How can I convert the background data of a longitudinal profile to a text format in MIKE+ Water Distribution (WD)?
Having the Longitudinal Profile shows quality information of the water system in a visual fashion. Nonetheless, sometimes you will need to export this data into other formats. In MIKE+ WD, it is possible to export data from a profile plot into a spreadsheet or text format. Since data such as height and elevation are frequently needed in text-based formats, extracting this information from the visual plot is useful - see example in Fig. 1
Fig. 1 - Longitudinal Profile Plot in MIKE+
The Longitudinal Profile can be enhanced with additional data from Properties - see Fig. 2
Fig. 2 - Longitudinal Profile Plot Properties
The longitudinal profile can include information about the pipe size (height), i.e see Fig. 3
Fig. 3 - Additional Items can be added in different axis
The additional components are indicated in the tabular format at the bottom of the longitudinal profile - see Fig. 4
Fig. 4 - Pipe height (size) information can be added to the Longitudinal Profile
The user can export the profile information and convert it to text format. The user needs do a right-click on the profile graphic visualization and select the "Export to text file" option in order to accomplish this - see Fig. 5
Fig. 5 - Export to Text File Option
When the export procedure is complete, a notice similar to the one in Figure 6 will be presented. This file will be saved in the same location as the model - see Fig. 6
Fig. 6 - Export profile to CSV format message
The data from the longitudinal profile can be seen in text data format (*.csv) after the file has been saved. where it is suitable for inclusion in written reports.
Fig. 7 - Information exported to CSV format visualized in a spreadsheet
The use of longitudinal profiles as a graphical representation of water networks and hydraulic result data is a highly effective and useful tool for engineers, modellers, and planners, as it allows for a comprehensive understanding of the water pressure, head and pressure demands and other relevant factors that impact the design and maintenance of water systems.
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