Release Notes for InfoWater Pro 3.0

These release notes describe the new feature improvements for our current release of InfoWater Pro 3.0.

  • New Project Synchronization tool
    You can save a local .aprx file to your server environment with a new Project Synchronization tool. To read instructions on how to save your local modeling file to your server environment, go to Project Synchronization help documentation.
  • New Software Licensing application
    You can download the latest software license with the newest feature in InfoWater Pro. 
  • Map Display Performance Improvement
    When Map Display does table joins with hydraulic output tables, some map operations were slowed down significantly when the model was very large. In this new release, those map operations preform much faster for the very large models.

  • Info360 Connect - Pattern Channel - Import from CSV
    In this release, Info360 Connect can import pattern channel records from the CSV file that is edited by users. 

  • Compatibility with ArcGIS Pro 2.6
    The newly released InfoWater Pro 3.0 is compatible with ArcGIS Pro 2.6.

  • Ribbon: More Commands Added to InfoWater Pro Ribbon
    In this release, the InfoWater Pro Ribbon includes some new icons – Locate Node, Locate Link, Edit Domain, and Edit Selection.

  • Model Explorer: Two Commands Added to Model Explorer
    In this release, the commands of Edit Active Scenario and Initial Quality are included in the Model Explorer’s toolbar.

  • Edit Network: Digitizing New Elements (Add Function) Improvements
    When adding new elements within InfoWater Pro, the map view is locked between pop-up messages about the new ID, in order to prevent unintended digitization of elements. Furthermore, drawing new pipes only with a start and end node is also enforced.

  • Message Board: Messaging when Applying Domain/Facility Manager Commands
    The Message Board now confirms the operations applied through Domain/Facility Manager. For example, if the Domain is enlarged, cleared, or replaced through Domain Manager, the Message Board shows the messages that confirm the process when completed.

  • Elevation Extraction: Online Elevation Raster
    InfoWater Pro 3.0 can extract elevation from online elevation raster. 

  • Report Manager: Stored Graph Title Issue
    In this release, the Stored Graph’s title issue is fixed. 

  • Export EPANET: Control Valve Setting issue
    When exporting to EPANET, the valve setting of control valve such as PRVs was not exported correctly. This issue is now fixed.

  • System Schematic Memory Allocation
    For the large models, the System Schematic feature loads more efficiently without crashing. 

  • Map Display Rendering
    Improvements to the Map Display feature allow for better rendering of applied and re-applied map themes, particularly noticeable in larger networks.

  • Improvements to InfoWater UDF Warning & Error Messages
    Rewording for some of UDF warning and error messages, for better readability. 

  • Select Tool Methods
    The selection method is reset to "by cross" mode after change to select. 

  • InfoWater Pro VSP Parallel Count Results
    The VSP parallel count was not being outputted, thus reporting zero (the default value). Also, regular pumps were sometimes reporting parallel VPS counts of 1 even when the status was set to closed. These inconsistencies are now fixed.

  • Live Data Adapter Connection Edit Issue
    After redirecting the Live Data Adapter connection to a new server, InfoWater Pro would not save the path, instead it would revert to a previous connection. This has now been fixed, so that the most recent server address entered remains until changed. 

  • Pressure Dependent Demand Settings
    Defaults have been corrected in the PDD simulation settings to prevent warning message related to invalid zero values. 

  • Modifying Coordinates through the Model Explorer
    A non-specific warning dialog box would appear after modifying x and y coordinates of nodes throughout the Model Explorer. This is fixed.

  • InfoWater UDF Runs Affected by Invalid Selection Sets
    When a UDF model has invalid IDs included in its UDF Zone selection set, the model would get hung up during sequence runs. This issue has been addressed so that the invalid IDs will be disregarded during the sequence run and allow the sequence to run through.

Release Notes for InfoWater Pro 2.5

These release notes describe the new feature improvements for our current release of InfoWater Pro 2.5.

We will occasionally create interim updates that contain fixes and/or new features. For InfoWater Pro 2.5, we have two updates: Update 1 and Update 2 (see below for more information). You can access and install InfoWater Pro 2.5, Update 2 release from InfoWater Pro Software Downloads web page. Click on the InfoWater Pro 2.5 Update 2 Full Installer link from the InfoWater Pro Software Downloads page to install InfoWater Pro 2.5, Update 2.


InfoWater Pro 2.5 - Update 2

  • A new improvement to Map Display can be found in InfoWater Pro 2.5: Update 2. You can find more information on domain and inactive facilities map renderings in our Update 2 release documentation. 

