Release Note 2014

MIKE HYDRO

Introduction


Welcome to MIKE HYDRO Release 2014.

MIKE HYDRO is the Graphical User Interface framework for some of the MIKE by DHI Water resources software products. Featuring a map based and easy-to-use Graphical User Interface, MIKE HYDRO is a MIKE Zero component which - over the coming releases - will integrate most Water resources products into one, common GUI framework.

The current release of MIKE HYDRO includes a River Basin management module and a River modelling module.

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


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), 24 bit true colour
Media DVD drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs is required for installation
File system NTFS
Software requirements .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (Full Profile)

* 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 MIKE HYDRO, 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 MIKE HYDRO in licensed 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 MIKE HYDRO, 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 MIKE HYDRO from within the MIKE Zero Shell.

Starting MIKE HYDRO 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, MIKE HYDRO 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 MIKE HYDRO consists of new modules, new features and/or corrections to problems or significant inconsistencies discovered in previous releases. Below, please find short descriptions of the most significant news in Release 2014 for MIKE Zero in general as well as a listing of the features available in MIKE HYDRO, Release 2014.


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 (generic)
  • 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
Result Viewer New feature: Save Vectors to Shape file
The vector field is exported to a shape file as polylines (with no arrow head).
The polylines include the entire vector field for the current time step and will have the scale as shown in the Result Viewer.
Note: polylines can be displayed by arrow symbols in e.g. ArcMap.
Added
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
Added
ECO Lab
  • Potential problems in ECO Lab templates with nested if-then-else statements with more than two nesting levels
  • HeavyMetal and Xenobiotics templates can lead to mass balance errors
Fixed
Rainfall Runoff NAM model of MIKE HYDRO did not create the output file 'RRStat.txt' with information about statistics of the runoff simulation. This file has been available in MIKE 11 version of NAM.
Fixed
General GUI Un-do function for map editing implemented.
New Feature
RIVER GUI Extraction of cross sections from DEM. Wrong functionality in case of 'Negative Flow direction' branches
Fixed
BASIN Engine Data Assimilation option from MIKE BASIN version has been implemented in MIKE HYDRO Basin as well. No GUI-support  though. Only an engine feature requiring specific input-files to be active
New Feature
BASIN WQ Engine An issue has been identified in calculating inflow Concentration in AD at a point source water user
Fixed
WQ LOAD module An issue is identified with reading of appropriate Input time series for LOAD simulations
Fixed
RIVER Tools The Extend section option in the trim/extend tool of MIKE HYDRO does not include information from eventual Datum definition in cross sections 
Fixed
BASIN WQ Engine Crash in Water Quality simulation when Groundwater is included
Fixed
Rainfall Runoff inconsistent definition of Irrigation sources in percent in GUI and in MIKE HYDRO Basin engine causing an error during start of simulation 'sum of irrigation sources must be equal to 100'
Fixed
BASIN engine An error has been discovered by a client when trying to run an irrigation simulation using a Irrigation method selected as 'None'!
Fixed
River Tools The 'Additional storage area' tool in MIKE HYDRO River wrongly updates all processed data parameters. Only 'Additional Storage Area' should be updated and the other data-columns left unchanged.
Fixed

 

Release 2014 Service Pack 2

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

MIKE Zero (generic)
  • Result Viewer: Error in rendering of box contour with transparency
  • Grid Series Editor: Error in static item when cropping in domain
  • Data Manager: Crash when working on dfs2 and dfs3 files
  • 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
BASIN Engine Improved solution for reservoir operation when using global ranking (occasionally either too much water or too little water was released due to global ranking settings).
Fixed
BASIN Engine Groundwater recharge timeseries not possible to specify in Catchments
Fixed
Results presentation Simulation results are presented in default units eventhough US units has been selected in the Unit base Group menu.
Fixed
RIVER GUI Missing cross section embankment coordinates information when using the “Auto Generate Cross Sections” tool to generate cross section.
Fixed
RIVER Engine River simulation doesn't take the GUI defined exceedence factor into consideration
Fixed
BASIN engine Global ranking caused mass balance error due to the presence of Water user without any supply connection.
Fixed
RIVER GUI MIKE 11 importer fails due to special characters present in river names
Fixed
BASIN engine

The crop template file used to populate Crops Irrigation Data specification has rooting depths in wrong units. The depths are given in units of meters while it appears that the input specification requires millimeters.

Fixed
General GUI GUI does not automatically update/refresh projection information and map view appearance when the user changes from Sphere Mercator to the (local ) projection. 
Fixed
BASIN GUI BASIN users cannot insert a catchment where the outlet point is located in a lake.
Fixed
General GUI Selected TS item name shall be visible from the UI. At the moment only the TS path is displayed.
Fixed
BASIN Engine Mass error when Seepage flow and Minimum flow rule defined in nodes
Fixed
General GUI Performance improvements have been implemented generally allowing a more effective user handling also for large model setups (adding, editing, deleting, moving options)
Fixed
BASIN GUI Unhandled exception error occurred when deleting or edit connection following delete of water user.
Fixed

Release 2014 Service Pack 1

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

BASIN GUI

The time series filter prevent user to browse for time series item with unit equivalent to the default unit.

Fixed
BASIN GUI Some input items not correctly converted to US Units when Base group system changed
Fixed
GUI, General River tracing and Catchment delineation windows missing scroll bars
Fixed
BASIN GUI 'Has Flow Loss' require 3 click to become activated
Fixed
RIVER Engine Some setup would fail with error that digi-points were too close
Fixed
RIVER GUI Error message 'Object not set to instance...' appeared occasionally when creating new cross section file from within the MIKE HYDRO River GUI
Fixed
RIVER GUI Flood helper file saves cross section ID
Fixed
Results layer Default setting for result plot legends changed
Fixed
GUI, General Wrong error message appeared occasionally when defining initial settings of  MIKE HYDRO’s Map projection (error message concerning Well Known Binary)
Fixed
BASIN, GUI Some Timeseries are not presented correctly when added through New/Create plot
Fixed
BASIN GUI MIKE HYDRO Basin - the WQ module is not entirely removed when deselecting it from 'Modules' and an error will appear if a simulation is made where the WQ-module has been de-activated
Fixed
Results Layer Map view not always active when results tree is activated
Fixed
GUI, General Browsing for input files did not use the last accessed folder
Fixed
Result Layer Error when loading additional result file, where Node from results are not shown correctly on map
Fixed
BASIN Engine Aqua Republica test setup not possible to run without license
Fixed

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