How can we work on different phases without having a person edit a completed phase?

  Applies To 
  Product(s): Bentley WaterGEMS, WaterCAD
  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX
  Environment:  N/A
  Area:  Modeling
  Original Author: Terry Foster, Bentley Technical Support Group


 The user has a large water network that is done in phases.  Once a phase is complete, they want to make sure that while working on the next phases, the completed phase is not edited.  There is not a way to write-protect a part of the network, so the following was proposed to the user.


Steps to Accomplish

  1. You have the base scenario, so you would want to create a child scenario for each phase.

  2. Then you would go into Analysis > Alternatives and create an active toplogy alternative for each phase.

  3. Now go back to the scenarios that were created and select the active topology alternative for each one of them.

  4. Make Phase 1 your current scenario, and draw in the network for this phase.  When you finish phase 1, make the phase 2 scenario active.  You will see the phase 1 network in phase 2, but it is inactive.  If you do not want it to be visible, go to Tools > Options and uncheck "Display inactive topology".
  5. When you are completely done with all phases, you will need to go back to the scenarios and change the active toplogy alternative to the same alternative as the base scenario. 
  6. You will then to go the alternatives, click on the alternative for phase 1, then click on the merge icon.  This will put all of phase 1 active topology into the base scenario.  Please note that when you do a merge alternative, it deletes the child alternative, so you will not be able to go back to the phase 1 scenario and see the active topology for that scenario.You will do the same for the alternatives for the other phases.    After you merge all the alternative, the base scenario will have the complete network.




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