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Version 7.0.2330 February 24, 2017

General

  • Significant new features
  • Improvements and optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support EPANET 2 for water distribution modeling
  • Support Data Source rendering in the Table panel
    • Replace Uncertainty button with Render button
    • Add data source picker to the table panel toolbar
    • Manage data source with data source manager
    • Show data source legend under layer tables
  • Make changes to the Import tool
    • Support import favorites for storing multiple layer import settings
    • Change source layer control to drop-down list of loaded background layers
    • Support mathematical expressions in attribute field matching table
    • Support importing new entities only (option)
    • Support restructure layer directly inside the import tool
    • Support setting Tag attribute
    • Support setting data source for imported attributes
  • Support map charting and chart favorites in the layer properties dialog
  • Directly browse and open vector layers from ESRI File Geodatabase in layer browser
  • Support opening multiple layers from ESRI Personal Geodatabase
  • Support XML time series format in the Graph panel
  • Improve report tool to report saved graphs to XML time series files
  • Improve report tool to write saved graphs to multiple time series files
  • Support Hour/Minute when importing time series with Name specified
  • Support bottom single line legend in the Graph panel
  • Support commenting out all rules in control rules editor
  • Assign unit hydrographs to the created raingage when creating design storm scenarios
  • Avoid JET engine usage in both the layer browser and extent manager to avoid JET issues in 64 bit PCSWMM
  • Add Help button and F1 key support to all dialogs and tools to open relevant help article
  • Add automatic calculation of upstream area for all links and nodes
  • Add WEIGHT() and NUMVERTICES() functions to expressions in the Replace tool
  • Rename "Points" to "Vertices" in the Attributes panel (under Shape category)
  • Add color column to design storm/events scenario creator tool
  • Add “Select all” button to Scenario properties dialog
  • Add “Underline headings” option to the Legend object in Print Preview
  • Add "Exclude 2D nodes" option to the Set Outlet tool
  • Add Rim Elevation and Flow length attributes to the Attributes distribution tool
  • Move files to recycle bin when deleting a layer (to support recovery via Windows OS)
  • Exclude background web tiles layer when packaging project
  • Restore missing default soil lookup tables for Area weighting tool
  • Add support for scenario mode when computing storage required in the Storage tab of the Graph panel
  • Add support for storing Web Map Service (WMS) layer links in a packaged project
  • Fix bug: Min. Freeboard not set for non-surcharge node in the Summary tool
  • Fix bug: Select Within does not work when “search all SWMM5 layers” is chosen
  • Fix bug: toolbar not shown in the Summary tool occasionally
  • Fix bug: splitting subcatchments does not work with web tiles background layer displayed
  • Fix bug: fail to import from DXF file
  • Fix bug: reading control rules timeseries from SWMM5 report file (for SWMM5.1.011)
  • Fixed a bug that can cause an SRTC calibration run to fail
  • Fixed a bug that prevents Duration graphs from being output correctly in the Reporting tool
  • Fixed a bug that can prevent the input file from updating properly when "Apply" button is clicked in Set DEM Elevation tool

Version 6.3.2220 September 16, 2016

General

  • Significant new features
  • Improvements and optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.1.011
    • Add “Events” tab to the Options editor
    • Add “Replace Events in Simulation Options” to the Graph panel menu
    • Show Storage tab for Rain Garden in the LID editor
    • Support time series from new version of LID report file
  • Support OPENSWMM5.1.911
    • Based on SWMM5.1.011
    • Support seasonal hydrologic modelling
    • Add conduit max. volume statistics to the Report file
  • Add new GIS tools:
    • Create DEM layer from points layer
    • Create points layer from DEM layer
    • Set subcatchment/polygon slope from DEM layer
    • Buffer selected polygons, lines or points
    • Clip polygon shapes with one or more polygon masks
    • Clip DEM layer with one or more polygon masks
    • Edit DEM (i.e. remove DEM features)
    • Georeference raster or vector layers using ground control points
    • Merge/resample DEM layers
  • Add support for reprojecting DEM layers
  • Optimize 2D model creation
    • Improve 2D nodes generation speed
      • Work on each part separately if bounding polygon contains multiple parts
      • Check to remove points inside obstructions after 2D nodes generated
      • Check obstructions for 2D nodes layer only (not for Elevation point layer)
      • Parallel process the generation of rectangular or hexagonal points
    • Improve 2D mesh generation speed
      • Cut-off obstructions from 2D cells after 2D cells generated
      • Parallel process the setting of Wall/No Wall option from obstruction layer
      • Optimize sampling elevation from the Elevation point layer
      • Optimize conduit generation to avoid missing conduits
      • Speed up mesh creation when using elevations layer
      • Optimize calculating conduit roughness from bounding polygons
      • Optimize directional mesh generation (remove narrow conduits inside bounding polygon only)
    • Add seepage property to 2D bounding layer to approximate infiltration
    • Do not raise node rim elevation when connecting 2D to 1D directly
    • Hide 2D entities in the Table panel by default
  • Change attribute field name length to use 10 characters for compatibility with ARCGIS. This change affects the layer structure for SWMM5 layers.
  • Replace MapQuest OSM tile map service with native OSM rendered tile map service (due to discontinuation of MapQuest service)
  • Add Bing Map Roads and Bing Map Hybrid tile map services
  • Always enable Bing Maps (don't check with CHI server first)
  • Add Tile Map Server Manager to support user-defined tile map services
  • Add favorites to the Map panel to store all layer properties, visibility and order
  • Improvements to Print Preview:
    • Add “Saved map” property to map object
    • Add “Map” property to legend object
    • Add support multiple legends (one for each map object)
    • Add additional compass styles
    • Exclude invalid extents from the extent dropdown list of the Map object
    • Restrain proportions when resizing icon objects
    • Fix one issue where font size isn't restored after print preview in the Graph panel
  • Improvements to SRTC tool
    • Add support for calibration of user-defined attributes used in auto-expressions
    • Add support for calibration of Node Rim Elevation and Subcatchment Flow Length attributes
    • Add support for calibration of ground water bottom elevation, initial elevation and initial moisture attributes
  • Support objective function in the Replace tool and Auto-expressions - allows use of statistics calculated on the entity's associated time series in attribute expressions
  • Improvements to editing multi-part line/polygon
    • Allow direct selection of any vertex in any part
    • Allow dragging, deletion and addition of vertices in any part
    • Allow removal of part by deletion of all vertices in part
  • Add three more seasonal patterns for the Horton infiltration attributes
  • Support OPENSWMM5.1.910.1 for additional (Horton infiltration) seasonal patterns
  • Add "Ignore entities with Tag equal to:" option to Attribute Validation tool
  • Add “Duplicate” function to the options menu in the Transect editor for duplicating selected transect objects
  • Use decimal places defined in the layer when calculating attributes in the Area Weighting, Split and Join tools
  • Read date/time from SWMM5 output file (rather than assuming a fixed time step)
  • Add "Hide Description in Table panel" option to the Preferences dialog to avoid displaying this potentially wide column by default.
  • Add “Include 2D links” option to the Preferences dialog for optionally hiding flow arrows for 2D links only
  • Add support for importing time series from an Excel file with more than 255 columns
  • Add a Copy button to the Fix Document File Path dialog
  • Add Copy to PowerPoint image function to the copy menu in the Graph panel and the SRTC tool to optimize copied graph image for PowerPoint slides
  • Add Copy PowerPoint format to the copy function in the Profile panel to optimize copied profile image for PowerPoint slides
  • Display statistics (Count, Total, Mean, Max, Min) for selected Table panel cells in the Status bar
  • Add “Interpolate Event Return Periods” command to the Options menu in the Events tab in the Graph panel for calculating return periods at fixed intervals (100y, 50y, 25y, 10y, 5y, 2y, 1y, 6mo, 3mo, 1mo)
  • Add Difference and Percent Difference modes to Scatter tab in the Graph panel for plotting the difference on the Y axis, rather than the value
  • Add Preview large file (image) to the Documentation panel
  • Optimize (speed up) objective/error function calculation for large time series data sets
  • Optimize label positioning in the Profile panel
  • Optimize process to save custom summary items
  • Improve summary tool to fix missing items
  • Improve Clean Polygons tool to remove holes
  • Improve Hydro-Modification calculation to exclude empty data points
  • Show table queries in the title bar in the Table panel (to remind user and allow for quick removal)
  • Always save coordinate system for layer when set
  • Do not raise Rim Elevation when connecting major conduits to minor nodes directly
  • Enable selecting block of text in the Details panel and the Status panel
  • Add support for multiple upstream subcatchments in MUSLE inflow calculation
  • Add support for IF function for string field type in the Replace tool
  • Add support for brackets in expression text strings in the Replace tool
  • Add support for more than 256 columns in the Objective/Error function tables in the Graph panel
  • Add support for copying selected workbook exercise text to clipboard (i.e. can now copy and paste values from exercise to PCSWMM) using Ctrl-C
  • Add support for preserving attribute contents/values when switching field types in the Restructure dialog
  • Add support for importing entities and attributes to background layers directly
  • New legend object for Map panel (Menu > Show Legend)
  • Open web link from Help page in default web browser (rather than defaulting to IE)
  • Add support for applying LID usages to multiple subcatchments in the LID Usage editor
  • New LID Names attribute in the subcatchment layer to store delimited list of LID names for querying or rendering
  • New abililty to animate Map panel using derived timeseries
  • Simplify Export layer function
  • Open exported layer in Map panel after exporting
  • Open reprojected layer in Map panel after reprojection
  • Add more space for the time series manager in RAP projects
  • Move the 2D cells layer when moving a 2D SWMM5 project
  • Set name attribute when importing from map coordinates file
  • Display edited length or area in status bar when adding/editing a line or polygon
  • Add a filter button for “Selected Only” option in the Table panel
  • Avoid creating orphan subcatchments in the Watershed Delineation tool
  • Add Back button to the Auto-Connect tool
  • Allow the following tools to work when the map coordinate system is different from the layer coordinate system
    • Generate 2D mesh
    • show 2D animation
    • Select by polygon tool
    • Set flow length/width tool
    • Clean polygon tool
    • Area weighting tool
    • Ctrl + new conduit
    • Set Outlet for new subcatchment
    • Set Name field for new flow path line
    • Populate Value list in the Query builder
  • Fix one bug: child form can disappear behind the main PCSWMM window and effectively freeze PCSWMM
  • Fix one bug in shape union tool
  • Fix one bug: map is exported as PNG file even if JPG is chosen in the Report tool
  • Fix one bug: PCSWMM resets active window title color for Windows 8 computers
  • Fix one bug in inflow editor regarding dry weather inflow

Version 6.2.2070 January 15, 2016

General

  • Improvements and optimizations
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Optimized (speed up) the Watershed Delineation Tool (WDT) for large/high resolution DEMs
    • Support large (2GB+) DEM files
    • Parallelize process for pits removal
    • Parallelize process for creating subcatchments
    • Optimize smoothing border lines of subcatchments
    • Improve snapping conduits to stream line layer
    • Add progress report for creating watersheds
    • Show summary report at the end of WDT execution
  • Redesign (simplify) the Transect Creator tool
  • Enforce all SWMM5 layers use the same coordinate system
  • Set project units (in SWMM5 input file) to the SWMM5 layer coordinate system instead of the Map coordinate system
  • By default set the coordinate system of newly created layers to the SWMM5 layer coordinate system
  • Increase number of decimals for Node X/Y values if the SWMM5 layer coordinate system is decimal degrees
  • Support importing from GIS layers using differing coordinate systems
  • Support reading time series from DBF files
  • Ignore negative offsets when drawing links in the Profile panel to reflect the SWMM engine interpretation
  • Support unlocking a layer by clicking the lock icon in the Layers and Layer Tables panels
  • Optimize (speed up) the display of recent project tiles
  • Add Remove command to the Scenario Group menu in the Project Manager to remove (forget) projects from the list of recent projects
  • Add Remove command to the right-click menu in the Project Manager to remove selected scenario from the scenario group
  • Remove scenario list when unpacking a packaged project (maintain original scenario list over an existing project)
  • Reset the packaged project path when saving a project under a new name
  • Bug fix: Improve workbook alignment under Windows 10
  • Bug fix: The Map panel's Translate tool doesn’t work properly for SWMM5 links if the Map coordinate system is different from the layer coordinate system
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements in point release (6.2.2071)
    • Show red dot in the profile for flooding if Allow Ponding is on and the node's ponded area is zero
    • Support importing multiple time series from Excel files with more than 255 columns
    • Bing map may be disabled under certain situations
    • New SWMM5 attributes not updated in the new scenario
    • Layer properties popup may disappear
    • Auto-connect tool does not work if the Map coordinate system is different from the layer coordinate system
    • Some custom items are not loaded in the Summary tool
    • Scale units are not shown in the Print Preview
    • Not all user-defined string fields are listed in the Label dropdown in the Profile properties popup
    • Project notes can be cut-off
    • POIs are not shown in the Map if the SWMM5 layers have a different coordinate system from the map
    • Transparent frame around image generated by copying profile to clipboard
    • Sorting exception for raingage, pollutant, landuse buildup/washoff, and pump curve tables
    • Saved extent may not be shown in the Extent manager
    • Saved graph may not be shown when scenario mode is on and the current project is not chosen

Version 6.1.2025 November 6, 2015

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.1.010
    • Support modified Green-Ampt infiltration type
    • Support Roadway Weir type
    • Add a new system output time series: daily potential evapotranspiration (PET)
    • Support a new groundwater equation variable: K (unsaturated hydraulic conductivity)
  • New tile-based project manager (File > Manage)
    • Displays either recent projects or projects in a specified folder (and its sub-folders)
    • Represents projects as tiles
    • Arrange projects in scenario groups
    • Tile color indicates scenario color used in comparison plots/profiles
    • Display continuity error color bar on tiles
    • Supports drag/drop to relocate project to another scenario group
    • Drag/drop to re-order projects within a scenario group
    • Add/edit name for a scenario group
    • Automatically saves folders to a favorites list for quick recall
    • Automatically parse project names into lines by delimiter (fields identified by underscore or comma separator)
    • Support right-clicking on a project to choose scenario color
    • Support scenario group commands
      • Organize tiles into a fixed grid by specifying a minimum number of columns
      • Automatically color scenarios either sequentially or based on name fields (separated with comma or underscore)
      • Sort tiles alphanumerically or based on fields (separated with comma or underscore)
      • Remove all missing scenarios from scenario group
    • Display project details for selected project tile
    • Display project notes and description in similar fashion to the Notes panel
  • Support model comparison and default value highlighting in the Details panel
    • Highlight parameters that are still set to their default values with light yellow color (single window view)
    • Highlight differences between current project and any scenario or other selected input file (vertical or horizontal view)
      • Highlight new entities/lines with green color
      • Highlight changed entities/values with orange color
    • Highlight sections with differences in the Sections panel
    • Add “Browse…” to the dropdown scenario list (vertical or horizontal two window view) to select any input file for comparison
    • Clicking on a differences line synchronizes and selects the same parameter in both windows
    • Clicking on a differences line also selects the entity in the Attributes panel
    • Add pull function to update current project with the selected value from comparison project
    • Add Pull button to the toolbar
    • Add Pull command to right-click context sensitive menu
  • Improve column alignment recovery in Details panel
  • Support 64 bit computing to utilize all available system memory with PCSWMM 64 bit version
  • Expand packaged project function to include events, map extents and print pages
  • Remove medium size icon option for toolbars (16 pixel and 32 pixel sizes remain)
  • Add pre-defined "PCSWMM" color palette to the Color picker (under “PCSWMM” tab)
  • Support multiple fields in entity labels when exporting to Google Earth
  • Support negative offset in dual drainage system creator
  • Bug fixes:
    • Links are drawn out of place if updating GIS from input file and map coordinate system is different from layer coordinate system
    • Support "Conduit" action object in the Control Rules editor
    • Saving time series as an Excel file throws an exception
    • Only last profile is printed when printing/exporting multiple profiles
    • Only the first group of time series are loaded from TSF file
    • Layer popup menu split in dual monitor setup when PCSWMM is located in the second monitor
    • Measures of error graph annotations extend outside the rectangle box when copying scatter plot to clipboard
    • Auto-connect tool failed if model contains no nodes
    • Set Outlet tool failed if no nodes fall within the extent of the subcatchment layer
    • Erosion settings are not saved when saving project as another project
    • Error message shows up when you move time series file up/down in the timeseries manager
    • Failed sorting on certain columns in the Table panel under French language
    • PDF content not shown in the POI popup browser when clicking the POI icon a second time
    • Edit parts tool shows no shape when Map coordinate system is different from layer coordinate system
    • Adjust/Snap/Relocate/Insert/Slide edit failed if map coordinate system is different from layer coordinate system
    • Failed generating hotstart files in real-time model (PCSWMM Real-Time only)

