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After starting Softdrill NL Torque & Drag, you will be presented with the following screen. The Torque & Drag program is a so-called Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application.  This means that multiple Torque & Drag calculations may be open simultaneously.

 

The image below shows the main form with large tool bar buttons.  Button display may be toggled between large and small through the [Utility] - [Large buttons] option in the main menu.

 

Main Menu

All Torque & Drag functionality is available through the main menu.  Note that some functionality will apply to the currently selected Torque & Drag calculation (not all open calculations).  Some functionality is also accessible through the toolbar buttons described below.

 

New file

Start a new (blank) Torque & Drag calculation.

 

New file from template

Start a new Torque & Drag calculation from a previously saved template file.  This will start a new calculation that is populated with data contained in the template file.  This is useful when a particular model is very common.  Note that an existing Torque & Drag calculation model can be saved as a template through the [File] - [Save as template...] option in the main menu.

 

Open file

Open an existing Torque & Drag calculation model from file.  Note that this button has a drop-down arrow.  If the drop-down arrow is clicked, a list with recently used files is dropped down for quick selection.

 

Save file as...

Save the current Torque & Drag model.  Prior to saving, the program will prompt where to save the file and with which file name. 

 

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected.

 

Save file

Saves the current  Torque & Drag model without prompting for a location or file name.  This assumes the model was previously saved to file or opened from an existing file.  If this was not the case, the program will prompt for a location and file name (i.e. functionality is the same as 'Save file as...').

 

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected.

 

Import surveys

Import survey data from a text-based file or from the Window clipboard (copy & paste).  Useful if survey data is available from another program. 

 

Note that survey data for a wellplan doesn't necessarily have to be imported.  For a planned well, only the so-called 'critical points' (kick off point, end of build, start of drop, total depth, etc.) have to be input.  The program will interpolate data as and when required.

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected.

 

Calculate

Calculates the current Torque & Drag model.  The type of calculation performed is determined by the currently selected Calculation Mode.

This function is also available from the [File] menu in the main menu and by pressing the [F9] key.

 

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected.

 

Settings

This function provides access to settings for the Torque & Drag model (chart settings and report logos).

 

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected.

 

Print

Print a report.  The type of report is determined by the type of calculation performed.

 

This option is disabled if there is no current Torque & Drag model selected. In addition, the model must have been calculated.

 

Units of measurement

Set units of measurement for the program.  This will update (convert) data displayed for all Torque & Drag models currently open.

 

 

 

 


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