The colouring option allows you to colour code your conductors based on specific criteria such as the type of conductor it is, the pole utilisation or its class. This provides you with the capacity to break up projects into colour-coded subsections for easier viewing and analysis as seen:
Note: By having the utilisation selected the application will continue to calculate the worst-case tip load of all the poles in your design and represent it as a percentage of its total allowable strength. A heatmap will also appear to demonstrate the breaking areas and a red-figure will appear on top of poles that are over utilised (100%+). You can use this tool to quickly pinpoint all the failing poles.
To use, simply select the dropdown box next to the Colouring option and choose your desired option or reset to the default which is none.
The sliders allow you to fine tune the visualisation of your model and are used simply by dragging the control to the desired location:
- Eye dome intensity: this controls the contrast
- Cable visual size multiplier: this controls the cable thickness
- Map overlay opacity: controls the opacity of the map overlay, setting it to 0 will hide the overlay from view
This section is specific to LiDAR data, with the point size modifying the individual size of each LiDAR point and the coloring option allowing you to switch between different color coding settings for each individual point.
Checkboxes are also provided for users to visualise their design, with respect to its surrounding LiDAR, in more detail:
- Flag clearance violations: any LiDAR points that violate the clearance requirements of the conductors will turn red
- Flag areas in plan: LiDAR points violating clearance requirements will be flagged in the plan view
- Clearance markers: these markers appear when a conductor is selected and groups violating points into circle markers. These markers are paired with an average distance.