Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Here is a table comparing some of the key features and capabilities of InfoWater Pro and EPANET

 Here is a table comparing some of the key features and capabilities of InfoWater Pro and EPANET:

FeatureInfoWater ProEPANET
PurposeWater distribution network analysis and designWater distribution network analysis and design
PlatformWindowsWindows, Linux, MacOS
Programming languageC++C
LicenseCommercialOpen source (GNU GPL)
Input data formatsGIS layers, hydraulic profiles, demand patterns, and other dataPipe layout, elevation data, and other data
Output data formatsResults and reports in various formats (e.g. maps, charts, tables)Results and reports in various formats (e.g. maps, charts, tables)
Analysis capabilitiesWater quality, energy, fire flow, water hammer, and other analysesWater quality, energy, fire flow, and other analyses
Network modeling approachNetwork modelNetwork model
Hydraulic solverEPANET-based solver or Giswater-based solverEPANET-based solver
Network visualization3D visualization, GIS integration, and other visualization options2D visualization and other visualization options
Additional featuresOptimization, real-time monitoring, and other advanced featuresCustomization, scripting, and other advanced features

As this table illustrates, both InfoWater Pro and EPANET offer a range of capabilities for analyzing and designing water distribution networks. Ultimately, the choice between the two tools will depend on the specific needs and goals of the user, as well as factors such as the platform, programming language, license, and additional features that are most relevant to their project.

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