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Lesson 1: Overview of the SewerGEMS V8i Workspace

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Lesson 1: Overview of the SewerGEMS V8i
Workspace
SewerGEMS hasan extensively customizableuser interface. Inthislessonyouwill
learn how to personalize SewerGEMSs toolbars, managers, andother interface
elements. Thefollowinglessonsguideyouthroughtheprocessof settingupthe
SewerGEMS interfaceinanalternateconfiguration, startingfromthedefault configu-
rationthat is inusewhenthesoftwareisfirstinstalled. Theadvantageof thealternate
configuration isthat it increasesthesizeof thedrawingpane.
To returntheinterfaceto thedefault component placement settings, click View >
Reset Workspace.
Part 1: Workspace Components Overview
TheSewerGEMS workspacecontainsthreedifferent typeof components: thedrawing
pane, toolbars, anddockablemanagers. Thebehavior anduseof thesecomponentsis
discussedinthefollowingpartsof thislesson. WhenstartingBentley SewerGEMS
V8i for thefirst time, thedefault interfacesettingswill beused.
Lets begin by starting up Bentley SewerGEMS V8i. If SewerGEMS V8i isalready
open, skipsteponeandclick theFilepulldownmenuandselect theOpen command
instead, thenproceedto steptwo.
1. IntheWelcometo Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogthat appears, click theOpen
ExistingProject button.
2. Browseto theC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, high-
lightLesson_1.swg, then click Open.
Theexamplenetwork will appear inthedrawingpane, andtheinterfacewill look like
this:
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Part 2: Working With the Drawing Pane
Thedrawingpaneiswhereyoucreateand view your model. Youcanpanandzoom
your model inthispane.
If youhavealready completedPart 1of thislesson, proceedto thePanningsection
below. Otherwise, completethefollowingstepsbeforeproceedingto thePanning
section:
1. Start Bentley SewerGEMS V8i.
2. IntheWelcometo Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogthat appears, click theOpen
ExistingProject button.
3. Browseto theC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS/Lessons folder, highlight
Lesson_1.swg, thenclick Open.
Drawing Pane
Toolbar
Pulldown Menu
Dockable Manager
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Panning
Youcanchangethepositionof thedrawingview inthenetwork by usingthe
Pantool. Alternatively, if your mouseisequippedwithamousewheel, youcan
panby simply holdingdownthemousewheel andmovingthemouseto reposi-
tionthecurrent view. Thischangesthemousecursor to thePanicon, allowingyouto
repositionthecurrentview inthe same mannerclick on the drawing, hold down the
mousebutton, andmovethemouseto reposition thecurrent view.
Zooming
Youcanperformanumber of zoomingoperationsinthedrawingpaneto changethe
current view of your model.
ThesimpleZoomInandZoomOut commandslet youincreaseor
decrease, respectively, thezoomlevel of thecurrent view by onestep
per mouseclick.
TheZoomExtentscommandautomatically changesthezoomlevel so that the
entirenetwork isdisplayedinthedrawingpane.
TheZoomRealtimecommandletsyoudynamically scaleupanddownthe
zoomlevel. Thezoomlevel isdefinedby themagnitudeof mousemovement
whilethetool isactive.
TheZoomCenter commandopenstheZoomCenter dialog, allowingyouto
center thedrawingpaneview onthecoordinatesyouenter, at thezoomlevel
youspecify intheZoommenu.
Click theZoomCenter button, andenter 75intheX field, 30intheY field, and
choose200intheZoom menu, thenclick OK. Thedrawingpanewill center onthe
manholeelement MH-5atamagnificationof 200%.
Part 3: Working With Toolbars
Toolbarsprovideefficient accessto frequently usedcommands. All of thetoolbarsin
SewerGEMS arecustomizablebothintermsof thebuttonsthat they display andinthe
positionthat they occupy withintheinterface.
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If youhavealready completedPart 2of thislesson, proceedto theAddingand
RemovingToolbar Buttonssectionbelow. Otherwise, completethefollowing steps
beforeproceedingto thefollowing section:
1. Start Bentley SewerGEMS V8i.
2. IntheWelcometo Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogthat appears, click theOpen
ExistingProject button.
3. Browseto theC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, high-
light Lesson_1.swg, then click Open.
Adding and Removing Toolbar buttons
Youcanaddandremovebuttonsto/fromtoolbarsto suit your preference.
Lets begin by adding a button to the File toolbar:
1. Click thearrow buttonthat islocatedonthefar right of theFiletoolbar (theone
withNew, Open, Save, etc.) andmovethemousecursor over theAddor Remove
Buttonscommandthat appears.
2. In theshortcut menuthatappears, movethemousecursor over theCloseAll
command.
3. Your toolbar shouldnow look likethis:
Now lets remove a button from the Zoom toolbar.
4. Click thearrow buttonthatislocatedon thefar right of theZoomtoolbar (the
Zoomtoolbar istheonewiththezoomandpanbuttons) andmovethemouse
cursor over theAddor RemoveButtonscommandthat appears.
5. Notethat inthesubmenuthat appears, thereisamenuitemfor eachof thebuttons
availableto theZoomtoolbar. Most of theitemshaveacheckedbox next to them,
indicatingthat they areall visibleonthetoolbar. Click theZoomRealtimemenu
item.
6. TheZoomRealtimebuttondisappearsfromthetoolbar, andthecorresponding
menuitemlosesitscheck.
Your toolbar shouldnow look likethis:
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Repositioning Toolbars
Youcanrepositionany toolbar so that thetoolbar isfloating(notdocked, or attached,
to thetoolbar areasof theinterface), andyoucanmoveany toolbar to anew docked
location.
RepositiontheLayout toolbar (theLayouttoolbar istheonealongtheleft sideof the
interfacethatcontainsall of theelement layout tools) so thatit issituatedhorizontally
underneaththeother toolbars.
1. Hover themousecursor over thetopedgeof the toolbar, in the textured area
indicatedby alineof dots.
2. Whenthemousecursor changesto afour-directional arrow icon, click andhold
downthemousebutton.
3. Dragthemouseto theareabeneaththeset of horizontal toolbarsalongthetopof
theinterfaceandreleasethemousebutton.
Part 4: Working With Dockable Manager Components
By default, thedockablemanagersoccupy themajority of theinterface. They are
calleddockablemanagersbecausethey canbedocked, or attached, to theedgesof the
Bentley SewerGEMS V8i window. Youcanpositionany of themanagersalongthe
top, bottom, left, or right of theBentley SewerGEMS V8i window, andwhenmore
thanonemanager issituatedinthesamespot, thedockedpanebecomestabbed,
allowingyouto switchbetweenall of themanagersthat aredockedinthesamearea.
If youhavealready completedPart 3of thislesson, proceedto theparagraphstarting
In this part of the lesson... below. Otherwise, completethefollowingstepsbefore
proceedingto thefollowing section:
1. Start Bentley SewerGEMS V8i.
2. IntheWelcometo Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogthat appears, click theOpen
ExistingProject button.
Browseto theC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlight
Lesson_1.swg, thenclick Open.
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Inthispartof thelesson, wewill createan alternateinterfacesetupthat makescertain
frequently usedinterfacecomponentsmoreaccessible. Specifically, wewill addthe
EPS ResultsBrowser dialogasafloatingwindow, andaddtheProperty Editor to the
interfaceasadockablemanager.
1. OpentheEPS ResultsBrowser dialogbox. Click Analysis>EPS Results
Browser.
2. Click theEPS ResultsBrowser tabandholdthemouse, anddragthewindow,
representedby agrey outline, to thebottomleft corner of thedrawingpane.
3. Hover themousecursor over thebottomright corner of theEPS ResultsBrowser
dialogbox, until themousecursor turnsinto diagonal two-headedarrow and
resizethedialogbox until it isassmall aspossiblewhilestill accommodatingall
of thecontrols, likethis:
4. OpentheProperty Editor. Click View >Properties.
5. Click theheading of theProperty Editor, and, whileholdingdown themouse
button, dragthemouseto theupper-right corner of theinterface, just below the
bottomtoolbar. Thedialogbox iscorrectly positionedwhenthegrey outline
representingthedialogbox occupiesthelengthof theright sideof theinterface,
likethis:
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6. Resizethewidthof thedockablemanagers ontheleft andtheProperty Editor on
theright so that thedrawingpaneislarger, displayingmoreof thenetwork at
once. Hover themousecursor over theright andleft edges, respectively, until the
mousecursor changesto thedouble-headedhorizontal arrow cursor, thenclick,
hold, anddragthemouseuntil thedesiredsizeisobtained.
7. Click theZoomExtentsbuttonto view theentirenetwork inthedrawingpane.
8. TheProperty Editor will begray, withthemessageSelect asingleelement. Click
onanelement to seetheattributesassociatedwithit intheProperty Editor.
