InfoWorks WS Pro 2024.1-3:  Improved cloud features, multi-run improvements, and enhanced engine stability 

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It’s been a while since we last talked about updates to InfoWorks WS Pro, but that doesn’t mean that our development and QA teams haven’t been delivering new tools and working to provide even greater value to water distribution modeling. We just released InfoWorks WS Pro 2024.3, which we’ll cover in this post, alongside what you might have missed in our 2024.1 and 2024.2 releases earlier this year.   

A quick run-through of the highlights of this release.

InfoWorks TS in the cloud (2024.3) 

InfoWorks transient analysis is now fully supported in the cloud. Additionally, you can run multiple scenarios simultaneously, meaning that you can run nearly unlimited surge event analyses in the cloud as needed.  

You’ll find in practice that this means you can queue up several different surge event simulations and see them simulate in the cloud, with each displaying progress within the software. Once the transient analysis is completed in the cloud, the results automatically download for analysis and viewing. This allows you to set up your surge break event and model multiple different solutions in parallel. Conversely, you could model different problems and uncertainties in parallel as well – providing greater flexibility and options to modelers exploring highly variable scenarios. 

Improved engine stability (2024.1-3) 

Throughout our releases this year, the development team has focused on improving our modeling engine stability. Our team introduced features to improve control valve stability, reducing the manual work to achieve model stability, and enabling even more complex “Digital Twin” style models. 

Introduction of IExchange for InfoWorks WS Pro (2024.2) 

WS Pro Exchange (IExchange) was released earlier this year enabling users to run scripts from a command prompt. This feature allows a great deal of customization for advanced users working in Ruby. 

If you’re looking to learn more about how this feature can be leveraged in the latest versions, you can refer to the help documentation, and download the exchange document

Generalized multi-run improvements (2024.1-3) 

This milestone update also leans into InfoWorks WS Pro’s strength in cloud computing with generalized multi-run improvements. What this means is that InfoWorks WS Pro now enables criticality analysis based on isolation areas.  You can then also join results to maps based on any available field. 

When you’re observing criticality in a water network, you’re examining your distribution network in terms of isolation areas, rather than individual pipes. This update further aligns the simulation process in InfoWorks WS Pro with this methodology, also leveraging the parallel cloud computing functionality we mentioned before when you run the simulations.  

Improved transparency  

Users now have full access to all known issues and tracking of affected versions in our “Known Issues” panel on our help hub. This page serves as a point of reference for any bug fixes our team is aware of and has either fixed, or is actively working to patch. At the end of the day, our goal is to improve user transparency and make it easier to understand what’s happening with the tools you use on a daily basis. 

Learn more 

You can read all the granular details about this new release in our product release notes, and you can dig into our high-level roadmap to see our strategic vision in the short- and long-term horizons, which we update regularly. 

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