In some cases, it is possible to launch another program from a currently running program. For example, the "Cantilever wall" program allows to run the "Slope stability" program to verify the external stability of a structure, or the "Spread footing" program to verify the bearing capacity of a footing of a structure.
The new program loads the data of the structure and then it behaves as a standalone program - closing the program, however, is different. Pressing the "OK" button (on the right below the tool bars) closes the program and the analysis data are passed to the original running program. This is not the case if closing the program by pressing the "Cancel" button.
When running it for the first time, the program creates data of a structure and passes on the structure dimensions, geology, loads, surcharges and other data. The program then requires you to input some additional data, e.g. the analysis method, analysis setting, slip surfaces, stages of construction, etc.
When running it again (always necessary if some changes were made in the original program) the program regenerates the data to be passed on, but keeps the data already input to this program. For example, when connecting the original program with the "Spread footing" program the new program keeps the additionally input sand-gravel cushion together with input soil - the footing dimensions, foundation geometry, and geological profile are, however, regenerated.
Some actions are not allowed in the new program - e.g. to change the basic setting of the project, unit, etc. The generated task, however, can be saved into new data using the "Save as" button and work with it as with any other independent task.
"Spread footing" runned from "Cantilever wall" program