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    Include an option to export/save materials from the "Edit | Materials" window. The user who suggested this to us asked: "Is there a way to save the materials designations (by this I mean the name, color, pattern, and so forth of the soil units or horizons) so that these can easily be imported into a new project. I realize they are saved if I save the project I created them in, but I’d like to be able to just import this information if I create a new project rather than having to rebuild the designations."
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    Unfortunately, there is not an automated method to export well transient pumping data for all wells in the format you'd like it to be in. However you can export out the pumping data for each well (if you have them assigned as feature points in the map module) by following the steps below. 1. Double click on a feature point representing a well with transient pumping data 2. Select the button in the "Flow rate" column with the three dots to bring up the XY Series Editor 3. Select the "Export..." button 4. Specify the file name and location and then select "Save" I realize that with many wells this will be a tedious process. I am therefore submitting this as a feature request to the GMS developers. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Chris, When inserting a new mesh into an old mesh, be sure to leave a transition zone between the two meshes - the "hole" you are appending the new mesh into should be larger than than the new mesh. If that doesn't work, please contact technical support and send them your files so we can see if there is a problem. Thanks, John
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    Is there any way I can open a Mike21 FM mesh in SMS in order to create a dxf file? I have converted the text version to a 2dm format. When I try to open it I get a message that I don't have enough memory even though Task Manager indicates that there is memory remaining. Is this message generated in SMS or Windows? We are using a Windows XP 32bit system with 3G memory. We will eventually upgrade to a 64bit system and that will probably solve this problem but in the meantime??
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    Will GSFLOWever be supported in GMS?
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    I am using HEC-HMS version 3.3 to model snowmelt, and have following question: 1. I have tried different sets of ATI (antecedant temperature index) meltrate function but every time I get the error message "Requested interpolation value is above the last value in table of ATI meltrate function". What are reasonable values for the ATI meltrate function? Please see attached the table I am using as ATI meltrate function. 2. When I run the model, I get an error message that melt rate is undefined for my first time step (even though I have numbers for ATI function and coefficient. How can I correct this error? Many Thanks, Zia ATI meltrate function.txt
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    Have GMS take into account the area of the cell face when calculating velocity vectors from the ccf file.
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    If your FEMWATER model was created using a conceptual model, you should be able to double click on the well and change it's attributes using the attribute table. After doing this you will also need to map the changes over to your FEMWATER model
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    I don't think you have missed anything. The most simple way to do this with the current tools is with a scatter set and interpolation.
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    Hi Matt, I am not aware of SMS ever being able to export out 3D polyline shapefiles. However, you could export the map data as a dxf/dwg file by right clicking in the "Project Explorer" and selecting "Convert to CAD", then selecting "File | Save As" and changing the "Save as type:" to "AutoCAD Files (*.dwg;*.dxf)". You can then add this AutoCAD file into ArcMap using the "Add Data" tool and the lines will be loaded as Polyline Z features with the elevations specified in SMS.
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    I am having a problem when using the "Transform XS2D Panel to Geosection" tool in subsurface analyst. I keep getting an error message saying the following, "Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt." Is there a way to fix this problem?
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    A new SMS 10.1 update executable has been posted on the Aquaveo site. This version contains several bugfixes. Complete bugfix details can be found at: SMS 10.1 Bugfixes wiki page You can get the new version from the Aquaveo downloads page. Please let us know of any problems you encounter by contacting support@aquaveo.com.