Version 6.0.1958 July 22, 2015

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.1.009
    • Two new simulation options (Options editor)
    • Add soil conductivity adjustment (Climatology editor)
    • Add Rooftop Disconnection LID type (LID control editor)
    • Support optional Soil layer for Permeable Pavement LID type (LID control editor)
    • Add “Send drain flow to” option (LID Usage editor)
    • Add groundwater summary attributes to the Subcatchment layer
    • Add Max. report depth attribute to SWMM5 node layer
    • Add “Route To” attribute to the Outfall layer
  • Support OpenSWMM5.1.909
  • Improvements to SRTC tool
    • Show subset of results if one or more runs fail
    • Retry runs if they fail (not SWMM error)
    • Show progress in task bar
    • Store verification results between sessions
    • Support LID control and LID usage attributes
    • Support check before verification run (setting can be changed via Preferences dialog)
  • Improvements to Graph panel
    • Add Data tab
    • Merge Scatter tab and Comparison tab
    • Support plotting any time series in Scatter plot
    • Add best fit line (zero intercept) option
    • Add Default Line Type and Default Point Type to the graph properties popup
    • Add color editor to the graph properties popup
    • Add Cunnane plotting position
    • Add "Show in Windows Explorer" command to popup menu in the time series manager
    • Add "Sampling range" controls to the Duration tab (for duration exceedance plots)
    • Add Hydromodification analysis function to the Duration tab
    • Add weekend time pattern functionality to the Time Pattern creator
    • Support expand/collapse mode of function tabs
    • Avoid duplicate legend labels
    • Synchronize the Show error option through all graph function tabs
  • Improvements to Documentation panel
    • Add "Add to Documentation" command to popup menu in the Layer panel
    • Add "Add to Documentation" command to popup menu in the time series manager
    • Add "Show in Windows Explorer" command to popup menu
    • Support documentation panel in RAP and Time series project
    • Add ability to open supported time series files and events files (Open in Graph button)
    • Maintain table sort order after change
    • Combine type and tag into one filter list
    • Remove thumbnail view option
    • Improve loading/refreshing of table for large catalogs
  • Add Notes tab to the Attributes panel
    • Support general notes (i.e. Description, saved both in the GIS SWMM layer and the SWMM input file) for SWMM5 entities
    • Support user notes (saved in the SWMM input file only) for SWMM5 entities
    • User notes are attributed, date stamped and displayed in reverse chronological order
    • Support search/add/copy/cut/paste/delete notes
  • Apply new docking panel mechanism (in preparation for Windows 10)
  • Relocate panel object lists to under the Project panel if docked in main window
  • Show object tables directly from the Project panel
  • Support collapse of empty items in the Project panel
  • Highlight tabs that have items in the Table panel
  • Highlight layers that have shapes in the Layers panel
  • Move Split and Union toolbar buttons to the Edit mode browser
  • Add Straighten function to the Edit mode browser
  • Add Minimize button to SWMM5 Run dialog
  • Add support for Bing Map satellite imagery background tiles
  • Optimize PCSWMM start up (faster)
  • Optimize interface for large fonts
  • Optimize auto-connect tool for large models
  • Optimize 2D directional mesh generation and transect creation (improve crossing cutline handling)
  • Optimize smooth function in the Watershed Delineation tool
  • Support delineation points layer in Watershed Delineation tool
  • Improve cross section editor for SWMM conduits

Version 5.7.1868 February 23, 2015

General

  • New features
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support OPENSWMM5.1.907
    • Based on official SWMM5.1.007
    • Add seasonal hydrologic modeling
    • Add outfall routing to a subcatchment
    • Add max. volume statistics
    • Multi-threading of certain sub-routines
    • Fix one bug: correction of LID reporting time step
    • Fix one bug: only first LID report file is saved
  • Subcatchment delineation tool
    • Burn a channel into a DEM layer
    • Create SWMM model from DEM
    • Increase hydrologic and hydraulic discretization of existing model
    • Parameterize subcatchment slope, width/flow length
  • Save DEM layer to Arcinfo ASCII Grid file or Arcinfo Float Binary Grid file
  • Support query on GIS area, length and UID in the Select dialog
  • Restore original conduit ID where possible in join tool
  • Add Duplicate button to lookup table editor
  • Add Flip option to Transect editor
  • Add Units to the Scale in print preview
  • Add scenario name to LID report file when creating new scenario
  • Support all Canadian radar station in RAP project
  • Add rendering button to RAP Options dialog for Grid radar
  • Export grid radar animation to Google Earth using overlays
  • Fix one bug: sort conduit table is slow
  • Fix one bug: connect 1D to 2D failed if 2D cells are invisible
  • Fix one bug: copy/paste does not work because of different coordinate system
  • Fix one bug: layer properties lost after SWMM5 run
  • Fix one bug: layer CS is not saved after changed in the layer properties popup

Version 5.6.1818 December 2, 2014

General

  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add "Save as..." to the Options menu in the Events tab
  • Fix one bug: combo box columns are always shown even filter turns them off in the Table panel
  • Fix one bug: delete function doesn't work in the Remove dead ends tool
  • Fix one bug: only the first Weir cross-section is changed when changing the Type of multiple Weirs
  • Fix one bug: exceedance and deficit values not calculated correctly in the Events tab
  • Fix one bug: station spacing was ignored in the transect creator tool

Version 5.6.1803 November 5, 2014

General

  • New features and improvements
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add support for SWMM5.1.007
    • Add support for Adjustments in the Climatology editor
    • Add Surcharge attribute to the Weir layer
    • Add custom Deep Groundwater equation to the Subcatchment layer
    • Rename Groundwater equation to Lateral flow equation
    • Support new variables in the Groundwater equation editor
    • Restore Green-Ampt infiltration parameters in the Storage layer
    • Change default seepage rate from 10 to 0.5 in the LID storage tab (LID Control editor)
  • Add support for all types of background layer time series in radar rainfall calculation (raingage editor)
  • Support user-defined drop down lists in the table panel for vector layers
  • Add an "ignore empty space" option to the area weighting time series tool
  • Support offline exercise workbook via the preferences editor
  • Revise the default number of decimal places for some SWMM5 layer attributes
  • Revise the help tab content in the backstage when offline
  • Remove some redundant warning messages when opening older projects
  • Allow pressing Enter key to finish text editing in the time series manager and the scenario properties popup
  • Copy the associated background time series file (if any) when saving a re-projected layer in the re-project layer tool
  • Load time series in background for preview graph in the Attributes panel
  • Allow more than 255 time series locations to be saved to an Excel file
  • Improve speed for copying time series data to the clipboard
  • Improve speed for opening/saving time series files (*.tsf)
  • Mark time patterns used for seasonal modeling as active in the Table panel
  • Reopen report file in the Graph panel after SWMM5 run to refresh Control rules time series
  • Use water depth from the selected conduit instead of the first conduit to draw transect in the Attributes panel
  • Fix one bug: text encoding not preserving some characters when saving a layer
  • Fix one bug: print preview doesn't work if no printers installed
  • Fix one bug: conduit slope not updated when a node invert elevation is changed
  • Fix one bug: assigned seasonal time pattern not updated when pattern is renamed or deleted

Version 5.5.1788 August 28, 2014

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add support for SWMM5.1.006
    • Make changes to the Options editor
    • Make changes to the LID control editor
    • Add sidewalls removal to RECT_OPEN in the cross-section editor
    • Rename and add new Groundwater attributes in the Subcatchment layer
    • Add Seepage to the Conduit and the Storage layer
    • Add two new results attributes to the Storage layer (EvapLoss and InfilLoss)
    • Add pollutant load results attributes to all link layers
    • Add one new attribute to the Aquifer editor (Upper Evap. Pattern)
    • Add one new attribute to the Pollutant editor (Initial Concentration)
  • Support MUSLE erosion
    • Add MUSLE erosion setup tool to PCSWMM Backstage
    • Add MUSLE erosion attributes to the Subcatchment layer
    • Calculate erosion and correlate pollutant washoff (TSS particle sizes, particle-bound phosphorous, etc) for specified subcatchments during SWMM5 run
  • Support associating time series file to background or SWMM5 layers
    • File must share root file name of associated layer
    • Supported file formats include .tsb, .tsf, .tsl and .mdb, where .tsl is an enterprise database link file (see below)
    • Add "Add to Layer..." menu item to the Graph panel for adding plotted time series to associated layer time series file
    • Open associated time series file when a vector layer is opened
    • Close associated time series file when a vector layer is closed
    • Close associated layer when a time series file is closed
    • Select the shape in the Map while selecting a location in the Graph panel Time Series Manager
    • Support linking time series by entity name or by entity attribute specified in time series category
    • Support time series link file (.tsl) (SQL time series and PI Server time series) for linking GIS layer entities to time series in databases
  • Improvements to the Graph panel
    • Add tool to create time series based on area weighting or other topological operations (when time series is linked to map entities)
    • Support free-format expressions in Derive time series tool
    • Add "Mark inter-event as new event" option to the Auto-select Events tool (for creating dry weather events)
    • Extend events table to contain all objective function statistics
    • Add number of events and duration as sub title in comparison plot
    • Support multiple groups for events
    • Support round to nearest Day in events tab
    • Optimize loading of time series items in the Time Series Manager (for large numbers of time series)
    • Support drag/drop to re-order time series in the Time Series Manager
    • Support drag/drop files from Windows explorer to open time series file
    • Expand Time Series Manager tree nodes to show selected locations after SWMM5 run
    • Support multiple groups for saved favorites (also apply to Table and Profile panels)
    • Re-write code for importing time series from HEC-DSS file
    • Add ability to enter a time series name directly in the design storm creator
    • Make changes to Open SQL dialog
    • Remove Lock Y axis and add three new properties under Function in Graph properties editor
    • Do not close comparison plot after each simulation
    • Hold Ctrl key to avoid clearing current selection in Graph when clicking on the Show Graph button in the Attributes panel
    • Change units dropdown to textbox with auto completion (in the Open Custom Time Series tool)
    • Link selection in the Scatter plot
  • Improvements to layer restructure capabilities
    • Support user-friendly name, units, description, category, default values, etc.
    • Support user-defined name, units, category in export to Google Earth
    • Support decimal places for numeric field
    • Support enforced value list
    • Support auto-expression: update field value automatically when dependent attributes are changed
    • Support drag/drop to reorder fields or value list
    • Save settings in layer properties file
  • Support free-format expressions and auto-expressions
    • Support various functions and operands
    • Rebuild Replace tool to support free-format expressions
    • Support assigning auto-expressions to background and SWMM5 layer attributes
    • Support auto-expression chains (auto-expressions dependent on other auto-expression calculated attributes)
    • Set auto-expression attributes to read-only in the Table panel and the Attributes panel
    • Add "Auto-Expression..." to the Replace dialog to convert an expression to an auto-expression
    • Add auto-expression editor to the Attributes panel
    • Do not allow editing in Profile if attribute is defined by an auto-expression
    • Support free-format expressions in Derive time series in the Graph panel
  • Improvements to PCSWMM 2D
    • Support 2D layer animation rendering on different time series (velocity, pollutant concentration, pollutant loading, etc)
    • Intelligent support for removing two walls, one wall or no walls for links during 2D mesh generation
    • Add "Sampling Factor" attribute to the 2D bounding layer (instead of the Create 2D Points tool), allowing elevation sampling to be adjusted spatially
    • Change default sampling resolution from 2X to 3X for elevation layer
    • Add support for optional break line layer for sampling elevations along hydraulically significant rises or depressions
    • Support Water Surface Elevation (WSE) point layer for outputing interpolated WSEs, velocities, and pollutant concentrations time series and statistics
    • New Create Head/Velocity/Pollutant concentration time series tool for WSE point layer
    • Add pollutant mass time series creation for 2D cells layer
    • Add new fields to WSE point layer for pollutant statistics
    • Add new fields to 2D cells layer for pollutant statistics
    • Check conduit lengthening option before SWMM5 run
    • Improve 2D points generation for directional meshes (avoid empty spots caused by obstruction or angled end walls)
    • Improve 2D mesh generation (missing links)
    • Improve rendering in 2D map animation
    • Add support for exporting 2D animations to Google Earth
    • Add check for the report input summary option before running SWMM5
  • Improvements to the Table panel
    • Add Replace tool support for editing attributes of multiple non-visible objects (Aquifers, Pollutants, etc.)
    • Add LID Usage table
    • Set Copy headers to be on by default
    • Improve appearance of scroll bars
    • Improve appearance of combo box column and button column
  • Improve to Radar Acquisition & Processing (RAP) project
    • Add support for new radar types (NEXRAD, GRIB2 and user-defined grid)
    • Support Environment Canada, McGill and HRAP Grid data types
    • Add support for download/import/archive ASCII Environment Canada radar files (may require a 3rd party contract)
    • Import HRAP Grid radar files from .gz files
    • Import McGill Grid radar files from .zip files
    • Generate gage/subcatchment time series from Grid radar files
    • Update rainfall time series in SQL/Access database for Grid radar files
    • Add check for Java installation before download or import (NEXRAD)
    • Make change to Options dialog
    • Support more units (in, mm, in/hr and mm/hr) for observed raingage time series in bias calculation
    • Revise layout of Project panel when in RAP project
  • Improvements to Real-time run (Real-time version)
    • Support SQL and CHI SQL time series
    • Support forecast for SQL and CHI SQL time series
    • Support initial hot start file
    • Save category for selected time series
    • Method of creating time series (existing time series or area weighted)
    • Make change to real-time run dialog
  • Add a new custom SWMM5 engine (version 5.1.901)
    • Based on SWMM5.1.006
    • Adds seasonal modeling capabilities to SWMM5 (useful for continuous simulation where soil freezes and for rural modeling where crop management changes pervious area hydrology)
    • Allows the application of Monthly Time Patterns to 5 pervious area subcatchment attributes (roughness, depression storage, suction head, saturated hydraulic conductivity and initial deficit)
    • Comprehensively tested (using 170 different models) to ensure no numerical differences from official SWMM5.1.006 results (where new features are not used).
  • Add dedicated Pollutant Treatment editor for SWMM5 node layers
  • Add Flow Error results attribute to SWMM5 node layers
  • Add Flow Classification results attributes to SWMM5 conduits layer
  • Support Esri File geodatabase layer
  • Add Position to Label tab in the Layer Properties popup
  • Add Invalid Slope option to the Select by Slope tool
  • Make changes to the Link to Selection popup tool in the Attributes panel and support category as ID field
  • Support preview graph for background layers and second time series for SWMM5 layers
  • Make changes to Help tab in backstage
  • Add welcome screen
  • Optimize PCSWMM startup process
  • Make open street map layer selectable (to support exporting layer to image file)
  • Do not mark an outfall as orphan if it has an upstream subcatchment
  • Add a label to show current simulation time in the SWMM5 run dialog
  • Add Edit button to the Options editor for adding/editing reporting entities
  • Add "Over-ride layer properties" option to Flood analysis dialog
  • Add "Select all" option to delete layer dialog
  • Add Apply and Close button to the color editor in the Layer Properties popup
  • Support Chinese characters (may need system locale change)
  • Improve distance calculation of Flood Vulnerable Assets (FVAs)
  • Improve scroll bar in grids and tables
  • Improve Control rules editor: faster loading time and multiple items copy/delete
  • Improve drag and drop visual effects in scenario manager, layer properties (section list and color ramp list)
  • Improve drag and drop visual effects in Table filter and Favorite filter
  • Fix one bug in Control rule editor related to maximum number of characters
  • Fix one bug in RAP project related to radar layer being removed automatically
  • Fix one bug in scenario properties popup
  • Fix one problem in lookup table related to wrong initial deficit values

