Model Data Transfer

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This section details how model configuration parameters can be transferred from one unit to another. This is really useful when configuring a number of units with the same set-up, e.g thickeners in a CCD circuit, precipitators, etc.

Unit model configuration data can be transferred in the following ways:

  • Transferred between unit models of the same type within the same project.
  • Saved to a block - text file.
  • Transferred from a pre-saved block to unit models.


The Data Transfer command can be accessed in 2 ways:

  1. Via the Options button on the Access Window of any unit, as shown below:
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  2. From the pop-up menu on the graphics window.


Copy from Unit to Unit

Choose the Model Type required from the Model Type pull down List.

Make the selection in the middle section of the Data Transfer Dialog box as follows:

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This will allow you to copy from a selected unit to another unit of the same model type within the current project.

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The Source: Selected Unit pull down list contains all units of the chosen model type currently in the project. Choose the unit to copy from. Select what to copy from the list on the left-hand side by clicking on them. The selected tag/tags will have a blue tick next to it. To select everything on the list, click on the all button next to the Source: Selected Unit pull down list. On the Destination: Other Units List, select destination unit(s) by highlighting them. You can select multiple units by holding down <shift> / <Ctrl> key while clicking with the mouse button, or simply drag the mouse pointer to highlight a group of units. The More button on the top right-hand corner opens the previewing pane for the copied fields. Once this is pressed, the button changes to the Less button. Use this to close the previewing pane.

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Once the source and destination information are selected, the Transfer button will become active, press this button to complete the transfer.


NOTE: When SysCAD is busy transferring data, the mouse cursor will change into the hourglass icon. When the mouse pointer returns to normal, the data transfer is complete. A message will appear in the Message Window informing the completion of data transfer.


Please note that only configuration fields can be copied, i.e. white data fields. Any calculated or derived information is ignored when data is transferred.

Press the Done button to close the Data Transfer dialog box when finished.


Copy from Unit to Block

The unit data can be copied from a selected unit to a block - text file for further use. (Stored in ../SysCAD/project group/cfgfiles/CopyBlockData.ini)

Choose the Model Type required from the Model Type pull down List.

Make the selection in the middle section of the Data Transfer Dialog box as follows:

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On the left hand side of the dialog box:

The Source: Selected Unit pull down list contains all units of the chosen model type currently in the project. Choose the unit to copy from. Select what to copy from the list on the left-hand side by clicking on them. The selected tag/tags will have a blue tick next to it. To select everything on the list, click on the all button next to the Source: Selected Unit pull down list. On the right hand side of the dialog box:

Press New if you want to save to the data to a new block name.

Type in a name for the block, eg, Feed1 and click OK. The More button on the top right-hand corner opens the previewing pane for the copied fields. Once this is pressed, the button changes to the Less button. Use this to close the previewing pane.

When all the required selections are made, press Transfer to complete the copy of data. When SysCAD is busy with data transfer, the cursor will change into the Hourglass symbol, when it is finished, the cursor will return to normal. A message will also appear in the Message Window.

Press Done to close the Data Transfer dialog box.

Copy from Block to Unit

Unit data can be copied from a data block to a selected unit. (Data saved in ../SysCAD/project group/cfgfiles/CopyBlockData.ini)

Choose the Model Type required from the Model Type pull down List.

Make the selection in the middle section of the Data Transfer Dialog box as follows:

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On the left-hand side of the dialog box: Select the data block to copy from by highlighting it.

On the right-hand side of the dialog box: select destination unit(s) by highlighting them. You can select multiple units by holding down <shift> / <Ctrl> key while clicking with the mouse button, or simply drag the mouse pointer to highlight a group of units.

The More button on the top right-hand corner opens the previewing pane for the copied fields. Once this is pressed, the button changes to the Less button. Use this to close the previewing pane. The preview pane will not be able to display any data for this option.

When all the required selections are made, press Transfer to complete the copy of data. When SysCAD is busy with data transfer, the cursor will change into the Hourglass symbol, when it is finished, the cursor will return to normal. A message will also appear in the Message Window.

Press Done to close the Data Transfer dialog box.

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