The Setup Wizard provides a convenient way to quickly create a new project, and allows for customizing the base options for a model.


  1. When the Setup Wizard is selected from the opening dialog window, the "New Job Settings Dialog" opens. 


  2. Enter a Job Title which is common to all three layers and click Next.
  3. The next dialog is the Job Details. Select either US Customary or Metric Units. Clicking on the Info button next to the drop menu will display some of the common parameters and the units for both systems.


    Enter the simulation details data in the boxes. Leave blank if data are unknown. It may be changed later. Click on Next.  

  4. The next dialog allows the user to enter Global Data, which loads default global databases containing, for example, rainfall information or infiltration data. The program remembers files selected previously. Typical databases can be found in the Templates folder. You can also associate units with these databases. Click on the ellipses (…) to open the Windows Explorer window. Navigate to an .XPX file. In the example shown here, two storm events have been entered into the dialog. 

    It is not necessary to enter all of the global database records at this time. They may be changed with the Global Data command on the Configuration menu and new records imported in the File->Import Data->Import XPX files menu. Click on Next to proceed to the next dialog.

  5. The next dialog allows the user to set default values for the Node data fields. If most of the nodes have the same value for any field, this feature will speed up the model building process. Click on the ellipses (…) to open the Node Data Variable Selection Dialog. A value is required for any field that is entered. Use the Add and Delete buttons to insert or remove fields. See Node Data for additional information on nodes. After the dialog has been completed, click on Next.  


  6. The next dialog allows the user to set default values for the Link data fields. If most of the links have the same value for any field, this feature will speed up the model building process. Click on the ellipses (…) to open the Link Data Variable Selection Dialog. A value is required for any field that is entered. Use the Add and Delete buttons to insert or remove fields. See Link Data for additional information of links.

    In the examples shown here all links will be circular pipes with a diameter of 1.5 feet, length of 250 feet and a roughness of 0.013. This data will automatically be associated with the link when a new link is created by import or being digitized.


    After the dialog has been completed, click Finish.  

  7. The final dialog is the New Job Setting Report. It presents a summary of the data collected by the Setup Wizard.


  8. Click on either OK to accept the data and begin building the network or Cancel to back step through the previous dialogs. When the Setup Wizard is completed, XP displays the Opening Window with all associated data and settings collected by the Setup Wizard.