REMINDER: 2D Users Forum Meeting Tomorrow 3/2 - 2D Model Review

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March 2nd Web Meeting -

2D Model Review

Hydraulic modelers,

On Tuesday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time, we will wrap up our 2D model review series with the following topics:

  • Reviewing model controls
  • Reviewing simulation results

During the 'Tips and Tricks' segment of the presentation we will provide an intro to adding 3D bridges to your project for visualizations, pressure flow, and scour evaluation using SMS 13.1.

The official release of SMS 13.1 encountered a few unexpected delays, but it should be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Registration is not required for this web meeting.

Use the following information to connect to the meeting.  This information is also included in the calendar invite.

Web Conference Room URL:

Optional Phone Conference Dial In:

Teleconference Phone Number: 877-336-1839 Teleconference Passcode: 1530679

If you are not available at this time, don't worry, a recording link will be sent following the meeting to all who are on included on the listserv for this forum.

If you have specific questions or additional topics to be discussed, please contact

Online Training link

Virtual Training Sessions . The online 2D modeling course (NHI 135095) is available and has already been taught many times in the past six months. Additional courses get scheduled based on host requests and often have public seats available, but they go quick.  To review the currently scheduled courses, just click on the Online Training graphic for more information and then click 'View Sessions' for registration options.   You may consider hosting a course the availability doesn't meet your needs. Please feel free to contact Scott Hogan with questions (

Please note that this is the normal 3-day 135095 in-person course, modified to a 4-day course for online delivery.

Link to software


Click on the graphic to download a FREE copy of the SMS Graphical User Interface and SRH-2D.

Once the software is installed, go to the Menu-Help-Register. Select 'Request a license', which takes you to the Aquaveo page.  The 'Request Community' option is free and does not require a license code.  All DOTs and FHWA employees should select the Govt' License option.

Reviewers License: Anyone who reviews models rather than develop them, can request a free ‘pro’ version of SMS from Aquaveo. Before requesting a license, reviewers must complete the form at the following link and submit it to Aquaveo.



SMS/SRH-2D Tutorials and more
YouTube video link
Link to previous meeting recordings

Previous Web Meetings 

Click on the graphic to access the web recordings and presentation slides for previous 2D Hydraulic Modeling User's Forum Meetings.  Following is a list of topics that have been covered.

Webinar Date / Topics Covered

July 15, 2015 - SRH-2D Model Development
August 26, 2015 - Managing information in SMS and reviewing results for adequacy
April 27, 2016 - Mesh Development and Review
February 2, 2017 - Evaluating bridge scour with 2D model results
April 19, 2017 - SRH-2D Boundary Conditions
June 21, 2017 - Developing Terrain Data
August 31, 2017 - Back to the Basics for mesh development
October 18. 2017 - Potential mesh stability issues and solutions
January 25, 2018 - CDOTs 2D modeling experience
March 1, 2018 - Nevada DOT terrain mapping with UAVs
May 31, 2018 - Bridge and Culvert Best Modeling Practices
August 20, 2018 - Minnesota Data Collection and Model Calibration
November 14,2018 - 2D Hydraulic Model Review
January 17, 2019 - New features in the SMS SRH2D interface
March 14, 2019 - SRH-2D Model Development Overview
June 18, 2019 - Importing and Compiling Terrain Data
August 8, 2019 - Presenting and Exporting Results
November 14,2019 - 2D Hydraulic Modeling Reference Document Overview
February 20, 2020 - 2D Hydraulic Model Review - Terrain Data
April 4, 2020 - 2D Hydraulic Model Review - 2D Mesh
May 13, 2020 - 2D Hydraulic Model Review - 2D Boundary Conditions and Materials
July 16, 2020 - 2D Hydraulic Model Review - Hydraulic Structures
December 1, 2020 – What’s new in SMS 13.1 and SRH-2D 3.3


Alternate Web Links for resources above:


SMS/SRH-2D Software Download

SRH-2D/SMS Tutorials and More

YouTube Training Videos

More YouTube Training Videos

Previous Web Meeting Recordings and Slides


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