Create New Model

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This dialog is used to create a new model file for the current project and can be opened by selecting Models > New Model for this Project menu. Once a new model is created a folder is created on the hard drive in which all created files are stored relevant to the current model.


Project Name: This is the name of the current project. This entry cannot be changed. (If managing model files without the Manager, then the New Model Parent Folder entry field will be present instead. See Managing Files.)


Module: This text box allows the user to specify the desired module. Coupled models can later be comprised of multiple modules. In the case of coupled models it does not matter which module the user specifies first as additional modules can be added to a model at a later time.


System: Specifies the dimension system for the current model.


Type: Allows the user to specify if the model is steady-state (time is infinite) or transient-state (time is specified).


Units: The user may specify the unit system to use here. Once the unit system is specified for a model it cannot be changed.


Time Units: The specific units to use for time may be specified in this combo box. (if transient-state is selected)


End Time: The end time for the model. The start time defaults to 0. (if transient-state is selected)




The End Time is only displayed for transient models using GE or WR modules. For models set up to use a GT module the End Time is computed from the duration of the Stages as configured in the Stage Settings dialog (Geometry > Stage Settings menu).


Slip Direction: The slip direction for the model. The start time defaults to 0. (if SVSLOPE is selected for the Module)


Model Name: This is the text string that will primarily be used to identify the model in the future.