  • You can change your Map Display settings with several new fields in the Display Settings dialog box for Map renderings. The following fields are new for InfoWater Pro 2.5, Update 2:
    • Show Pipe, Pump & Valve Initial Status - Click on this checkbox to mark all initially-closed pipes, pumps, and valves with a selected colorYou can customize your color for your initially-closed pipes, pumps, and valves in the Color dialog box.
    • Show Domain with Color Coding - Select this checkbox to allow color coding of elements in the active domain when you apply the map display.
    • Show Check Valve Direction - Enable to display an arrow on the pipes with the check valve property.
    • Apply to Domain Only - When ON, arrows are only displayed for all elements in the domain.
  • A new button can be found in InfoWater Pro 2.5: Update 2. There is a new button for Edit Domain that is located from the InfoWater Pro ribbon. 
  • Context-sensitive help is made available for InfoSurge and UDF features for this Update 2 release. Previous releases did not include this feature. To access the online help documentation within Innovyze's InfoWater Pro 2.5, Update 2 software program, press F1 whenever you desire to read more information on a certain InfoSurge and/or UDF function.


InfoWater Pro 2.5 - Update 1 

  • Updated the Terms and Conditions.
  • Fixed a bug that made some special models with zero or near-zero demands unbalanced, or that made the solver matrix system ill-conditioned.
  • Enhanced the engine report file to present relative flow errors both as a percentage and as an absolute number.
  • Removed domain Junction inclusion restriction and extended checking on non-existing domain nodes in the Skeletonizer application. You no longer have to define junctions within the domain while using Domain scope function.

InfoWater Pro 2.5

These release notes describe the new feature improvements for our current release of InfoWater Pro 2.5.

Live Data Adapter

A new feature of InfoWater Pro 2.5 is Live Data Adapter. With this new feature, you can connect to your real-time database and get raw real-time data to compare and analyze with your model simulation data. You can access this new feature from your InfoWater Pro ribbon in the Project section.

Water shortage assessment with improved pressure-dependent analyses

InfoWater Pro now allows assessing the impact of water shortages, caused by infrastructure failure or maintenance operations, with improved pressure-dependent analysis options. By assigning pressure-dependent demands, InfoWater Pro can determine the decrease in supply capacity when the network cannot provide sufficient pressure.

Whereas using the traditional demand-driven analysis would result in unrealistic negative pressures, the enhanced engine can now throttle the amount of water provided at junctions depending on the available pressure. Each junction can be assigned a different curve to determine its pressure vs. demand behavior individually. This allows to account for realistic scenarios involving diverse user types—from single family homes to industrial facilities. Moreover, for agile experimentation, a general curve can be readily assigned to all junctions, or to those in the domain or in any selection set.

The Pressure Dependent Demand options can be accessed from the Demand tab in the Simulation Options dialog. Individual curves, either exponential or user-defined, can be assigned to junctions from the Tool menu in the Model Explorer or through the DB Editor. After running a pressure-dependent simulation, supply percentages are also made available at all junctions to easily assess the systemwide impact of the reduced capacity.

Release Notes for InfoWater Pro 2.0

These release notes describe the feature improvements for Innovyze's release of InfoWater Pro 2.0.

System Schematic

A new feature of InfoWater Pro 2.0 is System Schematic. With this new feature, you can view a System Schematic panel within your model. You will be able to view a thorough graph of a water distribution network.

3D Display

A new feature of InfoWater Pro 2.0 is 3D Display. With this new feature, you can view a water model in a 3D view. 

A new way of working with models

InfoWater Pro 2.0 goes beyond the standard GIS functionality with zooming and panning, etc. in both 2D and 3D modes, for greater productivity and better user experience. The application has been improved to provide full support to 3D ArcGIS Pro functionalities, so you can now run InfoWater Pro while on 3D mode, creating map displays, generating GIS selections based on modelling results, and visually compare building elevation with simulated nodal pressure.



Pressure Zone (PMA) Summary with a new schematic view

The Pressure Zone Manager (PZM) allows for global analysis of interaction between different pressure zones on an intuitive, interactive, and easy-to-use schematic view.


Enhanced Criticality Assessment Manager (formerly Valve Criticality Manager)

You can now combine external GIS data (mainly valve layers) with modelling elements (such as pumps and pipes) to score asset criticality. Reporting tools have been also enhanced to assess network performance before and after the asset isolation alongside with a summary Pressure and Velocity Performance to identify critical assets that need special attention.

Patterns can now be made relative

This is a major improvement to the way patterns are handled within InfoWater Pro. You now have the ability to define an individual pattern's starting time in order to simulate different simulation starting times.


Open telemetry connection with external database

You can now be more confident about your models by connecting them with external telemetry data. This release will provide support to ClearSCADA databases, and more Live Data Adapters will follow. 


Support to ArcGIS Online

The InfoWater Pro 2.0 fully supports ArcGIS Online. Through the GIS Gateway, you are now able to create a water model from an ArcGIS Online data source such as asset data repository, local government water model, published hydraulic model, etc.  Using a same GIS Gate Cluster, you can also update hydraulic results back to ArcGIS Online. The 2.0 release also fully supports Utility Network.

New UDF Field Journal

You can develop flushing programs inside InfoWater Pro and analyse the impact of the single flushing operations throughout the system. Once the optimal flushing program has been confirmed, you can create advanced field journal to drive field crew operations.


In addition to these enhancements, there are client-requested enhancements, including a new way to update control from live data and enhanced Hydrant Curve reports.