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Edit Equipment / View Data

The Edit Equipment / View Data tool is valuable for reviewing the requirements of any piece of irrigation equipment, such as a head, valve, or any given length of pipe.

Edit Equipment Overview

Open Edit Equipment / View Data :

 

 

F/X Irrigation ribbon, Edit Equipment button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irrigation Piping toolbar

F/X Irrigation menu, Edit Equipment option

 

 

or type EquipInfo in the Command line

 

 

 

You can also edit equipment (but not pipes) directly from the Irrigation Manager by highlighting the equipment and clicking Edit.

Editing or Viewing Information About a Pipe

To view information about a pipe you've already sized, select the pipe while the Edit Equipment / View Data tool is active. You'll then be able to see the size, flow, and pressure data assigned to the pipe. You can also upsize or downsize the pipe.

 

 

1. The type of pipe selected

 

 

2. The description of this pipe as it will appear in the Irrigation Schedule

 

 

3. The size of pipe at this location. This pull-down menu also allows you to change the pipe size by selecting from a list of other sizes. (Note: You won't see a size here if you haven't sized the lateral pipes in your drawing.)

 

 

4. The flow and pressure required for the pipe at this location

 

 

5. Click this button to review the Pipe Data, which includes the pipe class and other factors

 

 

Selecting a New Size for a Pipe

 

Use the Size pull-down menu to select a new size for the selected pipe.

To view information about a head in your drawing, select the head while the Edit Equipment / View Data tool is active.

 

 

1. Editing the Model and Schedule Description will affect all heads in the same family as the selected head.

 

 

2. The description of the model that will appear in the Irrigation Schedule

 

 

3. Click Set Detail to assign a detail to this head.

 

 

4. Preview image of the symbol assigned to the head. Click this image to select a new symbol.

 

 

5. The current nozzle. This pull-down menu also offers a variety of nozzle options for this head. You can select another nozzle size for this head.

 

 

6. The flow and design pressure for this head

 

7. Click this button to review the Design Pressure that was selected when this head was added to the project. If you wish, you can select another design pressure for instances of this head throughout your drawing.

 

8. Click View Data to see more information about the head on the manufacturer's website.

 

 

Selecting a New Nozzle Option

 

You can select a new nozzle size for the head using the Size pull-down menu.

The nozzle size you select will only apply to the selected head – not its entire family.

 

 

Selecting a New Design Pressure

Click the Design Pressure button to adjust the design pressure for the selected equipment.

 

 

 

 

You'll now see a dialog box with options for all available design pressure rates for the selected head.

 

To select a new design pressure for the head, select a pressure option and click OK.

The Design Pressure you select will be applied to all heads in the same family as the selected head.

Editing or Viewing Information about a Valve

To view information about a valve in your drawing, select the valve while the Edit Equipment / View Data tool is active.

 

 

1. The valve model

 

 

2. The description that will appear in the Irrigation Schedule

 

 

3. Click this button to Replace the valve with a different one, even from a different manufacturer.

 

 

4. Click this button to review the options for calling out this valve.

 

 

5. Click Set Detail to assign a detail to the valve.

 

 

6. Thumbnail image of the symbol assigned to this valve. Click this image to select a new symbol.

 

 

7. The size of the valve. You can review the size options and select a different size from this pull-down menu if necessary

 

8. The current flow and pressure required at this valve.

 

 

9. Click Analysis to open the Station Analysis dialog box for a breakdown of the various pressures and flows affecting this valve.

 

 

10. You can enter or edit the elevation difference from the Point of Connection (POC) to the valve in this field. This figure will affect the pressure requirements at the mainline.

 

 

11. Click View Data to see more information on the selected valve on the manufacturer's website.

 

 

 

Station Analysis

 

Click Analysis to open a station analysis of the valve.

 

 

The Station Analysis dialog box provides a breakdown of the various pressures and flows affecting the selected valve.

 

Selecting a New Symbol

To select a new symbol for a head, valve, or other piece of equipment, click the preview thumbnail image in the Equipment Info dialog box.

 

 

 

You can then select a new symbol and click OK.

Replacing a Head, Valve, or Other Equipment

The Replace feature, available in the Equipment Info dialog box, allows you to replace an existing head, valve, or other equipment in your drawing with a different model or series. Note that this tool replaces every instance of the selected equipment model in your drawing with the new model you select.

 

 

 

This tool will only replace the selected equipment with the same type of equipment. For example, you'll only be able to replace a head with another head using the Replace tool.

The Replace feature is not available for rotary heads.

 

To replace a piece of selected equipment, open the View Data / Edit Equipment tool and select the piece of equipment you'd like to replace.

 

 

Click the Replace button in the Equipment Info dialog box.

 

 

 

You can then select a manufacturer, series, and model for the new piece of equipment. The new model will take the place of all instances of the originally selected equipment throughout your drawing.

When you use the Replace feature for heads, it does not respect the radius reduction of the previously placed heads. Here's the workaround: After running Replace (which will update all the heads in the drawing), remove the new model from the project, and add it back. This time, you can set the radius reduction. As a result, when you place any new heads, they will be at the proper reduced radius.

Many users run the Replace tool unnecessarily. Keep in mind that you can edit the text and model of any piece of equipment directly, without the need to use Replace.

Related Webinars

  • Irrigation Tools – What You Need to Know: We'll show you the ins and outs of basic irrigation setup using our software. You'll also learn the essentials of placing equipment such as drip, sprays, and rotors. (1 hr 6 min)
  • Irrigation Tips & Tricks: We'll show you some advanced tools you may or may not know about. You'll also learn techniques and best practices that will help speed up your workflow. (1 hr 3 min)
  • Existing Irrigation: Learn the techniques, tools, and tricks you'll need to expand an existing system, including how to use a pipe cap to account for existing flow and add new valves to an existing mainline. (56 min)
  • Advanced Irrigation Troubleshooting: Learn to think like a Land F/X irrigation troubleshooter. We'll show you why your symbols don't match, why you would see the message "Error accessing equipment data" (and how to fix these issues, as well as tips on pressure losses and precip rates, pipe caps, system monitors, and flow zones. (1 hr 3 min)

Troubleshooting

Issue: Error accessing equipment data in the project

 

Issue: You are unable to select a new symbol for a piece of irrigation equipment

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 10:34
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