Run TUFLOW FV From UltraEdit

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The majority of users run single TUFLOW FV simulations from UltraEdit (and use a [Batch-file] for multiple simulations in succession). The benefits of running TUFLOW from UltraEdit is that it provides an environment where the .tcf and other control files can be edited, simulations started and text file output be viewed. There is also no need to close the .fvc file (or other control and output files) to run TUFLOW FV. The best way to set up TUFLOW FV to run from UltraEdit is described below.

To set up UltraEdit to run TUFLOW FV go to Advanced, Tool Configuration:
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This will open the following dialogue:
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Under the Command Tab, give the menu item a name. Up to 10 different tools can be configured. "Run TUFLOW FV" has been used in this instance.

The recommended command line argument is:

"C:\TUFLOW_FV\2013.02.062_dev\x64\TUFLOWFV.exe" "%f"

Depending on the location of the executable the above command line will need to be modified. The above command line is referencing the 64bt version of TUFLOW FV. IF you are using a 32bt operating system, the 32bt exe should be referenced instead.

This starts TUFLOW on the default "Normal" priority, using parallel processing of all available cores for multi-core machines.

In the "Options" tab, set the check boxes as follows:
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In the "Output" tab, set the check boxes as follows:
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This should create an option in the "Tools" menu of UltraEdit to "Run TUFLOW FV" (or the name you gave you the menu item!). To run TUFLOW, simply have the .fvc file open and active in UltraEdit and select "Run TUFLOW FV".
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