9. Your interfaceshouldnow look likethis:
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Whenthemanagersaredocked, they canbeinstatic or dynamic mode. Wheninstatic
mode, themanagersarealwaysvisible. Whena manager is in dynamic mode, it isnt
visibleunlessthemousecursor ishoveredover theassociatedtab. Whenthemouse
cursor ismovedaway fromthetab, themanager retracts. To switchbetweenthetwo,
click thepushpintogglebuttoninthetop-right corner of themanager. A horizontal
pushpinindicatesthat themanager isindynamic mode. Whenthepushpinisvertical,
themanager isinstatic mode.
Lesson 2: Laying Out a Network
SewerGEMS isanextremely efficient tool for layingout astormor sanitary sewer
network. Itiseasy to prepareaschematic or scaledmodel andlet SewerGEMS take
careof thelink-nodeconnectivity.
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Inconstructing thenetwork for thislesson, youdo not needto beconcernedwith
assigninglabelsto pipesandnodes, becausethesoftwareassignslabelsautomatically.
A schematic drawingisoneinwhichpipelengthsareenteredmanually, intheuser-
definedlengthfield. Inascaleddrawing, pipelengthsareautomatically calculated
from the position of the pipes bendsandstartandstopnodesinthedrawing pane. For
thepurposesof thislesson, wewill buildaschematic model.
Part 1: Laying Out Catchments and Ponds
Lets begin by starting up Bentley SewerGEMS V8i. If youalready haveSewerGEMS
V8i openfromthepreviouslesson, click theOpenbuttonandskipaheadto step2.
1. IntheWelcometo Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogbox that appears, click the
Open ExistingProject button.
2. Browseto theC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, high-
lightLesson_ 2_1.swg, then click Open.
Catchmentsand pondsarepolygonelementsthat graphically depictthearea
representedby theelement. Beginby layingoutthetwo catchmentsby tracingthe
catchment outlinesshowninthe.dxf background, asfollows:
3. Select theCatchment layout tool.
4. Click ononeof thecornersof thecatchment outlinefor CM-1. Dragthe
mouseto thenext corner, andclick again.
5. Continuelayingout thecatchment boundariesby clickingeachcorner until you
click thelast one. Right-click andselect Donefromthesubmenuthat appears.
Repeat steps4and5for theremainingcatchment. Your model shouldnow look
likethis:
6. Inaschematic model, wheretheshapeisnt necessarily important, SewerGEMS
V8i providesashortcut for layingout catchmentsandponds. Rather thandrawing
apolygonline-by-line, youcanalso useadefaultshapeby holdingdowntheCtrl
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key whileclickingto definethecenter point of theelement, thendraggingthe
mouseto definethesizeandorientation of thepentagon. Clickingagainplacesthe
element.
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenext part of thelessoncontinueswhere
thispart leavesoff, so youcankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continue
immediately. If youplan to beginthenext lessonat alater time, you caneither
savethecurrent project, or usetheLesson_2_2.swgproject locatedintheC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 2: Laying Out Nodes and Links
ThetermNodesrefersto any of theavailablepoint element types:
catch basins
Manholes
Cross Section Nodes
Junction Chamber
Pressure Junction
Outlet Structures
Outfalls
Wet Wells
Pumps
Thetermlinksrefersto any of theavailablelineelements:
Pressure Pipe
Conduits
Channels
Gutters
In this part of the lesson, well begin by layingout all of thenodes, andthenconnect
themusinglinks.
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If youve already completed Part 1 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheOpenbutton; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlightLesson_2_2.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Select theCatchbasin layouttool andclick in thelower-rightcorner of
CM-1to placeacatchbasinnodethere, at thespot indicatedonthedxf
background. Placeanother asindicatedinthebackgroundinCM-2.
2. Select theManholelayouttool andclick eachof thelocationsindicated
by thedxf background, 6inall. Notethat theelement labeledDiversion
Chamber inthebackgroundisalso amanhole.
3. Select theOutfall layout tool andclick eachof thelocationsindicatedby
thedxf background, 2inall. Inthedxf background, theoutletsarelabeled
Treatment and Overflow.
Your model should now look likethis(whenthedxf backgroundisturnedoff -
click thecheckbox next to LessonLayout intheBackgroundLayersmanager to
turnoff thebackground):
Now lay out link elementsto connect thenodes, asfollows:
4. Click theLayout tool andselect theConduit tool
fromthesubmenuthat appears.
5. Click onMH-1and dragthemouseto MH-2, and
click againto lay out theconduit. Right-click and
select Donefromthesubmenuto completethe
conduit.
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6. Click CB-1, dragthemouseto MH-2, andclick to lay out asecondconduit. The
conduittool isstill active, so dragthemouseto MH-3andclick again to lay out a
thirdconduit. Dragandclick on MH-4to lay out afourth. Right-click andselect
Donefromthesubmenu.
7. Click CB-2 dragthemouseto MH-4, andclick. Drag themouseto MH-5and
click again. Dragto and click onMH-6. Right-click and select Donefromthe
submenu.
8. Click OF-1, dragthemouseto MH-6, andclick again. DragtheMouseto OF-2
andclick to lay out thefinal conduit. Right-click andselect Donefromthe
submenu.
Your model should now look likethis:
Thelast stepinlayingout thenetwork isestablishing theconnectivity betweenthe
polygonelementsandthenodeelements.
9. Click theViewpulldownmenuand select thePropertiescommand.
10. Dock theProperty Editor dialogthat appearsto theright sideof theSewer-
GEMS V8i window (For adescriptionof how to do this, seeLesson1, Part 4, Step
5).
11. Highlight CM-1. Theattributesassociatedwiththecatchment will appear inthe
Property Editor.
12. Click thepulldownmenuintheOutflow Nodefield, andchoosethe<Select...>
command.
13. Your mousecursor changesinto aPick Element tool. Click onCB-1.
14. Highlight CM-2, click thepulldownmenuintheOutflow Nodefield,
andchoosethe<Select...>command. Click onCB-2.
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Your model shouldnow look likethis:
Notethedashed linesindicatingtheconnectivity betweenthepolygonandnode
elements.
Thisconcludesthispartof thelesson. Thenext part of thelessoncontinueswherethis
part leavesoff, so youcankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmedi-
ately. If youplanto beginthenext part of thelessonat alater time, youcaneither save
thecurrent project, or usetheLesson_2_3.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program
Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 3: Moving Element Labels
If youve already completed Part 2 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlight Lesson
_2_3.swg, thenclick Open.
Asyoucansee, thedefault placement of theelement labelscansometimesinterfere
withthevisibility of other elementsandlabels. Youcanmanually movethelabelsby
clickingonthemuntil just thelabel ishighlighted. Notethat whenanelement ishigh-
lighted, thelabel ishighlightedaswell. To movethelabel, makesurethat only the
label ishighlighted.
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Whenthelabel ishighlighted, youwill seeasmall square, or grip, near the label, as
shownbelow:
Click onthisgripandmovethelabel to thenew position, such that it doesnt interfere
withthevisibility of other labelsandelements. Repeat thisprocesswiththeother
element labelsinthemodel.
Whenyouhavedoneso, themodel shouldlook likethis:
By default, labelsfor link elements arepositionedso that they areplacedat anangle
parallel to thelink. Youcanchangetheangleof orientationby right-clickingalabel
andselectingtheRotatecommandfromthesubmenuthat appears. By movingyour
mouseupanddownwhilethiscommandisactive, youcanrotatethelabel angle
aroundapivot point. Whenyouarefinishedrotatingthelabel, right-click andselect
Donefromthesubmenuthat appears.
ThisconcludesLesson2. Thenext lessoncontinueswherethisoneleavesoff, so you
cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If youplanto
beginthenextlessonat alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent projector usethe
Lesson_3_1.swg project locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/
Lessonsfolder.
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Lesson 3: Entering Data
InputdatainSewerGEMS V8i canbedividedinto two categories: element inputdata
and global project data. Thislessonexplainsthedifferencebetweenthetwo and
describeshow to definebothtypesof data.
Part 1: Entering Element Input Data
Element input datarefersto thedataassociatedwiththeelementsinthemodel. Itcan
beenteredusingtheProperty Editor, asdescribedinLesson2, throughFlexTables, or
through theAlternativesEditor, asdescribedinthe Editing Alternatives topic.
Eachmethodoffersdifferentadvantages:
The Property Editor is easily accessible andcanbepositionednext to thedrawing
paneso youcanseethevisual context of theelement whosedataisbeingmodi-
fied.
The FlexTables are categorized according to element type, so they arebest suited
for enteringdatafor largegroupsof elementsat once. They also provideglobal
editingandfilteringfunctionality to allow youto enter datacommonto alarge
number of elementsquickly and easily.
The Alternatives Editor allowsyouto usedatainheritancefunctionality
(discussedin Editing Alternatives) and thecategorizednatureof thedata(alter-
nativesaregroupedaccording to thetypeof datathey contain, suchasphysical
data, inflow data, hydrologic data, etc.), canbeuseful.
