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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.



Keely Kulpa 
Research & Development Scientist – Seequent


10 min

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Video Transcript

<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

and functions.

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.

For example,

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

in GeoStudio.

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.

For example,

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.