Load and Save Turbine Scenario
While designing your turbine rotor, you set many design parameters for
the rotor, many conditions for the wind, and set a station radius of
interest, a viewpoint etc. All these inputs are together called a
scenario and can be saved to a disk file so that they are not lost when
you close the program. Later you can load a scenario from a disk file
to continue your design and analysis. You choose the names of the disk
files and you can have as many design scenarios as you wish with a
separate disk file for each. The scenario is not saved automatically
when you close the program and there is no warning of unsaved changes.
The scenario is best saved with a ".zip" filename extension since it
will then be made smaller and be protected against character set
corruption by stupid email programs when you send the file to other
people. You may also save the scenario with a ".xml" filename extension
in which case the contents are human readable as simple text.
It is assumed that you are at the main top level "Aerodynamics" screen
You will first need to press the "Parameters" button to select the
parameters entry screen shown below:-
After you have made important changes to the parameters that you wish
to be saved, then you can press the "Save scenario" button. This will
then cause a file save dialog window to pop up which you can use to
first navigate to a suitable personal directory and then invent and
type a suitable new filename, (or overwrite an existing old
scenario file). It is best to use a ".zip" filename extension (e.g.
myfirstdesign.zip ). The screen should end up similar to that shown
You should press the "Save" button and your scenario will be written to
the named file, the dialog will close automatically and you will return
to the parameters entry screen. If the "Graphics" tab of your scenario
included the parameter "Save also to CAD file when saving" ticked (set
tot true) then the operation of saving the scenario to the filename
that you chose will also create some IGES and DXF CAD files with names
based on the name of your scenario file and also based on the station
radius of interest. In order to generate CAD files for several station
radii, you might well change the station radius and resave the scenario
to the same scenario filename. The CAD files will all be based on this
same scenario name but will be different names since the station radius
is automatically used as part of the name (e.g
"myfirstdesign_1_20.iges" is the section at radius 1.20 metres ).
When you later wish to load a previously saved scenario, you will
navigate to the "Parameters" screen as shown below:-
Press the "Open scenario" button. A file open dialog window will then
pop-up which will allow you to navigate to a directory and select an
existing file that you created earlier when you saved the scenario.
Your screen should look as shown below:-
Press the "Open" button and the scenario will be loaded. The dialog
will close automatically and you will be returned to the "Parameters"
screen where you should now see that all the parameters are set as they
were when you last created that scenario file.