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    Great! this solves the model checker error message. I made a simplified version of the femwater model and compared it to a modflow one. - brief one layer two bc - constant head (h=2 and h=0 sea level) top and bottom elevation derived from boreholes data (scatter data) refined elemnts I attached the following screen capture show computed head contouring: 4-1 = modflow with 1 layer grid (top and bottom elevation interpolated), plus obs wells, everything seems ok 4-2 = modflow with grid (mean values for top and bottom elevation), plus obs wells, everything seems ok 4-3 = femwater with 1 layer grid (top and bottom elevation interpolated), plus obs wells. The 4-3 model show the total head that is the same as head in modflow. Is it correct? Why the contouring 4-3 is so different? I run the model with different starting heads and the computed heads depends from the initial condition. I coudn't get the obs wells (in conceptual model - obs point) to have the computed head value. I tried to fix their z elevation to match the 3d grid elevation but without success. Thanks dlattuada
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    Hi , In my project, I've created a MODFLOW model within GMS, and I've imported several output files (as the recharge, grid, etc.) in ArcGIS software, in order to make many operations in VBScript. Then, I need to export and import file in MT3DMS (as the pollutants concentration, Ibound state, etc.), and I wish to know if it's possible to apply ArcGIS's output files and run the MT3DMS model without open my GMS application (because users haven't knowledge in modelisation). I've seen the MT3DMS 5.3 executable, but I don't know if GMS output files are in the same format... Thanks you for your help. Regards,
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    There is no really simple way to do this but there is a round about way. You will need to create two points(mesh nodes) in the mesh module and then select them. Right click on them and select interpolate options Here you can specify spacing. You then have to select save as and choose tabular data file as the file type select the right data to be saved i.e. x, y coordinates With the new file, click and drag the new file into SMS. It should bring up the import wizard Select next Change the SMS data type: to feature points There you should have refine points which you can choose to refine the in the j direction
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    Hi all', I would like to simulate the outflow rate out of a saturated compacted fill material 120 m by 60 m pit area (1.8 m depth) with 4 layers units (clay/gravel. Leakage is detected at the leachate extraction and detection sumps, at the bottom of the pit. The fill material- could be saturated during time of placement (since there was 160 mm of rainfall during this time). Therefore, there has been no recharge/rainfall since capped. It is well capsulated with clay liners (sidewall/ bottom of the pit)in place. The water table in the area is deep 12 m below surface. The task is to figure out if the outflow/leakage is coming out of the saturated fill material or it is leakage from surface (which is unacceptable). I am planning to simulate the outflow rate and match with the observed flow rate at the leachate extraction sump (coming out after 3 months since placement, this could be due to delayance effect?. Do we expect a constant outflow rate through out or varies exponentially with time? How long do we need to pump out if the leakage is coming out of the filled mataerial. How can I simulate this problem this using MODFLOW? Thanks Muluadwa
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    I apologize for the incomplete steps. Here are the complete steps: 1) Whiles the vectors are displayed, right click in the white area in the project explorer and select Convert to CAD. This should create many cad layers, one of which should be a vectors CAD layer. 2) Right Click on CAD Data in the project explorer and select Convert | CAD to Map. This will create many layers in the map data, one of which will be of the vectors. 3) Go to File | Save As and change the file type to shape file. 4) Click save and then select arcs. Note that the heads will be hollow. If you would like the heads to be filled then you can try going to Feature Objects | Build Polygons after the above step 2 and then in step four saving the polygon shape file as well. Creating a bunch of polygons may cause issues though.
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    It sounds like the DEM is really big and you need more memory to handle it. If you have a 64 bit machine, download the 64 bit version of SMS. If you don't, then you may have to filter points out to make it something your machine can handle. Cameron
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    Rob, I'm not sure what could be going on here. Right away, I would suggest lowering the timestep and see if that makes a difference. I would try hourly timesteps and then even a 1 minute timestep if you're still getting errors. If this doesn't solve the problem, I would suggest looking through the unsteady flow troubleshooting chapter in the HEC-RAS user's manual (p. 8-57 "Model Stability"). This has a number of suggestions for things to check to fix the problem (cross-section spacing, computation time step, etc). Sorry I can't be of more help. If these suggestions don't help, you could also send the model to us and have us look at it for you, but that doesn't fall under normal tech support. If it comes to that, let me know and we'll work something out with you. Thanks, Clark
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    You can see if the spectral parameters were imported correctly by going to STWAVE | Spectral Energy and then right on the grid that was imported and select Edit Spectra. The parameters for the spectra will appear in a dialog and you can see what parameters were imported.
