Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Webinar in November

I've added a new free webinar on Thursday, November 10.  The topic will be migrating from MODFLOW88/96 to the newer MODFLOW2000, MODFLOW2005, and MODFLOW-NWT.  Even though MODFLOW2000 has been out for over a decade, a lot of modelers who grew up with the classic version are reluctant to change.  Plus there are a lot of legacy models still using the older versions.  This webinar will discuss the things to watch in moving to the new MODFLOW versions, including important new features and packages.  Differences between the newer versions will also be described.

The webinar will last about one hour and be presented at 11 am and 8 pm Eastern time (USA) on November 10.  You can sign up on our web page at www.groundwatermodels.com.  Just look for "Free Webinars" right in the middle of the main page.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Email in Groundwater Vistas

I just added email notifications in Groundwater Vistas Version 6.08 Build 2.  You can set it up so you receive email notifications when a MODFLOW, MODPATH, or MT3D run finishes.  The latter also works for the automated sensitivity analysis.  You can configure it to send periodic update emails during a Pest or BeoPest run.  The latter provides a summary of objective function components at each iteration.  It sends a special email when the run is finished.

To use this feature, you first select Model|Notes|Email setup.  The first time you start using emails in GV, be sure to click the button at the top of the dialog to configure your email account.  You may need help from your IT staff to do this depending on the complexity of your email system.  Then activate the model run and pest run options on this dialog.  The pest run has an added setting which is the frequency (in minutes) that GV checks the Pest output file.

We will likely have more related options in the coming weeks.