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SutraGUI: Graphical Pre- and Post-Processor for SUTRA

March 6, 2014

Overview of SutraGUI

SutraGUI Manual Cover Image
Cover image from the SutraGUI manual (Open File Report 03-285).

SutraGUI  is a graphical environment for setting up and executing 2D and 3D SUTRA runs, and for visualizing results from 2D SUTRA runs. It is compatible with SUTRA Version 2.2 and requires Argus Open Numerical Environments (Argus ONE) commercial software, which can be purchased from Argus Interware, Inc.  

This distribution package includes the post-processing utilities GW_Chart (visualization of SUTRA budget data and hydrographs of observations) and CheckMatchBC (aids in setting up SUTRA specified-pressure, specified-concentration, and specified-temperature boundary conditions).


Download Current Version of SutraGUI

The current release is SutraGUI v.

SUTRA-GUI requires use of the proprietary software, Argus ONE. Information on this software and a free demonstration version of Argus ONE that allows limited use of SUTRA-GUI may be obtained from Argus Interware, Inc. SUTRA-GUI is compiled for use with Argus ONE version 4.0, or later.

If you downloaded the file for manual installation, unzip the file into a subdirectory of the Argus Interware\ArgusPIE directory.

If you downloaded the installer, choose a directory in which to save the downloaded file. When you have finished downloading the file, open Windows Explorer and locate the directory in which you saved the downloaded file. Double click on the file to start installing the software. Select the location where the Argus ONE is installed.

The installer includes the Utility PIE that has updated versions of commands contained in previously released PIEs as well as new commands, functions, and interpolation methods. To use the new PIE the older PIEs must be removed. The PIEs that must be removed include:

  • EditContoursPie.dll,
  • EditDataLayer.dll,
  • GriddedImport.dll,
  • JoinContoursPie.dll,
  • MoreConversions.dll,
  • EvalAtXY.dll,
  • RotateCells.dll, and
  • CopyMesh.dll

Not all Argus ONE users will have all of these PIEs.

SutraGUI compiled for Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vistas, Windows 7 or Windows 8

SutraGUI Source Code

SutraGUI and CheckMatchBC are compiled with Delphi version 5. The Help System is written with Help Scribble. Sutrareader.dll is written in Fortran and compiled with the Compaq Visual Fortran compiler. The Delphi Components are required for compilation of SutraGUI and CheckMatchBC.

Delphi Components


Documentation for SutraGUI

Winston, R. B. and Voss, C.I., 2004, SutraGUI: A Graphical User Interface for SUTRA, A Model for Ground-Water Flow with Solute or Energy Transport: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-285, 114 p.,


Programs Related to SutraGUI


Superseded Versions of SutraGUI

Version 1.05, released July 2, 2002

Documentation for SutraGUI Version 1.05

Voss, C.I., Boldt, David, and Shapiro, A.M., 1997, A graphical-user interface for the U.S. Geological Survey's SUTRA code using Argus ONE (for simulation of variable-density saturated-unsaturated ground-water flow with solute or energy transport): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-421, 106 p.

Publication Year 2014
Title SutraGUI: Graphical Pre- and Post-Processor for SUTRA
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog