In addition to viewing results for the currently selected Depth-Area Analysis, it is also possible to view results for other analyses that are not the current selection. However, those other analyses are also tracked in the same way as the current Depth-Area Analysis to make sure data has not changed and results do not need to be recomputed. If any of the data in a Depth-Area Analysis changes, it will have to be recomputed before results reflect the current state of the model. Results for other Depth-Area Analyses are accessed from the Watershed Explorer, on the Results tab.

To begin viewing results, go to the Results tab of the Watershed Explorer and click on the desired Depth-Area Analysis icon. If necessary, click on the Depth-Area Analyses folder to expand it and view the analyses in the project. If any result is open at the time data changes, the affected results will be automatically updated, either a note will be added to the legend header stating the data has changed, or the results will be updated with new results.

Peak Flow Summary Table

The Peak Flow Summary Table can be accessed by clicking on the Peak Flow Summary node in the Watershed Explorer (shown in the following figure). The table will be displayed. It is exactly the same table that can be viewed for the current Depth-Area Analysis.

Viewing Depth-Area Analysis results in the Watershed Explorer

Individual Elements

Each Analysis Point is shown as a folder in the Watershed Explorer under the Depth-Area Analysis node. The folder for each analysis point includes all of the elements above that analysis point. The results for each element are accessed by clicking on its node. The first item listed for each element is the Graph; click on the Graph node to view the result (shown in the previous figure). It is exactly the same graph that can be viewed for the current Depth-Area Analysis. The information included in the graph varies by element type but always includes Outflow. Optional items such as Observed Flow, Computed Stage, and Observed Stage are also included. Similarly, the Summary Table and Time-Series Table can also be accessed by clicking on the Summary Table or Time-Series Table node, respectively.

Element Time-Series Preview Graph

All of the time-series data computed by an individual element are available for viewing. The time-series data are listed under each element node in the Watershed Explorer. The first node under each element is the Graph, followed by the Summary Table and Time-Series Table. The remaining nodes for each element represent the different time-series data. Click on a time-series node to preview the data in the Component Editor. You may select multiple time-series data by holding the shift or control key while using the mouse to click on additional nodes (shown in the following figure). The selected time-series may come from different elements above the same analysis point, the same element for different analysis points, or different elements in different analyses. Results can also be combined from simulation runs, optimization trials, and Depth-Area Analyses. The selected time-series data will automatically be partitioned into groups by data type.

Viewing Depth-Area Analysis results in the Watershed Explorer

Time-Series Tables and Graphs

Preview graphs of selected time-series data can be opened as Graphs or Time-Series Tables within the Desktop area. Begin by selecting the Time-Series you wish to include in the graph or table. Once you have selected the desired time-series, you can press the Graph or Time-Series Table buttons on the Toolbar. The chosen time-series will be graphed or tabulated (shown in the figure below).

After you have opened a Time-series Table or Graph, you may add additional time-series results. Position the mouse over the time-series result you wish to add to the graph or table. Press and hold the left mouse button and then drag the mouse over the top of the graph or table where you want the result to be added. The mouse cursor will change to indicate which tables and graphs can accept the additional time-series. Release the mouse button while it is over the desired table or graph and it will be automatically updated to show the additional time-series results.

Comparing results from the same element at two different analysis points

Changing Graph Properties

All of the graphs open with default properties for Line Color, Line Style, Data Symbols, etc. These default properties have been selected to be appropriate for most situations. However, it is possible to customize the properties in a graph. To change the properties, first click on the graph to select it. Next go to the Results menu and select the Graph Properties command. An editor will open that can be used to change the properties of the selected graph. The properties for each time-series curve can be changed. It is also possible to change the properties for the Axis, Title, Gridlines, Patterns, and Legend. The editor used to change properties is the same as used for simulation run graphs shown in Viewing Results for Other Runs.