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  1. Scatter Module - Save scatter

    Scatter module
  2. Scatter Module - Save scatter

    SMS: 11.1.1 64-big I am trying to save some scatter data via the scatter module; however, the save and save as under the file menu is grayed out not allowing me to save the scatter data. Is there a new method to saving scatter data in SMS 11.1? Matt
  3. Save ADCIRC Mesh - Hot Key

    I should have mentioned that I also have map data, shapefiles, and scatter sets loaded. I just want to save the *.grd, not a *.sms file.
  4. Save ADCIRC Mesh - Hot Key

    When I am in the mesh module (ADCIRC) and making mesh edits I would like to have a hot key that can automatically save the mesh (*.grd/14) and overwrite the last save (with permission). Since there is not an undo, I frequency save the mesh file and would like to eliminate the file > save as > type *.grd > ... Is there a way to currently do this as these key strokes / mouse clicks would save a lot of time! - Matt
  5. ADCIRC - Assign Nodestring

    Is there a way ( I am trying in SMS 11.1 ) to have SMS automatically put nodestring boundaries around the entire mesh boundary? Much like Mesh to Map; Mesh Boundaries -> Polygons. It can be a pain if you have many islands to go around and individually click out each boundary.

    Alan, I would be happy to help. Just let me know what I can do. It would be better to email me (Matt.Bilskie@gmail.com) for quicker responses. I just started using NetCDF with ADCIRC (with the help of Jason Fleming) and it has proven useful so far, especially with the large file sizes when using the ADCIRC+SWAN code. - Matt

    Rusty, do you know if any future versions of SMS will include support for reading NETCDF files produced from ADCIRC? Happy New Year! - Matt
  8. Transform Tool

    Hi Rusty, OK, I think I understand. I have been using this tool to raise and lower nodal elevations, but it is tricky. Is there a different way that I raise or lower elevations of selected nodes by a given value. For example, I have a small creek that produces an instability in my model. I want to raise the elevations of the nodes that depict the creek by 0.5 m, for example, to raise the creek, but still keep the small creek in the channel. I have been just using the transform tool and putting in 0.0 to flip the elevations from positive to negative, and then going back in a specifying, 0.5 for example, to flip them back and add 0.5 m to the nodal value.
  9. Transform Tool

    When using the transform tool, specfically the Depths <--> elevations option, I have noticed that if you check it and leave it as 0.0 that it reverses all node elevations (i.e. multiplying by negative 1). If I want to raise my elevations by 1 m, for example, and I put in 1 m, it lowers the elevations by 1 m. Is this a bug or am I using this tool incorrectly?
  10. SMS Citation

    Thank you very much!
  11. SMS Citation

    What is the full, proper citation for SMS 10.1 or 11.0 for use in publications?
  12. Sizing Function

    Do you think it would be beneficial to maybe look into an option for not having the arcs redistribute vertices, at least along one edge of a polygon? This would be useful for some of our labs work. For example, we build a water only (in-bank) mesh first. Then, we build the floodplain mesh apart from the in-bank mesh using the node placement of the in-bank mesh shoreline as a boundary. Finally we append both meshes together where the shoreline nodes match up exactly so it becomes seamless. Perhaps there is another approach to this, but if interested, we can converse about this another time. Thank you for the help on this topic, and quick replies!
  13. Sizing Function

    OK, I think I got it. With your steps at the bottom, shouldn't I first compute the grid spacing and then convert the mesh to a scatter and use the grid spacing int he computation during use of the smoothing tool? Also, is there a way to do this without redistributing the vertices along the arcs (i.e. when using scalar paving density, I do not want my feature vertices to redistribute or change locations)?
  14. Sizing Function

    Rusty, thanks for the reply! I am a little confused on the first step. What do you mean by create a dataset with the starting sizes (in the scatter module)? Currently I have a mesh that is bounded with a 2 feature arcs (an inside and outside arc) creating a polygon. Both arcs include the spacing and exact locations of feature vertexes (this will be appended to an existing mesh later and those are the locations of the nodes). I have given enough room between the 2 arcs to have proper element transition for my criteria of (1/1.33). I want to pave in between them using the "smooth dataset" tool you mentioned. If this is confusing I can send you my map file.
  15. Sizing Function

    Does anyone know of a way to build a size function and in turn build a mesh that paves with the criterion of adjacent element ratios rather than just element size? For example, I want my mesh to not exceed element transitions in which elements do not grow faster than 1.33x or decrease smaller than (1/1.33)x from their neighbors.