How to delete a node point or segment from an AutoPIPE model?
a. Make the node point active (ex. X01). Confirm by looking at the lower right corner of the application window to see active node point name, imaged below:
b. Press the Delete Key on the keyboard.
Press on Delete> Point button on the toolbar
C. Press Yes button to confirm node point to be deleted.
a. While selecting the active point (ex. X01) notice that no piping is located at that node point, why?
b. Typically the segment has been tuned OFF. Confirm segment was turned On by enabling Show Check box on segment tab of the input grids. In this image below, segment was found turned OFF:
again, Place Check box in Show column for segments to become visible.
Caution: when using this procedure, confirm that all remaining data meets the requirements of the NTL format (see AutoPIPE help for details on Batch Command Card Reference)
a. Save the model as the current name
b. Use File> Save As> AutoPIPE Batch (*.NTL), give it a different name (ex. Ntl.Ntl)
c. Go to the folder location where the new file was saved and open it in any text editing application (ex. NotePad++, Ultra edit, MS Word...etc).
d. Search the entire file for all occurrences of the node point that should have been deleted (ex. X01).
e. Remove the offending node point information but confirm that all remaining data meets the NTL format requirements.
i. Search for node point X01
II. There was 2 occurrences in the entire file. After reviewing the information in the file and comparing to the Command Card References, it was clear to me that this node point (X01) was the 2nd node point on Segment X. If X01 was deleted, there would only be a single node point (F08) on the segment (Seg X). Note, Note, segments should always have 2 or more node points.
Therefore, in this case, best to remove both node points (F08 and X01), effectively removing the entire segment.
iii. The remaining file is unchanged and meets the NTL format requirements.
f. Save the file.
g. In AutoPIPE, use File> Open> select the file from previous step, and open it.
h. The offending node point(s) / segment(s) should now be removed.