Model File Controls
TUFLOW FV is controlled by a fully-featured text-file interface. This allows the users to flexibly and efficiently control model configuration, boundary condition specification and output requirements.
Several, small text files in free-form style are used to convey and control information flow and setting of options. These text files are very flexible and are similar to writing a macro. The preferred text editors are UltraEdit (www.ultraedit.com) and TextPad (www.textpad.com), which offer advantages such as colour coding, easy access from one file to another, and can be set up to run TUFLOW FV. Spreadsheet software (eg. Microsoft Excel) can be used to manage tabular data.