Dynamic solutions for a fluid world™

New Features in AFT Fathom 9

 

  • 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
    • Files are automatically locked when opened to prevent multiple users from accidently opening the same file
    • Global edit select all items within a section
  • Graph results
    • Multiple Graphs Sets can be added to Graph Groups for easy generation and display
    • Multiple graph tabs on main Graph tab
    • Multiple graphs tiled on same Graph Group tab
    • 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
    • Junction location shown on profile plots
    • Annotations can be placed on graphs
  • 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 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 pipe heat transfer and pumps
    • Default colors for multi-scenario output
    • Support for NFPA output reporting
  • Visual Report
    • Automatic Color Map generation
  • Pipes
    • Design Alerts are specified and named globally and applied to pipes
    • New Design Alerts available
  • Junctions
    • Improved Relief Valve specification
    • Improved clarity for data entry in the Reservoir/Tank Property window
    • Submerged pumps
    • When the speed is set for a pump, both the original and modified pump curves are shown on the Pump Property window
    • New Weir junction
    • Design Alerts can be applied to junctions
  • Solver
    • 3-K method for laminar flow through fittings
    • Equivalent Length option available for pipes, valves and bends
  • Modules
    • GSC
      • Pipes now have GSC variables available such as roughness, design factor, insulation thickness, Reynolds number
      • New and improved searching method for multi-variable goal seeking – useful for model calibration
      • Variables and goals can be reordered
      • New goals and variables added