[Archive & Menu] is the home page of DynaRod functions which
provides menu of processing functions and the list of rod tapers in the system.
All the functions of DynaRod work by pressing function
buttons. Major functions are shown on the upper part of the panel and arranged in
the sequence that users should follow when analyzing and designing a rod.
Sequence of process
For one rod, users need to proceed the functions in the sequence
There are several reasons for the sequence. [Parts Spec. ]
affords the capability to specify specific parts and arrangement, which may affects to the
calculation of numbers. [Rod Balance] will determine the length of Grip and Reel
seat which is drawn on the output rod graphs. [Deflection/Stress] results are referred to
as a template for the following [Design by] functions.
By following this rule, users can have a confidence that the
Archived rods are assured with the relevant information integrated, and/or the processed
status of the rod.
[New Rod Entry]
[Deflection / Stress], [Dynamic Deflection]
[Design by Deflection] or [Design by Stress ]
[PF/NC Mill Setting]
[Design by Deflection] or [Design by Stress] needs to process
[Deflection / Stress] calculation beforehand to acquire the rod specs to be templated,
even if you want to design a rod from scratch. To design a rod from scratch,
user have only to neglect the template, but the template is anyway necessary because of
the program logic's requirement.
This field on the panel shows the status which functions are
completed for each rod. The alphabet in this field are matching to the shortcut key
which are recorded on function buttons. As DynaRod is tracking the process sequence
using this status field, user can receive a message to the effect if the sequence of
process is not proper.
How to select a rod for processing
To process a rod, users need to select a rod by clicking any part of
the rod raw on the screen. When a rod is selected, record pointer (a triangle
mark at the left most column) will move to the raw, then press one of the function buttons
to be performed for the rod.
[Archive & Menu] panel (hereafter we just call it as Archive)
will not accept any data update except for deleting a rod entry or entries. It is
for safety purpose to prevent it from unexpected change by slippage of
fingers. When need to change the rod specification, use [Change Spec.] or other
panel which accepts the change. [Change Spec] will refresh the processing
status so that user need to redefine [Parts Spec.] and redo the functions after it.
This will assure you that the input specifications and the output numbers and graphs are
Work on this panel
How to change list order
Select a column by which you want to rearrange the order of the
Click right button of mouse will show you a pop up menu.
Select [Sort Ascending] or [Sort Descending] from the menu.
To resume to the original order of the list, select [release sort/filter]
Filtering the list
User can filter the list of rods. When you want to list only
the rod with 7 feet, just click on the rod length field (feet part) which carries 7, and
press right button and select [selective filter], which will refresh the archive screen
with the list of all the 7 feet rods in Archive.
If you select [non selective filter], you will have a refreshed screen with all the 7 feet
rods are hidden. When you want to resume to the original full line list, click right
button of mouse at any place and select [release sort/filter].
Deleting the list
To delete a line, several lines or the entire lines of the list,
select the line(s) and
When a rod on the list is deleted, all the related data to the rod
are also deleted. For instance, dimension data, rod parts data are also deleted.
Thus, DynaRod is housekeeping the data base so that no garbage is remained in the
When you want to replace the contents of the DynaRod Archive
entirely, you may need to delete the entire entries on the Archive, and after then, import
the new data via [Import/Export] panel.
To select multiple lines, keep pressing left button of mouse and
move the cursor through the lines on the left most column of the panel.
To display a newly added rod on Archive list
Archive will not show the rod which is added during the same
session, whether it is manually entered via [New Entry] or generated by a function until
the screen is refreshed. There is a functional button, [Refresh Archive], that
refreshes the screen.
Right button of mouse can also refresh the screen by any of [sort/filter/release].
Once DynaRod is closed and restarted, the screen is also refreshed.
Data on the screen
||Record number of Archive, increases 1
when a new entry is made. Access's auto number field.
||The ID assigned to a rod by user, up to 15
||Formal name of the rod.
||Process status. Alphabet is the one
on short cut key of each function button
|Type of rod
||This field shows Rod Type in 5 characters
starting with "must words" of "Fly", "Lure",
"Boat" and "Egging". "Egging" is a kind of Lure rod
which aims to fish a kind of squid in Japan.
is allowed to further categorize the Rod Type such as "Fly01",
"Boat-A", "Lure-B", etc.. The type of rod is corresponding to
the type of a guide set which is to be mounted on the rod. DynaRod will try to
search the relevant guide set in [Parts Design], to decide how to calculate and to
select the required output graphs according to this field.
||Entire length of the rod with feet and inch
||For Fly rod only. "na" is
shown for other rod types.
Type of Fly Line and Weight number
|Rod Section Type
||Even length section or One and Half
||Number of rod pieces
||Specie of bamboo which is used for the rod
||Area shape of the rod
||Choice of Solid or Hollow made of the rod
||Inner dimension / outer dimension
ratio. e.g. 0.6
||Standard size or Truncated size of Ferrule
||The length of the rod from tip top, where
user expects the rod to act and react. When user does not specify this field,
system defaults by Rod Length - 10 inch.
|Line to Fish
||For Fly rod only. Zero is shown for
other rod types.
The length of fly line which are in the air when fishing.
||PF station interval in inch.
|Thickness of Varnish
||Thickness of varnish included in
taper. This thickness is subtracted when making 1" taper at [Parts Spec.]
|Thickness of Glue
||Thickness of glue included in taper.
This thickness is subtracted when making 1" taper at [Parts Spec.]
|Rod Speed G
||Assumed rod speed in G, actually this is
acceleration divided by gravity acceleration, (9.8m/secsec equivalent).
||Assumed weight of a fly, lead weight,
|Fish Wt oz
||Assumed fish weight
||Memo or comments for the rod
||short cut key
||Used to delete the entry for
the rod. Database is set referential integrity so that the related information are
maintained in integrated manner. Deletion of Archive record will also delete all the
related parts, dimension, data at the same time. No garbage remained by this.
||To add a new rod to the
||To change the basic
specifications of the rod
||The function to define rod
parts which are attached to the rod. Auto generation feature exists.
||The function to design rod
|Deflection / Stress
||The function to calculate rod
deflection and stress for a static rod model.
||The function to calculate rod
deflection and stress for a dynamic rod model.
|Design by Deflection
||The function to calculate
dimensions from the designed rod deflection and action pattern.
|Design by Stress
||The function to calculate
dimensions from the defined stress curve.
||The function to generate PF
setting information and parts arrangement form, or NC mill controls
||The menu screen to reach to
each of table setting. 8 tables are maintained under this.
|Directory / License
||The function to view the
location of data directory and the License Information.
|Export / Import Data
||The function to Export and
Import the data of DynaRod. Used for back up and recovery.
||Refreshes Archive screen
||Resets Status field to
initial status for the rod.
|Windows X mark
||Closes the displayed
panel. As X mark is easy to miss-treat, please use function button or short cut key.
|Windows X mark
||Closes DynaRod. As X mark is easy to
miss-treat, please use function button or short cut key.