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Tom Moreland

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  1. When exporting a 3D grid to a shapefile, include the option to export active cells only or all cells.
  2. There are several methods for exporting data. I'm not sure which specific formats will work for Surfer, but the most generic format is a delimited text file, similar to data exported from a spreadsheet program. I believe Surfer can read this format. To export to this format from SMS, select File | Save As and select "Tabular Data Files (*.txt)" as the file type. You will then be prompted to specify the number of columns and select datasets.
  3. There isn't a set duplicate tolerance for vertices unless you are using the clean command. I just created a map file with vertices within 1e-8 m. You're welcome to send your dxf file to support@aquaveo.com. We can take a look and see if there is a problem converting the file contents to feature objects.
  4. If your SMS license has current maintenance, you're eligible to use new versions as they are released. SMS v11.1 is in beta and can be downloaded from our website: http://www.aquaveo.com/downloads?tab=2#TabbedPanels
  5. The exact answer would depend on which model you're using. In general, models in SMS can have boundary conditions in multiple locations. Some models, such as TUFLOW, have tools for managing multiple scenarios which could include multiple boundary conditions.
  6. The feature to perform TUFLOW batch runs was recently implemented. It is available in SMS v11.1 but not v11.0.
  7. We don't have specific plans for it, but I will add it to our feature requests for SMS.
  8. SMS will export the points to a shapefile, but the shapefile will not contain any of the feature object attributes such as observation data. One approach you could try in this situation is to save what you see in the Attributes dialog to a column delimited text file or copy the data to a spreadsheet. Then import the data into a GIS program.
  9. While there's no hotkey for this, you can select the "Save ADCIRC" command from the file menu. This will save the grid without re-saving all of the scatter data, map data, etc.
  10. You can save the current project by clicking CTRL+S. This will save updates to the mesh to the current .grd file.
  11. Blacho, It's hard to say exactly what would be causing the problem without examining your model. Could you email your project files to support@aquaveo.com? We'll take a look and let you know what we find.
  12. In the initial release of SMS 11.0 beta, there is a small glitch with requesting an evaluation password. We are working to update SMS but in the meantime, simply use the following URL to request an evaluation license: http://www.aquaveo.com/evaluations/evaluation_request.php?s=SMS&v=11.0
  13. To add to what Erik has said, you can snap to feature objects in inactive coverages. Be sure that the display of inactive coverages is turned on. The as you create arcs in a new coverage, you'll notice a red cross appears when the arc will be snapped to a feature object in an inactive coverage. If you wouldn't mind, please do send your files to support@aquaveo.com so we can take a look and get and better idea of what you're trying to accomplish.
  14. SMS does not support the binary file format used by ADCIRC, so solution files must be in ASCII format to import into SMS. There are controls in the SMS interface for "replace" and "append", but not for "ASCII" and "binary." If you import an existing unit 15 file into SMS and output flags are set to binary (-2 or 2), then SMS will not change those when a project is saved. If you need to make changes, edit the unit 15 file before importing into SMS. The reason it is set up this way is so that users who really want binary output files don't have to edit their unit 15 file each time a project is saved in SMS.
  15. To create a circular domain, start with a single feature point instead of an arc. The circular option will then be available in the define domain command.
  16. For 10.1, there is a new annotations module. In this module, you will find options for inserting scale bars, screen space images, north arrows, text, and drawing objects. Annotations are stored in layers (similar to coverages) which contain either screen space or world space anchored annotation objects. If you are used to working with SMS 9.0, you may be interested in visiting the following pages to see what's new: http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:What's_New_in_SMS_10.0 http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:What's_New_in_SMS_10.1 As for the removal of the adaptive tessellation option, I will inquire about the specific reasons for the removal. If you wouldn't mind, I'd be interested in hearing about examples you believe adaptive tessellation would be preferred to any of the paving options.
  17. The TABS models: GFGEN, RMA2, and RMA4 distributed with SMS versions 10.0 and earlier expired at the first of this month. New versions of the models are available in the installation of 10.1: http://www.aquaveo.com/downloads If you have not updated to SMS 10.1 and just need updated TABS models, you can download them here: ftp://pubftp.aquaveo.com/download/SMS/tabs.zip Please contact us with any questions http://www.aquaveo.com/technical-support
  18. The first place you could check for more information about the error is the .prt file. Also, it looks like you are trying to run a transient simulation. Do you get similar errors when running steady state? It's hard to offer too much in the way of advice without seeing the files. You are welcome to contact tech support and get help during your evaluation period. Since this is related to running FESWMS and not an SMS issue, we can't guarantee that we will get your model running, but we can take a look. http://www.aquaveo.com/technical-support
  19. Ida, If you have current maintence for WMS, you are eligible for free version upgrades. Please contact our sales group about updating your license: http://www.aquaveo.com/contact-us If you have any questions or trouble with the upgrade process, you are always welcome to contact our technical support staff support @aquaveo.com
  20. Some customers received an email invitation from Aquaveo to complete a survey. We found a bug with the web page that prevented entering contact information at the completion of the survey. That problem has been fixed. If you previously tried to complete the survey, but ran into problems with the webpage, please contact support and we will make sure that you receive the USB memory stick mentioned in the survey invitation. 801-691-5530 support @aquaveo.com
  21. Some customers received an email invitation from Aquaveo to complete a survey. We found a bug with the web page that prevented entering contact information at the completion of the survey. That problem has been fixed. If you previously tried to complete the survey, but ran into problems with the webpage, please contact support and we will make sure that you receive the USB memory stick mentioned in the survey invitation. 801-691-5530 support @aquaveo.com
  22. This shouldn't be happening. Major changes were made to the graphics from v9.2 to 10.0. If 10.0 is working properly, then there shouldn't be display problems such as this for you with 10.1. What graphics card do you have? Please post the results from the System Info utility packaged with SMS. This can give us additional information for troubleshooting. Also, could you relate some more specifics about the problem you're encountering? When you say that the image disappears, are you referring to a background image (like tiff or jpeg) or are you referring the the entire display in the graphics window?
  23. ADCIRC requires that all input files reside in a single directory and that they be named with the fort.xx convention. When a project is saved from SMS, all of the necessary simulation data are saved in .sms, .ctl, .grd, etc. When the model is launch from SMS, all of the necessary ADCIRC input files are written to the working directory. For example, the .ctl data are saved in a fort.15, .grd in the fort.14, and so on. Because of this convention, it is impossible to have a single ADCIRC run reference files scattered across multiple directories.
  24. What you've described is the proper way to transform your data. Do you have any other data loaded into GMS in addition to the image? If so, try turning off all data except for the image and then frame. If the image shows up, then it means that you have data not georeferenced to your image. However, this sounds unlikely since you are just doing a meters to feet conversion, which wouldn't cause a large transformation of the data. Does this happen with this particular .sid image only, or will all images? You could try testing with a simple image from one of the GMS tutorials (like the MODFLOW map tutorial).
  25. There has been some confusion about how the beta version is enabled. In the past, GMS beta versions could be enabled with the previous version license. This has changed for GMS 7.0 beta, which requires a password to enabled the beta. If you have a license for GMS 6.5, you will still need to enable the 7.0 beta version with a password. The easiest way to do this is to select the "Request evaluation license" option in the registration wizard. After completing this step, an email containing a registration code will be sent you immediately. If you do not receive the email or if you have any other questions about GMS, please contact us by email support @aquaveo.com or phone 801-691-5530.
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