Multi-Create Channel and Multi-Create Calculated Channels (FACE)

Have 2 sites? 50 sites? 300 sites in FlowWorks? If so, at one point I’m sure you wish you had “that channel” for all your sites, but the daunting task of creating them all individually turned you off. We’re here to help…

FlowWorks has released new functionality to allow users to multi-create channels. This allows you to create a new channel on one of your sites, and then chose any other site(s) you want that channel to exist on, and it will automatically create that new channel. In the past, this was a very time consuming task for users, and we heard your cries for help.

When creating a new channel, there is a new “Advanced Options” feature that allows you to add that channel to any other number of channels.

Cool huh?

Wait, there’s more! Now that you have created all these new channels, you need to do something with them. FlowWorks also released new functionality to multi-create calculated channels using FACE!

Using the Create Calculation page, setup your FACE Calculation, and using the “Advanced Options”, choose the site(s)/channel(s) where you want to copy this calculation to, and presto, done!

We feel that these 2 improvements should make FlowWorks a better experience for everyone!

GIS in FlowWorks? You bet!

You asked for it, and we delivered! FlowWorks has just released a new feature that allows you to bring in your GIS data into the FlowWorks Map View. Whether it’s your sewer pipe network, manholes, stream line data, etc., if you have it in GIS, we can display it.

Features include…

  1. GIS data querying (click on the feature, get the attributes (for example, pipe number,  dimensions, material, install date, service area, etc.)
  2. Multiple GIS services via a drop-down (this allows you to have multiple different layers in multiple different GIS services, for example, one service can display your sanitary network, another for storm, and another for legal parcel information)
  3. FlowWorks hosted, or client-side hosted (we can host the GIS data for you, or if you are currently using ArcGIS Server, you can host your own map service and just supply us with the URL to access it)
This new feature is something that we’ve been asked about many times, and we’re glad to finally be able to offer it!
Please contact FlowWorks for more information.

FlowWorks at Weftec 2012

 

FlowWorks will again be exhibiting at WEFTEC 2012.  We invite all wastewater management professionals attending to stop by booth #1710 in Hall C to see our exciting new tools and find out why FlowWorks is changing the way municipalities and utilities manage monitoring data.

Featured among the new tools are FlowWorks Pump Station Analysis tool, and our Rainfall Isohyetal Mapping tool (see August 31 post).  We will also have new demos available for FACE:  FlowWorks Advanced Calculation Engine making it even easier to set up your system for real-time modeling, and for the Rainfall Mass Balance Tool to show you how to quickly identify suspect rain gauges.

The 2012 WEFTEC conference and exhibition will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterNew Orleans, Louisiana. from September 29 – October 3, 2012.

Be sure to stop by Booth #1710, see a demonstration of FlowWorks using live data and find out why this really is The Better Way to Manage Data.

Rainfall Isohyetal Mapping Tool

FlowWorks is continually working to bring you tools to make your job easier. Many users have requested the ability to generate dynamic, high-quality rainfall isohyetal maps. FlowWorks is proud to show off this new feature.

Isohyetal maps, also known as contour maps, are a way of showing values spread over a geographic area. Contour lines are also used to show elevation changes in topographical maps, and a number of other data maps. For this tool, we are using contour lines to illustrate rainfall over a city. Red bands are given to indicate areas of greater rainfall, 170mm in this instance, and green bands for areas of lighter precipitation.

The Rainfall Isohyetal Mapping Tool allows users to specify the time period of interest, and specify all or any specific rainfall stations to quickly generate the corresponding rainfall surface with contours. The tool uses custom ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Tools to create both the rainfall surface and rainfall contours, giving you a clear picture of what is going on in your area. It is the first result from what will soon become a full integration between FlowWorks and ArcGIS.  Please contact FlowWorks for more information.

FlowWorks Exhibiting at WEF Collection Systems 2012

Once again FlowWorks will be exhibiting at the WEF Collection Systems conference.  We invite all wastewater management professionals attending to stop by booth #113 to see the new tools and find out why FlowWorks is changing the way municipalities and utilities manage monitoring data.

The 2012 Collection Systems conference will be held in the St. Louis Convention Center, June 3 – 6 with the exhibition running June 4 – 5.  This year’s conference will bring together environmental professionals from the technical and regulatory communities to discuss state-of-the-art techniques for assessment and control of collection systems while promoting the use and acceptance of effective innovative technologies.  The conference committee has created a program of technical sessions and a workshop to convey the current trends and processes of the industry.  Come to St. Louis for an exciting educational and networking event!

The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world.

Be sure to stop by Booth #113, see a demonstration of FlowWorks using live data and find out why this really is A Better Way to Manage Data.