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    Static Tools

    Thanks, Chris! That did the trick for WMS. As you know, SMS does not have the graphic options that you described so I am not sure how to rectify the problem. In SMS, the graphics issue is the same no matter what files I am using so I do not think it would help tech support duplicate the problem if I sent them the files. It would probably be best demonstrated if I did a share screen with tech support or somehow show my screen & key strokes with image or video capture. Thanks again, Tamim
  2. tamim

    Static Tools

    I've recently started having some graphical issues with the use of the static tools (specifically, pan and zoom) and measuring tool. Whenever I initiate these tools, the graphical display does not respond for several seconds and the results of the tool function is delayed. For example, I do not see the zoom window that i am trying to draw.; the rubber arrow takes several seconds to display; the measuring tool takes several seconds to display the line representing the distance that I am trying to measure; among other glitches. The display windows repeatedly refreshes during each of the above tool functions. These issues are exactly the same for my SMS software, as well. These graphical issues began right after the major update to my current operating system, Windows 10, in June 2017, which leads me to believe there is some incompatibility issue between the software and the OS. The following are the troubleshooting measures that i have taken: Open software as Administrator with all the permissions Ran the Windows compatibility troubleshooter Ran compatibility mode for Windows 7 & 8 Changed default settings for DPI scaling behavior. Updated to the latest version (10.1.14, 11/9/17 build) Rebooted --> this worked sometimes but not after the Windows 10 minor update this week None of the above troubleshooting measures have resolved the problem, which makes using the graphical interface much more time consuming. On the user end, I am inquiring if there is a system graphical setting that i can change. On the developer side, are there other user-support cases such as mine that Aquaveo is addressing in future software updates? I appreciate any insight you may have to impart on rectifying this issue, Tamim
  3. Cameron, I very much appreciate your feedback and willingness to share some of your experience. I downloaded the components of the Microsoft HPC Pack SDK but it keeps giving the error that it needs to be installed on a local hard drive (the default directory is C:\Program Files\Microsoft HPC Pack 2012\). I'll see if I resolve this issue and install it. I'd be more than willing to share my data files for my model. there are several permutations that I tried to get it to run faster but 1 sec / 1 hr was as fast as I could get AdH to execute. Please provide me your preferred email address. Mine is tatayee@rivertec.com Thanks very much, Tamim
  4. Cameron, I really appreciate your thoughtful responses. I've been trying to apply your suggestions, with limited success. I had applied the density paving to generate my mesh (5100 elements) but I did just turn the adapt option off, which did improve run times. However, it is still running at a absurdly slow rate of 1 sec / 1 hr (simulation/run time). It really seems far too precise to use a time step of 0.0002 sec. I recall running 10,000-cell models with FESWMS on a Pentium II, which would converge in a few hours. I've been using the constant depth option for the hot start, which I am certain probably doesn't help with The next two of your suggestions that I am plan to try is the more coarse mesh and the multiple processors, the latter I am not sure how to accomplish. Does it require more than one computer or another processing chip? I have an Intel Core i7-3540M (3 GHz) processor on a Dell with 16 GB RAM and plenty of disk space, which has been very fast for all my GIS, CAD and WMS (with huge DEMs) applications, so my only conclusion is that AdH is extremely computationally dense. Thanks again for your very helpful advice and feedback, Tamim
  5. I've been using WMS for several years but I am new user of SMS, specifically, the AdH program implementation. Recalling that the learning curve is pretty substantial from my experience with WMS, I've gone through a similar self-taught process of going through the SMS and AdH User Manuals, Learning Center tutorials, video and SMS Wiki. I did follow the AdH Intro tutorial and successfully setup the model and executed it. However, after 1 hour of simulation time (out of the 36 hour) and a run-time of 3 hours, I aborted. The tutorial indicates that depending on the speed of your computer, the model will finish in 1 - 2 hours. My laptop is a Dell Latitude, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7 processor with plenty of disk space. Is this a hardware limitation or an issue of computational settings (which I left to default just like the tutorial)? The above resources helped me setup my model. I imported a AutoCAD .dwg file and created scatter points from the contours & created a mesh, which turned out to be extremely dense due to the excessive vertex points SMS generated as a result of the AutoCAD contour vertices. So as an alternative, I manually defined scatter points along known elevations/contours at a less refined spacing. I generated a mesh which looked much better in terms of shapes and density. I was able to define the materials designated on the basis of channel, overbanks, and paved surfaces and correspondingly defined the boundaries based on these designated areas. I created nodestrings to define the upstream and downstream boundary conditions as Total Discharge and Water Surface Elevations, respectively, that varied for a 6 hour simulation. I created the AdH Hot Start (depth/elevation). When I ran the AdH Model Check, it gives me the triangle bad aspect error (17 in all). Following the recommendation, I went back to change the aspect ratio from the default 0.04 to 0.1 and regenerated the mesh, which gave me even more bad aspect triangles. I couldn't manually merge triangles or convert them to quadralaterals. Is option available for AdH models? I've been spinning my wheels for the past couple of weeks, so I am officially stuck and in need of some guidance from experienced users and/or developers. Sorry for the verbosity & appreciate any constructive feedback, Tamim
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