10 CONSEJOS ESENCIALES para aprovechar más GeoStudio, con la científica investigadora Keely Kulpa.
Esperamos que uno de estos consejos sea una novedad para usted y mejore su experiencia y flujo de trabajo en GeoStudio.
Research & Development Scientist – Seequent
<v Keely>Hello everyone.</v>
My name is Keeley and I’m a research scientist
with the GeoStudio group here at Seequent.
Today, I thought I’d share with you
some of our favorite tips and tricks.
Hopefully, at least one of these 10 tips will be new to you
and improve your experience and workflow in GeoStudio.
So, let’s get right into it.
The first tip has to do with the right-click context menu.
At any time that you are working
in the GeoStudio project Explorer window,
you do not have to go to the defined project window
to add geometry or child analysis,
delete or rename and analysis or geometry branch,
or queue an analysis for solving in the solve manager.
When sketching your geometry in 2D,
you can use your keyboard
to activate many CAD light drawing tools.
For example, while in the draw region mode,
I can use Control + R on my keyboard,
which activates the CAD drawing tool in the bottom toolbar.
Here, the absolute XY coordinate can be entered.
Alternatively, I could have entered a relative offset,
relative length and angle, relative X or Y offset and angle,
or a geometry point ID.
While drawing, the Shift key can be held down
to limit movement in the horizontal
or vertical direction.
The Control button can be held down
to snap to an existing geometry line
to ensure that a tight fit exists between regions.
Lastly, C on my keyboard will close the region
or exit the drawing mode.
GeoStudio has the ability to copy and paste materials
If you want to include some of the same materials
from a previous file created for the same site,
you can copy and paste the materials
from the previous file directly
into your new GeoStudio project.
Take this file as an example.
I can drag a box over the materials
or hold down the Control button
and click on the desired materials and the list
from the old file.
I can right-click in the list box and choose Copy.
Now, when I opened the defined materials window
in my new GeoStudio file,
I can right-click in the list box and choose Paste.
All materials, including their defined, parameters
and functions will be copied over to the new file.
Boundary functions and climate functions
for the land climate boundary condition
can also be copied from other GeoStudio files
in a similar manner.
While working with parameters and graphs in GeoStudio,
you can modify the visible units on your screen
by right-clicking in either the parameter edit box
or in the graphing window.
I can change my poor water pressure units
in this hydraulic conductivity function from kilo pascals
to pounds per square foot.
Alternatively, I can change the hydraulic conductivity
from meters per second to feet per second.
The data fields automatically convert to the new unit.
While in the draw materials menu,
you can apply the same material to a region
in multiple analyses and geometry
by activating the apply to multiple analyses toggle.
This opens up a list box for you to choose
which analysis and geometries you would like the material
to be applied to.
The same action can be used
in the draw boundary conditions window.
The finite element mesh
and GeoStudio is automatically created
when you add a material to a geometry.
You can drag a box over the geometry objects,
or hold down your Control button on your keyboard
to click on individual objects
to highlight them in the draw mesh properties window.
If you want to modify the mesh properties,
adjust a line, point or region,
you can change the dropdown menu here.
This allows you to modify the element size, element type
or add mesh constraints to your finite element mesh in 2D.
The Remove Constraints button can be used
to remove all constraints
from the finite element mesh returning
to the default mesh using the defined global element length.
If at any time your analysis stops solving
in the middle of the defined duration,
you can toggle off all other analyses and choose Solve
from last time step from the dropdown menu
on the Start button.
This will allow the solver to start solving
from the last save time step in the file.
If you have a large file or multiple files
that you are solving,
there is also the option to solve
from the command prompt window.
Geo command can be used to automate the solving,
upgrading, and report generation
for many project files sequentially.
In command prompt,
you would ensure that your path environment variable
includes the folder where GeoStudio exists.
Then, you would type in GeoCmd.exe
with the file name and location, and the analysis name.
For more information on the Geo Command executable.
please refer to the tutorial video on our YouTube channel.
In order to review and interpret your results,
you will likely need to create multiple graphs
in draw graph.
While working in 2D,
the custom graph locations can be used to specify locations
on the model domain that are not geometry objects.
This could be used to choose a specific node
or element in the mesh,
holding down the mouse button and dragging a box,
allows you to choose a number of nodes or elements
or holding down the Shift key on your keyboard,
allows you to highlight nodes along the specified line.
As a final tip,
I thought I’d share with you my three favorite hotkeys
The first one is Control + Z as this can be used
to undo the last action you made in GeoStudio,
whether it was drawing a line,
deleting a data point in a function and so on.
The next one is F1,
the F1 button on your keyboard
will open the GeoStudio help topic for any window
that you have open.
if I have the draw graph window open and I hit F1,
the draw graph help topic is opened in the GeoStudio Help.
Lastly, if at any time you are missing a window,
such as the solve manager disappearing,
you can use Alt + W + E to reset your GeoStudio windows
to the default layout.
This will not modify your analysis or results,
but will simply return all windows
in the GeoStudio user interface to the default view.
I have now shared with you 10 of our favorite tips
and tricks for using GeoStudio.
I hope you have found these helpful
in your GeoStudio experience and workflow.
Thank you for watching.