The 4 modules that make up IrriMaker are…
1.Basic Data Input and Modeling:
This module is used to manipulate the input of data from various sources. Data can be edited graphically or in text mode. The module is also used to automatically create the triangular model.
Breaklines can be used to define changes in slope and direction which will be accounted for in the triangulation process The user has full control over the triangulation with functions for editing the model after the automatic triangulation.
This module is required for any graphical output. The output is determined by using an extensive range of user definable plotting parameters and the graphical setting of plotting windows covering the total project area.
Contours, survey point information, co-ordinate grids, CAD data and irrigation design can all be plotted simultaneously. Plotting can be done directly to an on-line plotter or printer or various ASCII file formats e.g. DXF.
3.Computer Aided Drafting (CAD):
img1This module is a comprehensive CAD system with enhanced drawing functions assisting in the creation of detailed survey maps. The numerous, yet easy to use functions can even be applied to draw house plans.
A drawing can consist of any number of elements including lines, circles, text, hatching, arrows and patterns. User defined layers are available with a variety of pen, line and font types.
This module provides the irrigation design engineer with a flexible and indispensable tool without being confined to rigid limitations. Full graphical control over the automatic and manual design of an irrigation network is provided.
Analyzing the hydraulics of an open network with predefined or computer selected pipe sizes is done with ease. Global manipulation of groups of pipes and nodes may be done to optimize the design. Standard pipes, emitters and fittings may be defined in a user database. Model Maker DTM and CAD functions are available throughout the design.