Aquaveo & Water Resources Engineering News

GMS Sprint July 2014

  • Released GMS 10.0 with support for MODFLOW-USG
  • Fixed 10 bugs
  • Training course in Adelaide, Australia
  • Parallelized the new interpolation code
  • Switched to new, faster interpolation code for linear and IDW
  • Updated MODFLOW-NWT and MODFLOW-USG to the latest versions
  • Good progress on hypergridtree
  • Added shapefile export for 2D meshes
  • Good progress on BeoPEST support
  • Much code refactoring and cleanup
  • Got better estimates on tutorial durations
  • Investigated recording tutorial videos
  • Added "Z Values -> Dataset" and "Map to Z Values" commands for UGrids
  • Length units are now defaulted to computers current regional settings unless settings have been saved previously
  • CLN Package support completed (non-graphical)
  • Designed interface for MODFLOW-USG Observations
  • Created a "Getting Started" tutorial
  • Added SEAWAT 64-bit executables to Preferences dialog
  • Added Zoom To Extents commands for all geometric objects
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GMS Training - San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Dr Willis Weight of Carol College and Alan Lemon, from the GMS development team, recently taught Groundwater Flow and Transport using GMS to a class of 40 participants. The class was hosted at Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (San Luis Potosi Institute of Scientific Research and Technology). Thank you to all of the participants in the class. We worked very hard for 5 days and the participants were very positive about their learning experience. We would also like to thank our friends at Ecoterra for organizing the class and hosting us.
Dr. Willis Weight teaching.
Alan Lemon leading a demo.
Celebration dinner.
Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi Centenario
One of the many beautiful churches in San Luis Potosi.

MODFLOW-USG Training - Philadelphia

The GMS team recently completed a MODFLOW-USG training course in Philadelphia. Thank you to Dr. Laura Toran for hosting us at Temple University. Alan Lemon, from the GMS development team, and Sorab Panday, principal MODFLOW-USG author, taught the class. The 2 day class was filled with theory and hands on applications with MODFLOW-USG. Course participants were excited to see the new types of grids that can be used with MODFLOW-USG. GMS has many flexible options for creating unstructured grids that make using MODFLOW-USG as easy as using traditional MODFLOW.
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New plot axes in GMS 10.0

The Plot Axes have been overhauled in GMS 10.0. The new axes automatically turn on and off as you rotate the view so that your view is never obscured. The options in the dialog are also much simpler.

GMS Sprint June 2014

  • Fixed three bugs
  • complete
  • UGrids added to Display Themes
  • Double-click on UGrid cell opens Properties dialog
  • TINs and Rasters added for SFR2 elevations
  • PEST 13 support added
  • Qt interface progress
  • Posted GMS 10.0 beta
  • 2D UGrid from 3D UGrid
  • UGrid lighting now works
  • UGrid mouse tracking now works
  • Switched from "node" to "point" terminology with UGrids
  • Designed MODFLOW SWI interface
  • UGrid from imported .gsf file
  • PEST-ASP now treated as a MODFLOW package
  • Interpolate from scatter points to UGrid
  • CLN interface started
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GMS Sprint April 2014

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GMS 10.0 - Updated Model Checker

The model checker has been a feature of GMS from the beginning. The purpose of the model checker is to analyze the input data currently defined for a model simulation and report any obvious errors or potential problems. Running the Model Checker successfully does not guarantee that a solution will be correct. It simply serves as an initial check on the input data and can save a considerable amount of time that would otherwise be lost tracking down input errors.

In version 10 the model checker has been updated to make reading its results much easier (see the images below). If GMS does not find any obvious errors or warnings then a message highlighted in Green will appear at the top of the dialog letting you know that the input data is free from obvious errors. If your model contains warnings then a Yellow highlighted message will appear at the top of the dialog telling you that warnings were detected. Then as you scroll through the model checker output the warnings will be highlighted in Yellow. Finally, if your model has errors then a message highlighted in Red appears at the top of the dialog and as you scroll through the output the errors will be highlighted in Red. While these features may not be technological breakthroughs they make using the model checker even easier than previous version of GMS.