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What do I do if Bing Maps stop working?

You can reset the map functionality by pressing the default Bing Map key button in the General Settings window (and then restarting Flood Modeller to apply the change).

Can you represent pipe networks within Flood Modeller?

You can set up an ESTRY model (outside of Flood Modeller) and then link this dynamically to a 1D model. Alternatively you can set up a EPA SWMM model network (outside of Flood Modeller) and then link this dynamically to either a 1D or 2D model.

Can I import my own damage calculation information rather than UK specific data?

You can set up your own database of depth damage curves. As long as the format is set up correctly then it can be linked to the Damage Calculator tool (we can provide guidance on the setup).

Is the data used for Flood Viewer stored online for people to be able to view over the internet? Or is it read from my machine?

Flood Viewer is an online tool allowing outputs to be shared with key stakeholders using a unique web link.

Do you need gauge data for Flood Viewer, or do you type in the peak levels observed for each return period in the water level column?

Either - the choice is up to you. The gauge name in the Flood Viewer project builder interface refers to the title that will appear on the sliding scale in Flood Viewer. Therefore this can be anything you like. Equally you have the option to relate flood extent shapes to particular levels or just rank them in order (in this case you just number them 1 to N). When you enter a ranked order, the interface will always automatically sort your extents into an ascending order.

Can you import HEC-RAS files into Flood Modeller?

Yes, you can import HEC-RAS cross-section data directly into Flood Modeller.

How do I set up the Flood Modeller-TUFLOW link?

Once you have purchased the software, in order to link the software, Flood Modeller needs to be able to 'see' the TUFLOW engine files. This can be done in two ways:

Option 1

Users should add the location of the TUFLOW files (e.g. C:\TUFLOW\w64) to the [Preferences] section of the settings file formsed.ini (located here: [AppData]/Roaming/Flood Modeller).

There are three options available for this:

  1. TUFLOWPATH=… (this contains an explicit path to the 32 or 64-bit TUFLOW installation)
  2. TUFLOWPATH32=… (this can only contain the path to the relevant 32-bit installation)
  3. TUFLOWPATH64=… (this can only contain the path to the relevant 64-bit installation)

Note: [AppData] is usually located in the C:\Users\<Username> folder. It is usually hidden, therefore you may need to change a setting in your operating system to show hidden folders

Option 2

Users should add the location of the TUFLOW folder (e.g. C:\TUFLOW\w64) to the system path, by adding this path name to the user's PATH environment variable.

Note: The Environment Variables settings can be found here: Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced Tab> Environment Variables

The path to the TUFLOW files can be added to the user or system variables section. However, only one path to a folder containing TUFLOW executables should be contained in the user and system variables section of the Environment Variables window. Therefore, take care to check for PATH variables in both sections. When a new path is added to the path variable it should be separated from the previous path using a “;”.

Once option 1 or 2 has been completed, Flood Modeller needs to be closed (if it was open during the editing) and re-opened in order for the changes to be applied.

You should now be able to start your Flood Modeller-TUFLOW linked simulation. 

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