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New Features in AFT Impulse 6


New Features in AFT Impulse 6 

  • General interface
    • Improved tab interface and enhanced Quick Access Panel functionality
    • Improved search includes pipe and junction notes, names and numbers
    • Output reports in German and Chinese languages
    • Main menus are translated into available output languages
  • Graph Results
    • Multiple Graphs Sets can be added to Graph Folders for easy generation and display
    • Multiple graph tabs on primary window Graph tab
    • Multiple parameters can be stacked on separate graphs using the same X-axis
    • Secondary Y-parameter for most graph types
    • Multiple graphs tiled on same Graph tab
    • Multiple graphs can be animated at the same time
    • New graphs can be defined directly from the Workspace
    • New parameters such as Kv, Cv rate of change, valve position, liquid accumulator volume
    • Easy formatting of titles, axis labels, and plot lines
    • Plot series lines can be turned on/off for quick inspection
    • Graph controls now located on the Quick Access Panel for easy graph definition and changes
    • Animations can be saved in MP4 and QuickTime formats
    • New Graph Guide to quickly direct new and experienced users to basic and advanced graphing features
  • Scenario Manager
    • Scenario manager shows which scenarios have output
    • Ability to create child scenarios without results saving duplication and load time
  • Workspace
    • New paste preview mode allows the pipes and junctions to be placed where desired and will indicate interference with existing objects on the Workspace
    • GIS shape files can be imported to create a model
    • Text alignment options in annotations
    • Annotations can be layered on the Workspace
  • Output
    • Results Diagrams which graphically show data for pumps
  • Visual Report
    • Automatic Color Map generation
  • Pipes
    • Design Alerts are specified and named globally and applied to pipes
    • New Design Alerts available
  • Junctions
    • New Turbine junction type
    • Surge Anticipator valve  capability added to the Relief Valve
    • Remote pressure sensing capability added to the Relief Valve
    • Improved clarity for data entry in the Reservoir/Tank Property window
    • Automatic generation of Cv vs. Time using equal percentage or linear profiles
    • New events basedon Cv or Kv
    • Maximum pressure setting for Gas Accumulators simulates a relief valve
    • When the speed is set for a pump, both the original and modified pump curves are shown on the Pump Property window
    • Design Alerts can be applied to junctions
    • New dynamic check valve model
    • New method from Thorley for estimating reverse velocity through check valves at closure
  • Forces
    • New Force Summary report available in the output showing all applied force sets
    • New Design Alerts can be applied to Force Sets and shown in the Force Summary
    • New Force report in Model Data showing the input details
    • Force definitions can be imported from an Excel file
  • Animations can be saved in MP4 and QuickTime formats
  • Enhanced check valve modeling based on inertia

 

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