Innovyze Introduces H2ONET V13 for AutoCAD 2015

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Innovyze Introduces H2ONET V13 for AutoCAD 2015
New Release Delivers Fast, High-Fidelity, High-Performance Smart Water Network Modeling and Simulation Capabilities for Power Users
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, September 9, 2014 — Redrawing the boundaries of innovation in the water industry, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today released its V13 Generation of H2ONET for AutoCAD® 2015 (Autodesk, San Rafael, CA), enabling engineers to work faster and more efficiently than ever with very large network models.
Built atop AutoCAD®, the world’s leading CAD platform, H2ONET delivers breakthrough performance in integrated real-time network modeling and GIS data exchange, and analysis across multiple data types, along with the sophisticated mapping capabilities essential to complete infrastructure (asset) management and business planning. With H2ONET’s pioneering functionality and state-of-the-art computational algorithms, engineering professionals can directly access CAD and GIS datasets; extract pertinent modeling information; and automatically construct, skeletonize, load, calibrate, analyze, design, operate, and optimize any network model — saving time and money across the enterprise. Such capabilities prove invaluable to water utilities in complying with drinking water quality regulations, understanding and controlling taste and odor problems, developing cost-effective energy solutions for water system operations and improving system reliability and integrity. H2ONET’s capabilities also play a critical role in optimizing capital improvement and rehabilitation programs, enhancing community relations, and planning sound security measures.
V13 marks another milestone in the evolution of Innovyze’s flagship product, H2ONET, which has set an industry standard for comprehensive CAD-based water distribution engineering and proven the premier choice for major ENR design firms and large water utilities around the world. Sophisticated enough for the most complex of projects yet approachable for beginners, the new H2ONET V13 has been engineered at deep levels to provide advanced modeling functionality and exponential increases in efficiency and speed while simplifying use. In addition to supporting the newly released AutoCAD 2015, H2ONET V13 introduces features that advance core database and graph reporting functions, delivering network modeling capabilities that are faster and more intuitive than ever before. It now allows users to accurately simulate a spilling tank, effectively allowing the tank to overflow during a filling cycle. The program also computes the overflow volume at each time step of an extended period simulation (EPS) and reports the accumulated overflow volumes. 
Another powerful modeling feature is the ability to explicitly compute available flow at a node while keeping every other node at or above a user-specified percent (e.g., 80%) of its own maximum static pressure. This is a calculation of normal (non-fire, non-emergency) flow availability at a particular node, subject to maintaining all other nodes at or above a percentage of their maximum static pressure. Both steady state and EPS are fully supported. Additional advances include new remotely controlled pressure regulating and pressure sustaining valves, direct-acting regulators, and enhanced variable speed pump modeling. These enhancements propelH2ONET product suite applications into the next generation, carrying on Innovyze’s time-honored practice of continually adding value to its software, bringing unsurpassed modeling innovations into the mainstream, and backing its products with superior high-touch technical support.
“Our priorities have always been to advance the frontiers of smart network modeling technology and support our customers’ success by making our users more productive and competitive,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Our customers expect the accuracy, efficiency, and throughput it takes to generate outstanding designs and modeling solutions as quickly and reliably as possible. Offering a wealth of powerful simulation capabilities and supporting AutoCAD 2015, H2ONET V13 delivers on our promise to equip customers with the ultimate intelligent decision support tool for water distribution systems. With this latest version, H2ONET once again raises the bar for fast, high-fidelity, high-performance smart water network modeling and management with unrivaled power, cutting-edge capabilities, rich functionality, and ease of use. From top to bottom, this release is designed to enable world-record modeling performance — allowing our users to increase productivity and quality while achieving their engineering and business goals.”

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