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    I am using ADCIRC to study the currents generated by wave forcing (radiation stress). Everything is working fine so far for me. I was reading a report where authors have shown plots of steady-state solution using ADCIRC. Is there any direct way that just by adjusting model parameters (NOLICA, NOLIFA, NOLICAT) in fort.15 file I can obtain steady-state solution? Thanks, Abhishek
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    Hi John, We work extensively with Breakwaters in Bouss2D. I'm not clear where your problem lies, so I will respond to the original queries from Benjamin: 1) The BOUSS2D manual and associated technical notes indicate that porosity layers can be used to simulate breakwater effects, however we have had limited success with this - note our work is predominantly with rubble mound breakwaters. We generally simulate breakwater effects using damping strings - the manual and Bouss2D page on the SMS Wiki (http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:BOUSS-2D) provide a chart which can be used to estimate the required damping parameters based on a desired reflection co-efficient for the breawater. Be careful using damping strings in smale scale applications (e.g. entrances to small harbours/inlets where damping strings have the potential to reduce the effective entrance width). 2) These standing wave effects occur when waves reflected form the structure interact with the incoming wave train. It is important to note that these standing wave effects do occur in reality (this effect is known as clapotis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapotis). If your wave maker is too close to the breakwater, or if your reflection coefficient for the breakwater is too high (see number 1 above), these effects may become amplified in a non-realistic manner (this may also cause the model to crash). Some methods to avoid this include: - use realistic reflection co-efficients - keep your wavemaker at least 4 wavelengths (rule of thumb) from any structures in your domain - consider using an internal wavemaker with damping on the seaward boundary - if you are not concerned with the region in between the wave maker and the seaward side of the breakwater, consider applying some strong damping to stop the formation of standing waves. As noted above, there is some good info on the Wiki regarding these issues (http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:BOUSS-2D). As a word of caution, remember that these standing wave effects are real before trying to eliminate them. In our work, we sometimes have to carry out additional post processing and analysis to separate the incoming and reflected wave trains. Regards Joel JFA Consultants
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    Thank you for the information. We are working to support Windows 7. I will pass along the information you found to those in charge of building the installation packages.
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    Hello I am using GSSHA for soil moisture mapping. Can you refer a web address to get the exact figures of various soil attributes (e.g. KSat, Field capacity for different soil types). I have gone through many books and websites but most of them have controversy regarding the figures. Also the figures of Ksat & Field Capacity used in SSURGO_Soil.dbf (Park city in example data) and GSSHA.cmt (used by WMS, while creating inputs for GSSHA) are too much different. Mayank
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    Hi - I am taking on BOUSS-2D and started out with the tutorial, running SMS 10.1b. Adhering strictly to what is in the tutorial (BOUSS-2D), it results in a "fatal error; wave direction cannot be generated". I have found a work around by relocating the boundary condition INSIDE the grid, about 5 grid cell toward the shoreline. Every parameter is set to default from tutorial otherwise. Can anyone advise on this? Thank you. - John
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    Chris, We've had this problem reported from a handful of users - we will be posting a new update shortly. John
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    I am running the flow in Femwater. When I input the compressibility of the medium(the soil is gravel). So I input the compressibility factor 1.0e-007. But my model can’t run accuracy. Then I find something in card type “MP2”. (MP2 1 0.4058 0.4058 0.4058 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0e-008 0.3543 1.0) The 0.3543 is the value that I input about saturate moisture content (α). Why this value appear here? How do I input the right compressibility factor in the model?
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but I understand that van Genuchten characteristic curves, while realistic and commonly used, present difficulties in practice. They are highly non-linear, which means that a fine spatial scale is required to achieve convergance and/or good solutions. Vogel & Ippisch (2008) Estimation of a critical spatial discretization limit for solving Richard's Equation at Large Scales. Vadose Zone Journal 7(1) 112-114. So how do people handle this?
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    The 2.0E-008 is the compressibility, the 0.3543 is the porosity (=saturated moisture content), the 1.0 is the effective porosity ratio (which is supposed to be on the MP5 card, but GMS puts it in the wrong place). I am not sure why the compressibility is different from the value you entered (1.0E-007) though. Maybe there is another MP2 card?
