CONNECT Edition Update 3 version 10.03.04.05 of WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, and WaterOPS introduces improvements and features to help you be more successful.
Stability enhancements and fixes to reported issues
Additional updates have been added to the Automated Fire Flow workflow to make it easier to get viable results and understand the results that you are seeing.
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Fire Flow Node Report
The Fire Flow Status field is included in the Fire Flow Node Report by default. This field is a quick reference for if a fire flow node has passed or failed, and if it failed will detail the cause.
This change will only apply to new installations of WaterGEMS and WaterCAD. For existing and upgraded versions, you will need to reset the FlexTable to the default setting in order to see the new field included by default. This can be done by opening the FlexTables manager from the View menu, right click on the Fireflow table and choose “Reset to Factory Defaults”.
Also, the Fire Flow Node Report (Flextable) will now be automatically filtered to only display elements in the Fire Flow Nodes selection set assigned to the alternative for the current scenario. If the current scenario is not set to compute fire flow, all nodes will be displayed. This enables you to see only the fireflow nodes of interest without having to manually filter the table.
Ribbon interface Changes
The Ribbon interface for Fire Flow has been updated so you can access the fire flow constraints. Go to the Analysis tab, click Fire Flow, then select Fire Flow Constraints.
This opens the Fire Flow alternative. You can then make adjustments for the fire flow constraints for the current scenario.
If a fire flow node fails, user notifications are generated with information related to the cause. Details on the results can be found in the Fire Flow Node Table or the Fire Flow Results Browser.
A Fire Flow Summary tab has been included in the Calculation Summary when the active scenario is a fire flow run.
This will display the number of nodes that satisfied the constraints, failed the constraints, and failed to converge during calculation. You can also access the Fire Flow Results Browser and the Fire Flow Results Table directly from here.
Further guidance can be found here: Understanding Automated Fire Flow Results
AutoCAD 2022 integration is supported starting with this version of the OpenFlows water products. Support for AutoCAD 2021, AutoCAD 2020, and AutoCAD 2019 is also included.
You can enter the transparency for the Bing Maps background, using a value from 0% to 100%. If you have an existing model with a Bing Maps background layer you can edit the background layer by right-clicking on the Bing Maps background layer and choosing Edit. When you set the transparency and click OK, the transparency will be updated.
For more information on Bing Maps backgrounds, see this link: Using Bing Maps as a Background Layer.
The Select toolbar, which is used in element selection for features like Active Topology, graphs, and other features, will now reopen in the last location used after it was closed. This can be useful to avoid needing to move the Select toolbar from the middle of the drawing if you have zoomed to a given element you want to select.
Compatible Operating Systems
See: Platform Compatibility
Models saved in build 10.03.04.05 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
In ModelBuilder, support has been added for connections to Oracle 19c data sources.
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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