The Irrigation-Manager is programmed to function context-dependent, which means that all functions in the menu, the tabs, all icons and the right-click functions are only available if the function can be applied at this point. If this is not the case the function is grayed out.
The menu item objects can also be accessed with right-click in the Irrigation-Manager. It deals mainly with administrative functions and the creation of objects.
|Group||Creates a new group in the upper object tree.||Object tree > Group|
|Irrigation Project||Creates a new irrigation project in the lower object tree.||Project start|
|Outline tracing||Detects new areas with the option outline tracing and adds them into the upper object tree.||Outline tracing|
|Select existing area||Detects areas and adds them into the upper object tree.||Objects|
A detailed description of the editing function can be found in Object tree > Functions.
|Cut||Cuts out objects or object tree structures and saves them to the clipboard.|
|Copy||Copies objects or object tree structures and saves them to the clipboard.|
|Insert||Adds previously cut or copied objects or object tree structures into the object tree.|
|Delete||Deletes objects or object tree structures.|
Via the menu item Irrigation the irrigation components for the water distribution are created.
|Set sprinklers automatically||Creates automatically a new sprinkler on the basis of radius and angle.||Create Irrigation > Set sprinklers automatically|
|Set a specific sprinkler||Places a sprinkler into the drawing with manually specifying the group, case, and nozzles.||Create Irrigation > Set a specific sprinkler|
|Set specific rectangle sprinkler||After specifying the group, case and nozzle, this sprinkler will be set in the drawing.||Create Irrigation > Set specific rectangle sprinkler|
|Draw drip pipe||Creates a line that can have materials allocated to in the Irrigation-Manager.||Create Irrigation > Draw drip pipe|
|Draw drip pipe area||Creates an area that can have materials allocated to in the Irrigation-Manager.||Create Irrigation > Draw drip pipe area|
The menu item Connections contains all components for distribution, inlets, and controls to create a complete irrigation system.
|Set water connection||Inserts a water connection (with image) into the drawing.||Set Connections > Set water connection|
|Draw pipe||Creates a water pipe from the water connection to valve unit.||Set Connections > Draw pipe|
|Set valve unit||Inserts a valve unit (with image) into the drawing.||Set Connections > Set valve unit|
|Draw valve circuit||Creates a valve circuit with the selected sprinklers.||Set Connections > Draw valve circuit|
|Set field control system||Inserts a field control system (with image) into the drawing.||Set Connections > Set field control system|
|Draw cable||Creates a linear connection between the field control unit and the connection for the power supply.||Set Connections > Draw cable|
Materials used in a drawing can be collected in a material list. These lists can be saved, printed, or exported to other specification programs as GAEB-file.
|Create||Creates a material list from an object tree including its contained objects and inserts it into the materials catalogue.||Material list > Create|
|Creates a material list from an object tree including its contained objects and prints it.||Material list > Print|
|as GAEB-file||Creates a material list from an object tree including its contained objects and exports it as GAEB-file.||Material list > Export as GAEB-file|
|as CSV-file||Creates a material list from an object tree including its contained objects and exports it as CSV-file.||Material list > Export as CSV-file|
|to Excel||Creates a material list from an object tree including its contained objects and exports it to Excel.||Material list > Export to Excel|
|Create legend||Creates a material legend from the object tree including its contained objects or from the drawing and inserts it into the drawing.||Generate material legend|
|Refresh material catalogue||Refreshes the material catalogue selected in the pre-settings.||Use Materials > Refresh material catalogue|
|Open material catalogue||Opens the DATAflor BUSINESS material catalogue.||Access to the Material Catalogue|
|Add catalogue||A new catalogue can be imported into the Irrigation-Manager.||Use Materials > Add catalogue|
|Open checklist||Opens the document Checklist Irrigation Plan to conduct a comprehensive inventory analysis where all necessary information to the project is listed.||Checklist Irrigation plan|
|Recalculate sprinkler||When specifying new values for Pressure Sprinkler and Pressure Nozzle the automatically detected sprinklers are recalculated and, if required, new sprinklers are applied.||Check and edit Irrigation > Recalculate sprinkler|
|Specify heights||Sub-ordinate sprinklers inherit the specified maximum difference in height to the water source.||Check and edit Irrigation > Specify heights|
|Case-regulated pressure||Sub-objects inherit the property Case-regulated pressure. Additionally the specified values for the maximum pressure for nozzles and sprinklers are recorded.||Check and edit Irrigation > Case-regulated pressure|
|Inherit properties||Sub-objects inherit the settings of an hierarchial higher objects. Manually defind object properties will be overwritten.||Check and edit Irrigation > Inherit properties|
|Refresh drawing order||For the graphic layout of the irrigation objects the drawing order can be refreshed. For that, the drawing order can also be refreshed automatically. Because refreshing of drawing objects can take a long time due to numerous objects, this option is turned off by default in the Tab Properties.||Tabs > Properties|
|Edit hose order||Generates a list with hoses where the hose order and therefore the allocation of hose intersection signs for crossing lines can be changed.||Check and edit Irrigation > Intersecting hoses|
|Zoom in on objects||With this function either the object marked in the object tree or the complex part of the tree structure is ZOOMed in on and displayed the background. This way, objects listed in the object tree can be located in the drawing. The zoom factor can be regulated in the Object-Manager.||Options > Tab General|
|Save||With this function current changes are saved to the drawing.|
|Undo||Undo refers to the last change of certain procedure, eg. allocation of sprinklers.|
|Edit||With Edit drawing objects like pipes and vent circuits can be reviewed.|