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  • Data can be compared between multiple scenarios to show changes made
  • Compression ratio can be used to define the compressor performance
  • Multi-level undo and redo on the Workspace
  • All Summary Output parameters can now be displayed on the Visual Report
  • Improved intelligence on when a model needs to be saved to preserve the output
  • New and updated themes
  • Improved model loading speed
  • More intelligent Tee/Wye junction during input and Workspace movements
  • Built-in K values for bends with r/D between 0.5 and 1
  • Thermal conductivity used in the heat transfer calculations is now displayed
  • Ability to import custom Fittings & Losses from a comma-separated file
  • Design Alerts and can saved to and loaded from a comma-separated file
  • New Diagnostics window to help identify special features or options being used in the scenario
  • Allow pipe/junction editing while the Undefined Items panel is shown
  • Double-click on a junction on the Toolbox to add multiple to the Workspace (similar to pipes)
  • Ability to draw pipes off the grid when in isometric mode
  • Junction icons automatically rotate to align with pipes
  • A pipe or junction can be selected as the base data to apply to other pipes or junctions
  • Pipes can be joined together to form a single pipe
  • Heat tracing now allows the entry of power/length and number of turns

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Arrow 7

  • New extensive NIST REFPROP fluid database
  • Added general unit system, language, pipe material and other preferences to the Startup Control window with the ability to set these as the default
  • Import from a Caesar II neutral file or Piping Component File (.pcf) and import or export a EPANet file
  • Single values, columns, rows or entire output tables can be exported
  • Data from a Graph List item can be exported
  • Data can be exported to specific cells in an Excel Worksheet
  • New output area which shows codes and standards used in the modeling process
  • Automatic calculation of free and forced external heat transfer coefficients for air and water
  • Buried pipe heat transfer
  • Heat tracing at the surface of the pipe
  • Improved Relief Valve specification with opening and closing profiles
  • Ability to define a relief valve effective orifice based on API 526
  • Made fan, centrifugal and positive displacement compressor data entry clearer on the Compressor/Fan Property window
  • Improved Relief Valve specification with opening and closing profiles
  • Ability to define a relief valve effective orifice based on API 526
  • Made fan, centrifugal and positive displacement compressor data entry clearer on the Compressor/Fan Property window
  • Added additional parameters such as insulation thickness

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Arrow 6

  • New graphing features includes display of multiple graphs in same tab, stacked graphs, double-Y axis graphs, and new graph folders to organize and easily display groups of saved graphs
  • Language choices for German and Chinese, in addition to French and Spanish, for all output, graphs and menus
  • GIS shape files can be imported to create a model
  • Improved search capability includes searches for pipe and junction notes, names and numbers
  • Intermediate Axial Points calculations are shown for all pipes in a collapsible table

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Arrow 5

  • Completely redesigned user interface with tabbed window access and new transparent icons
  • Robust support for dual monitors
  • New Startup panel allows user to choose engineering unit system (U.S./metric) and specify default fluid
  • Improved printing features includes use of company logo, user comments and titles, as well as graphical borders on all printouts
  • New Quick Access Panel includes access to Scenario Manager
  • New mapping feature flyout allows birds-eye view of model and navigation
  • Improved navigation speed for large models with thousands of pipes and junctions
  • Annotations capability great improved now allows user's images to be inserted into the annotation
  • Fittings and losses can now have user "Favorites" which allows for much faster navigation to frequently used fittings
  • New Pipe Material Databases based directly on international pipe standards
  • Pipe data can be modified through an Excel file
  • GSC module: New and improved searching method for multi-variable goal seeking
  • GSC module: Pipes now have GSC variables available such as roughness, design factor, insulation thickness and Reynolds number

Arrow 4

  • New GSC module can automatically have parameters vary to meet specified goals
  • New equation of state feature to model density as a table of curve based on pressure and temperature (similar to the previous enthalpy table)
  • Can view output for multiple scenarios in Output at same time
  • Selected scenarios can be run automatically in batch mode
  • All printing can go directly to a PDF file
  • Compressor/fan data can be entered in terms of head as well as pressure
  • Display multiple instances of the same Output parameter with different units
  • Junction data can be modified through an Excel file
  • Can calculate compressor/fan energy usage and cost

Arrow 3

  • Built-in support for ASME steam properties
  • Two new solution methods which can greatly reduce run time
  • New Scenario Manager to keep variants of a model saved in a single file in a parent-child relationship of any number of levels
  • Enhanced heat transfer modeling including detailed pipe wall and insulation heat transfer
  • Enhanced compressor/fan features include efficiency and power usage, and multiple configurations depicting different impeller sizes and rotational speeds
  • Support for ANSI/ISA Cv loss coefficients for valves
  • Ability to save graphs for fast recall
  • Grid can be displayed on Workspace
  • Pipes can be displayed in visual segments to allow for easier routing of pipe connections
  • Significant improvements to compressor/fan vs. system curve generation
  • New ability to add annotations to Workspace and Visual Report
  • New option to directly input data for rectangular ducts
  • Solver results are saved with the model so that when a model is opened at a later time results can be displayed immediately
  • Ability to create named groups of pipes and junctions for easier data selection and reporting
  • An image or photo can be loaded into the background of the Workspace and a model can be built on the image
  • New morphing feature allows one junction to be morphed into another using drag-and-drop
  • New report in Output window Pipe section that relates detailed heat transfer information
  • New Renumber Wizard added
  • New Spray Discharge junction
  • New Separator junction

Arrow 2

  • New Chempak thermophysical database offers 600 gases
  • Support for user created mixtures and dynamic flow stream mixture calculations including species balance
  • Numerous Solver enhancements improve convergence and robustness for subsonic and sonic systems
  • Ability to model elevation changes and impact on pressure changes
  • Ability to model body forces and effects on gas pressure due to rotation (useful for turbomachinery)
  • Improved printing features include fit to multiple pages, printing selected pipes and junctions, horizontal and vertical centering, and setting margin sizes
  • Ability to model controlled flow or pressure on compressors and fans using VFDs or other speed control devices
  • User configurable choice of which engineering units are displayed in drop down unit selections
  • User selected preferences for each individual type of engineering unit
  • User specified design factors for pipes and junctions
  • Special Output window summary reports for compressor/fans, valves and heat exchangers
  • Compressors, fans, valves and other components can be turned on and off to evaluate different operating scenarios
  • New Select Special feature added which is a powerful selection tool that allows users to set specific criteria for selecting groups of pipe and/or junctions for editing or reporting
  • Ability to show pipe and junction names on the Workspace
  • Pipe can have graphical segments
  • Greatly expanded global editing for junctions
  • Notes can be kept for each individual pipe and junction
  • New tabbed folders on pipe and junction specifications windows
  • Model Data organization improved using tabbed folders
  • Output window organization improved using tabbed folders
  • Output window junction data separated into separate table for each junction type
  • Enhanced reporting on separate tabs for steady-state and transient output
  • New Status Bar shows updated Checklist and ready light goes on when model is complete
  • New user specifiable design alerts feature to warn user when results exceed specified limits
  • Dockable and customizable toolbars, with many new toolbar icons
  • New Database Manager to ease creation of databases and to allow selective access to data
  • Fan vs. system curves can be plotted for complex, parallel systems
  • Visual Report units can be shown in a legend
  • New Color Map feature in Visual Report to show pipes with different results in different colors

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