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Ultramarine, inc. REFERENCE MANUAL FOR MOSES Phone (713) 975–8146 Fax (713) 975–8179 Copyright Ultramarine, Inc.
Ultramarine, inc. REFERENCE MANUAL FOR MOSES Phone (713) 975–8146 Fax (713) 975–8179 Copyright Ultramarine, Inc.

Ultramarine, inc.

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR

MOSES

Phone (713) 975–8146

Fax (713) 975–8179

Copyright Ultramarine, Inc. June, 1989 and November 5, 2004

Contents

I. INTRODUCTION .

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III. TOOLS AND EXAMPLES .

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IV. OVERVIEW OF MOSES .

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V. THE MOSES INTERFACE

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VI. THE BASICS OF THE MOSES LANGUAGE

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Files and the ROOT Concept

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The Selection Process .

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VII. MOSES DIMENSIONS

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VIII. CUSTOMIZING YOUR ENVIRONMENT

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IX. DEVICES AND PROGRAM BEHAVIOR

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Colors

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IX.C

Logical Devices and Channels

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Controlling Execution .

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Message Commands .

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X. PICTURES

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XI. GENERAL PURPOSE INTERNAL MENUS .

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The &UGX Menu .

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The &BUILDG Menu .

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The Disposition Menu

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XII. ADVANCED LANGUAGE FEATURES

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Variables .

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Loops and IF’s

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Getting User Response

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Using Files .

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XII.G

Programming the Tool Bar .

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XIII. THE MOSES MODEL

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. Fatigue and Cycle Counting

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Associating SCFs with Points

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Model Defaults and Parameters

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The Environment

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XIII.D

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Bodies and Parts

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XIII.G

Geometry

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Compartments .

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Pieces

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Defining Surfaces with Polygons

 

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XIV. REPORT CONTROL & INFORMATION

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XIV.A

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Obtaining the Names of Quantities

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Obtaining the Status of the System

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XIV.C

Obtaining Summaries of the Database

 

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XV. AUTOMATIC OFFSHORE INSTALLATION

 

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Install Data Template .

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XVI.A

Defining a Pulley Assembly .

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Defining a Launchway Assembly

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Defining a Sling Assembly

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Defining a Pipe or Riser Assembly .

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XVII.D

Obtaining Connector Tables

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Obtaining Connector Geomery Finding the Restoring Force

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Designing a Lifting Sling

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XVIII. THE REPOSITION MENU

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XIX. THE HYDROSTATIC MENU

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Tank Capacities

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XX.C

Pressure Data

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XXIII.C

XXIII.D

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XXVIII.C

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XXIX.C

Post–Processing Connectors & Restraints

 

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