For this sample project we will demonstrate how to get elevations, place pivots and blocks, update hydraulics and customize your paper view. To view the step by step video, click here.
Type in your desired address at the top of the screen, move the screen to where you want it and convert the map to satellite view. Then click on Capture Map and hit Okay to the pop up settings menu. This takes the map back to your workspace.
On the workspace, you can adjust the opacity of the image in the Object Inspector and view other settings of your captured map. Click on the Functions at the bottom to plot grid points.
Type in your desired spacing of grid points.
Select DTM on the top ribbon and Create triangles, and Get elevations.This will pull in and plot elevations from Google Maps on your image.
To place a pivot on your project, go to Irrigation on the top ribbon. Click on Pivot and select your type of valve from the menu that comes up.
Place your pivot on your map.
Once the pivot is placed, adjust your settings for the pivot in the menu that opens up. To view this window in the future, click on Manage on the Irrigation tab from the ribbon.
Adjust your Precipitation and Operation in the pivot menu. View your end pressure and required flow either in the menu or in the object inspector to the left.
Add a pump and pipe to your pivot. Click on Pipe from the Irrigation tab.
The green alerts on the top left will guide you through your project. Click on Snapping to convert to New Node. Click on Valve to select the node you want from the menu that comes up. For this example, select your type of Pump.
Click on Pump to convert to a different node, select your Fitting from the menu that comes up. Place your fittings on your image.
Click on New Node to convert back to Snapping. Then snap to your pivot’s valve.
To update hydraulics, either go to the Irrigation menu on the ribbon tab and click on Run or click on the red alert Update Hydraulics.
Optimize your pipe sizes by going to Sizing and clicking on Update Pipe Sizes. You can also adjust your pump pressure from this menu. The resulting values are show in the menu or in the object inspector.
Change the labels shown on your project from the General tab on the ribbon.
To create an irrigation block, go to Irrigation on the ribbon and select Block.
Draw your block on your map and add a valve.
Next right click on your block and select Place Layout.
Select your node type.
Select your laterals for your block.
Select the spacing of the emitters in the block. This will show you the number of emitters in the block. Place the layout in the block. Use the Page up and Page down buttons to rotate the layout.
An alert will come up saying that the valve is not connected. Right click on the block in Block Info and place the mainline to connect the layout to the block’s valve.
Select your mainline to automatically connect it to the block’s valve.
Go to Irrigation, Run or click Update Hydraulics to update your block. Optimize the pipe sizes under Sizing and clicking Update Pipe Sizes.
Connect the block to the mainline by going to Irrigation and select Pipe. Select your type of pipe from the menu that comes up. Snap to the current mainline and connect the pipe to the block’s valve.
Update the hydraulics for the mainline as adjustments have been made. Click on Irrigation and Run.
To view reports of your project, select Reports at the bottom of the screen. View Summary, Pipes and Nodes and the Bill of Materials reports.
In the Paper Window at the bottom of the screen update the PDF of the project. Adjust the scale, insert Company, Drawn by and Drawn for values. Additionally, add your company logo.
Irrimaker Express also has a 3D section. From your Workspace, go to 3D on the ribbon and view a 3D model of your project.
If you have any questions, please contact us and our team will respond to you as soon as possible.