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[CW:CityWater Project Details]


Schematic Display Options

The schematic Display options tab showing sizing By Type
The schematic Display options tab showing sizing By Value

The Conceptual Schematic provides several display options to aid developing a quick understanding of the distribution system represented by the model. The display options are grouped into the following categories: Sizing, Display, and Pinning.

Mode

Pinned Free flow

Sizing

The sizing display options allow you to adjust the size of the nodes on the Conceptual Schematic by type or by value. The default is to display by type, emphasizing the Tanks, Reservoirs, and Demand Zones.

  1. Activate the Display tab by clicking on it in the left hand menu.
  2. Change the types of the nodes that are emphasized using size by checking the appropriate boxes on or off.
  3. Size the nodes by model values selecting the By Value radio option and then selecting the desired value.

In some comparisons, the tanks and reservoirs tend to skew the display, so they are not included by default. To include the tanks and reservoirs, check the box next to the Include Tanks and Reservoirs control.

Display

These display options allow you to display labels on each node in the Conceptual Schematic, the flow direction indicators, the rule nodes, and the elevation scale if pinned by elevation. These options are all off by default to prevent the schematic from becoming too cluttered.

  1. Activate the Display tab by clicking on it in the left hand menu.
  2. Turn on the labels by selecting the checkbox next to the Labels display option. Tanks and Reservoirs are named according to the element name in the model. The hydraulic and boundary zones are named using the “N” and “L” naming convention. This convention is not very intuitive, however, you can customize the labels to a more easily understood name.
  3. Select one of the Demand Zones, red box.
  4. Click on the Edit button next to the zone label property.
  5. Enter the desired name in the dialog that appears and press Save. The label updates on the schematic and will be saved the next time you access it.

Pinning

The schematic uses a repelling force at each node to automatically sort itself out by default. While this is convenient, it also means the diagram will rarely be generated with the same orientation twice. Fortunately, the Conceptual Schematic allows you to pin nodes and save the pinned locations. This allows you to orient the schematic to your liking.

  1. While holding the left CTRL button on the keyboard, left-click and drag any of the nodes on the schematic.
  2. Release the mouse button when you have moved the node to the desired location.
  3. Repeat this process on three more of the schematic nodes so that you have four pinned nodes total.
  4. Notice that the footer of the Conceptual Schematic page displays a status message: “You have unsaved changes…” and refers to the pinned node positions. If you wait long enough, the changes will be saved automatically. You can also press the Save button in the footer to save the changes.
  5. Press the Save button to save all changes then refresh the page. Notice that the pinned nodes remain pinned when the schematic is regenerated and the rest of the nodes in the schematic automatically sort themselves based on the pinned nodes.
  6. Unpin any pinned node by holding the CTRL button and left-clicking on it with the mouse.
  7. Clear all the pinned nodes by activating the Display tab in the left-hand menu.
  8. Click on the Unpin All button. This restores the behavior of the schematic to its default state.
  9. Press the Save button to save the changes.

Another useful pinning option is to pin some of the nodes in the schematic by their average elevation:

  1. Activate the Display tab by clicking on it in the left hand menu.
  2. Press the Pin By Elevation button.
  3. Press the Save button to save the changes.
  4. Turn on the display of the elevation scale by checking the box to the left of the Elevation Scale control.

Only the Demand Hydraulic Zones, Connective Hydraulic Zones, Tanks, and Reservoir nodes are affected. The vertical ordinate of these nodes is adjusted such that the vertical positioning of the nodes is relative to their average elevations. The horizontal positioning is unaffected. If you find some nodes are overlapping after pinning by elevation, you can drag them apart horizontally and press the Pin By Elevations button again to reset the vertical pinning.

[CW:CityWater Project Schematic]


Sept 2019

  • Accounts
    • Ten User per organization is now the default. However you can pay for more users.
    • One concurrent use per account.
    • Users set as inactive will still occupy one of the seats available for their organization.
    • There are now two account types (Client Account Management and viewer) instead of six types (Standard, Professional, Enterprise).
    • Add-ons are available for more functionality.
    • Client Managers manage other companies and therefore multiple organizations.
    • Client Managers can create organizations, users, and upload projects.
    • Organization Admin are able to edit projects, create new projects, and manage users.
    • Enterprise now refers to a dedicated server (except for the Enterprise Organizations created in previous versions of the software), which isn't necessary for most user.
  • Billing
    • Billing Contact is now mandatory. For companies that have other companies under them using City Water they can chose to have Aquaveo bill them or their clients directly.
    • Billing Date should reflect the next time you would be billed (one year after the purchase date).
    • Increasing a model by 50% or more will incur an intermediate bill.
    • Aquaveo accepts models with up to 50,000 pipes on their server. If you need more pipes in your model, you can contact Aquaveo about our Enterprise option.
    • City Water is sold on a scale of how many pipes your project has rather than in tiers.
  • Map
    • Nodes layer and Head layer are now dynamically different for each model to reflect the range of values present in each project.
    • Icons images in the footer of the map has changed slightly to be more uniform (functionality remains the same).
    • Downloading images no longer gets stuck on the loading bar.
    • Animating now reflects the changes from scenarios.
  • Schematic
    • Outliers are now ignored to focus on the majority of the model.
    • Pipes and nodes now show more significant digits for models using millions of gallons.