advanced structural and pipework analysis

FS2000 Windows Graphical Interface

The multiple windows can be used to show different areas of the model.

For result case interrogation, multiple windows can show different cases and/or different areas.


Types of View

This view shows multiple windows and the type of displays used for beam type elements.
For beam or pipe elements three types of graphic representations are available.

Wire Line Represented by lines using symbols for features such as offsets, releases etc.
Ghost View Same as Wire Line but also includes the true outline shape of the beam.
Solid View Solid virtual view with hidden line removal

For finite elements either Wire Line or Solid Views can be used.

Interactive Environment

FS2000 is a Fully graphical interactive system.
All model definition and modification tasks can be done by graphical/interactive means.

Minimal Keyboard Entry - Numerical keyboard entry is minimised by:
Using relative entity definition to physically build up the model
i.e. copying existing nodes & elements or by relative node definition
Using geometric and material property libraries
Using the Parametric Frame Generator for standard configurations
ie portals, trusses, towers etc.
Using the various frame gen'n and mesh gen'n routines

Visual QA

Nodes and elements can be queried by mouse selection.
Node co-ordinates and distances between nodes are shown.
Elements can be labelled with their material and geometric names.
Selective Views - e.g. Step through element properties (single button click)
Solid views show a true physical representation of the model.
Virtually all definition data can be plotted.
Views can be dimensioned.

Permanent Visual QA - Hard Copies

Any FS2000 Window Viewport can be saved at any time.
Saved views are dynamic - they always change to reflect the current model status.
Saved views can show definition data or results data.
Views can be opened and printed at any time.