Version 5.4.1525 August 22, 2013

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Improvements to 2D functions (PCSWMM Professional 2D only)
    • Add checking inertial terms before SWMM5 run for a 2D project
    • Add water surface elevation (WSE) and maximum WSE result attributes to the 2D cells layer
    • Add SWMM5 area and total volume as 2D cell layer attributes in the attributes panel if multiple 2D cells are selected
    • Add "Show cell max. WSE" to the default render setups in the Render 2D tool
    • Add "Show cell max. velocities" to the default render setups in the Render 2D tool
    • Add Volume time series to types of 2D time series generated
    • Improve creation of 2D cells near edge type bounding polygons (avoids large 2D cell generation)
    • Improve elevation calculation for 2D cells that do not contain any elevation sampling points (takes nearest external point elevation (within tolerance))
    • Avoid including 2D entities in the Auto-select profiles tool
    • Support "WSE" and "Max. WSE" attributes in generating contours
  • Redesign layer properties editor for improved layer rendering
    • Add Sections creator for vector layers
    • Add Levels creator for DEM layers
    • Add section manager for adding, editing, merging, duplicating and/or deleting sections (classes)
    • Support equal interval, quantile and nested means classification when creating sections
    • Add color ramp manager for adding/importing/save/deleting color ramps (for sections and levels)
    • Add max/min scale, visible and include in legend section rendering properties
    • Add rotate, wrap, follow and avoid duplicates properties for map labeling
    • Add label favorite manager for saving and recalling user-defined labels
    • Add Gradient button to Styles tab to support the older PCSWMM gradient rendering
  • Improvements to the print preview
    • Changes to the Legend object
      • Add "Columns" property to allow multiple columns in the legend
      • Allow renaming layers/sections (through Rename button or direct editing in legend content tree list)
      • Allow reordering of layers (Move button or drag & drop in the legend content tree list)
      • Add "Series" and "Icons" items to the legend content tree list to allow positioning/reordering of icon and series objects in the legend
      • Add "Indent sub items" property to provide the option to display layer sections either indented or left-aligned in the legend
      • Add "Slanted line" property to provide the option of displaying line icons as horizontal or slanted lines in the legend
      • Add "Large gradients" property to provide the option of showing small or large gradient icons in the legend
      • Improve size of point layer icons in the legend
    • Add "None" to the Map object's highlight extent property to allow clearing highlight extent
    • Improve resize function to avoid jumping during resizing objects
    • Improve size of link arrows in the Map object
  • New push tool for pushing edits/changes to scenarios (Scenario Manager > Push)
    • 3 modes: Push selected, Push matching and Replace all
    • Right-click on an entity in the Map panel and choose Push from the pop-up context sensitive menu for quick access to the Push selected mode
  • Improve speed for switching between scenarios
  • Improve loading speed for thumbnail images in the Layer browser and Documentation panel
  • Improve transect creator to support multiple vertices in cut lines
  • Add "Lock packaged project" option to the package project tool to help protect archived or completed models
  • Show warning when overwriting, renaming, moving or deleting a locked packaged project
  • Support editing left bank/right bank/center channel roughness for multiple selected transects in the Transect editor
  • Support default value for empty space in area weighting tool when using look up table
  • improve the extent manager to allow zooming to the extent of any layer
  • Make changes to the scenario properties editor to allow editing of project abbreviation
  • Fix one bug in loading saved graph: main/sub title not loaded if it contains equal sign
  • Fix one bug in the profile panel that may prevent the red surcharge dot from being displayed
  • Fix one bug in layer browser caused by double-click
  • Fix one bug in Extent manager that could result the manager off screen

Version 5.3.1465 May 31, 2013

General

  • Official release of PCSWMM 2013
  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support on-the-fly switching between English, French, Spanish and Chinese languages (Preferences > General)
  • Improvements to the print preview
    • Support the creation of custom templates
    • Improve performance for selecting/editing objects
    • Add Edit mode to replace Pan mode for more similar graphical editing to the Map panel
    • Support double-clicking an object to edit or drag its shape (when in Select mode)
    • Add scroll bars for panning when zoomed in
    • Increase preview resolution for improved rendering of large paper sizes
    • Improve snap function for faster and more accurate aligning of objects
    • Improve legend layout and add support for displaying gradient rendering
    • Only show layers in legend object that have 'Include in legend' checked (in advanced layer properties)
    • Improve shape style picker
    • Add padding as basic property of all objects (creates a margin around object content)
    • Add print resolution to page object (150, 300, 600 and "printer" dpi settings)
    • Add a description style to series objects (to add border around description labels)
    • Add rotation, description, description color and description style attributes for icon objects
    • Add include icon and include layers attribute for legend object (puts description in the legend)
    • Add frame style to map, profile, graph, legend and image objects (allows for quick formatting of object borders)
    • Add font style attribute to profile, graph, legend, shape, series and icon objects (small, medium and large) (allows for quick matching of font sizes for multiple selected objects)
    • Add cut, copy, paste and delete buttons to the toolbar
    • Add support for copying and pasting objects between pages
    • Add support for creating line objects (added vertical line and horizontal line options to the border shape attribute of the shape object)
    • Improve rotation of image and icon objects to avoid clipping
  • Improvements to the 2D functions (PCSWMM Professional 2D only)
    • Use center line with the longest intersecting length when generating directional mesh 2D nodes
    • Avoid applying auto-length feature and tool to 2D conduits
    • Check minimum surface area of 2D cells for 2D mesh
    • Check length of routing time step for 2D project
    • Set default depth of 2D elements to 30m
    • Handle more than one 1D nodes in connecting 2D to 1D directly function
    • Improve the Connect 1D to 2D tool to connect 2D mesh to 1D nodes tagged "Connect2D" rather than requiring 1D nodes to be selected
    • Automatically reconnect subcatchments to 2D mesh after recreating the 2D mesh
    • Check to convert square meter to square foot if necessary
  • Improvements to the Graph panel
    • Add Audit functions for performing quality assessment of observed time series (Audit tab)
      • Check for maintenance interval, sensor range, usual range, variation speed, redundancy and missing values
      • List audit exceptions as an exception table or as a data table
      • Color render audit exceptions in the graph (Suspect - orange, Incorrect - red, Missing - yellow)
      • Provide ability to convert audit exceptions to events
      • Add Audit summary to Copy menu for exporting Audit tables to Excel, etc.
    • Add Derive functions for deriving additional time series from SWMM5 output (Derive tab)
      • Derive pollutant loading, erosion index, shear force, effective work, and user-defined derive function time series
      • Add option to automate the creation of derived time series after a SWMM run
      • Support automated post processing of derive functions for scenario runs
      • Support comparison of derived time series between scenarios in the Graph panel (in Scenario mode)
    • Add legend style, grid style, minor ticks, point outline and point fill attributes to graph properties
    • Add design storm creator for creating time series directly in the Graph panel (new Add button on toolbar)
    • Add Save, Save as, and Consolidate options to the Save button on the toolbar (consolidate option replaces Menu > Export Data)
    • Add Normalize option for frequency duration exceedance plots (Duration tab)
    • Add Coefficient of Determination to the list of error functions
    • Add Auto-group Events to Events tab (group events by date range, max, min, mean, total range)
    • Add a Daily option to the date based event generation options in Auto-Select Events tool
    • Add 'Exclude audit exceptions' option to Auto-Select Events tool to avoid selecting events that include audit exceptions
    • Support using multiple time series in determining events in the Auto-Select Events tool
    • Support closing multiple files simultaneously with the Close Multiple Files tool
    • Simplify Graph menu (remove redundant commands/options)
    • Improve tools browser
    • Add support for multiply/divide time series by another time series (Edit functions)
    • Support editing function or location name directly in the time series manager tree list
    • Support cancelling analysis in Frequency analysis tool
    • Show time series data in the Attributes panel when a data point is clicked on or a selection period is made (Graph panel must be docked to the main PCSWMM window)
    • Allow direct selection or editing of time series data in the Attributes panel
    • Support graphical horizontal dragging of data point selection bar
    • Support editing location properties (color, line style, point style etc.) by clicking on the legend text (opens Graph properties)
  • Improvements to scenario manager
    • Add ability to create multiple design storm scenarios efficiently with the Create Design Storm Scenarios tool
    • Add ability to create multiple event scenarios with the Create Event Scenarios tool
    • Support drag/drop to order scenarios
    • Support selecting multiple scenarios (for efficient deleting/removing)
    • Add ability to specify abbreviations for scenarios (i.e. short names) for display in various scenario comparison tables.
  • Improvements to shape editing in the Map panel
    • Double-click to add/remove vertex under Adjust mode (adds/removes from all adjacent polygons)
    • Add ability to add conduits automatically when adding nodes (when Ctrl or Shift key is pressed) (speeds up drawing link/node network)
    • Add ability to add junctions automatically while adding/editing a link (when Ctrl or Shift key is pressed) (speeds up drawing link/node network)
  • Add scenario mode to summary/comparison tool (provides more control for selecting scenarios to compare)
  • Add ability to deselect current scenario when comparing scenarios in Scenario mode (Graph, Profile and Summary/Comparison tools)
  • Add 'Fill below current HGL' option to Scenario mode in Profile panel (Scenario properties editor)
  • Improve real-time run to support reading grid cell database for gridded rainfall time series (PCSWMM Real-Time only)
  • Improve selected zoom extent for single node
  • Improve importing from tar files
  • Improve time series plotting performance and appearance in the time series editor and raingage editor
  • Support treatment editing for multiple selected nodes
  • Color SWMM5 version button in the Status bar (green indicates using latest available version)
  • Sort SWMM5 entities/objects alphanumerically before saving to the SWMM5 input file (also affects order of appearance in status report and tables)
  • Add error/warning hyperlinks to additional help in the Status panel
  • Add coordinate system selector to the layer properties editor
  • Add ability to store default coordinate system (Defaults dialog)
  • Add outline option for point layers in the layer properties dialog
  • Simplify the new project dialog (remove redundant options)
  • Improve Reproject layer dialog for easier selection of coordinate system
  • Improve Query builder (Find > Select by Query > Query Builder)
  • Allow direct Map selection of entities by clicking on any entity name in the Details and Status panel
  • Add time elapsed to SWMM5 Run dialog
  • Improve Transect editor
  • Improve labeling in the Profile panel
  • Improve cross-connection drawing in the Profile panel
  • Preserve horizontal scroll offset after column sorting in the Table panel
  • Add Favorite manager to Profile, Table and Graph panel
  • Share saved favorites between projects via favorite manager
  • Add ability to assign favorites to groups
  • Allow independent selection of the displayed table in the Table panel (Menu > Synchronize with Map)
  • Add 'ignore zeros' option to set invert tool
  • Add ability to select entities immediately upstream or downstream of selected entities (Find > Select Connected > Upstream/Downstream)
  • Improve performance of list boxes in the coordinate system editor and all editors (for large object lists)
  • Include groundwater subcatchments in select upstream function
  • Update Min. Freeboard attribute for non-surcharging nodes
  • Fix one bug in Run SWMM5 that could cause a slow down for large continuous simulations
  • Fix one bug that could prevent the complete loading of node Head time series

Version 5.2.1313 Nov 14, 2012

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Improvements to the Graph panel:
    • Add Frequency Analysis tools (Professional version), including:
      • Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) Analysis
      • Annual Peak Value Analysis
      • Event Duration Analysis
    • Add "Switch X and Y axis" option to the Duration Exceedance plot
    • Add Minimum value objective function to the Events tables, Calibration plot and SRTC tool
    • Allow editing the name of the time series category in the Properties editor
    • Support graphing multiple locations at the same time in the Calibration plot
    • Improve the look of the Calibration plot
    • Improve the Storage function plotting to support a very large number of data points
    • Add return period and/or frequency calculations in the Event tables
  • Improvements to the Profile panel:
    • Use the scenario color for the current project's HGL line when in scenario mode
    • Enable editing the scenario color for current project in scenario properties editor
    • Do not fill below the HGL for the current project when in scenario mode
    • Adjust scenario manger width to fit long project names
    • Show a warning message if missing time series found in a Profile
    • Fix cut-off problem with long project names
  • Support custom logo in KML balloon for View in Google Earth function
  • Support multiple area-weighted accumulation layers (Professional version)
  • Generate .kmz files when exporting to Google Earth (instead of .kml files)
  • Support attaching POI documents to any background layer through a Name or ID field
  • Add Flooding warning label to the status bar
  • Improve the pipe sizing tool to check looped network
  • Improve simply network tool
  • Improve SWMM5 run dialog
  • Remove Move button from the Map toolbar
  • Add Edit browser to the Map panel
  • Add Adjust edit mode with Undo support
  • Fix units problem in Set Area/Length tool
  • Fix one bug in resize layer dialog: buttons are not shown under large font
  • Fix one bug related to landuse coverage operation

Version 5.1.1278 August 29, 2012

General

  • New features
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Improvements to the duration-exceedance curve plots in the Graph panel
    • Remember the selected events during the session
    • Store line styles and colors for events
    • Allow user to edit the line style and color in the properties popup
  • Improvements to Real-Time functions (Real-Time version)
    • Add ability to create AVI videos from radar animation
    • Add credential-based access (General tab in the Report dialog)
    • Archive forecasting time series for performance analysis (Forecast tab in the Report dialog)
    • Add support to archive hotstart files for specific days (Real-Time setup dialog)
  • Improvements to importing time series/events
    • Support name column (allows multiple locations per table)
    • Save import settings for quick recall
    • Automatically recognize and restore import settings for previously imported data sets
  • Improvements to smoothness of flood innundation polygon animation in the Map panel
  • Support drag/drop to re-order the filter column in the filter popup in the Table panel
  • Add Import events function to the Events tab in the Graph panel
  • Support event grouping in the Graph panel and the SRTC tool
    • Allow changing point style and color for event groups in the Comparison plot
    • Support importing group information when importing events
    • Add group column in the Events table
    • Support uniquely rendering groups by point style and color
  • Allow changing point style and color for Scatter plot
  • Support all files in the Comparison plot
  • Add Select Laterals tool to select short lateral connections
  • Add Align Vertices tool to align point, line and polygon vertices to one or more polylines
  • Add Transform mode to move toolbar for moving polygon vertex
  • Improve the Simplify Network tool
    • Add intelligent join suggestions
    • Add editor for suggestion criteria
    • Add ability to automate the simplification process (by accepting all suggestions)

