What's new in SMS 13.0

The following is a list of the more significant changes and new features available in SMS 13.0.

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Simulation Run Queue

Manage multiple model runs for ADCIRC, SRH-2D, or STWAVE simultaneously in the new Simulation Run Queue. Diagnostic information such as monitoring plots is displayed during model runs. The new run queue is a modeless dialog which means users can continue using SMS while simulations are running. Completed runs may be visualized in SMS while additional runs are still in process.
Simulation Run Queue with SMS 13.0

Floodway Delineation Tool

The floodway tool is used to delineate approximate floodway extent arcs based on the geometry of the mesh, scatter set or cartesian grid used in a project.

Map Flood Tool

Quickly identify changing floodplain extents when changes occur to the floodwater elevation. SMS can help visualize the impacts of possible modifications in the flood level by utilizing ground elevations and existing FEMA flood hazard maps.

Bridge Scour Tool

The Bridge Scour coverage will take an existing dataset from a 2D hydraulic modeling of a bridge crossing and export many of the needed variables to the Hydraulic Toolbox for a scour analysis. Bridge scour output values may also be copied for use with other tools.
Bridge Scour Analysis with SMS 13.0

Core Module Improvements
  • Constant paving density option (Map)
  • Arc redistribution based on size function. This impacts mesh generation because it is not done automatically during mesh generation anymore. (Map)
  • New ‘Snap Arcs to Mesh’ command which changes mesh nodes to match arc nodes and vertices (Map)
  • Faster meshing (Map)
  • Meshing now handles single segment breaklines (Map)
  • Meshing no longer redistributes the arcs when scalar paving is used (Map)
  • Ability to interpolate solution sets to another mesh (Mesh)
  • Convert 2D scatter sets to raster data (Scatter)
LIDAR Management

SMS now supports advanced LIDAR data handling tools for reading, viewing, and converting LIDAR data to other formats for use with your model. Large LIDAR datasets are efficiently displayed with options to specify the number of points visualized and exclude points outside the extent.
LIDAR Managmeent with SMS 13.0

General Features
  • Updates to the measurement tool
  • Coordinate system preview option
  • New GIS tab showing GIS information in the information dialog
  • New Notes tab included in property dialogs
  • Toolbox and scripting updates
  • Web menu items moved to File menu
  • Import STL files
  • Improvements to Plots
  • Select features and enhancements
Model Interface Improvements
  • The ADCIRC and STWAVE interfaces have been updated to allow for multiple simulations in a single project
  • The HEC-RAS, SRH-2D, and TUFLOW interfaces have been updated with additional features