PSModel a look inside

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Introduction

Quick Start

Quick Series
Facts

PSModel
Program

Data Input

Data Output

Importing a
Data file into
MS Excel

Main Menu

Main Screen

Printing
Graphs
and Data

Screen Colors
and Fonts

Screen
Graphs

Shortcuts

Working
with Data

Testing:

Test Sheet

Examples

19' Ski Boat

34' Sailboat

41' Utility Boat

Technical

Blade Area
Ratio

Calculating
the Cavitation
Number

Horsepower
Losses

Hull Speed

Kt Breakdown

Propeller
Geometry

Propeller Law

Wake Factors

Glossary

References

Main Menu:

Main menu and submenu items can be selected in three different ways: 

1. Left click the mouse on a menu or submenu item.

2.  Press and release the Alt key on the keyboard; then use the arrow keys to highlight a menu item; then press the return key to execute the highlighted menu item or command.

3. Press and release the Alt key on the keyboard; then press the keys corresponding to the underlined characters shown on the main and submenus.   For example, to save data, press the following sequence of keys: Alt, F, S.  

A brief description of the main and submenu items follows:

File,

New... -- used for creating and naming a new data file

Open... -- open an existing data file

Save -- save all data to the current file being worked on

Save As... -- save the current file with the same or a new name

Close -- close the current file without closing PSModel

Print Data... -- send all data to the printer

Print Graph... -- send the current screen graph to the printer

Recent Files -- a short list of the last data files worked on

Exit -- exit the program

Edit,

Undo (Ctrl+Z)* -- unlimited undoes of previous Cut, Delete, Paste, and Clear All Data operations

Redo (Ctrl+Y) -- unlimited redoes of Undo

Cut (Ctrl+X) -- copies the selected data rows in the Data Window to the clipboard then deletes the rows 

Copy (Ctrl+C) -- copies the selected rows to the clipboard without deleting the rows

Paste (Ctrl+V) -- paste data rows that are in the clipboard above the currently selected row

Delete (Del) -- deletes the selected data rows (deleted rows are not copied to the clipboard)

Insert Row (Ctrl+I) -- insert a data row above the currently selected row

Edit Row (Ctrl+E) -- edit the currently selected data row in the Series Dialog Box

Read Row (Ctrl+R) -- read the currently selected data row into the Series Dialog Box

Clear All Data -- deletes all data rows in the Data Window

* keyboard shortcuts shown in parenthesis.

View,

Color,

Default Colors -- resets the Graph and Data Window background colors to the default values

Data Background... -- opens a Color Dialog Box, allowing the user to chose a background color for the Data Window

Graph Background... -- opens a Color Dialog Box, allowing the user to chose a background color for the Graph Window

Fonts,

Default Fonts -- resets the Graph and Data Window fonts to default characteristics

Data Font... -- opens a Font Dialog Box allowing a choice of fonts for the Data Window

Graph Font... -- opens a Font Dialog Box allowing a choice of fonts for the Graph Window

Dialog Box Position -- Docks or Undocks the Series Dialog Box on PSModel's right border

Dialog Box Size -- choose Small or Large for select dialog boxes, including the Series Dialog Box

Options,

Reset Column Header Order -- resets the Data Window column headers back to default locations and expands any columns that may have been collapsed

Series,

For a description of the various Series in this submenu see Quick Series Facts.

Tools,

Density Table... -- allows selection of water density for calculations involving horsepower, torque, and thrust:  For more information, see the section on Data Input.

Graph Cols.... -- allows data columns to be graphed in the Graph Window:  For more information, see the section on Screen Graphs.

Identify Curves... -- used to identify the Kt, Kq, or Efficiency curves in the Graph Window

Help,

Help Topics... -- displays help topics for PSModel

About PSModel... -- dialog box containing PSModel version, company, and copyright information.