Version 5.0.1249 July 12, 2012

General

  • PCSWMM 2012 official released
  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • New Move mode (Map panel) streamlines geo-referencing and enables translation/rotation of radar rainfall events (Professional version)
    • Snap selected pathway to a line shape
    • Relocate selected pathway to a line shape
    • Insert selected pathway to a conduit (useful for inserting bridge structures)
    • Slide selected node (up/down the conduit path)
    • Rotate selected polygons
    • Translate selected shapes
  • Create video for Map animation and Profile animation (Professional version)
  • New table filter for creating custom tables; filtering both columns and rows with SQL support
  • Add favorites to the Table panel for storing custom tables (stores filter and sort order)
  • Add function to Reporting tool to save custom tables to Excel, Access and SQL database (Professional version)
  • Add function to Reporting tool to save select time series to a database (Professional version)
  • Improve memory management for loading very large status report files (.rpt)
  • Improve memory management for large time series datasets
  • Support time series projects (*.tsp) for managing/editing/analyzing any time series (not just SWMM specific) (Professional version)
  • Add Calgary design storms, Edmonton design storms and the more common Chicago design storm to the Design Storm Creator (in Raingage editor)
  • New binary time series file format (*.tsb) for very fast handling of large data sets; stores an unlimited number of mixed-type time series.
  • Provide for late loading of time series from Time Series Files (.tsf); time series only loaded when tree node is clicked, which provides for faster loading of projects with many connected TSF files.
  • Optimize output file time series loading speed
  • Add Duration-Exceedance Curve plots (function tab in Graph panel, Professional version)
  • Add Delete button to Graph panel for deleting time series
  • Support custom units for time series in ADS profile database
  • Improve graph aesthetics
  • Improvements to the Graph panel's Event manager
    • Add ability to restrict auto-selection of events to specific seasons
    • Add ability to select events based on dates (for annual or monthly analysis)
    • Add invert events function (to select dry weather periods)
    • Add Create Control Time Series command to generate an event-based setting time series for use by control rules
  • Add support for the new Digital Instantaneous Precipitation Rate (DPR) dual polarity (Dual-Pol) NEXRAD radar product (Professional version)
  • Implemented faster native code to decode Digital Hybrid Reflectivity (DHR) NEXRAD radar product (Professional version)
  • Add Max Head attribute to the Floodplain transects line layer
  • Add ability to truncate transects to their overbank stations (Transects Editor, Professional version)
  • Improvements in Transect Creator tool (Professional version)
    • New method for auto-creating transect lines improves transect orientation and better avoids overlap
    • Improve method for assigning transects to conduits; if two or more irregular conduits overlap with a transect, assign the one that is close to the center
    • Add option for transect auto-length function; check elevations starting at the center low point to edges
    • Add minimum length to the transect creator to avoid short transects
    • Add ability to create an averaged transect for each conduit (Conduit transects tab) by automatically sampling transects along the conduit length (Professional version)
  • New Backstage
    • Provides access to all previous File menu commands, with improvements to organization and supplementary information
    • Improved recent projects list; new preview of project information and direct access to scenarios (Recent tab)
    • Improved project manager; new preview of project information and direct access to scenarios (Manage tab)
    • Consolidates data importing tools (Import tab)
    • Consolidates printing options (Print tab)
    • Consolidates project packaging and data exporting tools (Save & Send tab)
    • Improved Layout manager (Layout tab)
    • Consolidates all help, training and reference resources (Help tab)
  • Relocate Layer Manager to below Project panel
  • Add "Open Street Maps" tile service (Layer Manager, Professional version)
  • Improve layout of items in the Project panel; SWMM5 layers now relocated to the Layer Manager
  • Improvements to all editors; edits to multiple objects are only saved when the OK button is clicked, no more prompts to save changes when switching between objects
  • Improve layout of Tools Browser; now organized by function
  • Improvements to the Simplify Network tool
  • Add option to create missing Junctions in Auto-Connect tool
  • New Set Direction tool; sets the flow direction of all upstream conduits to drain towards the selected outfall(s)
  • Improvements to the Replace tool
    • Add layer selector to the Replace tool
    • Add option to apply the Replace tool to all entities (regardless of selection)
    • Now allows replacing of raingages, outlet nodes, snowpacks, aquifers and receiving nodes in the Subcatchment layer
    • Now allows multi-entity replacing of assigned time series, time patterns, hydrographs and curves in the nodes/links layer
  • Change Split Conduit function to apportion conduits Length attribute, not GIS length
  • Remove two redundant commands from the Menu in the Map panel (Snap To, Import Data)
  • Allow ability to delete multiple selected entities on multiple layers simultaneously
  • Add ability to display vertex numbers and reverse vertex order for shapes; "Show vertex number" and "Reverse vertices" to the edit toolbar
  • Improve shape parts handing tool; new option to split parts into separate shapes, as well as delete parts (Edit Parts command in right-click context sensitive menu and in Attributes panel Menu)
  • Automatically assign nearest Outlet after a subcatchment is created
  • Automatically assign subcatchment Outlet when splitting or joining subcatchments
  • Add "Auto-assign" to the Outlet dropdown list for subcatchments in the Attributes panel
  • Assign raingage if possible after a subcatchment is created
  • Check assigned raingages before running SWMM5
  • Add "Select all" to the Graph and Profile tab in the Report dialog
  • Make changes to preview POIs in the Attributes panel
  • Add support for double-clicking on an entity in the Map panel to edit its shape
  • Add a list of recently used coordinate systems to the Coordinates editor
  • Show warning message when unlocking a background layer
  • Make changes to the status bar
  • Add Coordinate System to the status bar
  • Add Flow units to the Options editor
  • Allow duplicate names for saved map extent
  • Allow map animation even if results are outdated
  • Allow copying polygons to lines layer (will convert to a line entity)
  • Fix one bug in split tool: does not work for Elevation offset
  • Fix one bug: incorrectly labeling pump curve type 3 in the Attributes panel
  • Fix one bug in Aquifer editor: changes to aquifer properties are not saved
  • Fix one bug in LID usage editor: delete function does not work
  • Fix one bug in reporting saved table to excel file
  • Fix one bug in exporting to HEC DSS file: the first data is skipped
  • Fix one bug in opening LID report file

Version 4.4.1037 December 13, 2011

General

  • Graph improvements

Detail

  • Update to Microsoft .NET framework 4
  • Improvement in memory management for the Graph panel

Version 4.3.1030 August 10, 2011

General

  • New SWMM5 engine
  • Numerous improvements
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add support for SWMM5.0.022
  • Improve functions in the Graph panel
    • Add function selector dropdown list to Objective function tab
    • Add location selector dropdown list to Error function tab
    • Add location selector dropdown list to Storage function tab
    • Add location selector dropdown list to Time Pattern Creator tab
    • Add location selector dropdown list to Auto-Select Events dialog
  • Add "Lock YAxis" property to the Graph Properties popup
  • Add "Read 24 hourly values per line" option to the Graph panel's Import/Paste Custom Time Series dialog
  • Add "Consolidate time series" function to the Graph panel's Edit functions tab
  • Make changes to the "Add time series" Edit function in the Graph panel
  • Make changes to the Time Pattern Creator function in the Graph panel
  • Support storing a calibration plot as a favourite and save settings with the project
  • Support inserting calibration plots and scatter plots in the Print Preview and Reporting tool
  • Support direct reading of time series from ADS Profile database
  • Add "Select Downstream" function to the Map panel Find/Select commands
  • Add Auto-Optimize function to the SRTC calibration tool
  • Add main/sub title to the Profile properties popup, which allows profile titles to be saved with favorites
  • Add tooltips to File >> Recent Projects menu to show full file path
  • Add "Plot data file time series" option to the time series editor
  • Add Close button to various popup dialogs
  • Add "Show as menu" to the Tools browser
  • Add "Manual forecasting" option to the Options dialog in a RAP project
  • Add support for importing NEXRAD radar products directly from downloaded tar files in a RAP project
  • Add "Show Differences" options to the Project Summary/Comparison tool for comparing models/scenarios
  • Add Encroachments tool to the Transect editor
  • Add Transect plot option to the SRTC calibration tool
  • Add Encrochment optimization tool to the SRTC calibration tool
  • Allow user to duplicate multiple selected objects in Print Preview
  • Allow user to edit text directly on the object in Print Preview
  • Improve cross-section drawing in the Attribute panel
  • Improve error reporting in parallel runs: shows first error from the report file
  • Improve Y-axis interval labeling in the Profile panel
  • Change Split tool to a popup toolbar in the Map panel
  • Improve Split tool split location preview in the Map panel
  • Add ability to split lines/conduits into a user-specified number of conduits or user-specified lengths
  • Support splitting multiple selected lines/conduits
  • Make changes to the Xsection editor: show tiled cross-section types
  • Make changes to the Set DEM elevation tool
  • Make changes to the New Project dialog
  • Make changes to the New Scenario dialog
  • Make changes to the Reporting dialog
    • Add "Create sub folders" option: organizes exported files
    • Add "Clear sub folder before reporting" option
    • Add "Tab delimited text file" option for creating ASCII text files to store exported reporting tables
    • Support selecting saved extents for creating multiple maps
  • Make changes to the Rename tool
  • Make changes to Thiessen Polygons tool
  • Make changes to the Shape Picker popup in the Print preview
  • Make changes to the options dialog in RAP project to support area-weighted accumulation calculations
  • Support Digital Precipitation Array (DPA) NEXRAD radar product for creating point and area-weighted hyetograph time series in RAP project
  • Change "Select Within" option to a button in the Select by Query dialog
  • Show mouse pointer's Z coordinate (ground elevation) in status bar if DEM layer exists in the Map
  • Show text labels on toolbar buttons when in large icon mode
  • Support converting multiple selected nodes/links from one entity type to another (i.e. junctions to storages)
  • Support for the backspace key for deleting objects (for compatibility support with Apple keyboards)
  • Support plotting multiple selected curves on the same plot in all Curve editors
  • Support plotting depth/area curve for storage curve in the Curve editor (as an alternative to depth/equivalent radius)
  • Support using Measure: Polygon for the Select by Polygon tool
  • Support drawing 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 percent envelopes in SRTC calibration tool and the Graph panel's Calibration plot (displaying multiple envelopes are now possible)
  • Copy empty columns while copying selected table columns/fields to clipboard (preserves relative locations)
  • Shorten attribute names in the Attributes panel
  • Remove Multiple-Entity Move toolbar button from the Map panel (now available in right-click context-sensitive pop-up menu)
  • Remove Options button from the Project panel (commands now available in the File menu)
  • Add a layer selection dropdown list to the Select by Query dialog in the Map panel
  • Add a layer selection list to the Layer properties popup: allows for multiple layer properties edits
  • Show continuity errors in the status bar
  • Change Sections dropdown list to a left-aligned list in both the Status and Details panel
  • Update the subcatchment's groundwater receiving node attribute when the node name is changed
  • Remove graph titles when time series are added or removed in the Graph panel
  • Change editor's caption and apply button text when called from the Attributes panel to make it more clear that you are assigning an object
  • Fix one bug in time series editor: decimal hours may not be plotted correctly
  • Fix one bug in importing from HEC RAS file caused by empty Manning's n values

Version 4.2.919 March 18, 2011

General

  • Important improvements
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Print Preview tool (see video)
    • Support paper size up to 24 inches by 36 inches
    • Integrate multiple Map, Profile, Graph and other type of objects into one page
    • Include markup options such as arrows, highlight boxes, legends, scales, compass, pictures, borders, labels and text
    • Comprehensive output methods including print, clipboard and image file
    • Pre-defined page templates for quick startup
    • Save favorite page layouts for quick recall
  • Add Groundwater Component Creator tool to simplify modeling interflow with the SWMM5 groundwater routines
  • Add "Clear Profile" to the Option menu in the Profile panel to prevent reloading of profile timeseries after a run
  • Add Extent manager to the Map panel for storing user-defined map extents
  • Add Integral Square Error (ISE) to the error functions in the Graph panel
  • Add location dropdown list to the events tab in the Graph panel
  • Add "Make step time series" to edit function in the Graph panel
  • Add "Set Closed Conduits" tool to the flood analysis dialog
  • Add "Create translucent map images for radar layers" option to the Reporting tool for RAP project
  • Support polygon type Flood Vulnerable Asset (FVA) layers for flood analysis
  • Add function for checking missing transect data in Floodplain Transect layer
  • Support Google Earth rendering animation for polygon Flood Vulnerable Asset (FVA) layers
  • Support importing LID controls from SWMM5 input file
  • Add new dialog for confirming SWMM5 run
  • Fix one bug in Attribute Validation tool
  • Fix problem with package update notification service and updating hotstart file location when unpackaging projects

Version 4.1.886 February 7, 2011

General

  • New SWMM5 engine
  • Important improvements

Detail

  • Name change to PCSWMM 2011
  • Add support for SWMM5.0.021
  • Depreciate support for EPA SWMM5.0.020 (and EPA SWMM5.0.019)
  • Full support remains for EPA SWMM 5.0.013, 5.0.014, 5.0.015, 5.0.016, 5.0.017, 5.0.018, and 5.0.021
  • Improve graphing capabilities in the Graph panel
    • Improve performance for large data sets (millions of data points)
    • Add anti-aliasing for smoother lines and fonts
    • Add zoom window feature, can be turned on or off via the Graph Properties editor
    • Add options to Include file name and/or date when copying graphs to the clipboard
    • Improve copy to clipboard function for bitmap and metafile
    • Add drop down list of previous titles to the main title/sub title text control in Graph Properties
  • Improve graph capabilities in the SRTC tool
  • Add "Remove All" to the Profile panel
  • Add "Ignore empty space" option to the Area Weighting tool

Version 4.0.870 October 8, 2010

General

  • Significant new features
  • Important improvements
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Supports SWMM5.0.020 with the LID toolbox
    • Add a LID control editor to manage the five types of LID controls
    • Add a LID usage editor to assign LID usage to subcatchments
    • Support external time series for buildup in the Landuse editor
    • Add "Evaporate only during dry periods" option to the Climatology editor
    • Support reading LID report file in the Graph panel
  • Add native support for large fonts (high DPI settings)
  • Completely redesign the Area Weighting tool with new support for look-up tables and field matching
  • Add Look-up table editor
  • Add "Include look-up tables" option to the Package Project dialog
  • Add automatic rounding in the Area weighting tool, the Replace tool, the Shape Split dialog and the Shape Union dialog
  • Support generating thumbnails in the Reporting tool for Graphs and Profiles
  • Add support for importing from geodatabase layers in the Data Import Wizard
  • Improve open time series from Excel file by offering to save as a PCSWMM Timeseries file (.tsf); prompt the user to either merge or overwrite if the Timeseries file already exists
  • Improve method for running scenarios in parallel (for both grid computing and multi-core computing)
  • Add "Show Objective" option to the Graph panel to display the objective functions table on the graph itself (like the existing Show error option)
  • Add option to draw only the lowest overbank for an irregular channel in the Profile panel
  • Add a dropdown list to the profile properties popup to control link label position (Ground or Crown)
  • Fix one bug in the Transect Creator tool: transects not created if DEM layer is in decimal degrees
  • Fix one problem that may cause events to be triggered randomly in laptops when unplugging/plugging the power cable

Version 3.9.835 August 16, 2010

General

  • New features and improvements
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Complete rewrite of the Project Summary/Comparison tool
    • Support unlimited custom items for listing specific SWMM5 entity attributes
    • Support unlimited custom tables
    • Save custom items/tables in the current project and all scenarios
    • Support pushing tables to Microsoft Excel
    • Support importing custom items/tables from other projects
  • Add Round function to the Multi-Attribute Replace tool (to specify number of decimals)
  • Add Check Subcatchment Connectivity tool
  • Add support for unlimited comments in the Control Rules editor
  • Add support for ESRI Personal Geodatabase layers
  • Add debug option to the import function in a RAP project
  • Add "Browse network in project manager" to the Preferences dialog
  • Improve PCSWMM's startup speed and project open speed
  • Select subcatchments that drain onto other subcatchments in the Select Upstream function
  • Improve display of subcatchment outlet lines, especially for selected subcatchments
  • Remove fade in animation from the tool browser
  • Fix one bug in open report file: empty control actions taken section throws an exception

