Source Refresher (Introduction to New Features)


Since the 3.7 production release in July 2014, we have implemented many new and improved features in Source.

This one day course provides an overview of the new Source 4.1 features, with a focus on tools that will improve your modelling efficiency, particularly when dealing with complex conditions or models. You will learn how to use Input Sets to easily manage alternative model configurations, such as varying climate or development scenarios. You will learn about ways to link scenarios, allowing you to model large systems with smaller sub-models. You will also learn how to use Results Manager to filter and search for specific items, manipulate results using transforms, formulate complex table queries and create report ready custom charts. 

Specific topics that your course will introduce are:

  • The new user interface
  • The Results Manager, which allows you to examine and analyse scenario results and other time series data in Source
  • Scenario Input Sets, which allow you easily simulate a single model with different input data and network settings
  • New options for comparing, importing, and linking scenarios to improve workflow and efficiency
  • Other tools for scenario management, including performance settings and reporting of warnings and errors.
  • Enhancements to the catchment Calibration Wizard
  • New and enhanced component models, such as the new groundwater-surface water model, time-varying reservoir volumes, cross-sections and automatic generation of rating curves
  • Improved function management. Functions are a powerful tool for writing your own logic and equations. We have introduced new variable types and made functions easier to manage
  • User configurable scenario options

This course is intended for existing Source users who are familiar with the user interface and basic functionality of Source 3.7. You can attend this course by itself or in combination with Source Refresher (Advanced Users) for a more in-depth understanding of new features. 

Who should attend

This training is aimed at professionals (e.g. engineering and environmental) in local government, consultancies, waterway agencies and research organisations. It should be of particular interest for consultancies hoping to work for the key state and federal jurisdictions in the process of implementing Source as the National Hydrological Modelling Platform.

Lead Trainers

Rachel Blakers

What’s included?

  • Training materials containing: user manual (online and downloadable), presentation notes and worked examples in the online eWater community
  • Meals (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Use of required Source software for the duration of the course (public version always free from 
  • Computer lab with dual monitor for each participant

Locations, dates & registration

Please enquire

Additional training

Introductory webcast:

To help you get more out of Source for your modelling projects, we also offer customised courses. Please send us an enquiry.

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