Lets begin by using the Property Editor to definetheattributes for theindividual
elementsinthemodel.
If youve already completed Lesson 2, you cancontinueusing thesamemodel. Other-
wise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button, thenbrowseto theC:/Program Files/
Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_3_1.swg, then click
Open.
1. Highlight CB-1.
2. Thefieldsthat areavailablefor agivenelement typevary dependingonthe
settingsinother fields. ChangetheStructureShapeTypeto Rectangular Struc-
ture. Notethat theDiameter fielddisappears, andaLength fieldandaWidth
field appear initsplace.
3. ChangetheI nlet Typeto I nflow-CaptureCurve.
4. Click theellipsisbuttonintheI nflow-CaptureCurvefield to opentheI nflow
CaptureCurvedialog.
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5. UsingWindowsExplorer, browseto theC:/ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder andopenthetext document entitledCB I nlet Data.txt. High-
light all of thedatainthetext file, andpressCtrl+C on your keyboardto copy the
data.
6. Back intheI nflow-CaptureCurvedialog, pressCtrl+V to copy thedatainto the
dialog. (If the copy command doesnt work immediately, click thefirstcolumn
heading, holddownthemousebutton, anddragthecursor over to thesecond
columnto highlight bothcolumns, thenpressCtrl+V).
7. Click OK intheI nflow-CaptureCurvedialogto closeit.
8. Enter thefollowingdatainthespecifiedfields:
9. Highlight CB-2.
10. ChangetheStructureShapeTypeto Rectangular Structure, leavingthedefault
valuesfor Length and Width at 3.00ft.
11. ChangetheI nlet Typeto I nflow-CaptureCurve.
12. Click theellipsisbuttonintheI nflow-CaptureCurvefield to opentheI nflow
CaptureCurvedialog. PressCtrl+V to copy thedatayoucopiedduringstep5
into thedialog.
Table 3-1: CB-1 Attribute Values
Field Name Value
Ground Elevation 106.00 ft.
Invert Elevation 102.00 ft.
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13. Enter thefollowingdatainthespecifiedfields:
14. Highlight MH-1.
15. Enter alocal inflow (local inflow isinflow that occursat aspecific element, as
opposedto theinflow fromglobal stormevents, whichisappliedover thewhole
model). Click theellipsisbuttonintheI nflow Collection field.
16. In theI nflow Collection dialogthat appears, click theNew button, thenclick
Hydrograph I nflowinthesubmenuthat appears.
17. UsingWindowsExplorer, browseto theC:/ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder andopenthetext document entitledMH1I nflow Collec-
tion.txt. Highlight all of thedatain thetext file, andpressCtrl+C onyour
keyboardto copy thedata.
18. Back intheI nflow-Collection dialog, press Ctrl+V to copy thedatainto the
dialog. (If the copy command doesnt work immediately, click thefirstcolumn
heading, holddownthemousebutton, anddragthecursor over to thesecond
columnto highlight bothcolumns, thenpressCtrl+V).
19. Click OK intheI nflow Collection dialog to closeit.
Table 3-2: CB-2 Attribute Values
Field Name Value
Ground Elevation 101.00 ft.
Invert Elevation 97.00 ft.
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20. Enter thefollowingdatainthespecifiedfields:
For theother elementsinthemodel, of whichtherearemorethanoneof each
type, lets enter the datausingFlexTables.
21. Click theViewpulldownmenuand select theFlexTablescommand.
22. Under theTables- Predefined node, double-click theManholeTable.
23. Enter thefollowingdataintheManholeTabledialogthat appears:
24. ChangetheLabel for MH-6to Diversion Chamber. Whenyouhaveenteredthe
data, closetheManholeTable. IntheFlexTablesdialog, double-click theCatch-
ment Tablenode.
Table 3-3: MH-1 Attribute Values
Field Name Value
Ground Elevation 107.00 ft.
Invert Elevation 103.00 ft.
Diameter 3.00 ft.
Table 3-4: Manhole Attributes
Element Ground
Elevation
Invert
Elevation
Diameter)
MH-2 105.00 ft 101.00 ft 3.00 ft.
MH-3 103.00 ft 99.00 ft 3.00 ft.
MH-4 100.00 ft 96.00 ft 3.00 ft.
MH-5 99.00 ft 95.00 ft 3.00 ft.
MH-6 97.00 ft 93.00 ft 3.00 ft.
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25. Enter thefollowingdataintheCatchment Tabledialogthat appears(if oneor
moreattributesdoesnot appear intheFlexTableby default, youwill haveto add
themto theFlexTable. For instructionsonaddingattributesto aFlexTable, see
Lesson1Part 2):
26. Whenyouhaveenteredthedata, closetheCatchment Table. IntheFlexTables
dialog, double-click theConduit Tablenode.
27. Enter thefollowingdataintheConduit Tablethat appears(notethat thestopand
startinvertsaredefinedby thevaluesof theadjacent nodes, sincetheSet Invert
To Start/Stop Nodefieldsareset to Trueby default):
Table 3-5: Catchment Attributes
Element Area (acres) SCS CN Tc (hours)
CM-1 10.000 80.000 0.400
CM-2 13.000 82.000 0.500
Table 3-6: Conduit Attributes
Element Has User
Defined
Length
User
Defined
Length (ft.)
Diameter
(in)
Start Invert
(ft.)
CO-1 True 250.00 24.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-2 True 50.00 24.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-3 True 500.00 30.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-4 True 500.00 30.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-5 True 50.00 24.0 Automatically
Assigned
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28. Whenyouhaveenteredthedata, closetheConduit Table.
29. Click onCO-9 inthedrawing pane.
30. In thePropertiesEditor, changetheHasStart Control Structure? valueto
True. Click theellipsisbuttonintheStart Control Structurefield.
31. In theConduit Control Structuredialogthat appears, click theNew buttonand
select Weir fromthesubmenu.
32. ChangetheCrest Elevation to 94.50ft. ChangetheStructureTop Elevation to
97.00ft. ChangetheWeir Length to 2.00 ft. Click theClosebutton.
33. Inthedrawingpane, aniconappearsontheupstreamendof CO-9 to indicatethat
acontrol ispresent.
CO-6 True 500.00 36.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-7 True 300.00 36.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-8 True 300.00 30.0 Automatically
Assigned
CO-9 True 300.00 30.0 Automatically
Assigned
Table 3-6: Conduit Attributes
Element Has User
Defined
Length
User
Defined
Length (ft.)
Diameter
(in)
Start Invert
(ft.)
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34. In theFlexTablesdialog, double-click theOutfall Tablenode.
35. In theOutfall Tabledialogthat appears, enter thefollowingdata:
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_3_2.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 2: Entering Global Project Data
Global project datareferstoinformationthat appliesto theproject asawhole. This
includesproject properties, stormevents, andglobal stormevents.
Defining Project Properties
Project Propertiesarepurely informational data that store the Project Title, Engineers
Name, Company Name, andtheDate, alongwithany notesassociatedwiththeproject
Table 3-7: Outfall Attributes
Element Ground
Elevation
(ft.)
Set Invert
Elevation
to Ground
Elevation
Invert
Elevation
(ft.)
Change
Label To
OF-1 95.00 False 91.00 Treatment
OF-2 95.00 False 91.00 Overflow
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Thisdata, if entered, will beaddedto thefooter of any of thepreformattedreportsthat
aregeneratedbySewerGEMS V8i, withtheexceptionof thedataenteredintheNotes
field, whichwill not bedisplayed.
If youve already completed Part 1 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_3_2.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theFilemenuandselecttheProject Propertiescommand.
2. In theProject Propertiesdialogthat appears, enter thefollowinginformationin
thespecifiedfields:
3. Thedateisautomatically enteredusingtheinformationinyour systemcalendar.
Thedialogshouldnow look likethis:
4. Click theOK button.
Table 3-8: Project Properties
Field Name Value
Title Lesson Model
Engineer <Your Name Here>
Company: <Your Company
Name Here>
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5. To seehow theinformationwill appear onthepreformattedreports, click the
Report pulldownmenuandselect theProject I nventory command.
6. In theProject I nventoryreport dialog, scroll to thebottomof thepageto view
thefooter.
Defining Storm Events
A stormevent isasinglecurvethatrepresentsonerainfall event for agivenrecurrence
interval. Oncethestormevent iscreatedit caneither beusedlocally at acatchment, or
it canbeusedglobally, asdiscussedinthenextsectionof thispart of thelesson.
Thisexampleshowshow to retrieveandpastean external rainfall datasourcefileinto
SewerGEMS asacumulativerainfall datatable. SeeLesson7for adetailedexample
onhow to set upmultiplereturneventsfromsynthetic rainfall data(suchasSCS Type
I, IA, II, III distributions).
1. Click theComponentspulldownmenuand select theStorm Eventscommand.
2. In theStorm Eventsdialogthat appears, click theNew buttonandselect Cumu-
lativefromthesubmenuthat appears.
