IrriExpress Add a Node - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

Add a Node

Click on Node from the Irrigation menu to add a new node. Select the type of Node you want to add (Pump, Valves, Emitters, etc). Each Series has multiple Models, choose the one needed and click OK.


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After placing the node on your workspace, hit ESC to return to the Node menu.

Click Cancel to close the node menu.



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Types of Nodes

Pumps: is a device that moves fluids by mechanical action. This is also the source node of the mainline.

 

 Valves: allow water to exit the system. In the mainline, valves are used to manage the flow to blocks and pivots.

The irrigation blocks will each have a valve that acts as source node. The block valve is also the connection between the inlet to the block and the mainline.


Emitters: can either be sprinklers in a solid set block or drippers in a dripline block. It is used to transfer water from a pipe or tube to the area that is to be irrigated. Typical emitter flow rates are from 0.16 to 4.0 U.S. gallons per hour (0.6 to 16 L/h). In many emitters, flow will vary with pressure, while some emitters are pressure compensating.


Fittings: a device that makes a connection between pipes.


Regulators: a device that maintains a designated characteristic, for example when the pressure in the system needs to be reduced to a certain value.


Boosters: a device that increases the water pressure of water that is already moving.


Nodes are defined in the nodes database.

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IrriExpress Irrigation Menu - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

Irrigation Menu in IrriExpress

 

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IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwarePipe:
The irrigation system consists of nodes and pipes. Use this option to add individual pipes to either the mainline or the selected irrigation block.

Pipes can either be added between existing nodes or by using the CTRL key, nodes can be generated as the pipe is being added.


IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareNode:
Nodes in the irrigation system are points to facilitate the pipe connections, to specify the mainline pump or block valve or to place emitters, regulators or booster pumps.

Nodes can be added individually or generated when new pipes area added.


IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareBlock:
The base elements in the irrigation system are the mainline and individual blocks. The mainline is automatically defined but irrigation blocks which have their own control valve must be defined by the user. Once a block is defined, the layout of a solid set or driplines can be done.

Available on IrriExpress Blocks and IrriExpress Full.

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwarePivot:
Pivots are entities on their own with their water supplied by the mainline.
When a pivot is added and the spans and starting pressure specified, the program calculates the flow needed by the pivot and when pipes are added between the pump and pivot, the mainline hydraulics will be calculated.

Available on IrriExpress Pivots and IrriExpress Full.


IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareLaterals moves can be created by IrriExpress from the Irrigation menu. Laterals' length and width are decided when creating the object on your workspace.

Available on IrriExpress Pivots and IrriExpress Full.



Pipes:

Cut:
IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareQuickly cut a series of pipes and place emitters at each intersection.




Hydraulics:

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareRun:
Run Hydraulics on your project to determine the pump pressure of the mainline and the valve pressures of the blocks. Here you will also optimize pipe sizes and view the hydraulic detail of your irrigation system.

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IrriExpress Area - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

IrriExpress Areas

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Areas can be either created as a rectangle or an irregular shape.

Elevations and Areas
IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareCreate an area on your workspace and Place Grid Points


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Use the DTM menu to Create Triangles and Get Elevations.



Divide into Blocks
IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareAreas can be divided into numerous equal blocks to help you design your irrigation system quickly.

 

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Click on Divide into Blocks and choose your preferences in the menu that comes up.




Pivots and Areas
Pivots can be created within an area as a Partial, Full or Largest Full pivot. See Pivots for more details.




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IrriExpress CAD Menu - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

CAD Menu

Add:

Line
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Create lines on workspace.


Polyline
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Create polylines on workspace.

Circle
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Create circles on workspace.

Area
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Create areas on workspace. Areas are used to plot DTM points, create triangles and get elevations. You can create either a rectangle or irregular area.

 

Image

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Insert images on workspace.


Text
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Insert text on workspace to add labels or clarify projects.

 

Dimension
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Plot the dimension of an object. In Preferences the units of measurement can be changed.

 

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IrriExpress DTM Menu - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

DTM Menu

 

 

Elements:

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Add individual DTM points to the project by using the Point function.

 


Triangles:

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After importing a map view and creating DTM points, triangles can be created on the image.


Elevations:

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After creating triangles, click on Get Elevations to import the map's elevations.

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IrriExpress Import Maps into Your Workspace with Auto Model - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

How to Import Maps into your Workspace - Auto Model

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareTo capture a map, click on Maps at the bottom of the screen.


IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareType in your desired address and click Go.


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IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareOnce you are satisfied with the location of the map, click Capture Map.

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareIf you would like to determine the model, click OK.

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareIf you would like IrriExpress to Auto Model the layout, click Auto Model.



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Auto Model will plot DTM points, create triangles and get elevations automatically.


IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareTurn off the Points and Triangles layers to see the image better.

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IrriExpress Import Maps into Your Workspace - Help Tutorial

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Susanna Whitford

How to Import Maps into your Workspace

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 IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareTo capture a map, click on Maps at the bottom of the screen.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareType in your desired address and click Go.

 

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IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareOnce you are satisfied with the location of the map, click Capture Map.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareIf you would like to determine the model, click OK.

  

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareIf you would like IrriExpress to Auto Model the layout, click Auto Model.

 

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IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareAfter importing the map into the workspace, select it and click on Functions in the Object Inspector.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareOn the Functions menu that comes up, select Place Grid Points.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareType in the desired spacing between grid points. The maximum number of Total Points is 9000.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareAfter grid points have been created, go to the DTM menu and select Create Triangles.

 

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareThen select Get Elevations to give you the image on the right.

  

IrriExpress Irrigation SoftwareTurn off the Points and Triangles layers to see the image better.

 

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