#INFOSWMM

How to Set your Model Preferences in InfoSWMM_SA


InfoSWMM SA Preferences

The Operation tab allows the user to control project settings relating to the management of various InfoSWMM SA operations. It should be noted that all the changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

Contents of the Operation Settings tab of the preferences dialog is described below:

NAME DESCRIPTION
Auto Length Calculation
Auto Length/Area Calculation
Auto Record Saving
Auto Database Packing
Delete Confirmation
Auto Link Node Inclusion
Check Update / Upgrade
Batch Import on Open
Batch Export on Save
Allow Duplicated Report
Store Absolute Conduit Invert
Allow Project Database Editing Buffer
Edit Diameter of (Filled) Circular Pipe in inch/mm in Attribute Browser
Include Extra Summary Data for Map Display
Use the Simulation Task Manager
Display Each Help Item in its Own Window On some computers you may need to select this option for the online help to display properly
Text Editor
Length Scaling Factor
Area Scaling Factor
Auto Output Relate Update
Auto Output Retrieval
Auto Output Remembering
Enable Output Save As
Auto Link Delete
Single Output Report Loading
Display Calibration Data in Graph
Sewer Interface
Store Absolute Junction Rim

The Display tab controls visual effects and features within InfoSWMM SA. All changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

Contents of the Display Settings tab of the preferences dialog is described below:

NAME DESCRIPTION
Node Locate Map Extent %
Pipe Locate Zoom Factor
Decimal Placement
Roughness Decimal Placement
Default Domain Highlighting Color
Selection Highlighting Color
Default Inactive Element Color
Default Google Maps Link Google Maps can be launched from the Attribute Browser. Choose the default view that the map will be opened in.
Height of Note Editing Box
Show Inactive Elements at a Default Display
Show Link Direction
Arrow Symbol Size
Show Domain With Color Coding
Show Inactive Elements with Color Coding
Show Subcatchment Linkage

The Preferences – Selection Settings command is used to set the user’s preferences during selection of elements in InfoSWMM SA project using the available selection tools. All changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved (by clicking the OK button) prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

A brief explanation of the elements of the contents:

NAME DESCRIPTION
Selection Shape
Selection Mode
Selection Tolerance This setting describes how many pixels away from the mouse pointer will be evaluated for the existence of map elements. This setting has more significance when you are trying to single-click on a map element instead of trying to select it with the Window or Crossing methods.

The Default Symbols Size tab is used to adjust the size (graphical appearance) of the InfoSWMM SA data elements listed in the dialog editor shown below. All changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

The ID and Description tab allows the user to change InfoSWMM SA defaults for data element naming, data sets, curves, patterns, etc. All changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

Contents of the ID and Description tab of the preferences dialog is described below:

NAME DESCRIPTION
ID Suggestion
Data Type
ID Prefix
Next
Increment
Description

This section of the Preferences dialog box provides you with the tools to customize InfoSWMM’s SA label settings. All changes made on the Preferences dialog box must be saved prior to closing the dialog box. Many preferences set with this command will be reflected as the default choices on other dialog boxes. You may change those settings as desired on those dialog boxes.

Contents of the Labeling tab of the preferences dialog is described below:

NAME DESCRIPTION
Node/Link/Subcatchment Label Settings Enables specifying different node/link/Subcatchment label settings.

  • Symbol – This launches the Symbol Selector dialog box. Specify the font, color, font size, font color, font fill style and other advanced features here. All the options that you specify here will be used while labelling the nodes/links/Subcatchments.
  • Placement – Use this to specify the label placement. This option is not available for Subcatchments.
  • Text Style Previewer – Once you specify the label text, a preview is displayed in this section. If you do not like the text properties you may change it by clicking on the Symbol button.
Label Node/Link/Subcatchment With IDs Use this button to label all your nodes/links/Subcatchments.
Clear Node/Link/Subcatchment With IDs Use this to clear your InfoSWMM SA map node/link/Subcatchment labels by clicking on this button.

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