3. In theTimeSettingsdialogthat appears, enter thefollowingdata:
Table 3-9: Time Settings
Field Name Value (hrs)
Start Time 0.000
Increment 0.100
End Time 24.000
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4. Thestart andendtimesdefinethedurationof thestormevent, whiletheincrement
definestheamount of timebetweeneachordinatewhenthestormiscalculated.
Click theOK buttonto closetheTimeSettingsdialog.
5. In theReturn Event field, enter avalueof 10years.
6. UsingWindowsExplorer, browseto theC:/ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder andopenthetext document entitledStorm Event Data.txt.
Highlight all of thedatainthetextfile, andpressCtrl+C onyour keyboardto
copy thedata.
Thisproceduredemonstratedhow youcancopy stormdatafromapredefined
stormevent, createdfromexternal rainfall datasources. Lesson6describesa
detailedexampleonhow to set upmultiplereturneventsfromsynthetic rainfall
data(suchasSCS TypeI, IA, II, III distributions)
7. Back intheStorm Eventsdialog, highlight theDepth columnof theTimevs.
Depth tableontheright sideof thedialogandpressCtrl+V onyour keyboard to
pastethedatainto thetable.
8. Click theClosebuttonto closetheStorm Eventsdialog.
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Defining Global Storm Events
Asmentionedinthelastsection, onceastormevent iscreated, it canbeassigned
locally to oneor morecatchments, or assignedto theproject globally. Whenastorm
event isdefinedasaglobal event, it appliesthestormevent to every catchment inthe
scenario that doesnot havelocalizedrainfall.
1. To apply thestormevent wejust createdglobally, click theComponentspull-
downmenuandselect theGlobal StormEventscommand.
2. In theGlobal StormEvent dialogthat appears, click thearrow buttoninthe
Global StormEvent field. Select theonly event inthelist, Storm Event - 1.
3. Notethat theother fieldsinthedialog, colored yellow to denotetheir read-only
status, arefilledinautomatically withthedataassociatedwiththeselectedstorm
event. Click theClosebuttonto closetheGlobal StormEventsdialog.
Adding Sanitary Loads
Inthispartof thelesson, wewill set upaunit sanitary loadandapatternsanitary load.
A unit sanitary loadcanbeset uponceandthenusedat multiplenodes, andcanalso
besavedasanengineeringlibrary for useinother models(seeAdding Unit Sanitary
(Dry Weather) Loads on page 7-370). A patternsanitary loadisaloadthat varies
over time.
1. To createanew unit sanitary load, click theComponentsmenuandselect the
Unit Sanitary (Dry Weather) Loadscommand.
2. In thedialogthatappears, click theNew buttonand select Area fromthesubmenu
that appears.
3. Right-click thegal/min label to theright of theUnit Load fieldandselect the
Unitsand Formattingcommandfromthesubmenuthat appears.
4. In theSet Field Optionsdialogthat appears, changetheUnit valueto gal/day.
Click OK.
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5. Back intheUnit Sanitary Loadsdialog, enter 720intheUnit Load field. Click
theClosebutton.
6. Highlight MH-3inthedrawing pane.
7. In thePropertiesEditor, click theellipsisbuttonintheSanitary Loadsfield.
8. In theSanitary (Dry Weather) Flow dialogthat appears, click theNew button
andselect theUnit Load - Unit Typeand Count commandfromthesubmenu
that appears.
9. Enter 6.5intheLoadingUnit Count field.
10. Click theUnit Sanitary Load pulldownmenuandselect Unit Sanitary Load - 1.
Click OK.
11. Highlight MH-4andrepeatsteps7- 10.
12. Highlight MH-2.
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13. In thePropertiesEditor, click theellipsis buttonintheSanitary Loadsfield.
14. In theSanitary (Dry Weather) Flow dialogthat appears, click theNew button
andselect thePattern Load - BaseFlow andPattern commandfromthe
submenu that appears.
15. Enter 7200intheBaseFlow field.
16. Click theellipsisbuttonnextto thePattern field. InthePatternsdialogthat
appears, click theNew button. Enter 0.5for theStartingMultiplier.
17. UsingWindowsExplorer, browseto theC:/ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder andopenthetext document entitledSanitary Load
Pattern.txt. Highlight all of thedatainthetext file, andpressCtrl+C onyour
keyboardto copy thedata.
18. Back inthePatternsdialog, click theTimeFrom Start columnheading, hold
downthemousebutton, anddrag thecursor over to theMultiplier columnto
highlight both columns, thenpressCtrl+V. Click theClosebutton.
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19. Back intheSanitary (Dry Weather) Flow dialog, click thePattern pulldown
menuandselect Pattern - 1. Click OK.
20. To apply thepattern to theunit loadwecreated, youmust createaPatternSetup.
Click theComponents pulldownmenuand select thePatternSetupscommand.
21. In thePatternSetupsdialog, click theNew buttonto createanew patternsetup.
22. Click thepulldownmenu in theSetupPatterncolumnandselect Pattern- 1.
23. Click theClosebutton.
24. Finally, changethecalculation optionso that thePatternSetupisapplied. Click
theAnalysispulldowmmenuandselect theCalculationOptionscommand.
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25. ChangethePatternSetup valueto PatternSetup- 1.
ThisconcludesLesson3. Thenext lessoncontinueswherethisoneleavesoff, so you
cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If youplanto
beginthenextlessonat alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent projector usethe
Lesson_4.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/
Lessonsfolder.
Lesson 4: Validating and Calculating a Model
InLessons2and3wecreatedthemodel andenteredtherequired inputdata. The
model isnow ready to becalculated. WhenyouexecutetheComputecommand,
SewerGEMS V8i performsavalidationroutineto detect any errorsor input datathat
will interferewiththesuccessful calculationof themodel. Alternatively, youcanalso
validateyour model atany time, without calculating.
If youve already completed Lesson 3, you cancontinueusing thesamemodel. Other-
wise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button, thenbrowseto theC:/Program Files/
Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_4.swg, then click Open.
1. Click theValidatebuttoninthetoolbar, or click theAnalysismenuand
select theValidatecommand.
2. A Bentley SewerGEMS V8i Problem dialogappears, informingyouthatoneor
morevalidationerrorswerefound. Click OK inthisbox.
3. TheUser Notificationsdialogappears. Thisdialoglists dataentry errorsthat
prevent themodel fromcalculatingsuccessfully. Thesetypesof errorsaremarked
withared icon.
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4. Double-click thefirst messageinthelist, Outfall is boundary element type, no
boundary element selected.
5. Thedrawingpanecentersontheelementreferencedby theerror message, andthe
element ishighlighted. IntheProperty Editor, changetheBoundary Condition
Typeto FreeOutfall.
6. Repeat theabovestepwiththesecond messageinthelist.
7. ClosetheUser Notifications dialog.
8. Click theComputebutton. Whenthemodel hasbeencomputed, the
Calculation ExecutiveSummary appears. Thisdialogdisplayssomeof
theimportant calculatedresults.
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9. Youcangenerateanexecutivesummary report by clickingtheReport buttonin
thisdialog.
10. ClosetheCalculation ExecutiveSummary report dialog.
11. Click theDetailed Summary button. TheDetailed Summary dialogappears.
TheDetailedsummary containsinformationdividedby category:
Calculation Detailed Summary - CalculationOptions(seeCalculation
Options Tab on page 8-441 for moredetails).
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Calculation Detailed Summary - Catchment Summary (seeCatchment
Summary Tab on page 8-442 for moredetails).
Calculation Detailed Summary - General Summary (see General Summary
Tab on page 8-443 for moredetails).
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Calculation Detailed Summary - Node Summary (see Node Summary Tab
onpage8-444for moredetails).
Calculation Detailed Summary - Gutter Summary (see Gutter Summary Tab on
page8-445for moredetails).
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12. AswiththeExecutiveSummary, youcangenerateareport usingtheReport
button.
13. Click theAnalysismenuandselect User Notifications. Notethat therearestill
messageslistedhere, althoughthemodel didcomputesuccessfully. These
messages, markedwithanorangeicon, arewarnings(incontrastwitherrors,
markedinred). Warningsdo not interferewiththecalculations, anddo not neces-
sarily invalidatetheresults. They simply call attentionto certainconditionswithin
thenetwork that may bearesult of incorrect input data, or thattheuser mightnot
beimmediately awareof.
ThisconcludesLesson4. Thenext lessoncontinueswherethisoneleavesoff, so you
cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If youplanto
beginthenextlessonat alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent projector usethe
Lesson_5_1.swg project locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/
Lessonsfolder.
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Lesson 5: Presenting Calculated Results
Animportant featureinall softwareistheability to present resultsclearly. Thislesson
outlinesseveral of Bentley SewerGEMS V8is reporting features, including:
Reports, whichdisplay andprint informationonany or all elementsinthe
system.
Tabular Reports(FlexTables), for viewing, editing, andpresentationof selected
dataandelementsinatabular format.
