Release Note 2014

MIKE URBAN

Introduction


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

MIKE URBAN is a flexible system for modeling and design of water distribution networks and collection systems for wastewater and storm water. MIKE URBAN is based on a database for storing network as well as hydraulic modeling data.

With MIKE URBAN you have:


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 URBAN, please choose MIKE URBAN 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.

MIKE URBAN 2014 is based on ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. If you have ArcGIS versions prior to 10.1 installed, it will not be possible to keep these.


Licence file & dongle

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To use MIKE URBAN 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 MIKE URBAN, go to Start -> Programs -> MIKE by DHI 2014 -> MIKE URBAN or search for MIKE by DHI 2014 and select MIKE URBAN.


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 URBAN consists of new modules, new features and/or corrections to problems or significant inconsistencies discovered in previous releases. Please find short descriptions of the most significant new and exciting features in Release 2014 below. For further information, please refer to the relevant user guide.




Known defects & workarounds

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Fixed issues

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Release 2014 Service Pack 3

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.

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

Editing
  • Changing language would leave the TOC un-translated unless the .mup file was saved
  • When splitting a pipe, the slope of the downstream pipe would sometimes be set incorrectly
Fixed
MOUSE
  • Multiple MOUSE engines reading the same CRF file at the same time would result in a crash. Now, an appropriate error message has been included and the engine will not crash
  • Flap gate specified for a weir close to an outlet did not have any effect on the model initialisation. This has been fixed
Fixed
MIKE 1D
  • Fixed potential crash when running LTS simulations with max inflow conditions
Fixed
EPANET
  • Redistribute button in Demand Statistic did not work correctly when changing the simulation period
  • Fixed situation where the engine would not get the list of nodes when "Use all nodes" was selected for the Fire Flow analysis
  • Fixed problem when using GDB database and selections during Fire Flow analysis
  • Fire flow results could sometimes change if the set of nodes included in the simulation changed (the active selection)
Fixed
Results
  • The name of result comparison layers now reflects the two results being compared
  • Fixed crash when loading DFS2 files with German ArcGIS installed
Fixed
MIKE FLOOD
  • The diverted runoff is now included in the summary for coupled simulation. This helps to interpret the continuity balance
Fixed
Tools
  • A potential crash when merging catchments was fixed
Fixed
Misc
  • Increase maximum process size on 64 bit Windows. MIKE URBAN can now use upt o 4 GB of memory on 64 bit Windows. This allows loading of larger result files
  • Using a selection list in LTS job list generation now works
  • Configuration of longitudinal profiles with flags would sometimes remove lines in the list of lines. This has been fixed
  • MOUSE errors when coupling to MIKE SHE will now be properly routed to MIKE SHE
  • Removed option to import .mex files since this only worked for old .mex files.
  • Report time that node water level is above critical level in the HTML summary file
Fixed

Release 2014 Service Pack 2

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.

To use Fire Flow for more hydrants in one time (simultaneously), a change to the database is required. This change is not included in SP2 but will have to be applied manually. This can be done from within MS Access: Add the following field to the mw_fireflow table:

or from within ArcMAP:

