The model

OrcaFlex works by building a mathematical computer model of your system. This model consists of a number of objects that represent the parts of the system – e.g. vessels, buoys, lines etc.

Each object has a name, which can be any length. Object names are not case-sensitive, so Riser, riser and RISER would all refer to the same object. This behaviour is the same as for Windows file names.

The model always has two standard objects:

You can then use the model browser or the toolbar to add other objects to represent the parts of your system. There is no limit, other than the capacity of your computer, to the number of objects you can add to the model. At any time, you can save your model to a data file.