CONNECT Edition Update 3 version 10.03.03.72 of WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterOPS introduces improvements and features to help you be more successful.
Stability enhancements and fixes to reported issues
Updates have been added to the Automated Fire Flow routine to make it easier to get viable results and easier to understand the results that you are seeing.
A new "Nodes To Exclude" fields has been added to the Fire Flow Alternative. This is an optional set of nodes that would be excluded when checking the pressure constraints. This field would be used in a case where the calculation of the active fire flow scenario already violates at least one the pressure constraints for some nodes before a fire flow is even applied.
If this occurs in a model a new user notification will be generated that says: "Pressure constraints violated before fire flow added. Use "Node to exclude" if needed."
This will often be nodes that are on the suction side of the pump, which are more likely to have low pressures during a typical steady state or EPS run if the elevations of the pump and the upstream reservoir or tank have similar elevations. If this occurs, open the Fire Flow alternative and find the field "Node to Exclude." This is located near the pressure constraints in the upper right of the Fire Flow Alternative.
The pulldown menu will include any existing selection sets in the model already. Create a selection set of nodes that you want to exclude from the calculation and choose this selection set from the pulldown menu. When you this, the nodes will be excluded from the calculation.
In addition to this, the Fire Flow Results Browser had been updated so that additional information so you will know not only that the fire flow node failed, but also the reason that the fire flow node failed.
For instance, you may see results that indicate that the failure was due to the residual pressure constraint, the zone pressure constraint, or both, being violated.
Finally, if there are any fire flow nodes that fail during the simulation, a user notification will be generated with information on why fire flow node failed.
A review of the Fire Flow Node Table or the Fire Flow Results Browser can identify specifics on the issue.
More information on automated fire flow can be found here: WaterGEMS and WaterCAD Automated Fire Flow FAQ.
A Select in Drawing option has been included in the Profiles manager. By choosing the Select in Drawing button, the elements in the profile will be highlighted in the drawing. A user would be able to view properties of the elements or add them to a selection set.
You can add or remove elements from a selection use the new Add to Selection Set and Remove from Selection Set feature in the Selection Sets manager.
Highlight the elements you want to add or remove from a selection set and select the selection set that you want to update. Click the Update Selection Set button in the Selection Sets manager. There will be two options: Add to Selection Set and Remove from Selection Set. When you select one of these options, the highlighted elements will be added or removed from the selection.
An IN option was been added to the Query builder so that you can better create queries to use in your model.
Compatible Operating Systems
See: Platform Compatibility
Due to new features in HAMMER, models saved in build 10.03.0372 of WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterOPS can be opened in other 10.03.XX.XX releases. Older model files can be opened in the latest version without issue.
See also: Model backward / forward compatibility
As with all new versions, this release of WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterOPS includes fixes to various user-reported issues from the previous release, providing an overall more stable experience.
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