Aquaveo & Water Resources Engineering News

December 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the December 2011 sprint:

  • Fixed over 14 bugs
  • Finished 8.2 installer
  • Greatly improved the MODFLOW water table display in side view and got it working with MODFLOW-NWT solutions
  • Posted the first beta of GMS 8.2
  • Finished about 80% of our continuous integration system
  • Finished about 80% of the MODFLOW MNW2 package interface
  • Created an initial chm help file from the wiki. Doc-To-Help has a couple of blog posts about it
  • Created initial support for opening the chm help file to a particular topic from a dialog
  • Implemented a user request to change the MODPATH pathline color as it passes through different zones
  • Added a "Report a Bug" command to the Help menu
  • Added some user testimonials to aquaveo.com

November 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the November 2011 sprint:
  • Fixed over 5 bugs
  • Updated the tutorials for 8.2
  • Designed and implemented the ZONEBUDGET interface (available in 8.2)
  • Added registration components for MODFLOW-NWT and ZONEBUDGET
  • Created GUI tests for MODFLOW-NWT and ZONEBUDGET
  • Branched 8.2
  • Created the online license manager for 8.2
  • Created an automated nightly build that's posted and available at aquaveo.com
  • Completed about 40% of the MODFLOW MNW2 package interface
  • Designed a GSFLOW interface
  • Started designing the PEST Null space Monte Carlo interface
  • Got chapters working in wiki to ODT conversion
  • Started creating a FEMWATER transport tutorial

October 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the October 2011 sprint (now that it's almost December):

  • Fixed 10 bugs
  • Got our version of MODFLOW-NWT working with MNW, SFR and UZF packages
  • Fixed the model wrapper for MODFLOW-NWT to show progress
  • Documented MODFLOW-NWT on the wiki
  • Created a MODFLOW-NWT tutorial
  • Held a training course in Australia (see post below)
  • Designed and implemented the ZONEBUDGET interface (available in 8.2)
  • Made some improvements to our continuous testing system, including adding a new machine
  • Added an Export 3D Grid to Shapefile feature (available in 8.2)
  • Fixed some problems with the new manual MODPATH option (available in 8.2)
  • Designed support for the ISTCB2 option in the SFR package
  • Reviewed user requests on the forum and put them on the backlog

Exporting 3D grids to shapefiles

A new feature in GMS 8.2 is the ability to export a 3D grid to a shapefile. The following figures show a MODFLOW model from the Lake package tutorial. The first image shows the model in GMS. The second shows the grid exported as a shapefile and read into ArcMap 10 with a background map, symbology, and transparency. GMS includes a projection file with the exported shapefile which causes it to be properly positioned when imported to ArcMap.



Training Adelaide Australia



Sustainable Resources Industry Training (SRIT) hosted a GMS training course in Adelaide, Australia from October 4-7. The course was a great success with attendees from Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Thank you to all who attended and to Geoff and Glenys Flight from SRIT for organizing the course.

September 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the September 2011 sprint:

  • Released GMS 8.1 with 64 bit support, faster MODFLOW I/O, enhanced lighting options and other features.
  • Almost finished the MODFLOW NWT interface coming with GMS 8.2.
  • Posted an update of GMS 8.0.
  • Fixed over 30 bugs
  • Furthered the development of the ADH interface for the US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Completed changes to the MODPATH interface to make automatically running MODPATH optional. Will be available in GMS 8.2.
  • Added support for the MODFLOW DE4 solver, to be available in GMS 8.2.
  • Added support for preserving comments at the top of MODFLOW package files in the NWT and UZF packages (available in GMS 8.2).

August 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the August  2011 sprint:
  • Fixed over 36 bugs
  • Posted a new video about the Text Import Wizard on our YouTube channel
  • Posted a new video about the automated parameter estimation with PEST on our YouTube channel
  • Posted the video from July's "What's new in GMS 8.0" webinar
  • Completed phase two of the ADH interface for the Army Corp of Engineers
  • Made progress on the MODFLOW-NWT interface
  • Assisted the consulting group on several projects

July 2011 Sprint Highlights

Some of the more interesting accomplishments from the July 2011 sprint:
  • Fixed over 29 bugs
  • Did a live webinar on what's new in GMS 8.0 and 8.1. Unfortunately we don't have the recording posted yet but hope to soon.
  • Posted a new video about interpolating MODFLOW layer elevations on our YouTube channel
  • Completed phase one of the ADH interface for the Army Corp of Engineers
  • Started the MODFLOW-NWT interface
  • Finished the 3D grid display option to contour a second specified data set
  • Fixed a few FEMWATER bugs
  • More wiki clean up and progress on Wiki to PDF feature
  • More manual testing of 64 bit GMS
  • Assisted the consulting group on several projects
  • Visited the University of Michigan to discuss an "Environmental and Ship Motion Forecasting" project for the U.S. Navy
  • Added an image in the image gallery

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