Graphs, to display calculatedresult attributevaluesover timefor any element in
themodel.
Profiles, to graphically show, inaprofileview, how aselectedattribute, suchas
hydraulic grade, variesalonganinterconnectedseriesof pipesover time.
Element Annotation, for dynamic presentationof thevaluesof user-selected
variablesintheplanview.
Color Coding, whichassignscolorsbasedonrangesof valuesto elementsinthe
plan view. Color codingisuseful inperformingquick diagnosticson thenetwork.
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Part 1: Generating Preformatted Reports
Bentley SewerGEMS V8i hastheability to generateanumber of different prefor-
mattedreports. Two of thesereportswerementionedinthepreviouslesson, theCalcu-
lationExecutiveSummary andtheCalculationDetailedSummary.
If youve already completed Lesson 4, you cancontinueusing thesamemodel. Other-
wise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button, thenbrowseto theC:/Program Files/
Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlight Lesson_5_1.swg, then click
Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summary dialog.
2. Right-click Diversion Chamber andselect Reportfromtheshortcut menuthat
appears. Youcanusethisfunctionfor any element inthemodel, allowingyouto
quickly generateareport detailingasingle elements input and output data, as
shownbelow.
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3. ClosethePrint Preview window.
4. Youcanalso generatereportsthat detail input andoutput datafor all elementsof a
singletype. Click theReport menu, movethemousecursor over Element
Tables, andclick theConduit commandfromthesubmenuthat appears.
5. In theFlexTabledialog(FlexTableswill bediscussedfurther inthenext part of
thislesson) that appears, click theReport button.
6. ClosethePrint Preview and FlexTablewindows.
7. TheScenario Summary Reportdetailsthecalculationoptionsthat areassociated
withthecurrent scenario, alongwith thealternativesthat it iscomprisedof
(Scenariosarediscussedinthenext lesson). Click theReport menuandselect the
Scenario Summarycommand.
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8. ClosethePrint Preview window.
9. TheProject Inventory Reportdetailsall of theinformationcontainedinthe
Scenario Summary Reportmentionedabove, alongwithacount of thenumber of
eachelement typeinthemodel. Click theReport menuandselect theProject
I nventory command.
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10. ClosetheProject I nventory report window.
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_5_2.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 2: Generating Custom Tabular Reports
InLesson3, wesaw how FlexTablescanbeusedasanefficient meansof dataentry.
They arealso useful for creatingcustomizedreportsof calculatedresults, asdemon-
stratedinthispart of thelesson.
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If youve already completed Part 1 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_5_2.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summary dialog.
2. Click theAnalysismenu, select theEPS ResultsBrowser command. A
FlexTabledisplaysthecalculatedresultsfor thecurrent timestep. TheEPS
ResultsBrowser allowsyouto control thetimestepthat isdisplayed.
3. Click theViewmenuandselecttheFlexTablescommand.
4. IntheFlexTablesdialog, highlight theTables-Project node,
thenclick theNew buttonandselect Folder fromthe
submenu that appears.
5. A folder iscreatedinthetreeview of theFlexTablesdialog.
Thisallowsyouto organizeyour customtables. Highlight thenewly
createdfolder andclick theRenamebutton. Renamethefolder to
Conduit Results.
6. Click theNew buttonandselect FlexTablefromthe
submenu that appears.
7. TheFlexTablesetup dialogappears. ChangetheTable
Typeto Conduit.
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TheAvailableColumnslist paneontheleftsideof thedialogdisplaysall of the
attributesthatareavailablefor display inthecustomtable. TheSelectedColumns
listpane, whichiscurrently empty, displaysall of theattributesthat will be
displayedinthecustomtable. Youdefineacustomtableby movingtheattributes
that youwant thetableto display fromtheAvailableColumnslistto theSelected
Columnslist.
Inputdataattributesaredenotedby ablueicon.
Output data(result) attributes aredenotedby ayellow icon.
8. Double-click Label to moveit to theSelectedColumnslist.
9. Double-click eachof theyellow result attributesintheAvailable
Column list to movethemto theSelected Columnslist. Alterna-
tively, youcanhighlighttheattributesandclick theAdd button.
10. Whenyouhavefinishedmovingall of theoutput attributesto theSelected
Columnslist, click theOK button.
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11. TheFlexTabledisplay dialogappears. Thetablecurrently displaystheresultsfor
eachof theconduitsinthemodel for the00:00:00hour timestep. Resizethe
FlexTabledialogso that morecolumnsarevisible, andpositiontheFlexTable
dialogso that theEPS ResultsBrowser dialogisalso visible.
12. Click andholdtheTimeSlider control, thenslowly drag thecontrol to theright.
Notethat thevaluesfor most of theresult attributesinthetablevary over time.
Movetheslider to aroundthehalfway point.
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13. TherowsintheFlexTablecanbesortedaccordingto any attribute. Right-click the
Flow columnheadingandselecttheSort...Descendingcommandfromthe
shortcut menuthat appears. Thetablerowswill bearrangedso that theelement
withthehighest flow duringthecurrent timestep isat thetopand theelement
withthelowest flow isat thebottom.
14. Youcanapply filtersto any FlexTable. Filterslet youchangethetableso
that only rowsthatmatchthespecifiedcriteriawill appear. Tablescanbe
filteredaccordingto any attribute. Click theEdit button.
15. In theFlexTablesetupdialog, double-click theDiameter attributeintheAvail-
ableColumnslist. Click OK.
16. In theFlexTabledisplay dialog, scroll to theDiameter column. Right-click the
columnheadingandselect theFilter...Filter commandfromtheshortcut menu
that appears.
17. In theFilter dialog, scroll to theDiameter attributeintheFieldspaneand
double-click it to additto thequery paneat thebottomof thedialog. Click the<=
operator button. Click therefresh buttonabovetheUniqueValuespaneand
double-click 24.0 inthelist that appears. Thedialogshouldnow look likethis:
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18. Click theApply button, click OK intheQuery Successful prompt, thenclick OK
to closetheQuery Builder dialog.
19. In theFlexTabledisplay dialog, notethatthereareonly threeelementsdisplayed,
andamessagehasappearedalongthebottom of the dialog: 3 of 9 elements
displayed and a FILTERED notificationappearsto therightof themessage.
Only theelementswithadiameter of 24 inchesor lessareshown inthetable
becauseof thefilter wecreated.
20. ClosetheFlexTabledisplay dialog, thenclosetheFlexTablesmanager dialog.
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_5_3.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder.
Part 3: Using Graphs
Graphsdisplay calculatedresult attributevaluesover timefor any elementinthe
model. For elementswith morethanoneattributeavailablefor graphing, youcan
display all of theattributesonthesamegraph.
If youve already completed Part 2 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_5_3.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summary dialog.
2. Right-click onCM-1and select Graph fromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
3. ClosetheGraph SeriesOptions dialogthat appears. TheGraph dialogopens,
displayingtheplot of total outflow over time(thedefault attributefor catchment
graphs) for CM-1for thedurationof thesimulation.
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4. Youcanview thedataonwhichthegraph isbasedby clickingtheData tab.
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5. Switchback to theGraphtabandclick theGraph SeriesOptions button.
6. TheGraph SeriesOptions dialogthat appearsallowsyouto control what
isdisplayedby thegraph, includingscenarios, elements, andattributes.
Scenarioswill bediscussedinthenext lesson, andwewill revisit graphsatthat
time.
7. In theFieldslist, clear theTotal Outflow checkbox (under theResultsfolder)
andclick theCumulativePrecipitation checkbox (under theResults(Extended
Catchment) folder), then click theOK button.
8. Youcanalso display morethanoneattributesimultaneously onthesamegraph.
Click theGraph SeriesOptions button.
9. Click theTotal Outflow checkbox intheFieldspane, thenclick theOK button.
10. Thegraphnow displaysbothoutflow andcumulativeprecipitationfor CM-1.
Click theAdd to Graph Manager buttonto savetheGraphandenter thename
CM-1Outflow and CumulativePrecipitation intheCreateGraph dialogthat
appears. ClosetheGraphview dialog.
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11. Youcangraphmultipleelementsonthesamegraph. HolddowntheCtrl key on
your keyboardandclick bothof thecatchment elementsinturn.
12. Right-click ononeof thecatchmentsandselect theGraph commandfromthe
shortcut menu. ClosetheGraph SeriesOptionsdialog.
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13. Youcanzoominonany areaof thegraphusingtheZoomtool. Click the
Zoom tool to activateit. Thezoomtool behavesliketheZoomWindow
tool for thedrawingpane; youdefinetheareato bezoomedby clickingon
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thegraph to definethetop-left corner of thezoomarea, thenholddownthemouse
buttonanddragdownand to theright, releasingthemousebuttonwhenthecursor
ispositionedat thebottom-right corner of thezoomarea.
14. To zoomback out, click, hold, anddrag to theleft, thenreleasethemouse
button. Thisreturnstheview to thefull extent zoomlevel, displayingthe
entiregraph. Alternatively, youcanclick theZoomExtentsbutton.