Version 3.8.809 July 6, 2010

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface improvements
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Update the Profile panel
    • Support multiple simultaneous profiles with animation and zoom support (Professional version only)
    • Export profile to supported vector layer such as AutoCAD DXF file ("Export" under the Options menu)
    • Support overview for zoomed profile ("Show Overview" under the Options menu)
    • Improve representation of filled-circular conduits
    • Do not draw EGL line when in Scenario mode
    • Display project name instead of "HGL" in legend when in Scenario mode
  • Add Documentation panel
    • Create new panel for indexing all project related files (documents, worksheets, notes, pictures, CCTV and other videos, etc.)
    • Remove Notes & Documents item from the Project panel
    • Save document list to a catalog file (catalog file can be centrally located and shared between different projects)
    • Support packaging the documentation catalog along with all documents to a single document package file (for easy transfer of documents)
    • Support opening a document catalog file or a packaged document catalog file
    • Support drag-and-drop adding of files to the documentation panel
    • Support viewing of images, videos, web pages, notes and PDF files directly in documentation catalog
    • Support launching of document file in default application
    • Support mouse wheel zoom and mouse pan when viewing images
    • List documents in table or thumbnail view
    • Support adding tags and comments to documents
    • Support bulk editing of tags to multiple selected documents
    • Filter documents by type and/or by tag
    • Sort documents by name, type, date received, etc.
    • Support opening selected documents in the Map or Graph panel (where applicable)
    • Provide option for previewing PDF files (under Options menu)
  • Update the Project Manger
    • Add a folder bread crumb control under Browser tab
    • Support copying and pasting folder paths in the bread crumb control
    • Send deleted projects and scenarios to the recycle bin (i.e. can be restored through Windows OS)
    • Update scenario lists when a project was renamed/moved/deleted
    • Allow deleting a project that is currently open
    • Show "Open in Windows Explorer" when right-clicking a folder in the folder browser, or right clicking in the folder bread crumb control
  • Remove SWMM5. prefix from all SWMM5 GIS layers (for better support of third party applications - e.g. ArcView)
  • Disable editing function name, units and location name in SWMM5 output file in the Graph panel (to avoid confusion - time series should be duplicated or copied and pasted before editing)
  • Support plotting of control actions in the Graph panel (control action time series read from SWMM5 status report file)
  • Support update notification from packaged project (lets you know when the source packaged project has been updated by another user)
  • Add Maximum Spread result attribute to the Conduit layer for gutter flow analysis in major/minor system modeling
  • Add Simplify Network tool to assist in the aggregation of short conduits
  • Allow a permanent user-specified order for listing scenarios in the Scenario Manager
  • Add toolbar buttons to the Scenario Manager to rename, move, remove, delete and arrange scenarios
  • Add a popup toolbar for controlling options when editing/adding shapes in the Map panel
  • Improve function for calculating high chord transects (when importing from HEC RAS)
  • Improve function for importing bridges from HEC RAS
  • Add support for importing "Arch" and "Semi-Circle" culverts from HEC RAS
  • Add ability to save and recall filter settings to the registry in the Project Summary/Comparison tool
  • Add units to the threshold labels in both the Layer Properties and Animation Properties popup editors (Map panel)
  • Redesign the Restructure Layer dialog (Map panel)
  • Make changes to the Set Drop/Losses tool (add option to calculate drops, losses or both)
  • Make changes to the Set Slope tool (add option to not raise upstream nodes)
  • Make the Attribute panel permanently fixed in place (not closable, floatable or dockable)
  • Improve refresh speed of the object list in the Transect editor and the Curve editor for large numbers of objects (1000's)
  • Remove Summary button from the Project panel (it can be accessed in the Tools browser and Tools menu)
  • Do not save scenario list to a project created with the Save Project As command (and do not add it to the scenario list of the current project)
  • Fix one bug in the Graph panel's edit time series function that may interfere with subtracting one time series from another
  • Fix one bug in the Generate Subcatchment Schematic tool: the selected subcatchments only option was not enabled
  • Fix one bug in the Align Conduit Crowns tool

Version 3.7.741 Apr 27, 2010

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface improvements
  • Bug fix

Detail

  • Add new Project Manager for managing projects, including:
    • Enhanced project browser
    • Renaming projects
    • Moving projects
    • Deleting projects
  • Support reading input time series from SWMM4 RUNOFF, TRANSPORT, EXTRAN and STORAGE input files
  • Add Thiessen Polygon / Voronoi Decomposition generation tool
  • Add Subcatchment Schematic tool for schematic generation
  • Update the Graph panel
    • Improve interface for time series editing in the Edit Functions tab
    • Edit functions now apply to either full time series or selected time period, they can no longer be applied to the zoomed in extent (to avoid confusion)
    • Clear selection period if it is out of the visible zoom extent of the graph
    • Ignore null values instead of reading as zeros when opening time series file
    • Add ability to display measurements of error on graph via Options >> Show Error in the Error Functions tab
    • Add support for exporting time series to SWMM5 external time series file
    • Improve method for handling saved location favorites
    • Always calculate error function over observed time series if only two time series are plotted
  • Support multiple, tiled graphs in the SRTC calibration tool
  • Add "SWMM4 input file" option to the Import dialog for launching the EPA SWMM4to5 converter
  • Add "Select Entity" and "Find in Map" to the context sensitive right-click popup menu in the Details and Status panels
  • Add permanent "Rim Elev." field to the SWMM5 node layers, which can be used to automatically calculate node depth (depth = rim elev. - invert elev)
  • Add an option in the Preferences dialog to control which node attribute can be edited (Rim Elev. or Depth)
  • Add an option in the Preferences dialog to control which subcatchment attribute can be edited (Flow Length or Width)
  • Add context sensitive Edit menu item to the Options menu in the Attributes panel (Edit Width, Edit Depth, etc.)
  • Remove Set Max. Depth tool (now obsolete) and adjust tools that are affected by the new Rim Elev. attribute
  • Change node attribute name "Max. Depth" to "Depth" to avoid confusion with Maximum Depth attribute in the Results section
  • Use the Outfall layer's Rim Elev. attribute to control ground line display in Profile panel (not used internally by SWMM5)
  • Make the Project panel fixed in place (not closable, floatable or dockable), although it can still be resized
  • Change the "Options" tree list item to "Simulation Options" in the Project panel to avoid confusion with the Options button
  • Remove the Pan button from the Map panel's toolbar, set left mouse drag to pan, shift + left mouse drag to select by rectangle, and alt + left mouse drag to select by rectangle in all layers
  • Improve HEC RAS importing function: use georeference cut lines to locate junctions
  • Improve mouse wheel zoom responsiveness for large complex layers in the Map panel
  • Improve save project function: check for layers that are in use by other applications
  • Improve import from GIS function: support import polyline shapes to subcatchment layer (converts open lines to closed polygons)
  • Improve method for creating default subcatchment polygons from SWMM5 file with missing vertices
  • Enable editing SCS infiltration's Conductivity attribute in the Subcatchment layer if SWMM5 version is set to 5.0.013 (this parameter has been depreciated in later versions of SWMM5)
  • Support Custom Map Coordinate System, including WKT Projection file import/export, directly specifying EPSG number, and manually entering projection information
  • Fix bug relating to orifice flap gates
  • Fix bug relating to importing shape curves from HEC RAS file

Version 3.6.700 Feb 12, 2010

General

  • PCSWMM 2010 released
  • New features
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Make changes to the SRTC tool:
    • Add options to display/hide the four various time series/data: current, calibrated, verified and observed
    • Add support for saving radio tuning settings (save favorites)
    • Add support for viewing verification status report
    • Add option for displaying +/- 10% envelope lines in calibration plots
    • Add support for manually editing radio tuning via keyboard
    • Add support for unlimited undo/redo of radio tuning adjustments
    • Graphically mark radio tuning positions of last verification run
    • Remember settings between sessions
    • Change copy function to a popup menu displaying options
    • Improve copy to clipboard as bitmap or metafile functions
  • Add support for including time series files in a packaged project file
  • Add support for saving graph properties (line-styles etc.) in a packaged project file
  • Support scenario mode in the Graph panel's calibration plot tab
  • Support clear-fill polygon setting when viewing in Google Earth or exporting to KML file
  • Improve the Graph panel's copy to clipboard as bitmap or metafile function
  • Keep entities selected in the current layer after saving a project or running SWMM5
  • Show a popup message after SWMM5 run instead of clickable message box
  • Fix one bug in the Graph panel: the Save button in the Add to Favorites popup does not work
  • Fix one bug in loading panel layout that may cause panels to be hidden under rare circumstances

Version 3.5.689 Dec 24, 2009

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.0.018
    • Add total percent loss result attribute to the Storage Units layer (total percent loss to infiltration and evaporation during the simulation)
  • Support geo-referenced points of interest (POIs)
  • Support displaying geo-tagged image files (lat/long EXIF data) as geo-referenced POIs
  • Support POI web services for displaying geo-referenced photos in a Flickr account
  • Support importing bridges/culverts from HEC RAS geometric files, including high-chord, low-cord and multiple piers
  • Support copying and pasting polylines into polygon layers (converts open polylines to closed polygons)
  • Support plotting multiple transects in the Transect editor (when 2 or more transect objects are selected)
  • Support anti-aliasing feature when outputing GIS map to a printer
  • Interpolate Invert Elevation and Max. Depth when splitting a Conduit at a cut line with the Split function
  • Rewrite "Set Slope" tool to significantly improve flexibility
  • Add new "Rename Entities" tool to automatically name SWMM entities according to user-defined protocol, with branch identification
  • Add "Clean Polygons" tool to clean up polygon boundaries
  • Add "Set Outlet" tool to topologically assign subcatchment outlets to appropriate nodes based on user-specified criteria
  • Add "Align Conduit Crowns" tool to align crowns of selected conduits
  • Add "Set Drops/Losses" tool to automatically assign manhole drops and energy losses based on flow direction changes
  • Add "Select by Angle" tool to select conduits which change flow direction in a specified angle range in the downstream node
  • Add support for downloading and processing the WSR-88D Digital Hybrid Scan Reflectivity radar product in RAP projects
  • Add "Calibrate to observed locations only" option to the SRTC calibration tool to significantly speed up loading of results from output files
  • Add "Fill style" to the layer properties pop-up editor for polygon layers
  • Add "Include POI files" option to the Package Project function
  • Add "Auto Select" function to the Profile panel for identifying and saving all possible pathways and branches in the model as saved profiles
  • Completely redesign the project Notes & Documents editor for better management of related project documents
  • Redesign Reporting tool to reflect Windows 7 style
  • Support delete key press to delete selected saved profile (if any) in the Profile panel
  • Check for conflicting user-defined attribute names in the subcatchment layer when adding a new Pollutant or Landuse
  • Fix one bug in the Profile: node ground elevation was incorrectly displayed if connected to standard size ellipse or arch conduits
  • Fix one bug in the Table panel when editing value with Selected Only option on
  • Fix one bug in editing Storage Units attributes

Version 3.4.647 Oct 27, 2009

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.0.017
    • Add dry weather flow concentration attribute to the Pollutant editor
    • Change default dry weather runoff time step from 15 to 5 minutes
  • Add compatibility mode for older SWMM5 engines (5.0.013, 014, 015, 016, 017)
  • Add support for several new types of layers
    • DWG layers (*.dwg)
    • FME feature store layers (*.ffs)
    • Geo Jason layers (*.json; *.geojson)
    • IHO S-57 ENC layers (*.000)
    • LandXML layers (*.xml)
    • OpenStreetMap layers (*.osm)
    • Web Map Service (WMS) layers
  • Add "WMS" button to the Layer browser for opening Web Map Service layers
  • Add "Coordinate System" to the Options menu in the Map panel to replace Projection settings
  • Add "Add to Reporting List" to the Options menu in the Attributes panel
  • Add "Show acronym" option to layer properties popup editor
  • Add "Altitude" control to the Google Earth tab in the Preferences dialog
  • Add "Edit" menu item to the Options menu in the Events Manager for editing event start and stop times manually
  • Add "Show Cell Borders" to the Options menu in the Table panel
  • Simplify and expand Map projection and layer projection support
  • Simplify layer reprojection function
  • Simplify the setup of PCSWMM's grid computing feature (Grid tab in Preferences dialog)
  • Support anti-alias in the Map panel (Map tab in the Preferences dialog)
  • Redesign radar layer properties dialog to support rendering on color index (similar to NEXRAD)
  • Display user-friendly names in the Attribute panel and the Table panel for base reflectivity radar layers
  • Remember last opened event file and reload it for the next session
  • Improve redraw performance in the Table panel
  • Improve function for auto-selecting events
  • Improve function for calculating storage required
  • Improve function for calculating Desbordes runoff
  • Remove "Map Dimension" menu item from the Options menu in the Map panel
  • Add Desbordes tab to the Options editor
  • Add Desbordes design storm to Raingage editor
  • Fix one bug in the Transect editor that could cause the right bank station from being displayed in the transect plot
  • Fix one bug in the Area Weighting tool that could throw an exception

Version 3.3.608 Sep 2, 2009

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add overbank layer support in the Transect Creator tool
  • Add multi-core and grid computing support for generating rainfall time series from NEXRAD radar files
  • Add function for creating a centroid point layer from a polygon layer (in export layer dialog)
  • Optimize profile label layout
  • Optimize opening very large time series files (>500MB) to avoid memory issues
  • Optimize speed when processing continuous time series in the radar rainfall tool (Raingage editor)
  • Support output to TSF file in radar rainfall tool (Raingage editor)
  • Improve control over Google Earth KML file generation (changes to Preferences and Google Earth options popup)
  • Add default NEXRAD color index rendering of radar rainfall in RAP projects (and Google Earth)
  • Change Copy Profile to Clipboard dialog to a popup
  • Change save profile dialog to a popup
  • Change save graphed locations dialog to a popup
  • Change export layer dialog to a popup
  • Attributes panel flow units now based on input file setting rather than output file
  • Fix bug that may prevent some time series from loading from a HEC-DSS file

Version 3.2.590 August 7, 2009

General

  • New features

Detail

  • Support SWMM5.0.016
    • Add Meander modifier to the Transect editor
    • Make changes to the Hydrograph editor
    • Add infiltration attributes to the Storage layer
    • Make changes to Climatology editor
    • Support "Evaporation" time series in the output file
  • Add Set DEM Elevation tool - extracts ground elevations from DEM for node entities
  • Add the ability to create transects from cut lines on a DEM layer (Transect Creator tool)
  • Add the ability to save/export time series directly to an Excel file in the Graph panel
  • Add the ability to customize the balloon content for non-SWMM5 layers for exporting to KML
  • Add the ability to report tables in Reporting tool
  • Add Copy/Paste popup menu to the grid in the Hydrograph editor
  • Add filter function to the Control rules editor
  • Add "Controls Rule" to the Options menu in the attributes panel - displays only applicable controls for the selected entity
  • Add "Add POI" to the Options menu in the Attributes panel
  • Add mouse-over POI picture display to Preview POI feature in the Attributes panel
  • Add preview results (Analyze) table to the GIS join function
  • Improve Profile panel
    • Mouse-over subdued highlighting of entity and label
    • Highlight selected entity label
    • Support selecting entity by clicking on the label
    • Add "Label Lines" option to the Properties dialog in the Profile panel
  • Improve 2D flood animation in Map panel
  • Improve Package/Unpackage function
  • Sort nodes and links alphabetically in the Select New Profile dialog
  • Pause map animation if the Map panel loses focus
  • Pause profile animation if the Profile panel loses focus

