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Use the System Graphs in #SWMM5 to show the delay between Inflow and Outflow


Editing and Graphing Gauged Data in XPSWMM

Note:  Editing and Graphing Gauged Data in XPSWMM for Runoff Nodes, Hydraulic Nodes and Links.  Here is a sample of the data.
Pipe02   140.00200801011207     1.915 Pipe02   140.00200801011208     1.308 Pipe02   140.00200801011209     1.015 Pipe02   140.00200801011210     0.840 Pipe02   140.00200801011211     0.721 Pipe02   140.00200801011212     0.638

How to save SWMM5 output to InfoSWMM, InfoSWMM SA and XP-SWMM Calibration Files

How to save SWMM5 output to InfoSWMM, InfoSWMM SA and XP-SWMM Calibration Files
In a world that increasingly asks us to move faster, and do more to be effective we need better ways to do our analysis.  One of the hardest tasks we have is to quantify the difference between our simuluation engines.  All of our Sewer and Storm software are hyper complex with interconnected options for all elements in the network.  One way to help with these comparisons are graphs using the calibration files of SWMM5, InfoSWMM, InfoSWMM SA and XP-SWMM.  The remainder of this blog describes the steps in using a QA/QC version of SWMM 5.1.012 to make these calibration files.
Step 1.   Create the Calibration Files in SWMM5 Step 2.  Export to SWMM 5 from InfoSWMM You can export to SWMM5 using the Exchange/Export in InfoSWMM or the Data/Export EPA SWMM5 in InfoSWMM SA
Step 3.   Export to SWMM4 from XP-SWMM
Step 4.  What are the name of the Calibration Files? There are nine calibration files made for InfoSW…

#RTFM and WTFM How to write a fine modeling manual worth reading (ideas)

Note:  The following is copied in part from this blog

It is a wish list for me at least..
Types of docs Once you've determined the scope, and who you're writing to, there are several different kinds of documents that you can write for them. Anne Gentle categorizes them like this: Start here Like the Getting Started document I mentioned previously, this is the place where you tell users what they need to know before they even get started. Reference guide The reference guide is comprehensive and usually pretty dry. This is where terms are defined, functions' input and output are explained, and examples are given. The tone is factual and to the point. There's not much discussion, or conversation. The voice is usually impersonal. Tutorials Tutorials hold your hand and lead you down the path. They show you each step, and occasionally sit down on a bench by the path to explain the rationale for a particular step. They a…