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Diagram Settings**

The following settings will change the what kind of results are displayed in the Resultant Forces Graph.

**(1) Force Components**

__Total__ This will plot the vector sum of the __Tension__, __Transverse__ and __Pole__ forces

__Tension__ This will plot the force effect of tension component on pole

__Transverse__ This will plot the force effect of transverse component on pole

__Pole__ This will plot the force effect of wind effect on pole

**(2) Diagram Mode**

__Force Direction__ The points in the graph are a plot of force vectors, where the distance from the centre is the force magnitude, and the direction is the force direction (*not* wind direction).

__Wind Direction__ The points in the graph are a plot of force vectors, where the distance from centre is magnitude, direction is Wind Source direction (*not* force direction).

**(3) Apply Limit Factors**

When ticked, the magnitude of the forces plotted will be forces with the limit state multipliers applied, i.e. it will be a plot of Limit State Result.

When un-ticked, the magnitude of the forces plotted will be base forces without the limit state multipliers applied, i.e. it will be a plot of Base Forces.

**Calculation Settings**

**(4) Tip Load Calculation Method**

__Direction-Less__ This is based naive calculation method where it assumes the angle of incidence between the wind and conductor is always 90°, regardless of the arrangement of the conductors on the pole. This method will only produce one result, therefore there will be no plotted graph, only a single force arrow**.**

__Direction Sampling (default)__ in this calculation method, the effect of wind is evaluated at even intervals all around the pole. This method will produce a large number results (as specified in *(5) Number of Samples*), and the maximum result is determined as the maximum tip load force.

**(5) Number of Samples**

Applicable to Direction Sampling Tip Load Calculation Method only. Number of results to be calculated per 5 degree of around the pole. For example, for a input of 2, a force result is evaluated every 2.5 degree increment around the pole. This will give a total of 144 force results evaluated at 2.5 degree increments around the pole.

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