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:

TABLE 1-1: USER’S MANUAL OUTLINE

Chapter Description
Chapter 1 – Introduction 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 2 – Quick Start Tutorial A tutorial to help new users to understand the basic steps to create and run a model.
Chapter 3 – Conceptual 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 5 – Working with Projects and Scenarios Description of how to manage the concept of projects and scenarios in VO.
Chapter 6 – Working with Canvas The usage of the canvas to create a model in Schematic View.
Chapter 7 – Working with the Map Describes the usage of the map to create a model in Map View.
Chapter 8 – Working with Resource Library The Resource Library’s concept and usage is described as it is the hub for climate data.
Chapter 9 – Running a Simulation Instructs users to change simulation engine parameter and then create and run simulations.
Chapter 10 – Working with Output Guides users to view simulation outputs with various tools.
Chapter 11 – Visual OTTHYMO Files Covers and reviews all the files used in Visual OTTHYMO including importing from previous versions.
Chapter 11 – Troubleshooting Instructs users through some common troubleshooting situations.
Chapter 12 – Appendix A – Useful Tools Introduces to and guides users some useful tools.
Chapter 13 – Conclusion Conclusion of the manual and contact information.

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