When a simulation is run successfully, VO generates traditional Summary Output and Detailed Output and stores them in the project folder. For those new to VO, the Summary Output file is a text-based file that contains the key output data for each object during each storm simulation. The Detailed Output file is a text-based file that contains all the output data for each object during each storm simulation. Review agencies often require these text output files when reviewing a model.

The detail output and summary output are available through the Detail Output button and Summary Output button and their sub-menus in the Simulation tab. The process to view and export the detailed and summary output are similar. In this guide, only the detailed output is described. You can easily follow the same steps for summary output.

Viewing Detailed Output

To view the detailed output of selected objects, first select the objects in Map View or Schematic View, and then click the Detail Output button in Simulation tab. A new window will appear besides the Schematic View tab. Note that the output of all simulation runs is listed. The infor-mation in this view can be exported or copied to a file through the context menu.

To view the detailed output of all objects in the current simulation run, deselect all objects and click the Detail Output button in Simulation tab. Similar to the previous case, a new tab is created besides the Schematic View to have all the information. To switch to another simulation run, select it from the drop-down list above the Output button in Simulation tab.

To view the detailed output of selected simulation runs, select View Selected runs detailed output sub-menu by clicking the triangle sign on the right of the Detail Output button in Simulation tab. The detailed output from selected simulation runs of all objects will be listed in a new tab besides the Schematic View tab.

Exporting Detailed Output

The detailed output can be directly exported to files. To do this, use Save detailed output as … or Save selected runs detailed output as … sub-menus by clicking the triangle sign on the right of the Detail Output button in Simulation tab. They export the detailed output of all object in Current simulation run or Selected simulation runs (the second one). Give a file name in the Save As window and click the Save button. The information is saved as a simple text file.

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