Learning resource guide for new users of PondPack

  Product(s): PondPack
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The purpose of this article is to provide a list of resources for new users to PondPack. Please use these links to gain a better understanding of the PondPack 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

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 links about other PondPack features, here: PondPack TechNotes and FAQs

Downloading Software - For information on how to download the latest version see this link: Downloading OpenFlows / Hydraulics and Hydrology Software

Licensing and activating licenses - For information and troubleshooting licensing, see this link: OpenFlows Product Licensing (Activation) FAQs and Troubleshooting

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

What's New in PondPack - To see what's new in the latest CONNECT Edition release, see this link: Whats New In PondPack CONNECT Edition

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

Bentley Training- Formal Bentley Training (note that "V8i" may be shown but all information is applicable to the CONNECT Edition, too) - Stormwater Systems Design using PondPack Learning Path

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

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

Example Models - Another way to become acquainted with PondPack 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\PondPack\Samples).

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

Other PondPack-related TechNotes - Additional comprehensive technical articles for PondPack: PondPack 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 PondPack: OpenFlows Wiki

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

CAiHE - Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering

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.

Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering, 8th Edition


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