Comment on Visual MODFLOW

1997 Richard B. Winston

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Date sent: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 07:44:16 +0200 From: Talita Germishuyse <> Send reply to: Organization: University of Zululand To: Subject: Re: Review on Visual Modflow Richard, You may use my comment, but I think you should add this reply I received from Waterloo Hydrogeologic Software where they explain how to view the results in Visual Modflow: > Talita, if you run MODFLOW outside of Visual MODFLOW, then just rename all of the > output files to the appropriate name. For example rename the heads file to > filename.hds, where filename is the Visual MODFLOW project name. The other change > that must be made is to the vmf file. Open the vmf file with notepad or any text > editor and near the bottom where it says model not run, change this to model run. > Open up the vmf file in Visual MODFLOW and you should now be able to see your > output. You will not however be able to see your input of the different > evapotranspiration. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact > me. > Jim Graham, M.A.Sc. Technical Support Waterloo > Hydrogeologic, Inc. email: 180 Columbia St. W. > web: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada fax: (519) 885-5262 > N2L 3L3 phone: (519) 746-1798 Richard B. Winston wrote: > You are correct. As you may have noticed, I have a number of pages > that have comments made by others about the various > commercial versions of MODFLOW. Could I use your comment on such a > page? > > > Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 08:57:04 +0200 > > From: Talita Germishuyse <> > > Reply-to: > > Organization: University of Zululand > > To: > > Cc: > > Subject: RE: Review on Visual Modflow > > > Sir, > > > > I have been using Visual Modflow for almost two years now. It was a > > very easy way for me to learn groundwater modelling. One shortcoming > > that I did not see you mention in your review is that Visual Modflow > > does NOT allow you to use Evapotranspiration option 2 whereby > > evapotranspiration occurs from different layers. The problem can be > > overcome by translating the files and making the necessary changes, but > > once you have run Modflow without the Visual interface there does not > > seem to be a way to translate files again so that the output can be > > displayed in Visual Modflow. > > > > I would like to know if I am wrong on the last issue. > > > > Regards > > Talita -- Talita Germishuyse Dept. of Hydrology University of Zululand TEL: +27 (0)351 93911 Private Bag X1001 FAX: +27 (0)351 93162 KWA-DLANGESWA 3886 E-MAIL:

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1997, Richard B. Winston,
Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La 70803
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