Release Note 2014

LITPACK

Introduction


Welcome to LITPACK Release 2014. In this Release Note, you will find information about new features of LITPACK, and what you need to know in order to install and get started with Release 2014.

LITPACK is an integrated modelling system for littoral processes and coastline kinetics. It covers the modelling of non-cohesive sediment transport in waves and currents, littoral drift, coastline evolution and profile development along quasi-uniform beaches.


System requirements


The recommended minimum system requirements are:

Operating systems

Fully supported operating systems *
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.

Non-supported but partially tested operating systems **
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (32 bit), Windows 8 Pro (32 bit) and Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 bit). For the latest update, please refer to the FAQ.
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium or higher and compatibles, or equivalents
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (or higher)
Hard disk 40 GB (or higher)
Monitor SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit colour
Graphics adapter 64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 32 bit true colour
Media DVD drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs is required for installation from DVD
File system NTFS
Software requirements .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (Full Profile)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (or later) is required for network license management (if purchased) as well as for accessing the Online Help

* Fully supported operational systems are systems that have been tested in accordance with MIKE by DHI's Quality Assurance procedures and where warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions apply.

** Non-supported but partially tested operating systems are systems, which are not officially supported by the MIKE by DHI software products. These operating systems have only undergone very limited testing for the purpose of MIKE by DHI software, but the software and key features are likely to work. Installation of MIKE by DHI software on a non-supported operating system is done so at the user's own risk. The MIKE by DHI software warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions do not apply for unsupported operating systems and DHI is under no obligation to provide assistance or troubleshooting for cases where the software is being used on a non-supported operating system.

Please note that single user installations are not allowed on server operating systems. Also, when running a fully supported operating system as a 'guest operating system' on a virtualisation platform, it is automatically downgraded to a non-supported operating system under the conditions provided above.


Installation

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To install LITPACK, please choose MIKE Zero in the ‘MIKE by DHI Setup’ dialogue box that appears when inserting the MIKE software 2014 DVD or executing the Setup.exe file from the downloaded installation files. Press the ‘Install’ button to begin installation.

The setup programme will automatically install all necessary files and folders on your computer. Additionally, a ‘MIKE by DHI 2014’ entry is created, which contains icons for various MIKE Zero utilities and links to documentation.


Licence file & dongle

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To use LITPACK in licenced mode, please follow these steps:

  1. You can retrieve the MIKE by DHI software licence file (DhiLicense.dat) via the Internet. This requires a working Internet connection and a valid e-mail address. The licence file can be retrieved in two ways:
    • During installation of MIKE by DHI software
    • After installation of the MIKE by DHI software, by launching the DHI License Updater through the start menu
  2. To retrieve your licence file during installation of MIKE by DHI software, select ‘Local’ when prompted to ‘Select license type’. In the following dialogue box, select ‘Internet’. At the end of the installation process, you will be prompted to insert your DHI dongle. Insert the dongle and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. To update your licence file using the License Updater, simply launch "Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> DHI License Updater" and follow the on-screen instructions. On Windows 8, search for DHI License Updater.
  4. Alternatively, the licence file can simply be copied in \Program files\DHI\2014\License or Program files(x86)\DHI\2014\License.
  5. After completed installation, you should ensure that your hardware key is attached to the system.

Product invocation

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To start LITPACK, go to Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> MIKE Zero or search for MIKE by DHI 2014 and select ‘MIKE Zero’. Then you can select LITPACK from within the MIKE Zero Shell.

Starting LITPACK without a DHI configured hardware key and valid licence files will cause the programme to run in demo mode. If this happens, a message box will inform you during programme initialisation. When running in demo mode, LITPACK supplies full access to all editors, computational engines and editing facilities. However, restrictions apply to the setups that can actually be executed as a model simulation.


Support

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For general support, please refer to our FAQ.

If you experience any difficulties, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Software Support Centre by mail, e-mail, phone or fax:

Software Support Centre
DHI
Agern Allé; 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Denmark

mikebydhi@dhigroup.com
Tel: +45 4516 9333
Fax: +45 4516 9292

Or you can find your local support centre with support in your local language here.


New features

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Every new release of LITPACK consists of new features and/or corrections to problems or significant inconsistencies discovered in previous releases. Please find short descriptions of the most significant news in Release 2014 below.


Known defects & workarounds


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Fixed issues

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A service pack includes fixes to inconveniences and errors and minor modifications to the official release.
Please note that the service packs are accumulative, i.e. corrections and fixes released with a previous service pack are included in the newest service pack as well.

Release 2014 Service Pack 3

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero
  • Bathymetry Editor: Issue with long response time when manipulating raw data and background data
  • Mesh Generator: Automatic placement of polygon marker during import of xyz file could fail and be located at boundary of polygon
  • MIKE Zero shell doesn't work with SP2 for 5 languages
Fixed
MIKE Zero Toolbox
  • Rotate Grid: Resulting orientation was slightly inaccurate when cropping dfs2 data in LON/LAT
  • Statistics: tool fails when calculating statistics on subdomain of an dfs2 file
  • Time series from 2D file: Error in extracted velocities from derived items when P-Q flux are null
Fixed
Unit Base Group Added new EUM types as well as new EUM units to existing EUM types Update
MIKE to Google Earth Issue with unwanted black borders around the image Fixed
Littoral Processes FM Coastline Evolution: Inaccurate orientation of result file due to wrong deviation angle Fixed
Littoral Processes FM
  • Now possible to select current direction item in GUI by item type 'Current direction'
  • Now possible to select source magnitude item in GUI by item type 'Volume flux'
Update
Release 2014 Service Pack 2

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero
  • E-mail feature: limitations preventing feature to work
Fixed
MIKE Zero Toolbox New GIS functionality: Shp2xyz.
A new executionable to extract point, polyline and polygon information from shape files.
Needs to be executed using MzLaunch. See FAQ for details.
Added
MIKE Zero Toolbox
  • TS Batch Conversion: issue with valid units in conversion template
  • Mesh Converter: Clarification of functionality and limitations
  • Mesh Converter: Incorrect use of Map projection coordinates using Non-UTM
Fixed
Littoral Processes FM
  • Simulation fails if revetment is defined but not selected in setup
  • Possible crash in case of zero transport and revetment specification
  • Wave setup not included in transport table generation
Fixed
LITPACK LITPROF: H/D limit from GUI not read correctly by engine Fixed
Release 2014 Service Pack 1

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero
  • Issues related to license memory consumption when used very intensively
  • Improved performance of file access
  • Plot Composer: New option to scale font size in batch plot
Fixed
MIKE Zero Toolbox
  • TXSTAT: Issue related to license check
  • Rotate Grid: Delete value not inherited from input, caused errors in derived output
Fixed
LITPACK LITLINE/LITPROF/LITTREN: Issue related to license check Fixed
Littoral Processes FM Item types 'Spreading factor' and 'Reduction factor' in wave climate are both valid Fixed

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