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Navigating the InfoWater Pro interface

Navigate the InfoWater Pro interface and identify its parts and how they function.


The ArcGIS Pro interface uses a traditional ribbon interface with common tools arranged in tabbed groupings across the top. Below the ribbon, various panels are displayed for working with maps, scenes, layouts, tables, charts, the catalog, and other representations of your data. Several panels can be open at the same time.

The ArcGIS Pro user interface, including InfoWater Pro functions and tools.

All ArcGIS Pro functions and tools are accessible when working with InfoWater Pro. Specific InfoWater Pro menus and tools are found in a tab within the ArcGIS Pro ribbon.

The InfoWater Pro tab within the ArcGIS Pro ribbon.

This tab contains all commonly used InfoWater Pro commands, grouped by modeling purposes. When first accessed, most of these commands are greyed out until you initialize an InfoWater Pro project.

The Initialize button in the InfoWater Pro tab within the ArcGIS Pro ribbon.

The InfoWater Pro tab on the ribbon contains several groups of commands.

The Project group contains the commands that control how ArcGIS Pro and InfoWater Pro interact.

Project settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Edit group has tools for working with your InfoWater Pro project elements.

Edit settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Exchange group is for data exchange, which includes importing and exporting, connecting to live sensor data, and uploading data to Info360.

Exchange settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Domain group is for working with domains. A domain is a selection of elements, created either manually or through data queries. The domain group allows you to create, edit, and add to/remove from the domain.

Domain settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Facility group contains the Facility Manager, which controls the active facility set.

Facility settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

Once all required databases are populated, you can use the Analysis group tools to run simulations.

Analysis settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The View group contains tools for viewing results of simulations, as well as overview information, schematics, and map display controls. You can also add or remove interface windows, like the Model Explorer and Message Board.

View settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Allocator group contains the Allocation Manager, which provides you with a means to allocate all your demands (water consumption) to junctions from water usage data. Additional tools allow you to create/edit polygons, create a meter layer from a spreadsheet, or change junction/pipe-meter assignments.

Allocator settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

In the Demand Analyst group, the Demand Analysis provides you with accurate real-time water demand estimates.

Demand Analyst settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The UDF group has tools that allow you to design and manage unidirectional flushing sequences.

UDF settings in the InfoWater Pro tab.

The Allocator and UDF groups have extra options that you can access by clicking the dialog box launcher in the corner of the grouping.

When working on a project, InfoWater Pro adds the Model Explorer and Message Board panels to the existing ArcGIS panels below the ribbon—your model, Contents, and Catalog.

The Model Explorer is one of the most-used parts of the interface, and it has three tabs.

The Attribute tab allows you to activate a scenario, choose an output source, view the information of a selected element, and access all hydraulic modeling objects, such as curves and patterns. There are also controls and tables for simulation or element specific modelling inputs.

Model Explorer with Attribute tab displayed.

The Operation tab has linkages to some tools all over InfoWater Pro, such as database queries and the map display from the ribbon, pattern/curve creation, simulation settings, and more.

Model Explorer with Operation tab displayed.

The Command Center tab contains many database controls. You can change spatial reference, access additional import/export tools, use scenario controls or connectivity review tools, perform a database cleanup, access help documents, and more.

Model Explorer with Command Center tab displayed.

The Message Board displays various messages pertaining to the model and hydraulic simulations, such as warnings, errors, and successful run messages.

The Message Board, showing a directional graphic as the user is moving a panel.

These panels can be moved, closed, or hidden, allowing you to arrange the work area to your style of working.