found here.

Toolbar options:

Two additional options can be found in the toolbar. The Open New Property Viewer button () allows the user to open a new instance of the property viewer for this model. This is particularly useful if you want to see two different properties at the same time (such as cohesion and phi for example) that are correlated. The views can then be tiled, and the Synchronize Property Viewers button () would allow you to cycle through samples of both instances at once, and check or uncheck options in the Property Viewer Options for both instances.

Property Viewer in Interpreter

The Property Viewer in Interpret contains all of the options found above, with the addition of the following options:

Analysis Method: Select analysis method to view.

Draw Global Minimum Surface for Sample: this option is checked off by default. It allows the user to see the corresponding global minimum surfaces associated with each sample. As you cycle through the samples, this surface changes.

Filter the Samples that can be viewed (): used to filter out the samples that are viewed by various different criteria.

Show that sample that gives the minimum factor of safety (): displays the sample with the lowest factor of safety.