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  1. Todd Wood

    Scatter Module: Interpolate to map

    It sounds like you want to create feature objects from scatter data . To do that, you'll need to use one of the convert options available by right-clicking on the scatter set in the Project Explorer and selecting "Convert | ..." . The options to convert from scatter to map include converting the boundary of the scatter set to feature arcs, scatter breaklines to feature arcs, or scatter contours to feature arcs. The interpolate from scatter to map tool you were trying to use is intended to interpolate values from a scatter set to existing feature objects in the active map coverage.
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    Scatter Module: Interpolate to map

    The "Interpolate to Map" option should become undimmed if you have a coverage selected (active) that has feature objects in it. Make sure you have a map coverage selected that has feature objects in it and then try to access the command again.
  3. I have seen the "end-of-file during read" Fortran error before when my file paths get too long. I'm not sure if this is the cause of the problem - especially since it runs with a similar configuration, but perhaps the change caused the file path/file name to be a little longer and is exceeding the limit. I've gotten around this issue in the past by moving my project files to a temporary folder directly on my C drive.
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    Pre Run Error Code

    Hi Psmith, As Cody mentioned this error is a generic error that could be caused by a variety of things. For us to diagnose the problem we would need to look at the model files. You can contact our technical support team for assistance with diagnosing the problem by emailing them at support@aquaveo.com
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    Hi smita, I believe what is going here is that your contours are covering the vectors in the upper portion of your mesh. To make your vectors show up above the contours, you can either add transparency to the contours in the display options or change the Origin/Offset options in the vectors tab of the display options to tell SMS to draw the vectors at a higher location. Hope this helps.
  6. Hi NicT, Unfortunately, SRH-2D currently only utilizes a single core. If you buy a computer with multiple cores, SRH-2D will still only use one of those cores. I believe there will be a parallel version of SRH-2D that will utilize multiple cores in the future, but I'm not sure when that will be.
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    2dm mesh cannot be linked to SRH-2D simulation

    Hi Pablo, If the mesh won't link to the SRH-2D simulation that means that the mesh is incompatible with SRH-2D. To make it compatible with SRH-2D, you'll first need to make sure that the mesh has linear elements. If it doesn't, you can convert to linear elements by selecting "Elements | Linear <-> Quadratic". The other thing you'll need to do is make sure the model it is associated with is "Generic Mesh". You can do this by selecting "Data | Switch Current Model" then selecting "Generic Mesh". You should be able to link the mesh to the SRH-2D simulation after making these changes. If it still won't link, there may be something else about the mesh that makes it incompatible with SRH-2D that you'll need to address.
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    The "Auto-Assign Horizon" tool referenced on the wiki is currently only available in GMS (the Groundwater Modeling System). When using this tool, it is important to review the results since they can often have problems with complex borehole data. Another method such as classifying the data based on material or unit descriptions will need to be used to populate HorizonIDs in a BorePoint feature class.
  9. Many of our users live in areas that display times and dates in different formats than what GMS uses. It would be helpful to allow the user to specify the time/date settings to control how GMS displays times and dates, similar to the "Time Settings" window in SMS.
  10. It would be nice if it was possible to copy the state of the Log Xform checkboxes in the MODFLOW parameters list. One GMS customer had several hundred parameters that were negative (CHDs) so he had to toggle off each Log Xform checkbox manually and this capability would have been very helpful in doing this task.
  11. The user is interested in this because they would like to plot groundwater gains and losses for arc groups in the map module while using the SFR package. This is currently possible with the STR package, but not the SFR package.
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    Run Code Convergence Issues

    Hi Ryley, I'd suggest that you start troubleshooting by reviewing the mesh geometry. You can use the mesh quality display options and/or the mesh quality scatter set to check mesh elements and find poorly formed elements or other similar issues. I'd also recommend reviewing mesh element elevations by turning on and inspecting elevation contours. The other thing I would look at are your boundary conditions to check for reasonableness and/or errors. If there are issues related to any of these items you may be able to set the time step to a slightly larger value.
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    Add ability to use PHAST

    Ability to use PHAST (MODFLOW plus MT3DMS plus PHREEQC) (requested by a user)
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    Mesh resolution based on Topography

    M, I would recommend looking into the scalar paving density mesh generation method in SMS. This method uses the values specified at each point in a particular scatter set (referred to as a "size function") to determine mesh element sizes. The "Size Function" SMS 12.1 tutorial demonstrates how scalar paving density can be used in SMS.
  16. After hiding cells (select a cell, then select the Hide macro), saving a project, and then reopening the project, the hidden cells are now unhidden. It would be helpful in some cases to preserve the "hidden" status of cells when saving and then reopening projects.
  17. Include a feature that would allow the user to output a summary of the number of the number of active, flooded and dry cells for a particular stress period. (requested by a user) The user also suggested that if the head output values were displayed in a similar fashion as the input parameters such as top layer elevation, then they could copy the head values to Excel and do the flooded cell statistics on their own.
  18. A GMS user suggested that pressing the up arrow should go to a higher layer (lower k value) to be consistent with the display and more intuitive to the user. From the user: "In the min-grid plot you press the up arrow to go from layer 1 to layer 2 to layer 3 (etc) but layer 1 is the top layer and layer 3 the bottom layer and it is more natural to press the down arrow to down the layers. Indeed, the tutorial (MODFLOW grid approach) says to press the decrement button to go down from layer 1 to layer 3 (which would be sensible) but you have to press the increment button to do that - which is confusing and should perhaps be changed in future versions." Would it be possible to add a preference to change the order in which the spin control for the mini grid so it is more intuitive?
  19. It would be nice to give the user the option of inverting the mouse wheel zoom direction in the "Edit | Preferences" window.
  20. When modifying a borehole, it automatically deletes all cross sections attached to that borehole. Then the user has to auto-create blank cross sections, delete the ones he doesn't want, then auto-fill blank cross sections. Instead of automatically deleting, you could have a list of options come up: 1. Replace existing cross sections with blank cross sections. 2. Update cross sections by matching horizon IDs. 3. Update cross sections by matching materials. 4. Delete cross sections. (requested by a user)
  21. A user would like to be able to see which materials correspond to the different layers in a cross section while in the cross section editor. They suggested a legend be included in the cross section editor to accomplish this. I suggested they try turning on the materials legend and view it in the main window behind the cross section editor, but they said that they prefer to use the cross section editor full screen.
  22. One of the GMS training course participants in the August 2014 Provo course suggested that we give the user the option to adjust the size of macros/buttons/tools in the GMS interface. He mentioned that he would be interested in having this option when working on larger screens with high resolutions.
  23. Include a feature to convert a 3D Mesh to 3D solids based on the material properties. (Requested by a user)
  24. Implement a FEFLOW interface in GMS. (requested by a user who was very excited about using FEFLOW)
  25. Implement the LGR (Local Grid refinement) option of MF2K5 in GMS. (click here for more information) (requested by user, who noted that there is a big demand for this feature at their company)