Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Previews of MIKE by DHI 2012 Release

In the coming issues of our MIKE by DHI NetWork newsletter, we would like to disclose some previews of the new MIKE by DHI software package 2012, which is scheduled to be released this summer. The release will contain various new and exciting features, which we hope will improve your experience when using the software products, both with regard to usability, productivity, and enhanced applications.

Improvements for MIKE Animator in development

In 2012, MIKE Animator is to be replaced with MIKE Animator Plus. Compared to the existing MIKE Animator the new MIKE Animator Plus will offer an extended set of features. The most important of these new scheduled features are be:
  • Support for MIKE 3 Flexible Mesh result files - including vertical and horizontal slices, sigma layered slices and isosurfaces.
  • Support for MIKE 3 Classic result files - including vertical and horizontal slices, sigma layered slices and isosurfaces.
  • Extended image draping – meaning that multiple geo-referenced images can be rectified online and draped onto selected surfaces
  • Import of solids – solids can be buildings, dams or other types of structures.

The above example shows a MIKE 3 Flexible Mesh result file with two vertical and one horizontal slice. This new feature will allow the user to get a much better overview of large 3-dimensional result files than ever before.

Littoral Processes FM: Re-design and development of LITPACK

In version 2011, the first step of the re-design of LITPACK was released, including the modules LITSTP and LITDRIFT. In the scheduled release for 2012, this re-design continues and includes the functionalities included in LITLINE.

The redesign constitutes an important milestone in the development of the system with regard to improved usability and integration into the coupled FM modelling system. The most obvious changes include the new user interface, which have the same look and feel as the rest of the MIKE Zero based products, including MIKE 21. Also the file formats have been changed. There will be one common set-up (pfs) file for all LITPACK-modules and the consequent use of standardised dfs-file formats has made it possible to introduce a higher flexibility when defining input- and output data. In this sense, one of the improvements included in the release in 2012 is the ability to work with an unlimited number of wave climates along the coastline, defined in a dfs1-file. Furthermore, all data in Littoral Processes FM will be geo-referenced, something which also makes it possible to display data in a graphic, geo-referenced view.

The above example shows the geographic positioning of groyne structures, with a mesh file shown as background.

Behind the scenes of MIKE URBAN 2012

Also MIKE URBAN users will notice improvements in 2012, where the new MIKE URBAN will transform the way people use hydraulic software. Be more productive and take advantage of the new, scheduled processing features of MIKE URBAN.

Currently our developers work hard to implement calibration plots and reports inside MIKE URBAN. This functionality will support plots of measured and simulated data. MIKE URBAN users will benefit from the possibility to generate series of calibration plots showing corresponding values of measured and simulated data along with comparison statistics in a tabular form. Find out more about other features of MIKE URBAN in one of our next newsletters.

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