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Run the simulation
 Click the Run Simulation but- ton in the tool bar or choose the Run > Run Simulation com- mand or right-click to run the simulation.
Verify and validate results
This is a good opportunity to ver- ify and validate results.
If it isn’t open, double-click the icon of the Chart block. The block shows the results as a graph on its Graph tab, seen at right, and as data in its Data tab.
As configured, the graph monitors the total amount of water in the reservoir on the Y axis and the inches of rainfall on the Y2 axis.
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Verify and validate results
Given how the model is constructed and the settings in its dialogs, are the numbers in the graph what you expected to see? Does the model accurately represent the system being modeled?
☞ See the User Reference’s Process of Simulation chapter for information about verifying and validating a model.
Save the model
Save the model; you will use it in the next chapter.
To compare your model to ours, see the model named Reservoir 1 in the folder Documents/
Note that the Reservoir 1 model that we built uses named connections to plot the values com- ing from the two water sources—Rainfall and Stream. Your model should get similar results.
Additional models
Reservoir models
There are two additional reservoir models located at Documents/ExtendSim/Examples/Tutori- als/Continuous. These models show how to model a limitation on the reservoir’s capacity and the resulting overflow.
1) TheReservoir2modeldoesthecalculationsusinglogicblocksfromtheValuelibrary.It also has a button (About This Model) that explains the model. The “button” is actually a hierarchical block that uses the Buttons block (Utilities library) to open the hierarchical block when clicked.

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