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    I can confirm thet there seems to be a bug in GMS regarding calculating van Genuchten unsaturated material properties for FEMWATER. I calculated van Genuchten curves for "Loamy Sand" using the equations and parameters in the FEMWATER manual (page 52-53). When I compared these to the curves produced by FEMWATER for the same situation, it seems that GMS is not adjusting the alpha parameter for the length scale. The FEMWATER table of alpha values is given in 1/cm, this needs to be changed if a different length scale is being used. According to the GMS wiki http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/GMS:FEMWATER_Model_Input: "Note also that the units of the van Genuchten 'alpha' have been 'hard-wired' into GMS. Because of this the values should always be entered in units of 1/cm. GMS will convert to the model units accordingly." There are two ways to specify van Genuchten release curves. Either use a preset soil type or enter the parameters manually. If you enter the alpha parameter in units of 1/cm both ways give the same result. However, the wiki quote above claims that GMS converts alpha to the appropriate length scale before calculating, but it is not doing this. You can workaround this bug by entering the parameters manually with alpha in the correct units.
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    Onur, Thank you - it is much easier to fix problems with a smaller case. I will keep you updated of any progress we make. Regards, John
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    I will make sure that I have the permission to send the files out first. If I do, I will definitely contact the technical support. Thank you Onur Edit: Ok, I contacted the technical support. I recreated the problem with a much smaller mesh grid.
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    John Howlett!! I knew you are familiar with SMS very well through this forum,may i ask you some questions? RMA2 was employed to simulate the tidal current in the estuary, in the downstream, water elevation BC was used, but in the upstream nearby the estuary, no precise flowrate data. The reflection/Absorption BC was recommanded in the RMA2 mannual. but how to specify the BRA card? mainly about the SSWSE ,TAREA and ACIX. thanks!!
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    Hi Chris, The autosave feature is not working and should not be available in SMS version 10.1. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Dear colleagues: I am finding a cilly problem: if I try to have a run with some of the files classified into directories (for instance, bathymetry under "bathymetry" directory, etc,), I get errors when running, because the model can't find the data files. It seems as if the general file does not store the path to the files. The problem dissapear if I have the full set of files in the same directory. But from time to time, I use to share files in different runs, and this forces me to copy all of them in the run's directory. This can produce errors, in the case I modify one of the files: I should proceed to copy it all the times I am using it. Thanks, Jose M.
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    Jose, You may want to suggest a change to allow the specification of paths to the ADCIRC Development Group. Their contact information is posted at http://www.adcirc.org/development_group.html. I'm not sure how open they are to suggestions, but I know they are actively developing the model, so it couldn't hurt to contact them. Also, the ADCIRC Listserv is a great resource for ADCIRC model questions. To join, just send an email to cfulcher@email.unc.edu. The Listserv is monitored by a large number of ADCIRC users and the model developers.
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    It seems to make sense that with a smaller community, a single forum is adequate, and when the community grows larger, the single forum can be split into more specific sub-forums. However, when we switched to the new Invisionzone forum hosting service, we created a separate MODFLOW forum. Our reason for creating it initially was mainly because we could. Now we're wondering if we jumped the gun. What do you think? Should we have just one GMS forum, or stick with a GMS and a MODFLOW forum?
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    Jose, What model are you having these problems with? Thank you, John
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    Tough call. I like that they are separate, but it seems that MODFLOW-specific questions often end up under the GMS forum. I voted to keep them separate, but, overall, it doesn't seem like it would matter much.
