EPANET-MSX (EPA, 2007) is distributed as a stand-alone console application (command line application) In order to run it; the user must open a Command Prompt window in Windows, and navigate to the folder where epanetmsx.exe was saved. The syntax is:
>> epanetmx example.inp example.msx example.rpt
example.inp describes the hydraulic characteristics of the network
example.msx describes the species being simulated and the chemical reaction/equilibrium that governs their dynamics.
example.rpt is the name of file where the results will be written.
If the executable and input files were saved to different folders then the full path name would have to be added.
The output is sent to a file and then it has to be opened in a text editor to see it.
MSX-GUI makes easier those previous steps for the user by integrating a graphical user interface.
Browse files and folders: Select your files with a mouse click
Input file editor: Preview and edit input files directly from MSXGUI
Report: View the results, if you want to keep them save them as either text or export to Excel.
No need to know command line commands, no need to type file-names, no need to switch between applications.
MSX-GUI is a beta freeware tool. This program doesn't need to be installed, just run it.
MSX-GUI.zip contains the executable file (Msxgui.exe) and the EPANET libraries (epanet2.dll and epanetmsx.dll)