Promise made. Promises kept.  We’re committed to quarterly releases of meaningful feature and functionality enhancements.  That commitment continues on with the v18.0 release of PIPE-FLO.

Highlights include:

  • Build models faster by importing piping structure
    • See Knowledge Base article for more information
    • Import from PCF (Piping Component File)
      • PCF file can be exported by various CAD software packages
      • Import pipe sizes, lengths and elevations
      • Import pipe bends, valves, tees
      • Original data kept under Notes section of pipe
  • Create devices via import from CSV file
    • Import from known XYZ coordinates
  • Importing creates scale model in isometric view
      • Change import rotation under Preferences dialogue
      • Scale can be adjusted after import using the Scale System option in Tools menu
  • Added tools for model cleanup
    • Merge Pipe tool
      • Each component in PCF file imports as separate device
      • Merge Pipe tool combines pipes of same size with same elevation
      • Increases calculation speed for large models
    • Delete Isolated Nodes tool
      • PCF files can bring in extra data and irrelevant components
      • This clears off all nodes on model with no connections
  • Valves & Fittings update
    • Names now displayed on Flo Sheet for easier communication
    • Number of fittings now displayed on Flo Sheet when more than one installed
  • Recent Files Changes
    • List now holds up to 40 recent files and has button to clear list
  • Added dimension to Duct Geometry Display
  • New message to help troubleshoot systems with supercritical fluids

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