• Re: FEFLOW crashing or power problems?

    I've been having the same problem on long runs. FEFLOW stops and exits without warning or error messages. It is sporadic, and impossible to reproduce. It has happend to me overnight, but also during the day.

    It does not seem to be a power spike affecting my computer as other applications I have open are still running fine. Furthermore, previous experience demonstrates that power spikes result in the PC shutting down, not automatically restarting and reopening applications running previously.

    We though it might be MS or Norton automatic updates. Investigation proved otherwise.

    It is possibly a power spike on the server (were the license resides) but probably not for the same reasons above. My IT guy does not report anything unusual with the server coinciding with the times it shuts down.

    My guess is that it is FEFLOW, and not a power interruption issue. It is an inconvience, but not a disaster.
  • Re: SHP to PLY

    thank you!
    this is for future users:

    [color=Red][b]General Description:[/b][/color]
    usage: shptoasc [options] <shape_file> <item>
      options (may be applied in conjunction):   
    -f <factor>  use <item>*<factor> as ID
    -s <shift>    use <item>+<shift> as ID
    -o <outfile> generate <outfile> instead of <shape_file>.{lin|ply|pnt}
    -d                  Append DATABASE-extension for JOIN-operation in FEFLOW to a polygon output file.

    *  Hit 'start'
    *  Hit 'Run'
    *  Type in the command box:
         [b] [color=Green]C:\FeFlow\bin\shptoasc d:\feflow\north\gisdata\polyg3.shp id[/color][/b]

    This means that the shptoasc module is found at directory C:\FeFlow\bin and that the module will look for the file polyg3.shp at directory D:\Feflow\GISData and create a .ply file in the same directory and in the same name, i.e polyg3.shp.
  • SHP to PLY

    hi all,
    does anybody know how to convert *.SHP files to *.PLY files?

    help will be appriciated!

    see you soon at berlin!
  • Re: insert new slices : equal spacing ???

    I'll try that!
    Thanks for your awesomely quick reply
    Very impressed!

    How come I didn't see that earlier!?!?!??!?!?!
    >:( >:( >:( :'( :'(

  • insert new slices : equal spacing ???

    Hi there,

    I wonder if there is a way to insert a few slices between two fixed slices and to make sure that the extra slices will be equally spaced between the previously existing top and bottom fixed slices???

    The fact is that I have a GW model (see cross section on the attached figure JPG) which was initially comprised with 6 slices [black line]  between which I've inserted many new slices (the red ones).

    When I take closer look at the final geometry, I notice that some of the intermediate slices are thicker than others (indicated by blue arrows) and I don't understand why and how I could avoid it...

    Any suggetsions?

    Or may be the only control is the decrement value (in the 3D layer configurator)?


  • Budget Question

    Can someone explain (or point me to a document) that explains why FEFLOW transient models combines storage and error into a single term.

    I am unable to explain this behavior to MODFLOW users and regulators.
  • Re: Interface to TECPLOT

    okay... I just understood the problem... and realised how dumb I was!

    after you run the model and the final iteration is reached, you have to hit the EXIT TO MASTER MENU button in order to have your file .PLT file updated-completed and readable in TECPLOT.

    sorry about that!!!

  • Interface to TECPLOT

    Has anyone ever used the -- Interface to TECPLOT -- IFM module?

    I've never loaded a module into FEFLOW before and it is a bit mysterious to me...

    This module was kindly provided to me by Dr. C. Braun  (http://www.wasy.de/english/products/feflow/referenzen/module/index.html) . The files I received from him were stored in a main folder (TecplotOut) containing two subfolders: Release and Debug. There is a .DLL file in each of the subfolders and the Imakefile, .CPP, .htlm and .txt  files are in the main folder.

    I've tried to load either of the .DLL files and obtained the same result. I followed these steps:

    1- In the IFM->CONFIGURE menu, under ADD MODULE, I picked one of the .DLL files.
    2- Then I went to the manage module part and loaded it...
    3- I finally go to RUN-> START SIMULATOR and the module starts to compile the TECPLOT .PLT file before I even run a simulation... when looking at this file, I notice that it isn't complete so I can't read into TECPLOT. Moreover, it is not ''refreshed'' after I actually RUN the model...

    Has anyone experienced this before? Does anyone understands where I made the big mistake? I really have no skills with the IFM modules so even pretty simple explanations might help...


  • Re: import hydraulic conductivity file?

    thanks to you, criga and karsten!
    unfortunately, since I can't program, I will simply do it the conventional way!!!
  • Re: import hydraulic conductivity file?

    Hey Thomas,

    the filters Karsten mentioned sound interesting. I've never really looked into those though (I guess I try to avoid Cygwin programs too much, haha). Alternatively, you could write your own IFM Data Importer. We do this quite a bit and it works fine. You need to write and compile the C/C++ code though.

    On the long run, it would certainly be nice if FeFlow had features like that incorporated into the User Interface.

    Cheers, Chris.