15. Click theSavebuttonandenter thenameAll CatchmentsOutflow intheCreate
Graph dialog, thenclick OK. ClosetheGraph dialog.
16. Click theView menuandselecttheGraphscommand.
17. In theGraphsmanager dialogthat appears, notethesavedgraphs.
18. ClosetheGraphsmanager dialog.
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Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_5_4.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder.
Part 4: Generating Profiles
Profilesgraphically show how aselected attribute, suchashydraulic grade, varies
alonganinterconnectedseriesof network elementsover time.
If youve already completed Part 3 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_5_4.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summary dialog.
2. Click theViewmenuandselecttheProfilescommand.
3. In theProfilesmanager that appears, click theNew button.
4. In theProfileSetup dialog that appears, click theSelect FromDrawing
button.
5. Themousecursor changesto anElement Selection tool. Click onCB-1
andMH-3. MH-2, whichistheintermediatenodebetweenthem, isalso
highlighted, alongwiththelink elementsthat jointheseelements. Right-
click andselect Donefromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
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6. Thisreturnsyouto theProfileSetup dialog. Notethat thelist panenow contains
theelementsthat werehighlightedinthedrawingpane. Thesearetheelements
that will bedisplayedintheprofile, intheorder they will appear fromleft to right
intheprofileview. Click theOpen Profilebutton.
7. TheProfileview dialogappears, displayingthethreenodesandtwo linksthat
werehighlighted. ThebluelinerepresentsthecalculatedHGL. Thegreenline
representsthegroundelevation. Theparallel vertical linesrepresent thenode
elements. Theredmarkssuperimposedover thenodeelementsrepresent the
maximumHGL calculatedfor that node. Click thePlay buttonto seehow the
HGL changesover thecourseof thesimulation.
8. ClosetheProfiledisplay dialog. IntheProfilesmanager dialog, highlight
Profile-1andclick theEdit button.
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9. ThisopenstheProfileSetup dialogfor thehighlightedprofile. Click theReverse
button, thenclick theOpen Profilebutton.
10. Notethat thedirection of theprofilehasbeenreversed. ClosetheProfileview
dialog.
11. In theProfilesmanager, highlightProfile-1andclick theRenamebutton.
Enter thenameUpstreamOf MH-3.
12. Click theNew button. IntheProfileSetup dialog, click theSelect From
Drawingbutton.
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13. Inthedrawingpane, click onCB-2, MH-5, Diversion Chamber, andTreatment.
Right-click andselect Donefromtheshortcut menu.
14. In theProfileSetup dialog, click theOpen Profilebutton.
15. Youcanzoominonany areaof theprofileusingtheZoomtool. Click the
Zoomtool to activateit. Thezoomtool behavesliketheZoomWindow
tool for thedrawingpane; youdefinetheareato bezoomedby clickingon
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thegraph to definethetop-left corner of thezoomarea, thenholdingdownthe
mousebuttonanddraggingdownandto theright, releasingthemousebutton
whenthecursor ispositionedat thebottom-right corner of thezoomarea.
16. To zoomback out, click, hold, anddrag to theleft, thenreleasethemouse
button. Thisreturnstheview to thefull extent zoomlevel, displayingthe
entireprofile. Alternatively, youcanclick theZoomExtentsbutton.
17. ClosetheProfileview dialog. In theProfilesmanager, highlight Profile-1and
click theRenamebutton. Enter thenameDownstream of MH-3.
18. ClosetheProfilesmanager dialog.
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_5_5.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder.
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Part 5: Applying Element Annotation
Element annotation functionality allowsthedisplay of valuesfor user-selected
attributesinthedrawingpane. Thesevaluesaredynamically updated whenthecurrent
timestepischanged.
If youve already completed Part 4 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlightLesson_5_5.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summarydialog.
2. AnnotationisassignedthroughtheElement
Symbology manager. If youareusingthedefault
workspaceconfiguration, theElement Symbology
manager islocateddirectly below thetoolbarson
theleft sideof thedialog. If not, click theView
menuandselect theElement Symbology
command. Highlight Conduit andclick theNew
button, then select New Annotation fromthe
shortcut menuthat appears.
3. In theAnnotation Propertiesdialogthat appears, changetheField Nameto
Velocity. In thePrefix field, typeinVel: (withaspaceafter thecolon).
4. TheX andY Initial offset fieldsallow youto define, respectively, thehorizontal
andvertical distancebetweentheelement andtheannotation. A positivevaluefor
Initial X Offset will causetheannotationto beplacedto theright of theelement at
thedistancespecified; anegativevaluewill causetheannotationto beplacedto
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theleft of theelement. A positivevaluefor Initial Y Offset will causetheannota-
tionto beplacedabovetheelement; anegativevaluewill causetheannotationto
beplacedbelow it. Enter avalueof -5.00feet for theI nitial Y Offset.
5. TheI nitial Height Multiplier allowsyouto increasethesizeof text usedfor the
annotation. Changethis valueto 0.750. TheSelection Set control allowsyou to
apply thecurrent annotationto only thoseelementscontainedwithinapreviously
definedselectionset. Leavethisvalueat <All Elements>. Click theOK button.
6. In theEPS ResultsBrowser, click andslowly dragthetimeslider to theright.
Notethat thevelocity annotationvaluesdisplay theupdatedvaluefor thecurrent
timestepasit changes.
7. IntheElement Symbologymanager, click theNew buttonandselect New Anno-
tation fromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
8. ChangetheField Nameto Hydraulic Grade. Enter HGL: (withaspaceafter the
colon) inthePrefix field. ChangetheY Offset to -8.00. ChangetheI nitial
Height Multiplier valueto 0.750. Click theOK button.
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9. Notethat thehydraulic gradelinevalueisnow displayedbelow the
velocity annotation. However, thetwo annotationsslightly overlap. High-
light theHydraulic GradeannotationnodeintheElement Symbology
manager and click theEdit button.
10. In theAnnotation Properties dialogthat appears, highlight Hydraulic Gradein
thelist paneontheleftsideof thedialog. ChangetheY Offset to -11.00andclick
theApply button.
NotetheInitial OffsetandInitial Multiplier checkboxes. Whenthesearechecked,
thesettingsfor theannotationthat iscurrently highlightedinthelist panewill be
appliedto all of theelementswiththat particular annotation(inthiscase, all
conduits). If youhavemanually movedsomeof theannotationsinthedrawing
pane, youshouldclear theInitial Offset checkbox so that the new settings wont
interferewithyour manually repositionedannotations.
11. In theEPS ResultsBrowser, click andslowly dragthetimeslider to therightto
seehow thevalueschangeover time.
12. In theElement Symbology manager, youcancreateThemeFoldersto organize
thevariousannotationsfor an element type. Highlight Conduit andclick theNew
button, then select New Folder fromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
13. Highlight thenewly createdfolder andclick theRenamebutton. Enter the
nameCalculated Results.
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14. Click ontheVelocity annotationlabel andholddownthemousebutton,
thendragthemousecursor to theCalculated Resultsfolder. Your mouse
cursor will changeto adragobject icon. Releasethemousebuttonto
placetheVelocity annotationinthefolder. RepeatthisprocedurewiththeHGL
annotation.
15. Thecheckboxesnext to each nodeintheElementSymbology manager list control
thevisibility of theassociatedobject inthedrawingpane, asfollows:
Thecheckbox next to theConduit node(andthecorrespondingcheckboxesnext
to eachof theother element types) controlsthevisibility of conduit elementsin
thedrawing pane.
Thecheckbox next to theLabel nodecontrolsthevisibility of conduit element
labelsinthedrawingpane.
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Thecheckbox next to afolder controlsthevisibility of all annotation definitions
withinthat folder. Inthecaseof theCalculatedResultsfolder, it controlsthevisi-
bility of theVelocity andHGL annotationsfor conduit elementsinthedrawing
pane.
16. Clear thecheckbox next to theCalculated Resultsfolder. Notethat boththe
Velocity andHGL annotationsdisappear fromthedrawingpane, whiletheLabel
annotationisstill displayed. Click thecheckbox next to theCalculated Results
folder to turntheannotationsback on.
17. Theresultsannotationsmay now interferewiththevisibility of other elementsand
labels. Manually repositiontheelement labelsif thisis thecase, so that all of the
labelsareclearly visible(To learnhow to manually repositionlabels, seePart 3:
Moving Element Labels on page 3-62). Your model shouldnow look likethis:
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_5_6.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 6: Applying Color Coding
Color Codingallowsyouto assigncolorsbasedonrangesof valuesfor aspecified
attributeto elementsintheplanview. Color coding isuseful inperformingquick diag-
nosticsonthenetwork.
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If youve already completed Part 5 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_5_6.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theComputebutton, thenclosetheCalculation Executive
Summary dialog.
