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Below are some modeling methods and info for WaterGems beyond what is provided in the product documentation.
The model datastore. It contains one model dataset and all the data for the modeling elements. It is a self-contained file that contains all the data required to make a model run. All other file types can be deleted without harming the datastore, and the model will still function.
A WaterGems Project file containing project data in an XML format. There are many components in it, however some of the more important ones are:
A WaterGems drawing file. It's primary purpose is to speed up the opening of model files inside the Stand-alone envrionment with a pre-saved drawing data. It contains the last saved model element drawing display coordinates, symbology (eg. Color, Line Thickness)and decorations (eg. Flow Arrows). In this fashion, WaterGems does not need to refresh the drawing during the opening of a model. Its contents are read directly into memory, and not used in the active session itself.
Saving a WaterGems file in the Stand-Alone environment triggers this file to be regenerated, and is usually the slowest part of the save process.
During a model open, if WaterGems detects that the DWH is out-of-sync with Project, or is not present at all, this will trigger WaterGems to refresh the entire drawing, and a dialog for the Synchronise Drawing process will appear during the model open.