Learning Resource Guide for new users of SewerGEMS

Product(s): SewerGEMS
Version(s): V8i, CONNECT Edition
Area:  Help and Documentation

The purpose of this article is to provide a list of resources for new users of SewerGEMS. Please use these links to gain a better understanding of the SewerGEMS software. If you have any further questions, please post on the OpenFlows Forum.
Welcome Kit - A one page document clarifying common sources of initial confusion: downloading, licensing, training, support. Link (you must be signed in to download)

What's New in the latest version? - As new versions are released, an article is published with details of the new features. You can find these articles, and other links related to SewerGEMS features, here: SewerGEMS TechNotes and FAQs

Getting Started with the CONNECT Edition - If you've used the software before but are new to the CONNECT Edition, check out: Get to know SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SewerCAD and StormCAD CONNECT Edition

Downloading  and Installation - for information on how to download the latest version: Downloading OpenFlows / Hydraulics and Hydrology Software

Licensing and license activation 
- For information and troubleshooting licensing issues, see this link: OpenFlows Product Licensing (Activation) FAQs and Troubleshooting

Software Compatibility- Information on Operating System, AutoCAD, MicroStation and ArcGIS compatibility can be found here. Platform Compatibility

Quick Start Lessons - The Quick Start lessons give you hands-on experience with many of the features and capabilities of SewerGEMS. These detailed lessons will help you get started exploring and using the software. To access the Quick Start Lessons within SewerGEMS go to File > Help > Quick Start Lesson (CONNECT Edition) or Help > Quick Start Lessons (V8i)

Formal Bentley Training  

OpenFlows Calendar - upcoming live training and new product release dates - OpenFlows Calendar

Free Webinars- free video webinars on various features in SewerGEMS (and other products): - Bentley Webinars

YouTube Channel - videos that showcase useful functionality: SewerGEMS Playlist on the Bentley Hydraulics and Hydrology Modeling Channel

Example Models - Another way to become acquainted with SewerGEMS is to run and experiment with the included sample files, located in the "Samples" folder within the product installation folder (typically C:\Program Files\Bentley\SewerGEMS\Samples).

Scenarios and Alternatives- Learn how to use the powerful Scenario management capabilities: Scenario and Alternative Management

SewerGEMS-related TechNotes - Additional comprehensive technical articles for SewerGEMS: SewerGEMS TechNotes and FAQs

OpenFlows Community Wiki - A comprehensive collection of wiki articles is available to search through, for specific questions, topics and problems. Using the search bar from within the wiki will search for all articles for OpenFlows products, including SewerGEMS. - OpenFlows Wiki

Help documentationThe context-sensitive, in-program Help is a good first step to finding answers to questions or information on how to use features. Use the Help button within the feature, or the main help button at the top of the application (or under the Help menu in older versions)

OpenFlows Forum - This forum provides a place to ask questions and contribute to discussions on OpenFlows products. - OpenFlows | Hydraulics and Hydrology Forum

Alerts on new releases and updates
- Subscribe to our blog or check the CONNECTION Client for new release alerts. Read more here: How to receive alerts on new version availability

Reference Books -

1) Wastewater Collection System Modeling and Design Book (WCSM)

Hydraulic models are an essential tool in understanding wastewater collection system behavior for system design, operations, assessment of performance, development of rehabilitation programs, support of permit applications, and demonstration of regulatory compliance.

Wastewater Collection System Modeling and Design will guide you through the model-building process and the practical application of models to address real-world challenges. Each topic presented is reinforced by examples that clearly demonstrate how models are used in applications such as designing new systems, detecting and correcting inefficiencies in existing systems, and minimizing the costs of pumping.      


2) Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering (CAiHE)

Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering (CAiHE), 8th Edition is an all-inclusive water resources guide for practicing engineers and students in the hydraulics and hydrology fields. It links theory with real-world applications through exercises and examples of the technology, theory, and analysis methods at the forefront of hydraulic engineering. The examples cover everything from water quality analysis and hydraulic theory to detention pond design, dynamic modeling, culvert hydraulics, and more.