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After Export
Once you have created a WISE file, you usually want to open that file in RiverWISE and verify that it supports model exploration as you intend. This might lead you to change to the model, policy, or inputs, in which case you would need to re-execute before generating a new WISE file, or you might just need to adjust the export configuration before doing another export. For example, within RiverWISE you might realize that there are too many result slots for a stakeholder to easily evaluate, so choose to limit exported results. Conversely, you might decide that it would be useful for them to view additional series slots.
Tip:  If a stakeholder changes input values in RiverWISE in a way that causes that run to abort, while they will have access to the same error messages that RiverWare would issue, stakeholders will often not be able to effectively interpret these messages. Therefore, you might want to limit the input slots to a manageable set, provide bounds for those inputs, and then test those inputs by running within RiverWISE with a range of input modifications.
Once you are satisfied with the WISE file, you can send it to stakeholders with instructions on how to use it. To use RiverWISE, a stakeholder must perform the following steps.
1. Save the WISE file within their file system.
2. Download the RiverWISE installer from the following location.
Note:  The stakeholder must install the same version that was used to generate the WISE file, so you must provide them with that version number.
3. Install RiverWISE.
4. Obtain a RiverWISE license from CADSWES.
Note:  If the stakeholder also has a RiverWare license, he or she does not need a separate RiverWISE license.
Once these steps have been accomplished, the stakeholder should be able to run RiverWISE, open the WISE file, then conduct their scenario exploration, including: view baseline run results, change input slot values and rerun the simulation, compare scenario results with the baseline run, export results, and save scenarios. The stakeholder could then provide you with feedback on the baseline model in the form of a new WISE file that includes additional scenarios they have created. You can then use RiverWISE to reproduce and view their scenario results.
Note:  RiverWISE supports the export of a RiverWare model corresponding to the last scenario execution, providing another mechanism for the stakeholder to provide feedback.
Caution:  A WISE file represents the state of a RiverWare model at the specific moment in time when the file was generated by the developer. Each scenario applies to a specific original WISE file. It is not possible to import a scenario that was created in a different original WISE file. The naming convention used on *.wise and *.sce files will help you identify which scenarios can be imported into which WISE files. That is, the name and date in the file name, must match.
Revised: 01/05/2024