Version 3.1.565 July 3, 2009

General

  • New features

Detail

  • Add new calibration plot capability to the Graph panel for generating computed vs. observed scatter plots and reporting error
  • Add the ability to save time series to a SWMM5 inflow/outflow interface file in the Graph panel
  • Add the ability to open a SWMM5 inflow/outflow interface file in the Graph panel
  • Add the ability to import time series from a SWMM5 inflow/outflow interface file in the Time series editor
  • Add Export Image… to the Options menu in the Graph panel - supports saving graph as metafile, png, jpg, or bitmap
  • Add crop options to the Crop Time Series editing functions in the Graph panel
  • Add Show Title to the Options menu in the Event Manager in the Graph panel
  • Add New Scenario(s) dialog to support quickly creating multiple event scenarios in the Scenario Manager
  • Add a new result attribute to the SWMM5 nodes layers: Time of Maximum HGL
  • Add a new result attribute to the SWMM5 links layers: Time of Maximum Flow
  • Add Preview POI to the Preview function in the Attributes panel
  • Add Line style to the general layer properties dialog (not just in the advanced properties editor)
  • Add default dashed line style for major system conduits in the Dual Drainage Creator

Version 3.0.541 June 1, 2009

General

  • Name change (to PCSWMM 2009)
  • Significant Interface changes
  • New features

Detail

  • Support EPA SWMM5.0.014
  • Make changes to the GUI:
    • Remove top toolbars and add toolbars to each panel
    • Make changes to the main menu
    • Remove Clipboard panel and add a Clipboard popup to the Map panel
    • Remove Overview panel and add it to the Map panel as Overview popup
    • Remove Layers panel and add it to the Map panel as Layer Manager popup
    • Merge Preview panel into Attribute panel
  • Reduce the amount of time the Results outdated flag is thrown
  • Remember opened time series files between sessions
  • Simplify inputs in the Projection dialog and the Reproject dialog (allow decimal degree inputs)
  • Add “Remove Parts…” editor for simplifying multiple parts shapes
  • Add new Options items and Model inventory to the Project Summary tool
  • Add Coefficient of determination (Nash-Sutcliffe R2) to the error function
  • Change Profile properties dialog to a popup editor
  • Change Graph properties dialog to a popup editor
  • Improve the Shape Split dialog; add a Resume button
  • Improve the Project browser, Layer browse and Scenario manager interfaces
  • Add Sort, Filter and Table Selection buttons to the Table panel
  • Support sort by double-clicking on a column header in the Table panel
  • Add Options button to the Time series editor; add “Create Rain Gages” and “Create External Files” to the Options popup menu
  • Improve the Choose Profile dialog
  • Add new Profile Options dialog
  • Copy saved graphs to the new project in save as function (create new scenario)
  • Add function to import saved graphs from another project (in the Graph panel)
  • Add function to import saved profiles from another project (in the Profile panel)
  • Add support for a native PCSWMM time series database (for reading/writing time series to a database)
  • Add optional mode for adding vertexes when editing/creating polygon or line entities: after active point
  • Add options to the Preferences dialog; add “Add vertex mode”, “Show tools browser” and "Launch editor on single click"
  • Display units with attribute names in the Attribute panel
  • Improve the Layout manager interface
  • Improve the Event manager interface
  • Improve the Event selector interface
  • Improve table display in the Table panel
  • Single clicking opens Editor for Title, Options, Climatology, Control rules and POI
  • Remember last accessed tab in the Options and Climatology editor during session
  • Add code for interpolating rainfall time series
  • Add Preferences button to the Run scenario dialog (replace Grid button)
  • Improve delete function in the Table panel
  • Add warning message for editing function units in the Graph panel
  • Add a “Save Copy…” command to the Options menu of the Graph panel (replace Save As) when the output file is selected
  • Change time series tree list to time series manager in the Graph panel
  • Use spacebar to select/deselect a location in the time series manager in the Graph panel
  • Add roll back function to a canceled SWMM5 run: restores previous output and report file
  • Add option “Include SWMM5 results in package” to the package project function

Version 2.18.475 February 27, 2009

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Enhance Google Earth viewer:
    • Altitude control for exporting layer
    • Support threshold rendering
    • Add units to the balloon for SWMM5 layers
    • Add node scale slider to the Google Earth editor
    • Add node style to the Google Earth editor (polygons or icons)
  • Enhance the SRTC tool:
    • Restore the order of the radio tuning sliders for reloading existing results
    • Set the order of time series in the tables and legend
    • Show error functions in the objective function graph
  • Add support for dragging nodes in Edit mode
  • Check spaces in names for all editors
  • Optimize import data speed for empty name field
  • Add subcatchment Flow length to the Default dialog
  • Optimize opening of Project browser, Layer browser and Google Earth editor
  • Improve raingage editor responsiveness for very large rainfall time series
  • Improve memory handling of very large Time Series objects in the input file
  • Fix bug in the Projection dialog: changing the map units with auto-length on does not update the subcatchment Area field or conduit Length field correctly
  • Fix bug in the SRTC tool that can cause incorrect calculation of error function
  • Fix bug that can cause an exception in the Layer Properties editor
  • Fix bug that can cause an exception in the Table panel
  • Fix bug that may cause an exception when opening a HEC-DSS time series

Version 2.17.465 February 13, 2009

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add support for read/write regular-interval time series from/to HEC-DSS database
  • Add support for multi-subcatchment assigning of rain gages and outlets in the Attribute panel and the Replace tool
  • Add Graph panel Edit function to aggregate 15 minutes rainfall to one hour rainfall
  • Enhance Google Earth viewer:
    • Layer control (specify SWMM5 and other layers)
    • Entity label control
    • Individual layer thematic rendering (size, color)
    • Extrude rendering
    • Dynamic thematic rendering (animation) of model results
    • Transparency control
    • Attribute control (select attributes to be included in balloons)
    • Match balloon color theme to selected application color theme
    • Camera angle control
  • Allow sub-second routing time step in the Options editor
  • Add Copy headers to the Options menu in the Table panel
  • Open the Table panel when a SWMM5 layer item is double-clicked in the Project panel
  • Optimize the Preferences editor
  • Fix bug that may result in accidentally dragging an entity in the Map panel
  • Fix bug that can prevent infiltration defaults from being applied to a new project
  • Fix bug that may prevent node pollutant treatment settings from being changed
  • Fix bug that can cause an exception when editing attributes in the Table panel

Version 2.16.445 January 16, 2009

General

  • Speed optimizations
  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Optimize performance with large models
    • Opening/saving projects
    • Attribute editing in the Attribute panel and Replace tool
    • Importing data
    • Avoid loading attribute value list in the Select by Query tool if layer contains more than 5000 entities
  • Add entity selection functions
    • Add Select by Polygon function to select entities based on topological relationships
    • Add Analyze... function to tabulate results in the Select by Query tool
  • Add new rendering functionality in the Layer Properties editor: support multi-attribute expressions for the threshold value (e.g. mark all nodes where MaxDepth > GroundElevation - 5ft, etc.)
  • Add graphical representation of transect cut-lines in the Map panel: see Draw Transects in the Preferences editor (Map tab)
  • Add new functionality to the Transect editor
    • Display maximum computed water depth in the transect plot
    • Highlight selected transects in the Map panel (when transect cut-lines are shown)
    • Relocate street tab to sub-dialog
  • Add new functionality to some of the tools
    • Auto-Connect tool: add two additional options for determining link direction when connecting imported links and nodes
    • Replace tool: add “Lowest connected conduit” option for replacing node Invert Elevation (Junction and Storage)
    • Set Invert tool: add option to set junction invert to lowest connected conduit
  • Add default weir discharge coefficient to the Project Defaults editor
  • Add ability to set general project settings in the New Project dialog
  • Add transparency support when exporting the Map to a PNG file
  • Add confirmation message box for switching flow units and turning on auto-length
  • Improve function for importing reaches from HEC-RAS
  • Improve shape editing in the Map panel
  • Improve handling of SWMM5 projects
    • Switch to opened project if it is already open when you try to open it again
    • Add warning if project is currently open by another user
    • Allow opening of a SWMM5 project created by a later version of PCSWMM, but display warning message
    • Improve Project Synchronization dialog
    • Improve compression ratio for packaged projects
    • Prevent unpackaging a package file if the project is already open
  • Improve Show Map Selection button in the Graph panel to include selected entities on all SWMM5 layers (not just current layer)
  • Improve center selection option for point layers by adding “Minimum extent for center selection” to the Preferences dialog
  • Improve the Paste Special tool and the Open MS Excel / MS Access tools for pasting/opening non-standard time series formats in the Graph panel
  • Improve entity selection in the Profile panel: keep selection after attribute editing
  • Improve SRTC calibration tool: use objective function values in the events table and the plot
  • Improve the Auto-Scroll dialog in the Graph panel (for real-time updating of time series from remote gages)
  • Improve the Dimensions editor: remove the redundant auto-length function
  • Improve message box for changing Offsets
  • Do not allow Auto-Length option to be turned on if map units are not specified
  • Fix bug in treatment editing: treatment attribute remains NO after assigned
  • Fix bug in the Project Defaults editor that prevents default conduit cross-section geometric parameters from being assigned

Version 2.15.396 October 31, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Bug fix

Detail

  • Add function to roll back edits to the current project to the start of the session or last auto-saved version (Edit >> Undo).
  • Add packaging function (File >> Package Project…) to package the current project into a single compressed PCSWMM package file (*.pcz) for ease of transferring projects (e.g. emailing). It has options to include all "other" background layers and other associated SWMM5 files (hotstart, rainfall, etc.) and provides relative file paths to avoid breaking links.
  • Support unpacking packaged PCSWMM projects in the Open project dialog
  • Add auto-refresh from file function in the Graph panel to refresh loaded time series when the underlying file is updated by an external program
  • Add Auto-scroll function in the Graph panel (part of real-time data acquisition and modeling support).
  • Improve input file synchronization to enable updating the SWMM5 GIS layers from an externally edited SWMM5 input file without losing user-defined GIS layer attributes. This provides more seamless support for editing SWMM5 input files outside of PCSWMM.
  • Refresh Table panel after an object is deleted in the editors
  • Represent rectangular orifice cross-connections and all weir cross-connections as rectangular shapes in the Profile panel
  • Update the South Africa SCS design storms distributions in the Design Storm Creator
  • Add check to ensure street name does not contain spaces in the Transect editor when the Create button is clicked
  • Optimize manual pathway selection in Map panel: explicitly clicking a link should keep the link in the profile, regardless of pathway priority setting
  • Add support for negative baseline and/or average values in Inflows editor
  • Fix bug in exporting subcatchment polygon layers to DXF files

Version 2.14.375 October 3, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Event analysis tab to the Graph panel and the Calibration tool
    • Auto-select events from selected time series
    • Open/save events from/to an event file
    • Add/remove event to/from event table
    • Support copy to clipboard function
    • Support sort by clicking column header
    • Clicking an event in the table to select it in the graph
    • Double clicking an event in the table to zoom into it in the graph
    • Add “Show Events” option to mark events in the plot
    • Add “Select Period from Event Table” option
  • Enable objective calibration graph in the Calibration tool for calibrating multiple event objective functions
  • Add open observed time series function in the Calibration tool
  • Implement new error function calculations for objective calibration graph
  • Optimize multiple time series loading for the Calibration tool, Select all function in the Graph panel and Map panel plan-view animation
  • Optimize function for opening NCDC rainfall files
  • Make changes to option dialog for saving to NCDC rainfall file format
  • Extend selection to include inlet/outlet nodes of links when creating sub model
  • Save Graph panel's "Link to selection" settings as an application setting, as opposed to a project-specific setting
  • Implement new select functions for mouse click selection and rectangle selection in the Map panel:
    • Shift key: select all touched shapes on all unlocked layers
    • Ctrl key: add all touched shapes to the current selection in current layer (do not clear selection)
    • Shift + Ctrl keys: add all touched shapes on all unlocked layers to the current selection
  • Make changes to the activation form
  • Fix bug in hot spot pop-up in the Graph panel
  • Fix bug in Run Scenarios in parallel: profile is not refreshed

Version 2.13.364 September 18, 2008

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Average function to the Transect editor for aggregating multiple transects
  • Add SRTC calibration tool for automated model calibration of any parameter
  • Add rainfall time series disaggregation tool for disaggregating long term, coarse time step rainfall records to high temporal resolution
  • Add support for importing directly from dBASE databases
  • Add support in the Graph tool for opening Canadian AES and CMC format rainfall data
  • Add check to prevent user from reversing link direction if the outlet node is an outfall
  • Optimize the Query Builder editor (in the Select by Query dialog)
  • Add “All SWMM5 layers” option to the Select By Query dialog to apply SQL queries to multiple SWMM5 GIS layers simultaneously
  • Add column sort button to the Table panel toolbar and Options menu
  • Accept time series names with an “ (obs)” suffix when loading observed head in the Profile panel
  • Add support for varying JPEG compression when exporting map image to JPEG files
  • Optimize the Export to Image dialog
  • Fix bug in the Cross Section editor related to Filled_Circular shape
  • Fix bug in Submodel creator related to converting the downstream node to an outfall

Version 2.12.339 August 7, 2008

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • New features in the Table panel:
    • Modify Table panel toolbar
    • Support uncertainty estimation and thematic cell rendering: add Show Uncertainty button and Uncertainty Picker control; save uncertainty values in the SWMM5 project file (.chi)
    • Change row selection to cell selection; support multiple cell selection
    • Support select, replace, delete, copy and paste multiple cells
    • Remove empty rows and columns when copying multiple cells to clipboard
    • Include column headers when copying multiple cells
    • Support clicking on column header to select all cells in the column (hold Control/Shift key down to select multiple columns)
    • Support ascending/descending sort on multiple columns, with priority
    • Save individual sort order for each table between sessions
    • Add three columns for Hydrograph table (Initial Abstraction Parameters)
    • Add Active column to SWMM5 object tables - indicates if the object is in use by the model
    • Add Edit column to SWMM5 object tables to launch Editor for the selected object
    • Add tables for time series and curves objects
    • Add context sensitive popup menus in Table panel
    • Arrange columns in SWMM5 layers to match order in Attributes panel
    • Add units to column headers for SWMM5 layers
    • Hide non-applicable infiltration attributes in subcatchment table
    • Switch to the Map panel when Flash button is clicked
  • Changes to the Graph panel:
    • Add “Max Outflow” text box to the Storage function tab
    • Remove vertical zoom; change “Link to Selection” popup menu to a popup window
    • Remove scenario tab in the Properties editor;
    • Support Esc key to cancel “Select All” function
  • Changes to SWMM5 layer fields:
    • Rename “MaxFlow” to “FlowLimit” in Conduit layer
    • Rename “MaxRptFlow” to “MaxFlow” in all link layers
    • Rename “MaxDepth” to “Depth” in Junction, Divider and Storage layer
    • Rename “MinFlow” to “MinDivFlow”, “MaxFloDepth” to “MaxDivDepth” in Divider layer
    • Rename “MaxRptDepth” to “MaxDepth” in all node layers
  • Support uncertainty estimation and visualization for all SWMM5 model numeric attributes and parameters
  • Add support for importing transects and reaches (conduits/nodes) from HEC RAS geometry files
  • Add optimized default layouts for single monitor and dual monitors
  • Add bar plot option to the Attribute frequency distribution analysis tool
  • Add Summary/Comparison tool to the Tools Browser as a Tool
  • Add Quantitative Uncertainty section to the Summary/Comparison tool
  • Enhance attribute/parameter validation in the Table panel and the Attribute panel for SWMM5 entities/objects
  • Set F5 as short cut key for SWMM5 run
  • Disable plowable "Depth at 100% Cover" in the Snowpack editor; remove it from the Table panel
  • Make changes to the Profile panel: always check node obvert elevation (adjust it if it is less than conduit crown elevation)
  • Make changes to the AutoConnect tool summary: list disconnected links only
  • Make changes to the Import function for GIS/CAD sources: enforce attribute connectivity in Map panel (if provided)
  • Expand descriptions for SWMM5 entities (Results section) in the Attribute panel
  • Remove non-applicable result fields in the SWMM5 link layers when opening an older SWMM5 project
  • Make changes to Paste function to keep applicable attributes and connected links when cutting and pasting nodes between SWMM5 node layers (i.e. converting nodes from one type to another via cut and paste)
  • Make changes to select pathway to include entity type
  • Improve fly-over labeling in the Map panel
  • Optimize display of title in the Profile panel when copying or printing
  • Fix bug in the Option editor: time step is not saved after Enter key is pressed
  • Fix bug in the Curve editor: could not handle large number of data points (more than 100)
  • Fix bug in draw outlet lines in the subcatchment layer: sometime program hangs if outlet node is not found
  • Fix bug in Transect editor: street transect is not plotted correctly if Elevation Modifiers is not zero
  • Fix bug in run scenarios: program crashes if scenario input file does not exist
  • Fix bug in restructure GIS layer dialog: deleting a field and then creating a new field with the same name does not change field type
  • Fix bug in Pipe sizing tool: Geom1 can be set to zero for non-circular conduits