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

Editing
  • Selection file for load allocation is not working
  • 2D results dialog are not synchonized with the simulation dialog when opened
  • SWMM: Disable the SideSlope field when the Weir type is V-Notch
  • The Place option to connect several Load Allocations is not working
  • Simulation Duration and End time spontaneously change without warning
Fixed
Import/Export
  • Export of pump capacity curve with power does not respect the unit
  • PCS: Support of Excel 2010 is required to handle more than 63 pumps
Fixed
Longitudinal profile
  • Problem with longitudinal profiles when more than one Result File is loaded
  • LP is wrongly displayed: Diameter is much too large
Fixed
MOUSE
  • WATS Module is using the wrong slope in the equations
  • Coordinates used for rainfall boundary not used correctly
  • If an outlet is connected to a pipe with negative slope then water is filling up the network from the outlet.
  • The option ALTERNATIVELOWFLOW = 1 is per default activated when running a 1D simulation but not a 1D-2D
  • MU MOUSE LTS: if hot start is used, standard result file must be saved
  • Error reading hotstart file wrong causes the simulation to becomes unstable
  • Undefined error occurs when using water age boundary without water age simulation
  • Errors in implementation of Hydrogen Sulphide feature
Fixed
EPANET
  • Pump field (mw_Pump.Par6) is not exported correctly (Comma/Dot issue)
  • Cannot run Fire Flow for more hydrants in one time (simultaneously)
  • Wall thickness calculation wrong
  • Fire flow setting dialog enable / disable logic errors
  • Minimum residual pressure is very high when it should be zero
  • The Rule based control does not access the comma as decimal separator
Fixed
Results
  • Random series added to Results TS drawing
  • Wrong units shown for Water Quality results files from MOUSE engine
  • Displaying Time Series based on a selection displays more time series than it should
  • Crash when using selection set for loading results
Fixed
Demands
  • "Reset existing node demands" doesn't work in "Assign demands to multiple demands"
Fixed
MIKE FLOOD
  • Using decimals for the cell size creates incorrect and inconsisten dfs2 when running 1D-2D overland simulation
  • Cannot run a 2D overland flow simulation because the Coarse bathymetry is not generated correctly
Fixed
Tools
  • Result verification fails when trying to compare res1d and .PRF files
  • "Regenerate catchment connections" fails to generate correctly specified catchment connections
  • The result Statistics are not correctly calculated on a Result Comparison
  • Model Configuration: The tool reports diffferences that are not there
Fixed
Misc
  • Scenario manager name not properly updated in the window's title bar after changing active scenario
  • Runoff model B behaves diferently in MU 2012 and 2014 than it did in MU 201
  • Error when using a combination of 'AD' simulation and 'CRF file' connected through the Boundary Connection Item specification
Fixed

Release 2014 Service Pack 1

Module/type

Error/Inconvenience/New feature

Status

Editing
  • Digitize rectangle functionality can cause a crash
  • Unselect nodes does not work after loading selection
  • When editing elements in for example link table in the "show selected" mode, editing becomes unavailable after changing forth and back
  • Possible crash when creating a link (from the map) with Polish language
  • The visualization of the BC in the TOC is not updated when adding a new BC
Fixed
Import/Export
  • Selection files would select random nodes when node IDs in the selection file do not exist
  • Cannot add a dfs2-file in ArcMap
  • Cannot export msm_BItem to Excel
  • Missing Item type for Time series
  • Possible crash when loading selection file
Fixed
Longitudinal profile
  • Link diameter sometimes set to very high value
  • Each time you run a simulation and load the results, two new grphical items are added in the Longitudinal Profile
  • Save layout will incorrectly save result file names
  • It is possible to draw a profile through disconnected pipes
Fixed
MIKE 1D
  • License check in the MIKE 1D control module if only MIKE URBAN LinkRegulation and WellSetPoint are used
  • Runoff Sensor is not supported
  • Error check for catchment discharge calculations detects problems associated with a Rainfall Runoff model
Fixed
MOUSE
  • Simulation Summary, Spilling Node table: Remove "Surcharge" and "RDII Overflow" columns if not being calculated
  • ST calculation can hang when a pipe becomes filled by sediment
  • LTS simulation: Job list generation fails for specific rain data format
  • Error in initialisation of pressurised network and number of gridpoints in gravity pipes
  • The accumulated mass values of AD components reported by MOUSE are incorrect
  • Blocking time in MOUSE RTC does not work correct for Valves
Fixed
EPANET
  • PID algorithm not working properly
  • Fire flow Q-H curve to be computed for partial range
  • Extended period simulation: Progress informatioon not displayed on the simulation prgress pop-up window
  • Importing a .inp duplicates the Tank and Reservoir if the Mixing is specified
  • Boundary condition cannot correctly display in map
  • Fire flow setting dialog enable / disable logic errors
Fixed
Results
  • Cannot load results if the time step for saving the results is set to 0,083h
Fixed
Demands
  • Cannot regenerate the Load allocations and Demand allocations connections
Fixed
Tools
  • Catchment Processing failing with a specific polygon shape
  • The show Connected Catchment tools does not check that a node defined in the catchment connection does actually exist
  • Trimming does not work with GDB-setup
  • Result Verification with MIKE 1D results: the 'Set Max time' does not work
  • Result Verification can shows difference for two identical PRF files
  • Rename a scenario does not update the scenario name in simulation ID
Fixed
Misc
  • M11extraWin tool: Command line arguments for Additional parameters are handled correctly
  • The license system memory consumption causes crashes when used very intensively, such as for operational systems
  • Crash for a general SQL command
  • Documentation: Change the coefficient of the Lag Time formulation
Fixed

MIKE by DHI - Agern Allé 5 - DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark - Tel: +45 4516 9200, Fax: +45 4516 9292

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