PondPack General FAQs

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"Average infiltration is not supported with the elevation-volume curve."

How does PondPack calculate flow for an unsubmerged circular orifice?


Import and Export

How to export a selection set to shapefiles

How to export model elements to shapefiles

Submodel Importing and Exporting



Customizing FlexTables for viewing and reporting data -- Moving, adding, and removing columns

How to filter a FlexTable by Query, Selection Set, or by selecting from drawing pane for reporting, global edits, etc.

New Flextable features in (Water products) and (Storm/Sewer products)



Can I restore a backup file of my model project?

Property grid, Element FlexTable, or other dialog will not open

Why do I keep getting prompted to compact the database when I open my model? What does this mean?



Active Topology Management

Are minor losses from pipe bends automatically considered?

Attenuating Flow in PondPack v8i

Building A Model Using ModelBuilder

Can a diversion be modeled in PondPack?

Changing symbol size, text height, or line width for elements in a model

Element label editing and automatic numbering

How do you attach a pond outlet to an outfall in PondPack V8i?

Importing a CAD (DXF) Drawing Using ModelBuilder

Inserting or laying out pipe bends

Inserting user defined flow or hydrograph into the model

Modeling an In-line flow split

Modeling closed or pressurized pipes in PondPack

Modifying and adding entries to Engineering Libraries

Scenario and Alternative Management

Setting Boolean (True/False) Fields using Model Builder

Should I use the inside diameter or outside diameter for the "diameter" field for my pipes?

Updating A Model Using Model Builder

Updating Source File Using Model Builder

What is the difference between a Simple Control and a Logical Control? What is the difference between simple and logical controls?

When importing a submodel, why do my new elements turn inactive and old elements change their attributes to the defaults in the new scenarios?

Why are there 2 entries for the same alternative in the dropdown menu in the properties of a scenario? One with an "i" and one without it.


Output and Reporting

Changing drawing style for better viewing of element symbols and annotations

Changing the default property values when creating model

How can I remove, resize, or display pipe flow arrows?

How do you add color coding or annotation to an element?

Using Fit To Page Printing In The Standalone Platform

When importing a DXF as a background, it does not show up in the model, even when pressing zoom extents.

Why do I see residual mouse trails (visual artifacts) left behind when moving things in the drawing pane?

Why do I sometimes see a negative flow through a pipe?



Why do hand calculations for Rational Method flow in U.S. Customary units differ from the values presented in the software?

Why do I see residual mouse trails (visual artifacts) left behind when moving things in the drawing pane?

Why do I sometimes see a negative flow through a pipe?

Why does flow or velocity sometimes decrease when moving downstream?

Why does the hydraulic grade line at my outfall start at higher elevation than the user defined tailwater I entered?

Why is it that no matter how large the inlet on grade is the gutter spread always remains the same?

Why is the HGL reset to rim elevation for flooded structures?

Zero overflow at manhole despite HGL above rim.

See Also

PondPack Product Information

PondPack TechNotes and FAQs

OpenFlows Product TechNotes And FAQs

OpenFlows Water Solutions on Bentley Website