The manual is divided into chapters and does not necessarily have to be read from start to finish. Users that are familiar with previous releases of Visual OTTHYMO can probably learn how to navigate around the model on their own and need only refer to the guide for new additional features. The User’s Manual is organized as follows:


Chapter Description
Chapter 1Introduction This chapter gives an introduction to the model including new features, how the Help System and documentation is organized, and how to install and uninstall the program.
Chapter 2Quick Start Tutorial A tutorial to help new users to understand the basic steps to create and run a model.
Chapter 3Conceptual Model An explanation of the conceptual model used in Visual OTTHYMO and describes all hydrologic objects.
Chapter 4 – Visual OTTHYMO Main Window A description of the main interface and some windows are explained.
Chapter 5Working with Projects and Scenarios Description of how to manage the concept of projects and scenarios in VO.
Chapter 6Working with Canvas The usage of the canvas to create a model in Schematic View.
Chapter 7Working with the Map Describes the usage of the map to create a model in Map View.
Chapter 8Working with Resource Library The Resource Library’s concept and usage is described as it is the hub for climate data.
Chapter 9Running a Simulation Instructs users to change simulation engine parameter and then create and run simulations.
Chapter 10Working with Output Guides users to view simulation outputs with various tools.
Chapter 11Visual OTTHYMO Files Covers and reviews all the files used in Visual OTTHYMO including importing from previous versions.
Chapter 11Troubleshooting Instructs users through some common troubleshooting situations.
Chapter 12Appendix A – Useful Tools Introduces to and guides users some useful tools.
Chapter 13Conclusion Conclusion of the manual and contact information.