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22/11/2018 13:20:19

This month we have outlined 5 quick tips which may be helpful when using Flood Modeller

  1. If you press F1 on any window, it will load up the help article for that window (if one exists). Also, if you click on the ‘?’ in the top right hand side of the interface, you can then click on any part of the interface to load up the relevant help document.Bullet1.png
  2. If you have a Flood Modeller Pro licence, but want to test running your model with Flood Modeller Free (for example to check whether your model exceeds node limits), then you can select ‘Run in free mode’ after clicking the ‘Start’ and then ‘Info’ tabs. You can also view your software version and licence status in the same location.
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  3. If you need to import sections from another model or combine elements from two networks together using the import tool, you can easily load in the georeferencing for the imported nodes. First import your required model nodes (right clicking on the Network window, File -> Import model nodes, select nodes, drag onto model interface). Then right click on the network table again, select File, Import visualisation from another file, find for your gxy file from the imported model and load this in. Your imported model nodes will now be georeferenced!Bullet3.png
  4. When using the Damage Calculator, you can filter your data to identify a subset of properties that experience the greatest cost. To do this, right click on the cost column within the Damage Calculator, apply a filter to identify properties with damages greater than your chosen threshold, then tick the export to Flood Modeller box at the bottom of the screen and export to your chosen location. Your property subset will now be automatically loaded into Flood Modeller so that you can easily compare the locations of these properties with the modelled flood depths.
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  5. If you need to export a list of your model nodes into their different unit types, the ‘1D model Summary’ tool allows you to do this easily. Double click on the tool and click the export to Excel button. Then open the file in Excel and there is a tab for each type of unit in your model. Within each of these tabs are a list of the names of these nodes in your model. An alternative approach is to export your model into a shapefile by right clicking on the model network name in the project panel (ensuring this is set as the active model) and selecting ‘Export’ and then ‘Nodes as Shapefile’. If you load in your new shapefile and view the attributes table, you can see that each node has its own entry and that the unit type is specified.

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If you have any useful tips that you would like to share with the community, please contact Harry Alexander. Anyone submitting their tips will receive a free Flood Modeller goody bag.

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