Version 2.11.309 - Beta June 20, 2008

General

  • New features
  • interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add ability to create submodels from a larger 'macro' model
  • Add support for merging SWMM5 projects to create a larger 'macro' model
  • Add support for importing specific sections only from an external SWMM5 project
  • Add Attribute Frequency Distribution analysis to the Engineering Audit tools
  • Add new function to Set Invert tool to set node invert elevations to the lowest connected conduit elevation
  • Add project specific inter-session memory for last browsed folder in all 38 Open/Save dialogs
  • Add context sensitive color-coding in the Details panel (input file comment lines and section titles)
  • Improve design of the profile properties dialog
  • Support custom labeling in the Profile panel (both nodes and links)
  • Support multiple initial nodes or links in the Select Upstream function
  • Improve Select New Pathway dialog in the Profile panel
  • Add Pathway Priority/Selection… item under Edit >> Select By sub-menu
  • Save pathway priority settings for each project
  • Disable graphically editing conduit length in the Profile panel
  • Leave current active panel as is when switching scenarios
  • Remember Scenario mode settings in Graph and Profile panels when switching scenarios
  • Turn on Scenario mode whenever the scenario popup appears
  • Display same profile when switching scenarios (where possible)
  • Make changes to the Add to Time Series Editor function in the Graph panel to support selected time periods
  • Set Node Inflows and Treatment attributes to read only in the Table panel
  • Improve highlighting of selected cell and its column header in Table panel
  • Improve Replace operation support for the Table panel
  • Improve the Replace tool's summary statements
  • Fix bug in Export to Image function: the subcatchment to outlet links are not exported
  • Fix bug in Set Width tool: Flow length is not updated if Update flow length is not checked in the Preferences editor
  • Fix bug in Convert Shape function: Inflow and treatment settings are not kept after conversion
  • Fix bug in Treatment editor: the Details panel should be updated after treatment is edited
  • Fix bug in Dual Drainage Creator: link’s inlet/outlet offset is not correct when Offset is set to Elevation
  • Fix bug in drawing the link between subcatchments and their outlets that can occasionally hang the application or result in invisible subcatchments when the display link option is on and a subcatchment does not have an existing node specified as its outlet (2.11.309)

Version 2.10.290 - Beta May 30, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Minor interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Support priority options in choosing new profile pathway (i.e. open channel vs. closed conduit, etc.) to ease profile selection in dual drainage models
  • Support opening SWMM5 layers from other projects as background layers
  • Improve animation of the playback line in the Graph panel
  • Optimize the Split shape tool
  • Allow scenarios to run in parallel when the Volunteer option is not selected in the Grid preferences.
  • Modify the Select Upstream function to include subcatchments
  • Remember previous field matches in the Import Data tool and automatically re-establish them
  • Highlight and summarize matched fields in the Import Data field matching tables
  • Validate Reporting/Wet/Dry time step Days parameter when opening SWMM5 models not created in PCSWMM
  • Write dry weather inflow average value to the DWF section of the input file even if DWF patterns are not assigned
  • Fix bug that may prevent the profile from being displayed if the application is launched by double-clicking a project file in Windows Explorer
  • Fix bug that prevents the Save Project As dialog from appearing if the project is located directly in the root folder of a hard drive (i.e. c:\ )
  • Fix bug that can cause the Area Weighting tool to throw an exception
  • Fix bug that can prevent node Inflow type and Mass Units Conversion Factor parameters from being saved in the Inflows section of the input file

Version 2.09.283 - Beta May 21, 2008

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add dynamic rendering (animation) of any SWMM5 result time series in the Map panel, including gradient rendering (entity color and size) and threshold flagging (e.g. highlighting surcharged nodes, flooded nodes, etc.)
  • Add optimized layer properties editor and animation properties editor for quick setup of layer properties, static attribute rendering, and dynamic time series rendering
  • Add new playback controls in the Profile panel and Map panel.
  • Add a new Flow Length attribute to subcatchments layer, used to calculate Width attribute (where Width = Area / Flow Length)
  • Add a check box to Preferences dialog to control which attribute (Width or Flow Length) to change when subcatchment Area is changed
  • Add new items and sections to the Project Summary/Comparision tool
  • Display flow arrows for link layers, this option can be changed via the Preferences dialog
  • Re-design the Preferences dialog
  • Re-design the Set Width tool
  • Support save/load default projection in the Projection editor
  • Improve the design of all pop-up editors such as project browser, layer browser and tool browser
  • Set read only attributes in Rain gage Editor according to data source type
  • Display total progress for loading animation time series in the Map panel and the Profile panel
  • Fix bug that can prevent Node inflows from being updated if inflow field is changed directly in the Attributes panel as opposed to the Inflows editor
  • Fix bug in Replace function that can prevent the current Profile from being refreshed

Version 2.08.260 - Beta April 18, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add new attribute Slope to the SWMM5 Conduits layer
  • Add South Africa SCS 24h storm distributions (beta version only - needs verification) to Design Storm Creator
  • Add Back button to Set Slope tool
  • Rename SHAPE attribute to XSECTION in both Conduit and Orifice layers to avoid conflict with ArcGIS
  • Simplify computational grid set-up in the Preferences dialog
  • Optimize Pipe Sizing tool: check CIRCULAR conduits only when checking upstream diameters
  • Fix bug in Map panel that may cause links to look disconnected from one or more adjoining nodes
  • Fix bug in Storage function that can prevent the peak flow threshold from updating when switching functions
  • Fix bug in Graph panel that can prevent the previous selection from being cleared when opening a new project
  • Fix bug in Climatology editor: Start Reading File date in Temperature tab can not be edited

Version 2.07.253 - Beta April 09, 2008

General

  • Significant new features
  • Interface changes
  • Speed optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Switch to SWMM5 version 5.0.013
    • Add link offset option (Depth or Elevation); the setting can be changed in the Project Default dialog or the status bar
    • Move Flow Units from the Options dialog to the status bar
    • Add new validation check in the Snow pack editor
    • Restructure Orifice, Weir and Outlet SWMM5 layers to include Inlet Offset attribute
    • Add new result attributes to SWMM5 layers
  • Add scenario analysis features
    • Add scenario manager tool bar, which switches between scenarios and/or adds, removes and creates scenarios
    • Add run scenarios to Run SWMM5 tool bar, which runs scenarios in parallel (utilizing either multiple cores in current computer or a grid of computers)
    • Add Grid tab to the Preferences dialog to support grid computing
    • Change Project >> Summary to scenario Summary/Comparison tool
    • Plot multiple scenario HGL lines in the Profile panel
    • Plot multiple scenario time series in the Graph panel
    • Add multi-window support in the Details panel
    • Add multi-window support in the Status panel
  • Expand Profile panel functionality
    • Add tool bars at the top
    • Add Scenario tab to the Profile properties dialog
    • Support multiple dynamic HGLs with non-synchronized time steps if scenario button is on
    • Anti-alias the profile plot and improve gradient fill
    • Optimize labeling
  • Expand Graph panel functionality
    • Add tool bars at the top
    • Add Scenario tab to the properties dialog
    • Plot scenario time series if scenario button is on
    • Move properties editor to a new Graph panel Properties dialog
    • Remove Back Color, Fore Color and Max Selection in the properties editor
    • Add a new property: Separate Y Axis to control Y-axis divisions
    • Add support for saving and recalling favorite graphs (plotted locations) and/or scatter plots (in a similar fashion to the Profile panel)
    • Add Show Selection and Add to Time Series Editor menu items
    • Always plot rainfall time series at the top, and reduce vertical space for rainfall axis when plotted with other time series
  • Expand both Details and Status panel functionality
    • Add tool bar at the top
    • Add scenario picker combo box
    • Support split window (either vertically or horizontally)
    • Support book marks for quick navigation between different sections in either panel
  • Add support to open custom formatted time series directly from Microsoft Excel or Access files (Office 2007, 2003 and earlier all supported).
  • Support undo/redo for moving an entity in the Map panel
  • Add ability to de-select all entities in the Map panel by pressing the Esc key
  • Merge parts into one part if a link entity contains multiple shape parts (during import)
  • Support importing nodes from source layers defined as multipoint
  • Reverse link vertex order automatically to match upstream to downstream convention (during import)
  • Display link between subcatchment and its outlet node, this option and line color can be changed via the Preferences dialog
  • Optimize Time series editor for loading large time series files
  • Check pollutant and land use names when an SWMM5 input file is opening
  • Add “Getting Started…” menu item under help menu
  • Make aesthetic changes to the POI pop-up
  • Improve the snap-to function when drawing/editing subcatchment shapes (to include snapping the first vertex)
  • Make a correction to the illustration of Trapezoidal conduit side slopes in the Cross-Section editor and Preview panel
  • Fix bug in Landuse editor: Non point source will not be created if landuse is created before pollutant
  • Fix bug in Auto-connect tool: intermediate link vertices should not be lost if inlet or outlet node is empty
  • Fix bug for calculating mean value for MGD and MLD units in Objective functions

Version 2.06.211 February 11, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fix

Detail

  • Add option for drawing left & right transect over banks in the Profile panel
  • Add option for displaying conduit upstream and downstream invert elevations in the Profile panel
  • Display rectangular shaped conduit cross-connections as rectangles in the Profile panel
  • Fix bug in Save As function that can prevent application switching to the saved project.

Version 2.05.203 January 30, 2008

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Speed optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add scenario comparison to the Profile panel - plot/animate multiple scenario results simultaneously
  • Add 5 & 6 min. time step options for SCS 24h Type II design storms in the Design Storm Creator
  • Add SCS 48h Type II design storm to the Design Storm Creator
  • Add ability to use attribute data from another layer in the Replace tool
  • Add option to use flow divider inlet control or no inlet control in the Dual-Drainage Creator tool, also add option to re-route subcatchment runoff to created major system entities, and add surcharge depth to minor system nodes.
  • Add dropdown list for Subcatchment Outlets in the Attribute panel
  • Add preview functionality (Analyze...) and reporting to all Wizard and Calculator tools (except Replace tool)
  • Optimize performance for the Select Orphans, Select by Slope, Pipe Sizing, and the Auto-connect tool
  • Change HGL & EGL line color to blue & red, respectively in the Profile panel
  • Display time of peak for each node for peak values in the Profile panel
  • Avoid displaying red highlights (circles) in Profile panel when surcharge depth is specified and not exceeded and/or allow ponding option is on
  • Add ability to select cross-connection link entity in the Profile panel (click on the oval while holding shift key down)
  • Improve Profile panel plotting for transect conduits: node ground elevation now set to node invert el. + max. depth of all transects (where transect depths exceed node max. depth)
  • Add support for simultaneously opening multiple layers in Layer Browser
  • Add ability to read more than one data point per line from Curves section (i.e. non-tabular data)
  • Add ability to adjust vertex order for line shapes to match upstream to downstream convention for links
  • Add option to prevent application for checking default application for .inp (in Preferences)
  • Add ability to lock panels (in View >> Layout, and in Preferences)
  • Add context-sensitive help button to the Software Activation dialog
  • Add additional context sensitive help throughout application (F1 key)
  • Many smaller interface improvements and optimizations
  • Fix bug in Import Data function that could prevent importing from Excel
  • Fix bug in Layer Browser: exception occurs if you select a layer that doesn’t exist
  • Fix bug that can prevent updating results attributes

Version 2.04.170 December 7, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Minor interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add "Show profile" checkbox in the Select by Slope and Attribute Validation tools (next to the Center selection checkbox) - displays the selected entity in the profile panel.
  • Add "Reverse Link" pop-up menu item when right-clicking inside a conduit in the Profile panel - switches inlet and outlet nodes
  • Add a "Reverse Link" button to reverse the conduit direction (switch inlet and outlet node) in the Select by Slope tool (lower left corner). This applies to all selected entities in the results table
  • Add "Reverse Link" and "Show Profile" pop-up menu items when right-clicking on a SWMM5 entity in the Map panel
  • Add "Convert", "Reverse" and "Show Profile" menu items to the Shape menu
  • Improve Profile panel graphical editing - add support for holding shift key down to maintain conduit invert elevation when adjusting node invert elevation
  • Add Dummy conduit type to Cross-Section editor
  • Improve the Save Validation Set functionality in the Validation tool
  • Improve the Synchronize extent option in the Table panel for a single point: move the point to the middle of the map
  • Fix bug that can leave red/yellow highlight around a point shape when flashing the entity from Table panel.
  • Fix bug in the Profile panel that may hide cross connection ovals
  • Hide error message if Windows Vista security settings prevent registering PCSWMM as default application for .inp files
  • Remove customization ability for toolbars

Version 2.03.152 November 13, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add functions to pipe sizing tool for aligning obverts, preventing downstream pipes from being assigned smaller diameters, adjusting node inverts as appropriate and previewing changes
  • Add support to average overland flow path lengths in Set Width tool if there are more than one flow path defined for a subcatchment
  • Add a minimum vertices check for creating/editing non-SWMM5 layer line/polygon shapes
  • Add flash, select and deselect support in the Table panel for non-SWMM5 layers
  • Fix bug in Profile panel: profile is not displayed if the application is started by double-clicking an .inp file
  • Fix bug in Profile panel: save profile button is disabled under certain circumstances

Version 2.02.143 October 31, 2007

General

  • Significant new features
  • Minor interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add scatter plot capability with trend line/curve, correlation and significance
  • Add new Layer Reprojection tool for converting any supported vector layer between any of the 26 supported projections and 50 supported datums
  • Add new Projection dialog to enable users to specify model projection (datum, projection, and units for use with the View in Google Earth feature)
  • Add ability to view any model or any vector layer, in any supported projection, in Google Earth with one button click (using behind-the-scenes on-the-fly reprojection to geodetic lat. / long).
  • Add Slope listing to conduit display in Profile panel
  • Add user-definable snap tolerance (2 - 20px) to Preferences dialog
  • Add Set Surcharge Elev. tool for determining and storing surcharge threshold as a node attribute, which enables thematically mapping surcharging nodes
  • Add Show Project Browser on Startup option to Preferences dialog
  • Add View >> Refresh menu to refresh GIS map
  • Change toolbar button icons for Tools and Circle measure
  • Change location of Map units from Map Dimension dialog to Projection dialog
  • Optimize Resize Layer dialog; add Scale to Current Extent button
  • Set Save Layer dialog default folder to the folder where the layer exists
  • Store the auto-length setting for individual projects
  • Remove spaces when entering names in the Profile panel drop-down combo box
  • Fix bug in pasting shapes function
  • Fix bug in Profile Property dialog that may prevent updating results
  • Fix bug that may prevent toolbar button tool tips from appearing
  • Fix bug in Defaults dialog for setting default conduit shape
  • Fix bug in Option dialog that can cause [Files] section lines to duplicate

