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Everything posted by Matt_Bilskie

  1. Good afternoon, I am having some "issues" with Windows 10 and a 4K display while using SMS. When launching SMS everything is very very small. In order to increase the size of everything I had to change the Compatibility settings and set the "override high dpi scaling behaviour" to "system." Although everything is larger the SMS window is now not as crisp and fuzzy. Is there a way to scale SMS directly for 4K displays rather than using the Windows 10 compatibility mode? Thank you. -Matt
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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. 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. 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. What is the full, proper citation for SMS 10.1 or 11.0 for use in publications?
  11. 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!
  12. 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)?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Hey Rusty! I think direct lookup, linear, IDW, and NN interpolation and IDW extrapolation would be beneficial, for elevation data. My research thus far for my thesis has been on assessing some of the error introduced when interpolating raw LiDAR to a finite element nodes or a DEM to finite element nodes. For LiDAR data, linear, NN and IDW seems to be sufficient due to the high density of the data points. Having this capability in SMS would be beneficial. From my knowledge there is not a way to interpolate a DEM to a set number of points at set locations either in ArcGIS or Global Mapper. In other words, inputting a DEM raster and points (w/out z-values) and getting the points with z-values interpolated from the DEM. This would eliminate the need for converting DEM centers to points and importing them in a as scatter set.
  16. Good afternoon! What kind of interpolation is done when computing the raster interpolation in SMS 11.0. I am assuming at this point, if I want to have control over the interpolation method I should first convert the rater to a scatter.
  17. Good afternoon. I have a map file with elevations on the arcs. I would like to save this out as a 3D polyline shapefile for import into ArcMap. I have done this before, but am not sure how I did it (on accident). It must of been how I saved out the shapefile. As of now, when I do a file save as shapfile, it does not save out the elevation. It is only a polyline, not a polyline Z file.
  18. I have a scatter set imported into SMSv10.1.11 and I converted it to a mesh. I would like to save the mesh as a *.grd for use in ADCIRC, however I do not have that option in the Save As dialog box. For now I have saved it as a .2dm. Is there a way to convert the .2dm to .grd or tell the mesh that it is an ADCIRC mesh so I can enable the option to save as a .grd. Thanks in advance for your help!
  19. The fastest way I have found to do this is to right click in the white space in the left pane where your layers are listed and convert to CAD. Make sure only your mesh is activated when you do this. Now turn off all layers except the CAD layer and save as DXF. Open this dxf into ArcGIS and then you can export this out as a shapfile (polyline or polygon). I have found this method to me the most sufficient, especially when my grids are over 1 million nodes.
  20. I am having an issue with SMS crashing when I try to create a map from the 0.0 m elevation contour from ADCIRCs maxele.63 file. I have tried with several different grids and their associated maxele.63 files, however SMS crashes every time.
  21. Is there a way in SMS 10 or 11 to save a default display option? On one of my computers some options are selected to display by default (nodes, element, boundary, etc.) and on my other machine only elements are displayed by default. I am hoping I can select and save out what I want SMS to display by default when I open the program. This may save a few minutes so I do not have to set my usual display options every launch of SMS.
  22. Dr. Zundel: Thank you for the response. What I would like to accomplish is to use an observation arc across a river channel and have it compute the amount of volume (per unit width, so perhaps area) of the stillwater area. (area under the curve that is wet). If I look at the cross-section geometry across the observation arc, I want to know the area that is below my datum (NAVD88). I hope this is a better description than what I previously stated. Thanks!
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