2. Color CodingisassignedthroughtheElement
Symbology manager. If youareusingthedefault
workspaceconfiguration, theElement Symbology
manager islocateddirectly below thetoolbarson
theleft sideof thedialog. If not, click theView
menuandselect theElement Symbology
command. Highlight Conduit andclick theNew
button, then select New Color Codingfromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
3. In theColor CodingPropertiesdialogthat appears, changetheField Nameto
Velocity. TheSelection Set control allowsyouto apply thecurrent color coding
to only thoseelementscontainedwithinapreviously definedselectionset. Leave
thisvalueat <All Elements>.
4. Click theCalculateRangebutton.
5. ThisfillsintheMin. andMax. fieldsusingthehighestandlowest calculated
values(over thedurationof theentiresimulation, not just thecurrent timestep)
for theattributespecifiedintheField Namemenu. TheStepsfieldletsyou
specify how many intermediatepointsarecreatedbetweentheminimumand
maximumvaluesdefined by theMin. andMax. fields(withtheminandmax
valueseachrepresentingapoint countingtowardsthetotal aswell). Leavethe
Stepsvalueat 5.
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6. Under Color Maps, leavetheOptionsfieldset to Color. Click the
I nitializebutton. TheColor Mapstableisnow populatedwith 5rows
(becausetherewere5stepsintherange) andadifferent color hasbeen
assignedto each step.
7. Click thearrow buttonintheColor columnof thefirst row andselect
Yellow. Click theRamp button. Thethreemiddlecolorsarechangedto
variousshadesof orange. TheRamp buttonassignscolorsto theinterme-
diaterowsto createagradientbetweenthefirstandlast colorsinthetable. Click
theOK button.
8. In theEPS ResultsBrowser, click andslowly dragthetimeslider to theright.
Notethat thecolor of theconduitelementschangeaccordingto thecalculated
velocity valuefor thecurrent timestep.
Youcanalso set upcolor codingto changethesizeof anelement typeinthe
drawingpaneaccordingto thevalueof aspecifiedattribute.
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9. IntheElement Symbology manager, click theNew buttonandselect New Color
Codingfromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
10. In theColor CodingPropertiesdialog, changetheField Nameto Hydraulic
Grade. LeavetheSelection Set valueat <All Elements>. Click theCalculate
Rangebutton. LeavetheStepsvalueat5.
11. Under Color Maps, changetheOptionsvalueto Size. Click theI nitializebutton.
For thefirst row, leavetheSizevalueintheColor Mapstableat 1, thevaluefor
thesecond row at 2, thethirdat 3, thefourthat 4, andthefifthat 5. TheSize
valuesareamultiplier of thedefault elementsymbol size. Inthecaseof link
elementslikeconduits, thevalueisamultiplier of thedefault lineweight (width).
So aSizevalueof 5for aconduit meansthataconduitdisplayedat thatvaluewill
befivetimeswider thanadefault conduit. Click theOK button.
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12. In theEPS ResultsBrowser, click andslowly dragthetimeslider to theright.
Notethat thecolor of theconduitelementschangeaccordingto thecalculated
velocity value, whileat thesametimethesizeof theconduitschangesaccording
to thecalculatedHGL for thecurrenttimestep.
13. In theElement Symbology manager, youcancreateThemeFoldersto organize
thevariouscolor codingdefinitions for anelement type. Highlight Conduit and
click theNew button, thenselect New Folder fromtheshortcut menuthat
appears.
14. Highlight thenewly createdfolder andclick theRenamebutton. Enter the
nameColor CodingDefinitions.
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15. Click on theVelocity color codinglabel andholddownthemousebutton,
thendragthemousecursor to theColor Coding Definitionsfolder. Your
mousecursor will changeto adragobject icon. Releasethemousebutton
to placetheVelocity color codingdefinitionunderneaththefolder. Repeat this
procedurewiththeHGL color codingdefinition.
16. Thecheckboxesnext to each nodeintheElementSymbology manager list control
thevisibility of theassociatedobject inthedrawingpane, asfollows:
Thecheckbox next to theConduit node(andthecorrespondingcheckboxesnext
to eachof theother element types) controlsthevisibility of conduit elementsin
thedrawing pane.
Thecheckbox next to theLabel nodecontrolsthevisibility of conduit element
labelsinthedrawingpane.
Thecheckbox next to afolder controlsthevisibility of all annotation definitions
withinthat folder. Inthecaseof theColor Codingfolder, it controlsthevisibility
of theVelocity andHGL color codingdefinitionsfor conduit elementsin the
drawingpane.
17. Clear thecheckbox next to theColor CodingDefinitions folder. Notethat both
theVelocity and HGL color codingsdisappear fromthedrawingpane, leavingthe
conduitsdisplayedinthedefault color andsize. Click thecheckbox next to the
Color CodingDefinitions folder to turn thecolor coding definitionsback on.
ThisconcludesLesson5. Thenext lessoncontinueswherethisoneleavesoff, so you
cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If youplanto
beginthenextlessonat alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent projector usethe
Lesson_6_1.swg project locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/
Lessonsfolder.
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Lesson 6: Creating Multiple Storm Events
InLesson3, weusedapredefinedstormevent for easeof dataentry. Inthislesson, we
will set upmultiplereturneventsfromsynthetic rainfall dataand apply themto the
model by creatinganew scenario usinganew Rainfall Runoff alternative.
It iscommonfor engineersto consider multiplestormeventswhendesigning drainage
facilities. Multiplerainfall eventsaremodeledinSewerGEMS viarainfall alterna-
tivesandscenario management.
Thislessondescribestheprocessfor definingandapplyingmultiplerainfall events.
Two 24-hour eventswill beappliedto theSCS TypeII dimensionlessrainfall distribu-
tions. Thisprocedurecanbeapplied to anunlimitednumber of designstormsfor use
withdifferent scenarios.
General Organization of Storm Events
It isimportant to understandtheoverall hierarchy of designstormdatainthecontext
of scenario management. Therearebasically threemajor levelsof designstormdata
that youmust createandassign:
StormEvents- Thistabular datarepresentstheraw datafor asinglestormevent. This
datacancomefromapplyingrainfall depthto dimensionlessrainfall distributions
(suchasSCS TypeI, IA, II, III), or fromactual gaugeddata. StormEventsare
enteredusingthemainmenuoptionAnalysis/ StormEvents.
Rainfall Runoff Alternatives- Eachrainfall alternativereferencesanindividual Storm
Event. Rainfall Runoff alternativesarecreatedandeditedby clickingtheAlternatives
buttononthemaintool bar toaccesstheAlternativesmanager.
Scenarios- Any scenario canreferenceany Rainfall Runoff Alternative. Thishier-
archy providesmaximumflexibility for usewithscenario management. Scenariosare
editedby clicking theScenario buttononthemaintoolbar.
Theoverall hierarchy discussedherecanbeillustratedas:
Scenarioreferences>Rainfall Runoff Alternativethat references>Storm Event
EXAMPLE: ENTER MULTIPLE STORM EVENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING DATA, THEN
REFERENCE WITH RAINFALL RUNOFF ALTERNATIVES AND SCENARIOS:
10-Year, 24-Hour Depth=4.8inches, SCS TypeII DimensionlessDistribution
100-Year, 24-Hour Depth=7.1inches, SCS TypeII DimensionlessDistribution
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Part 1: Creating Unique Storm Events for Design Storms
Wemust first establishour raw datafor eachuniquerainfall event. Follow the
sequencebelow to enter 2SCS rainfall events.
If youve already completed Lesson 5, you cancontinueusing thesamemodel. Other-
wise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/Program Files/
Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlight Lesson_6_1.swg, then click
Open.
1. Click theComponentsmenuandselect Storm Events. Thiswill display the
Storm Eventsmanager window.
Wewill now enter aSCS rainfall 10-year event.
2. In theStorm Eventsmanager dialog, click
theNew buttonand select theFrom
DimensionlessCurvecommandfromthe
submenu that appears.
3. In theEngineeringLibraries dialogthat
appears, theDimensionlessRainfall
Curveslibrary will bedisplayed. Expand
theDimensionlessRainfall Curves node
inthelist paneontheleft by clickingthe
Plusbutton, thenexpandtheSCSTYPES.xml nodeso that all four distributions
areshown(TypesI, IA, II, III). Select TypeI I 24hr, thenclick theSelect button.
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4. In theRainfall CurveI mport Settingsdialogthat appears, changetheStorm
Event Data Typefieldto Depth and theStorm Event Depth Typeto Cumula-
tive. Enter avalueof 4.800 intheDepth field, thenclick OK.
5. SewerGEMS V8i will generateacumulativerainfall curveby multiplying4.8
inches(thedepththat wasspecifiedin step4) by theSCS TypeII dimensionless
distribution(thecurvetypethat wasselectedinStep3). Theresultingcumulative
depth tablewill bedisplayedintheData tableontheright sideof theStorm
Eventsdialog. Type10intheReturn Event fieldabovetheDatatable.
