To access the tools for adding and modifying drainable areas, click the Drainable Area Tools button button.

You will see this toolbar appear on the top left of the plan view window:

Drainable Area Tools New drainable area button Add drainable area boundary point button Move drainable area boundary point button Delete drainable area boundary point button Assign area button Area properties button New drainable area table button Delete drainable area table button Delete drainable area button Close toolbar button

New drainable area button Start a new drainable area boundary
Add drainable area boundary point button Add a point on a drainable area boundary
Move drainable area boundary point button Move a point on a drainable area boundary
Delete drainable area boundary point button Delete a point on a drainable area boundary

Assign area button Assign drainable area to conduit
Area properties button Drainable area properties

New drainable area table button New drainable area table
Delete drainable area table button Delete drainable area table

Delete drainable area button Delete a drainable area

Close Toolbar button Click this button to close the toolbar


Start new Drainable Area button Start a Drainable Area Boundary

To create a new Drainable Area Boundary click the Start new Drainable Area button button.

The mouse cursor will be shown as a cross when over the drawing, indicating that you should click the start position for the line.

Adding a new drainable area

After clicking the start point, a line will be shown stretching to the mouse cursor position. Click the next point to place the line, and continue placing further IPs (Intersection Points) to describe the path of the line.


Adding a new drainable area

If you press the right mouse button when the tool is active, the above menu will be shown.

When you have finalised your drainable area you will need to assign the area to a pipe. If you have created a new drainable area by manually placing the points you will first need to right click and select Finish from the right click menu. The mouse cursor will now be shown as an arrow over the drawing indicating you need to select a highlighted conduit to which you will assigning this bounded area.

Adding a new drainable area

After selecting a conduit, the bounded area will draw green and annotate its area and assigned pipe number. If the area is drawn red, it means either the tool was exited before a conduit was chosen or a previously assigned conduit has been deleted and the bounded area left un-assigned.

Adding a new drainable area

Add Point button Add Point

To add a new point into a drainable area, click the Add Point button button.

Select the edge into which the new point is to be added. When you click the mouse, a new point appears at the cursor position, showing how it will bend the existing edge. Move the mouse to the required position for the new point and click to place it.

Example of adding a point Example of adding a point Example of adding a point

Move point button Move Point

To move a point, click the Move Point button button.

Select the point you wish to move by clicking near it with the mouse. When selected, the point moves with the cursor. Move the cursor to the new position and click to place it.

Example of moving a point Example of moving a point Example of moving a point

Delete Point button Delete Point

To delete a point, click the Delete Point button button.

Select the point by clicking near it with the mouse. The selected point will be removed from the boundary rejoining the points eitherside with a single line.

Note: You can reverse the deletion by using the Undo facility straight after.


Assign Area button Assign Area

To assign a drainable area to a specific conduit, click the Assign Area button button.

Select the area you wish to re-assign by clicking near it with the mouse. Then select the conduit to which you want this area assigned.

Area Properties button Area Properties

To view and edit a drainable area's properties, click the Area Properties button button.

Select the area you wish to view/edit by clicking near it with the mouse and the following window will appear.

Area Properties Window

In the drainable area properties you can specify the impermeable percentage, toggle between private to adoptable, and set the urban creep percentage. The colour that the area is will be drawn is shown, clicking on the colour box will open the colour picker window where you can select a different colour.


New Drainable Area Table button New Drainable Area Table

To create or move a Drainable Area Table containing a list of all drainable areas and their properties, click the New Drainable Area Table button button.

An outline box is shown next to the cursor, indicating the size of the table. Move the cursor to where you want to place the table on the drawing. Click to place it.

Drainable Area Table example

The Drainable Area Table displays current information about the list of drawn boundaries. If you change the drainable areas then the table will automatically update to show the correct up-to-date information.

If you want to reposition the table on the drawing, click the New Drainable Area Table button button, and redo the placement of the table box. The existing table will move to the new position.

Delete Drainable Area Table button Delete Drainable Area Table

To remove a Drainable Area Table, click the Delete Drainable Area Table button button and it will be removed from the drawing.

Delete Drainable Area button Delete Drainable Area

To remove a Drainable Area, click the Delete Drainable Area button button and it will start to highlight the nearest Drainable Area Boundary to the mouse.

Left click over the Drainable Area you wish to remove and it will be removed from the drawing.



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