Version 2.01.131 October 15, 2007

General

  • Significant new features
  • Minor interface changes

Detail

  • Add support for importing data from Microsoft Excel, Access, text/csv and virtually all database formats and database servers (through OLE DB and ODBC)
  • Add Tools Browser for managing the new Engineering Audit, Wizards and Calculator tools - also relocate existing tools to Tools menu
  • Add Validation tool for model QA/QC
  • Add Select By Slope tool for model QA/QC
  • Add Set Invert tool to fill in missing data
  • Add Set Ground (Rim) tool to fill in missing data
  • Add Dual Drainage Creator tool to automatically rough in major system
  • Add Street creator to Transect editor for dual drainage modeling
  • Add the Outfall Loading Summary table info to the Outfall layer Results attributes
  • Add “Remove Multiple…” to the popup menu in the layer panel for removing multiple layers simultaneously
  • Add Show totals option in Objective Functions tab of the Graph panel
  • Show SWMM5 specific area units (acres or hectares) in the Shape section of the Attributes dialog for any polygon if Map units are specified
  • Saved profile to the SWMM input file as list of links for SWMM5 GUI compatibility
  • Change pathway routine to find the shortest path (for Profile selecting)
  • Update profile when the depth of a conduit is changed in the Cross-Section dialog
  • Change function of Delete key when editing the shape of an entity, now deletes selected vertex instead of entity
  • Plot Storage Curve from (0,0) if none is supplied
  • Optimize Run SWMM5 procedure

Version 1.0.002.115 September 21, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Optimizations
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add ability to specify intermediate nodes or links when selecting profile pathways
  • Add option to avoid outlet links while selecting profile pathways (for major/minor system profile viewing)
  • Add ability to animate observed data in the Profile panel
  • Add ability to specify image size / resolution in the export map image function
  • Add support for exporting pixel layers to other formats with resolution control
  • Add functionality for middle mouse button double-click to zoom to full extent
  • Add ability to pan map when in Measure mode
  • Add South African “Umlanga Rocks 1hr Type II” design storm to Raingage editor
  • Add total flow objective function calculation for MGD, GPM, l/s, Ml/s time series
  • Add ability to copy data from the Raingage Editor's Design Storm Creator table
  • Add ability for custom units to be entered in the Graph Panel's Properties dialog
  • Add support for duplicate IDs in Timeseries (.tsf) files
  • Add command to remove multiple layers from the Map all at once
  • Optimize speed for adding multiple layers at once
  • Optimize speed for loading large (100+ MB) vector layers
  • Fix Attributes panel help system units for Baseline and Average Value attributes
  • Fix intermittent bug in Profile panel that may cause the profile to disappear
  • Fix intermittent bug in Profile panel related to drag-and-drop editing of conduits

Version 1.0.002.110 September 14, 2007

General

  • Support SWMM5.0.011
  • New features
  • Optimizations
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Changes to support SWMM5.0.011

  • Add Shape Curve to project tree list
  • Add two new attributes (“StartUp” and “ShutOff”) to Pump layer
  • Add one new attribute (“ORate”) to Orifice layer
  • Add one new attribute (“ShapeCurve”) to Conduit layer
  • Add support for Shape Curve in Curve Editor
  • Add support for Force Main and Custom Shape in Xsection editor
  • Add “Node Ponded Area” and “Force Main Equation” to project defaults editor (Nodes/Links tab)
  • Add Auto-length check box and Flow Units label to status bar
  • Create new fields automatically when earlier projects are opened
  • Make changes to Options editor
  • Make changes to Hydrograph editor
  • Make changes to reading .inp file functions to support new attributes for Hydrograph, Pump, Orifice, Weir, Curve and Options sections.
  • Make changes to writing .inp file functions
  • Change Node result attribute “Total Flooding” to “Max Vol. Ponded”
  • Update Raingage attribute for subcatchments after raingage name is changed
  • Make changes to Map Dimension Editor; support auto-update of lengths and areas for all Conduits and Subcatchments
  • Rearrange some commands to emulate EPA SWMM5 menu

Other features

  • Add auto-length feature. Update area for subcatchment after it is created or edited; update length for conduit after it is created or edited; update length for conduits connected to a node when the node is moved, or multiple nodes are moved
  • Add support for decimal degree map units in Set Area/Length and auto-length functions
  • Add circle measure function - useful for area reduction factors for design storms.
  • Add Select Orphans tool to select nodes that are not connected to any links, links that have invalid inlet or outlet nodes and subcatchments that have invalid outlet attributes
  • Add Resize raster layer function under Layer menu, it supports drag-and-drop moving and scaling of raster/pixel layers (i.e. georeferencing). Hold shift key down to confine layer repositioning to vertical or horizontal axis, or to keep proportions while scaling layer
  • Add Copy and Paste popup menu to Pattern editor
  • Add checkbox to synchronize Start Reporting date with Start Analysis date in Options editor
  • Add duration textbox to Dates in Options editor to streamline setting the duration of simulation
  • Add “No to All” button and Offset to Paste SWMM5 entities function in order to support copying existing entities into the same layer.
  • Add support for simultaneous importing of time series from multiple files into the Time series Editor
  • Add support for importing data to user-defined attributes in SWMM layers
  • Add support for IDs containing spaces in .tsf files
  • Add Backdrop menu item under View menu (for SWMM5 compatibility)
  • Read SWMM5 backdrop image section and load as layer; priority for backdrop extent is: 1. world coordinates file (if exists), 2. SWMM5 backdrop image section extent definition
  • When a pixel layer is added to project, set it to SWMM5 backdrop section if backdrop is empty
  • Optimize Control editor, add Copy, Paste and Delete commands for rules
  • Optimize grid editing in Time series, Curve and Transect editors
  • Optimize Replace function to improve speed with large data sets
  • Refresh units in attribute panel after Flow unit is changed in Option editor or Project Defaults editor or Paste Options section
  • Other minor interface changes
  • Fix bug in animation of profile related to stack overflow
  • Fix bug in Inflow Editor: assigning base line flow only caused error in SWMM run
  • Fix bug in Export selected shapes: should not export all shapes
  • Fix bug in Point of Interest (POI) editor related to embedded web browser
  • Fix bug in Recent Project list: wrong ordering
  • Fix rare bug in editors related to creating new entities

Version 1.0.001.091 August 29, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Optimizations
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Hurricane Hazel and Timmins design storms to Design Storm Creator
  • Add standard circular pipe size selection to Cross-Section editor
  • Add standard circular pipe size selection to Profile panel's editing functions
  • Add dedicated Set Area/Length tool to compute area attribute for subcatchments or length attribute for conduits, accounting for the conversion from map units to model units
  • Add dedicated Set Max. Depth tool to compute Max. Depth attribute for junctions, dividers or storage units, based on ground elevation data
  • Add dedicated Set Width tool to compute Width attributes for subcatchments, based on length of overland flow path
  • Add option to DWF Pattern Creator to require a minimum of 2 data points
  • Add function to DWF Pattern Creator to ignore outliers
  • Add support zoom history in the Graph and Profile panels
  • Add support mouse wheel zoom in the Graph and Profile panels
  • Add Shift + mouse wheel functionality to scroll X axis (Time) when zoomed-in in Graph panel
  • Add Shift + mouse wheel functionality to scroll up and down pathway when zoomed-in in Profile panel
  • Add option for preview plotting of .dat file time series in Raingage Editor
  • Add support in the Timeseries Editor's Import time series function to read date formats that don’t match the operating system date format
  • Optimize speed for importing entities
  • Optimize speed in loading Timeseries (.tsf) files
  • Optimize speed in reading and saving rain gage data (.dat) files
  • Improve profile editing in Profile panel
  • Modify New Project dialog
  • Modify auto-numbering of entities to use first available number
  • Modify Replace Editor to provide graphical notification of operation completion
  • Modify Option Editor's Set simulation period function to handle time series that have no dates (e.g. design storms)
  • Modify the RDII Hydrographs editor to improve month selection
  • Modify Graph panel to ensure Timeseries (.tsf) files are always saved with the operating system date format
  • Optimize loading of .dat files in Raingage Editor
  • Modify View in Google Earth function to notify user if Google Earth not installed
  • Other minor interface changes
  • Fix daily/monthly DWF Pattern Creator report header
  • Fix bug in pipe sizing routine for non-default flow units (e.g. LPS, GPD, etc.)
  • Fix bug in Profile panel that can result in blank profile plot
  • Fix bug in Control Editor
  • Fix bug in sorting columns alphabetically or numerically in Table panel
  • Fix bug in Cross-Section Editor related to Modified Basket Handle shape selection
  • Fix bug in Project Notes & Documents related to paragraph breaks in RTF notes
  • Fix spurious error message after SWMM run (reading results from report file)

Version 1.0.001.080 June 22, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Import function to Transects editor to ease creating multiple transects
  • Add Auto-Connect function to Edit > Tools menu for setting connectivity (link inlet and outlet node attributes) automatically (based on nearest node)
  • Add Set Offset function to Edit > Tools menu for computing inlet/outlet offsets from pipe invert elevation data (relative to node invert elevation)
  • Move Pipe Sizing function to Edit > Tools menu (originally in Replace dialog)
  • Add Apportion function to Replace dialog for numeric attributes
  • Add Reactivate function to Help menu to ease license changes
  • Redesign user interface in all Tools dialogs
  • Fix bug in printing Details and Status texts
  • Fix bug in select upstream function
  • Fix frozen docking panel problem
  • Fix bug in plotting transect

Version 1.0.001.075 June 14, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Official release

Detail

  • Add Modified Chicago Method design storm in Raingage editor
  • Add "SCS 6hr" design storm in Raingage editor
  • Add option "Current profile only" to Set Slope function
  • Add option "Upstream only" to Set Slope function
  • Add Update menu item to Help menu to ease checking for updates
  • Display correct height and width for standard elliptical and arch pipe shapes in Profile and Preview panels.
  • Remove "Link to Selection" from Graph property grid
  • Full Extent button (on tool bar) provides full zoom out capability in Graph and Profile panels
  • Redesign Run SWMM5 simulation progress panel to provide more insight
  • Remove Calibration Data menu item from Project menu as PCSWMM calibration and error analysis tools supersede it.

Version 0.0.001.070 June 8, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add attributes to SWMM5 layers for computed results
  • Add support for creating SCS, Huff, AES and Chicago design storms
  • Add redraw optimization options to Preferences dialog
  • Add status bar to indicate the status of SWMM5 results
  • Add Clear All menu item to the Graph panel Options menu
  • Add Link to Selection menu item to the Graph panel Options menu
  • Modify routine for creating Daily and Monthly time patterns from DWF
  • Improve the selection of profile pathways using arrow keys
  • Fix bug in handling layout files

Version 0.0.001.065 June 1, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add tab for creating design storms in the Raingage editor
  • Draw call out to the POI panel, optimize the size and location of the POI panel
  • Add enhanced tool tips to buttons in toolbar
  • Fix bug related to missing buttons in toolbar
  • Fix bug that could cause missing entities when synchronizing from input file
  • Fix bug in Error function in Graph panel
  • Remove Revert shape button

Version 0.0.001.060 May 25, 2007

General

  • Interface changes
  • Speed optimization
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add Paste function to POI panel.
  • Improve routine for deriving daily and monthly time patterns from time series.
  • Replace spaces in text fields (e.g. entity names) with underscores when importing SWMM entities from GIS sources.
  • Optimize deleting function in Time Series editor, Time Pattern editor, Hydrograph editor, Aquifer editor and Transect editor for large numbers of objects.
  • Fix bug that could result in Option dialog settings reverting to defaults.
  • Fix flickering problems in POI panel.
  • Fix bug in selecting pathway by keyboard using the Ctrl key in connection with arrow keys.

Version 0.0.001.057 May 22, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Speed optimization
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add events to Graph panel to support multiple selection
  • Add time patterns creator tab to Graph panel, which can create Dry Weather Inflow (DWI) time patterns from plotted "Flow" time series. It will assign DWI attributes to nodes which have the same name as time series.
  • Add consolidate function in Time Pattern editor
  • Add new functions to Area Weighting for calculating polygon layer attributes from point layers (including operations Sum, Mean, Minimum and Maximum) and calculating point layer attributes from polygon layers (including operations Replace and Distributes)
  • Add Stop button to Profile panel
  • Optimize reading SWMM5 input file
  • Optimize refresh tree list routine in Graph control
  • Apply some new icons
  • Add ability to view password protected FTP server content directly in Point of Interest (POI) panel
  • Fix bug in Project Notes & Documents editor
  • Fix bug in saving Point Of Interest (POIs)
  • Fix bug in adding shapes to non-SWMM5 layer

Version 0.0.001.050 May 11, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add ten new fields to Node layers to handle Inflow data
  • Add Layer Browser, which displays recently opened layer thumbnails
  • Remove 'New' and 'Delete' button in layer toolbar
  • Limit editing in Profile panel to Edit mode only
  • Fix bug in open SWMM5 rain gage rainfall data file (*.dat)
  • Fix bug in saving newly created layer
  • Use Ctrl+A to select all shapes in current layer while table panel is active

Version 0.0.001.045 May 4, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Speed optimization
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add open project browser showing recent project thumbnails and news
  • Add convert function for SWMM5 entities (convert between node types, etc)
  • Associate PCSWMM as default application for SWMM5 input (.inp) files
  • Optimize reading SWMM5 output (.out) file: report progress in status bar
  • Dbl-click Graph in Preview panel will display the time series in Graph panel.
  • Fix problems in Xsection editor when multiple conduits are selected.
  • Fix bugs in shape split/union functions.
  • Bug fix: switching layers while adding a new subcatchment caused errors

Version 0.0.001.040 April 27, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Speed optimization
  • Minor interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Display input geometry features in Preview panel for Outfall entity type
  • Display Width/Area relationship of selected Subcatchment entity as a rectangle in Preview panel; illustrate pervious, impervious and zero detention storage impervious area in the rectangle as well
  • Fix problem for displaying Junction input in Preview panel
  • Use Ctrl key in conjunction with Arrow keys to select a pathway
  • Redesign all cross-section illustrations for Conduits
  • Apply new toolbar icons to improve clarity, especially at small resolutions
  • Improve speed for rectangle select function, moving multiple shapes function, rectangle measure function, direct select function

Version 0.0.001.035 April 20, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add graphing support for SWMM5 Raingages files (*.dat)
  • Add support to travel through Nodes and Links in the map using arrow keys, switch between Node and Link traveling by holding shift key down
  • Add Preview panel
  • Display input geometry features in Preview panel for Junctions, Storage units, Conduits, Pumps, Orifices and Weirs
  • Display selected Timeseries (Graph) in Preview panel for all SWMM5 entities
  • Optimize reading NCDC files
  • Fix bug in saving NCDC files
  • Redesign Xsection Editor: improved graphics (with dimensions) for some conduit types, display selected transect graph
  • Fix problem with false Ctrl-key down
  • Add user name and license number to About dialog
  • Fix bug in Pollutant and Landuse Editor

Version 0.0.001.030 April 13, 2007

General

  • New features
  • Minor interface changes
  • Bug fixes

Detail

  • Add read/write support for NCDC DSI-3240/3260 rainfall time series
  • Support custom date format for time series in Paste Special form
  • Make changes to Open Time Series dialog file type filter
  • Open Time Series now supports paste special function - "Open Custom Format"
  • Warning for out of chronological order in DateTime in paste special function
  • Fix bug in Graph tool for displaying Objective/Error/Storage function
  • Fix bug in Transect/Curve/Timeseries editor (multiple selection problem)
  • About PCSWMM form should not be shown as topmost
  • Re-order Edit menu
  • Re-design New Layer form and Dimension form
  • Set default layer state to Unlock when a new layer is created

Version 0.0.001.026 April 9, 2007

General

  • PCSWMM Community Technology Preview is released.
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