InfoWater Pro 2024.2 joins the cloud with speedy Fire Flow simulations

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Our latest InfoWater Pro 2024.2 release is now live with the ability to send Fire Flow simulations to the cloud. These simulations are without a doubt much faster than running Fire Flow models via your desktop. We’ve seen results that can be up to 60X faster. Of course, performance will vary based on the size and complexity of your model, but we think our InfoWater Pro customers are going to find this new option incredibly useful.

Don’t miss our upcoming releases

The introduction of cloud services for InfoWater Pro begins with Fire Flow, since it is a core functionality of the app, but you’ll see more of these coming in the future. We don’t want you to miss out on all the exciting developments, so we’ve begun recording short video product updates that walks through all the details of our biggest releases. 👇

We cover all the details of this release in our update video.

You can take advantage of the latest releases as soon as they’re live – and never miss an added improvement – by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Cloud simulations for Fire Flow 

If you have an Autodesk subscription to InfoWater Pro, you can now enjoy the benefit of cloud-based simulation. Fire Flow analyses can now be parallelized in the cloud for rapid simulations of many hydrants at once. This can save you significant time when running large models. 

To get started, you’ll connect to a Cloud Hub from the InfoWater Pro “About” menu and select “Cloud” as a Run mode in the Fire Flow tab. This will perform the same analysis as on desktop, but in parallel using up to hundreds of virtual computing engines. The computing time is included with your subscription and is available at no additional cost. 

Need a walkthrough? Follow along with our Create Hub and Activate Subscription article to get set up with cloud simulations.

Improved status display on maps 

We’ve improved the model performance for maps with regard to displaying symbols. The initial closed status and check valve direction on pipes is now displayed using a fixed feature class layer with significant performance improvements for large models. The data is synchronized with the feature class during editing with an additional refresh button added to the toolbar. You can also now keep this display open while working in any model. 

Improved performance with GIS Gateway 

Many of our customers rely on GIS Gateway, so we focused on updating the geometry of objects while running the GIS Gateway. If you’re one of those customers, you should notice that this runs much faster than before. 

User request: scroll bar improvements

By popular demand, we’ve improved our Hydraulic Simulation Health Report by removing the double scroll bars, which caused some users consternation. The run Report view in the web browser now uses a single scroll bar with an option to collapse details of the Hydraulic Simulation Health Report. 

This is an excellent example of a simple change we can make based on the ideas and voting that is built-in to our Innovyze Feedback Portal. Many thanks to our customers who requested this change!

Better crash reporting and analytics 

Software crashes while using InfoWater Pro are now detected and able to send data to Autodesk with user permission for tracking and fixing issues. This system is connected to Autodesk services that inform users if their issue is related to a known – and in some cases recommend a quick fix or update that will help solve the problem. 

Update and start simulating

Autodesk subscribers will need to update InfoWater Pro to get started with cloud simulations. You can dig into the What’s New release notes for additional information and video clips, and consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for upcoming video product updates to help you get the most out of every new release.

This is an important release for InfoWater Pro, with tremendous work and coordination from our development team, QA, DevOps, marketing, documentation, and support team testers. Many thanks to everyone who helped.

Need a primer on Fire Flow? This Water Drop video shows you how.

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