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    Mark, That does look like a problem. Please send your files to Technical Support so we can investigate a fix. - John
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    Matevz, You may want to check your units. They should be consistent each time your are entering parameters for the model. The "Edit | Units" dialog should be set up correctly, and these units should be used in each subsequent step. In the "Seep2D | Analysis Options" dialog, is the "Compute flow lines" check box activated? If not, it should be in order for them to appear. Regards, Todd XMS Technical Support
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    Sorry to hear of your troubles. We aren't aware of problems with dragging nodes. If you can find a set of repeatable steps, please contact our technical support and give them a description of the steps so we can get this fixed. There were a couple changes in SMS 10.0 that affect memory use. One change would give some savings to overall memory use was how we allocated storage. This gives some memory savings but the bigger effect was faster building of scattersets. If you are talking about switching from SMS 9.0 to SMS 10.0, you would also have the changes impacted by the development of SMS 9.2. I can't remember all of the details of the changes between these versions, but something along the way might have increased our memory use for some kinds of data. Are you saying that in SMS 9.0, you could have the original scatter set and 5 sub-sets all in SMS at the same time? What size of a scatterset are you working with? Off the top of my head, I'm not sure that I have a definitive recommendation. You could try filtering your scatter set. If you use a small angle like 1 or 2 degrees, it will only remove points that really do not contribute much of anything to the shape of the surface. However, if you are running up against the memory limit performing the filter may itself cause you to exceed the memory limit. In the next version of SMS, we plan to distribute a 64-bit version of our software which may help alleviate some problems like this. You will want a computer with lots of available RAM to work with large datasets in this version. The 64-bit version has pros and cons. It allows you to access far more memory with a single process, but the data storage mechanism requires more memory. We hope that this version will be released in beta sometime in the next month or two. Sorry that this is not an immediate help. I would be interested to look at your data to try some things to see if I could come up with some more solid recommendations. Could you contact our technical support and get them your data? If that is possible, it would help us give you better guidance for your situation.
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    Thank you for letting us know of these issues. If you have a set of files that can be used to reproduce the problems you describe, please contact Technical Support and send them your files. Tell them the files were requested by John Howlett. If you can also provide the steps to reproduce the crash, that will help us fix the issue. Thank you, John
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    Chris, We have determined that merging the two meshes requires more memory than a 32 bit operating system can allocate to SMS. You may want to try splitting the mesh into smaller sections and merging them incrementally. John
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    Chris, Is it possible for you to contact Technical Support and send them your files? I would like to take a look at it and see if I can determine what is making SMS crash so we can fix the problem. Let them know John Howlett requested the files. Thank you, John
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    Chris, To automatically fill the transition zone: 1. Create a new coverage that is empty and set to the model type you are using. 2. In the 2D Mesh module, select the menu command "Data | Mesh -> Map" 3. Select "Mesh Boundaries -> Polygons" 4. At this point you may want to delete all arcs except for the arcs defining the transition area polygon. 5. Switch to the map module and select "Feature Objects | Build polygons" 6. Double click on the transition area polygon and set the meshing parameters - you will probably want to use paving for the mesh generation. 7. Once meshing parameters are set, select the menu "Feature Objects | Map -> 2D Mesh" 8. In the 2D Mesh Options dialog, uncheck "Delete existing mesh" You should now have a transition between the two meshes. From your screen capture, I believe you will want to make the transition polygon / hole a bit larger between the two meshes to allow for a good transition between the more refined river and less refined floodplain. - John
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    Hi John Thanks for your reply. But when I leave a transition zone, I have to link the two meshes manually (gaps between the two meshes-> attachment) and I want to avoid that. Usually, there is absolutely no problem to do it as I described in my other post. greetz
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    Hi all I have been trying to run a simple PTM run to test it's capabilities. First I tried forcing the particles with outputs from a CMS-FLOW simulation I completed recently. While I followed the documentation as closely as I could, and was confident that I had set everything up correctly, the model would not run, and kept giving the following error message: forrtl: severe (157): Program Exception - access violation I thought that perhaps the problem was with using the CMS-FLOW outputs, so I tried to force the particles with outputs from the ADCIRC tutorial simulation. Again, after setting up the model I received the same error. I have tried a number of variations on the model setup: different time steps, with and without particle sources/traps, etc. I also downloaded and installed the latest model exe updates, without success. If someone could provide any insight on whether I'm doing something wrong, or whether there is a bug in the model it would be much appreciated. Regards Joel
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    It looks like your computer is good enough to handle it, so it must be something else. If you would like, you can contact support@aquaveo.com and we will look at your files.