6. Highlight thenewly createdstorminthelist paneontheleft sideof the
dialogandclick theRenamebutton. Typein10yr Event.
7. Repeat steps2and3.
8. In theRainfall CurveI mport Settingsdialogthat appears, changetheStorm
Event Data Typefieldto Depth and theStorm Event Depth Typeto Cumula-
tive. Enter avalueof 7.100 intheDepth field, thenclick OK.
9. Type100intheReturn Event fieldabovetheData table.
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10. Highlight thenewly createdstorminthelist paneontheleft sideof thedialogand
click theRenamebutton. Typein100yr Event.
11. ClosetheStorm Eventsmanager dialog.
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_6_2.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessons folder.
Part 2: Creating Rainfall Runoff Alternatives to Reference Storm
Events
In Part 1of thislesson, wecreatedour raw rainfall stormevent data. Inthispart of the
lesson, wewill referencethesestormsby creatingRainfall Runoff Alternatives.
If youve already completed Part 1 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessonsfolder, highlight Lesson_6_2.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theAnalysismenuandselecttheAlternativescommand.
2. In theAlternativesmanager dialogthat appears, expandtheRainfall
Runoff Alternativenodeby clickingtheplusbuttonnext to it. Highlight
theBaseAlternativeand click theRenamebutton. Typein10yr Storm.
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3. Double-click the10yr Storm alternativeto openuptheRainfall Runoff Alter-
nativeeditor. Click theGlobal Rainfall list box. Youshouldseethe2events
that weredefinedinPart 1of thislesson, alongwithStorm Event - 1, whichwas
used intheearlier lessons. Select the10yr Event. ClosetheRainfall Runoff
Alternativeeditor.
4. In theAlternativesmanager, highlight theRainfall Runoff Alternative
node, thenclick theNew buttonandselect theBaseAlternativecommand
fromthesubmenuthat appears.
5. Highlight thenewly createdbasealternativeandclick theRenamebutton. Typein
100yr Storm.
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6. Double-click the100yr Stormalternativeto open uptheRainfall Runoff Alter-
nativeeditor. Click theGlobal StormEvent list box andselect the100yr Event.
ClosetheRainfall Runoff Alternativeeditor.
7. ClosetheAlternativesmanager.
8. Click theComponentsmenuandselect theGlobal StormEventscommand. The
Global StormEventsdialogthat appearsprovidesasummary of global storm
events, their depth, duration, andtheir original sourceof distributiondata. Close
theGlobal StormEventsdialog.
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Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so you cankeepthesameproject openif youplanto continueimmediately. If you
planto beginthenext part at alater time, youcaneither savethecurrent project or use
theLesson_6_3.swgproject locatedintheC:/Program Files/Bentley/SewerGEMS
V8i/Lessonsfolder.
Part 3: Creating Scenarios to Reference Rainfall Runoff
Alternatives
InPart 2of thislesson, wecreatedRainfall Runoff AlternativesusingStormEvents
definedinPart 1. Inthislesson, wewill createscenariosthat referencetheRainfall
Runoff Alternatives.
YoucanreferenceasingleRainfall Runoff Alternativefromanunlimitednumber of
scenarios. For example, youmay want to apply thesame100-yr designstormto pre-
developedconditions, andtwo different proposeddesigns. Ineachof thesethree
cases, youwouldreferencethesame100-year Rainfall Runoff Alternative. Thisorga-
nizationmaximizesyour flexibility for sharingstormdataacrossdifferent scenarios.
If youve already completed Part 2 of this lesson, you can continue using the same
model. Otherwise, beginby clickingtheFile/Open button; then, browseto theC:/
ProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS V8i/Lessons folder, highlightLesson_6_3.swg,
thenclick Open.
1. Click theAnalysispulldownmenuandselect Scenarios.
2. In theScenariosmanager, highlight theBasescenario,
thenclick theNew buttonandselect Child Scenario
fromthesubmenuthat appears.
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3. Highlight thenewly createdscenario andclick theRenamebutton. Type
in10yr Storm.
Tip: When creating design storm scenarios, it is important to include
the return event description AND scenario description as part of
the child scenario name. By using this convention, you can
reference the same design storm frommultiple scenarios, while
clearly differentiating between each scenario when you click the
fall down scenario list on the main tool bar. If you do not add a
description in addition to the return event, you could potentially
see several "100-Year" events in the fall down scenario list, even
though they reference different topological or physical
alternatives.
4. Double-click the10yr Stormscenario to bringupthescenario Property Editor
dialog.
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5. In theProperty Editor, makesuretheRainfall Runoff Alternativeisset to 10yr
Storm.
6. IntheScenariosmanager, highlight theBasescenario, thenclick theNew button
andselect Child Scenario fromthesubmenuthat appears.
7. Highlight thenewly createdscenario andclick theRenamebutton. Typein100yr
Storm.
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8. Makingsurethat the100yr Storm scenario isstill highlightedintheScenarios
manager, set theRainfall Runoff Alternativeto 100yr StormintheProperty
Editor.
9. TheBaseRainfall Runoff Alternativehasbeenrenamedandrevisedto bea10yr
Event, so highlight theBasescenario intheScenariosmanager andclick the
Renamebutton. Typein10yr BaseDesign.
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10. In theScenariosmanager, click theComputebutton
andselect theBatch Run commandfromthesubmenu
that appears.
11. TheBatch Run dialogthatappearsallowsyouto calcu-
lateanumber of scenariosat thesametime. Click the
checkboxesnext to 10yr Stormand100yr Storm.
Click theBatch button.
12. In thePleaseConfirmdialogthat appears, click theYesbutton. After both
scenarioshavebeencalculated, click OK intheI nformation box that appears.
13. ClosetheScenariosmanager.
14. In theDrawingPane, right-click thelast conduit beforetheTreatment outfall,
CO-8, andselect theGraph commandfromtheshortcut menuthat appears.
15. In theGraph SeriesOptionsdialogthat appears, click the10yr Stormand 100
yr StormcheckboxesintheScenarioslist pane. Click theBasecheckbox to clear
it. Click theOK button.
16. TheGraphview dialognow displaystheflow for eachof thescenarioswe
computedduringthebatchrun, allowingyouto comparethetwo.
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ThisconcludesLesson6. Thenext lessonwill usedifferent model files, so saveyour
model evenif youplanto continueimmediately. Click theFilepulldownmenuand
select theSaveAscommand. Browseto theProgramFiles/Bentley/SewerGEMS/
Lessonsfolder andenter thenameLesson_7.swg, thenclick Save.
Lesson 7: Working With the ArcMap Client
Inthislesson, wewill discussusingtheArcMapclient to:
Customize the ArcMap interface
Create a new project
Lay out a model
Create a project from an existing Bentley SewerGEMS V8i project
Use GeoTables to perform ArcMap functionsonliveBentley SewerGEMS V8i
data
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Part 1: Customizing the ArcMap Interface
Inthispart of thelesson, wewill customizetheArcMapinterfaceto display important
Bentley SewerGEMS V8i dialogswhileprovidingalargeareainthedisplay panefor
model layout and viewing.
1. Start ArcMap.
2. Thefirst timeyoustart ArcMapafter installingBentley SewerGEMS V8i, the
Bentley SewerGEMS V8i toolbar will befloating(undocked). Dock it inthearea
of theArcMaptoolbarsby clickingon theheadingbar andholdingthemouse
button, thendragit to anempty areaof theArcMaptoolbar areaandreleasethe
mousebutton.
3. Click theSewerGEMS V8i menuontheSewerGEMS V8i toolbar andhover the
mousecursor over theView menu, thenselect theProject Manager command.
4. Click theheadingbar of theProject Manager dialog, hold downthemouse
button, anddragthedialogover themiddleof theArcMapDisplay/Source/Selec-
tiondialog, thenreleasethemousebutton. Your interfaceshouldnow look like
this:
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5. Click theSewerGEMS V8i menuontheSewerGEMS V8i toolbar andhover the
mousecursor over theView menu, thenselect thePropertiescommand.
6. Click theheadingbar of thePropertiesdialog, holddownthemousebutton, and
dragthedialogto theright edgeof theArcMapwindow, thenreleasethemouse
button. Your interfaceshouldnow look likethis:
Thisconcludesthispart of thelesson. Thenextpart continueswherethispart leaves
off, so youcankeepArcMapopenif youplanto continueimmediately. If youplanto
beginthenext part at alater time, youcancloseArcMapandtheinterfacechanges
youmadewill beretainednext timeyouopen ArcMap.
Part 2: Creating a New Project in ArcMap
AnArcMapBentley SewerGEMS V8i project consistsof:
A Bentley SewerGEMS V8i .mdb filethis file contains all modeling data, and
includeseverythingneededto performacalculation.
A Bentley SewerGEMS V8i .swgfilethis file contains data such as annotation
andcolor-codingdefinitions.
A geodatabaseassociationa project must be linked to a new or existing geoda-
tabase.
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