Overview

This help article describes how to create a single-axis tracker table (both 1P and 2P trackers).


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Interface


* indicates that this input is required 


IDDescriptionIDDescription
1.Choose table type7.String Size: modules per string
2.Drop-down list to start a new table or edit an existing one8.Number of rows of modules: 1P tracker = 1,
2P Tracker = 2
3.Table name. Has to start with a letter and no spaces are allowed9.Strings per table: number of strings per a tracker table. Typically 1 to 4 strings
4.Use Voyager toggle to automatically fill in inputs for Voyager tracker10.Module spacing: the gap between modules (north-south direction for tracker)
10a: choose the unit
5.Choose orientation of modules in table11.Additional E-W spacing: input for the spacing between modules in the east-west direction (applicable to 2P trackers only)
11a: choose the unit
6.Drop-down list to choose module for the tracker table 12.Tracker Height: Height of tracker from the ground to the bottom of the module when at 0 degrees tilt
12a: choose the unit 



IDDescriptionIDDescription
13.Toggle to show additional tracker configuration21.Toggle to use advanced configuration for spacing
14.Driveline Gap: choose to add spacing for a driveline gap (also known as motor gap) by selecting Columns in the drop-down list22.Pile quantity: number of piles (or piers) for the tracker table
15.After x Modules: specify after how many modules there should be a gap for a driveline (or motor)23.Pile spacing: spacing between piles. To provide different spacings, use commas (example: 5,6,6.5)
16.Gap: specify how wide the gap for the driveline (or motor) should be
16a: choose the unit
24.Toggle to favorite this table. When favorited, a table can also be used in other projects. To unfavorite, move toggle back
17.Bearing Cap Gap: choose to add spacing for a bearing cap gap by selecting Columns in the drop-down list25.Create: button to create tracker table
18.Every x Modules: specify after how many modules there should be a gap for the bearing cap26.Clone: button to clone tracker table. Once cloned, make your changes to the cloned table and save them by clicking the Create button
19.Gap: specify how wide the gap for the bearing cap should be 
19a: choose the unit
27.Delete: button to delete tracker table. Once deleted, the table will not show up anymore when you look for an existing table in field number 2
20.Toggle to include structure28.Reset: button to clear all inputs of the tracker table


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Step by Step Guide

Create tracker table

  1. Go to SunDAT interface
  2. Click on the table icon 
  3. Choose Tracker to create a tracker table
  4. Fill out the form. The inputs 1-12 are most common. Feel free to also fill in the inputs under additional tracker configuration and include structure. Be advised, the inputs in include structure are required if you intend to perform civil analysis (i.e. grading or a slope analysis)  
  5. Press Create
  6. A new window will open to show you a preview of the table. In the top right corner you find the table's dimensions. Select the unit you wish to see in the units dropdown.  
  7. Click OK on the right bottom of the screen to return to the SunDAT interface


Edit table 

        1. Select the table you wish to edit from the drop-down list (point 2)

        2. Change inputs

        3. Click the Update button


Clone table

        1. Click on the Clone button (point 26)

        2. You will find the cloned table in the drop-down list (point 2)

        3. Change inputs

        4. Click on the Create button


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