Innovyze has announced the release of InfoWorks WS Pro, the most advanced and feature-rich release in the company’s 20-year history. This next generation of InfoWorks WS sets the scene for the next quantum leaps in water network modeling and management, delivering optimized solutions faster so users can easily plan and analyze more design and operational alternatives and make more informed decisions in a timely manner. These cutting-edge capabilities enable water utilities to rapidly innovate and develop sound, cost-effective solutions faster, while getting more productivity and value from their existing water infrastructure assets.
InfoWorks WS Pro delivers unprecedented improvements in performance and productivity, taking another big step forward toward the Innovyze vision of enterprise-wide smart water network modeling. Whether configured as a component of a corporate modeling solution or a stand-alone desktop application, InfoWorks WS Pro combines a very fast relational database, powerful hydraulic computational engine and comprehensive spatial analysis tools to create a single, flexible smart water network modeling application that excels in both steady-state and extended period dynamic simulations.
InfoWorks WS Pro uses a significantly enhanced version of the InfoWorks WS computational engine, renowned for its speed with large networks and ability to cope with complex ones. A full range of simulation capabilities is standard, including dynamic water quality and sediment modeling, turbidity analysis, fire flow assessment, pipe criticality analysis, demand area and leakage analysis, energy use and cost calculations, and auto-calibration of networks. User Programmable Control (UPC) allows modelers to optimize water network operating regimes by changing state of control elements based on the status of sensors. These powerful modeling capabilities make it easier for users to arrive at fast, accurate solutions and enhance their productivity.
InfoWorks WS Pro also delivers a number of new features and enhancements that boost efficiency and improve the modeling experience. They include a completely redesigned graphical user interface with new menus, windows, toolbars and workspace; enhanced Undo/Redo support; a new Generalized Multi Run enabling parallel simulation runs for greater performance gains; and the ability to launch multiple simulation runs while others are being edited or reviewed. The new professional edition features themes for comprehensive visualization of data with the flexibility to differentiate color, symbol type, line type, thickness and visibility for different object types and other variables. Other enhancements include rapid navigation for address searching via Google, Bing or OpenStreetMap; expanded modeling control; improved model validation; faster solution algorithms; and more powerful post-processing. Together, these features help to dramatically reduce the time and effort required to investigate and solve complex modeling questions associated with water network operations and management.
For a complete listing of InfoWorks WS Pro features and capabilities, visit the “What’s New” section in the online help.
“As a trusted partner, Innovyze plays an important role in helping our customers create and analyze ever more accurate and reliable water distribution network models to help them optimize their CAPEX and OPEX and enhance quality of service,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “The new InfoWorks WS Pro introduces a significant range of user-requested capabilities designed to extend their engineering simulation possibilities and enable them to more effectively meet their business goals. We’re offering users the most advanced engineering modeling solution technologies on the market to predict real-world water infrastructure performance using accurate, fast and reliable simulation. By leveraging these new capabilities, water utilities and engineering consulting firms worldwide will gain a clear advantage in a competitive market, enabling them to make significant strides in innovation and to plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and resilient hydraulic infrastructure systems.”