judgment_arms wrote:Might I make a suggestion?
In the “valve type” drop down menu, would it be possible to have “generic sprinkler valve” as on option with the average data of a sprinkler valve plugged in and all the user has to enter is whether it’s electrically or pneumatically triggered, how big the pilot volume is if it’s pneumatically triggered, and what size valve it is?
I've been thinking about this one....
On the one hand, the engineer (read: purist) in me doesn't like the idea as I see it opening the door for all sorts of, "If you have a sprinkler valve, why don't you have an Acme XYZ valve?" I simply do NOT want to get into such discussions (been there, done that, PITA!).
On the other hand, I understand what you're saying. The sprinkler valve is ubiquitious especially amongst newbies. Thus, the benefit of such a feature is two-fold given that the people who are least likely to understand the other valve dialogs are also the most likely to use the sprinkler valve.
In fact, the "Design Library" portion of the GGDT webpage was in fact supposed to be my way of balancing these issues. The idea was that people could go there and download gun data files and modify them. Data for generic sprinkler valves (both 1" and 2" models) are there and available for download/copying.
As I type this, I actually find myself getting pissed off. The data is available from the very site that the software was downloaded. Are these people really THAT fracking lazy? And if they are, why should I give them the time of day?
I'll stop now to let my blood pressure drop.