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3 New Features in GMS 10.1

GMS 10.1 adds the "Name File" dialog, which adds the following new capabilities:

  • Unsupported packages (packages that don't have an interface in GMS) can be included in the solution and edited in a text editor
  • Unsupported packages can be removed from the simulation
  • Unit numbers are no longer altered by GMS
  • Unit numbers can be set by the user

An example of the Name File dialog in use is shown below. In this example, a MODFLOW-CFP model was imported into GMS. Although GMS does not have an interface for the MODFLOW-CFP packages included in the model, those packages are still part of the simulation and are listed in the dialog. The input files for those packages can be edited from the dialog (using a text editor), or the packages can be removed from the simulation. But there is no need to remove the packages from the simulation because GMS 10.1 comes with a MODFLOW-CFP binary that can read the MODFLOW files that GMS writes. So this model can be run from GMS, and the solution, including the MODFLOW-CFP parts, can be displayed in GMS. This illustrates how GMS 10.1 includes better "support" for unsupported packages.

Name file / unit manager
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GMS Sprint April 2016

Some of the more notable things completed by the GMS team during the month:

  • Fixed a few bugs
  • Disabled UGrid point display when point contours are displayed
  • Merged Refresh and Redraw commands
  • Progress on faster support for new MODFLOW models
  • New stackable progress bars
  • xmsng: Got SMS to call new meshing code
  • xmsng: Profiled and greatly improved speed of new meshing code
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GMS Sprint March 2016

Some of the more notable things completed by the GMS team during the month:

  • Fixed a few bugs.
  • Added support for "CONTINUE" to NWT solver
  • Tool for interpolating UGrid to Raster
  • Tool for UGrid metrics
  • Triangulation of UGrid points
  • Started on UGrid cross sections
  • xmsng: Completed code documentation
  • xmsng: Completed user documentation
  • xmsng: Finished mesh patching
  • xmsng: Merge/split for multiple cells
  • xmsng: Calling new meshing from GMS
  • Lots of good refactoring
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