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PV area information display

Layout information tool allows to check necessary information about PV areas and the objects in it. It is separated into two different tabs - Layout information and Bill of Materials.

Layout information tab gives you the information on multiple PV areas so you don't have to check the information yourself. This window has to be refreshed if any changes has been done to PV area.

Press Select PV areas and either do a mass select or one-by-one select of your PV areas.
By pressing on the Clear PV areas button all the information will be cleared along with the numbering on the areas.

Frame information

After clicking on the Layout information button a new window is opened.
Click on the Frame information button and select the frame you wish to inspect.
A new window with the input information of that frame will pop-up.

Match properties 

This tool is used to copy properties of a selected frame to “Frame & park settings” window.

After clicking the Layout information button a new window is opened.
Click Match properties and select any 2D or 3D frame.
The selected frame properties are matched and placed automatically in Frame & park parameters.  

Row & pitch display

Generates text, which displays row numbering in PV areas and pitch distance between those rows.

Using Row & pitch display - simply select preferred PV areas.

Piling information

Generates text, which displays X, Y, Z₁ (terrain insert), Z₂ (frame attach) pole coordinates. These coordinates are also numbered and can be exported to BoM.

Using Piling information - Select numbering starting point, enter starting point number, select preferred PV areas.

Inclination angle

Displays the inclination of the frame in E-W direction for fixed-tilt and N-S direction for single-axis tracker systems. This inclination is caused by terrain irregularities so this tool helps to check how every 3D frame is positioned.

Using Inclination angle - simply select preferred PV areas.

Frame elevation

Displays the information of how much the frame was elevated from default distance (on flat ground) in order to be in acceptable range distance to the terrain defined in the park settings (by default - no terrain collision).

This feature provides a good overview of the height anomalies underneath your entire PV area and what's the difference in elevation of frames next to each other. 

Using Frame elevation - simply select preferred PV areas.

Frame terrain

Displays the distances from frame points to the terrain underneath. All of the distances that are displayed also indicates points that were checked for acceptable height when placing the tables.

Distances in green with a minus sign mean that there's a pit/ditch underneath.

Distances in red with a plus sign means that there's a hill/mound underneath. 

Usage - to check where the terrain gets closer or further from the frame and the reason for the elevation. 

Using Frame terrain - simply select preferred frames.

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