The next stage after creating your model is to start a simulation. First step in this procedure is to check which simulator should be used. Depending on the chosen simulator, a set of simulation properties will have to be defined (energy loss equations, maximum number of iterations…etc.) Execution times should be also considered before running a simulation (duration, hydraulic time step, report time step…etc.). All these options are available on the windows appearing after clicking the option “Configure Simulation” from the “Model Analysis” section of the main menu.
At the up-right corner of the configuration windows there is a combobox where a simulator type can be selected. Once the simulator has been selected; all its characteristics will appear for edition. In the tab corresponding to the “Time Settings”, it is possible to adjust the simulation time, calculation time steps and any other variable related to time.