The tutorials below are available for anyone to view; take a look and see how easy it is to use Mermaid. More tutorials are being developed; we’re presently working on explaining the more advanced features of Mermaid, so come back and you will find more as time goes on.
If you are an active user of Mermaid, the supporting materials (setup files, example metocean data) are available through the support portal. Simply search for the tutorial number, e.g. “Tutorial 3”, and the relevant material will appear.
Please note that as Mermaid is undergoing continuous development, there may be small changes in appearance from the recorded videos as time goes on. If this causes you any confusion, please get in touch via the support portal and we will help you out.
A simple Mermaid analysis
- Building a map;
- Defining a vessel;
- Building a task flow diagram;
- Importing metocean data;
- Running an analysis;
- Studying results.
Analysing different types of task suspendability
- Learning the three types of suspendability;
- Running an analysis with each type of suspendability;
- Analysing multiple Mermaid runs.
Analysing projects with different start dates
- Setting a fixed start date;
- Setting a repeating start date;
- Using Box Whisker plots to analyse outputs;
- Considering the effect of season on project duration.
Different methods for importing metocean data
- From csv files;
- From Excel workbooks;
- With a single source in one file;
- With multiple sources in one file.
Specifying vessel limits and learning how they affect transit calculation
- Setting vessel on station limits;
- Setting site access and depart limits;
- Setting port access and depart limits;
- Setting transit speed limits.
Limiting tasks based on working efficiecny and tidal current ranges
- Setting a 50% performance limit;
- Setting a tidal current range limit.
Limiting tasks based marine warrenty surveyor restrictions
- What an MWS restriction is;
- How MWS restrictions affect project scheduling;
- Setting MWS window length;
- Setting MWS window alpha values and limits.
Using task groups to cluster work together
- What is a group;
- How group suspendability affects work;
- Using group inheritance to set up task diagrams.