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WaterMark PRO Features and Benefits

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General Program Features and Benefits:
  • Intuitive object-oriented program structure facilitates rapid designer learning curve.
  • Works with standard PC-based computers and inkjet printers. Numerous automated processes for quick design turnaround times.
  • Generations ahead of ‘flat’ drawing programs or CAD-based applications. ‘Instant’ reports simplify and accelerate design projects.
  • Reports include company information and logo as well as client data. Interfaces with included industry-standard database for flexible parts management.
  • Client/server support for multiple designers. Supports not only heads, but all parts (including labor fees) for a total design solution.
  • Unlimited printer and plotter support (Microsoft Windows supported devices). Print-preview support.
  • Extensive on-line help system.
  • On-line tutorial.
  • Multiple document interface.
  • Dockable toolbars.
  • Context-sensitive help.
  • Electronic mail support.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/ME/98/2000/NT
  • WYSIWYG (‘What You See is What You Get’) drawing surface.
  • Unlimited property size or shape.
  • Flexible scaling.
  • Ruler bars.
  • Cursor coordinates display in status bar.
  • Visible or invisible screen grid (for ‘snap-to-grid’ tool).
  • Snap-to-Endpoint tool.
  • Snap-to-Head position tool (snaps to common head positions).
  • Intelligent automated head alignment tool.
  • Supports all property shapes:
    • Bezier Curve tool for curved areas
    • Elliptical or circular areas
    • Rectangular or square areas
    • Multiple-sided areas
    • Mix lines and curves for irregularly-shaped property areas
  • Move support for system objects.
  • Automatically differentiates property areas and allows for custom naming:
  • Small lawn areas (for finer water coverage and more heads)
  • Large Lawn Areas (for less consistent water coverage with fewer heads)
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Gardens
  • Buildings
  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Static drawing tool for visual accentuation.
  • Easily ‘show’ or ‘hide’ objects on the screen or printout:
  • Plots (property areas)
  • Heads
  • System
  • Piping
  • Head numbers
Water Management Features and Benefits:
  • Automatic calculation of available water flow and working pressure based upon:
    • Entrance pipe size
    • Entrance pipe length
    • Entrance pipe elevation drop
    • Water meter size
    • Static water pressure
    • Safe water velocity to prevent damage to components
  • Suggests water demand for different area types (lawns, shrubs, trees, and gardens).
  • Calculates precipitation rates for watered areas.
  • Recommends watering times for areas based upon:
    • Precipitation rates (calculated from head flow and square footage of area).
    • Soil type (sandy loam, silty loam, or clay).
    • Solar exposure (sunny, shady or neutral).
    • Slope (in degrees) of area.
    • Water demand for the area.
Sprinkler Head Configuration – Features and Benefits:
  • Automatic Head Layout function fills an area with preferred sprinkler heads (and related parts) with the click of a button.
  • Enables selectable area “control borders” for fitting heads precisely along a chosen border (or along all borders in rectangular areas).
  • Calculates head position, head spacing, spray radius, spray pattern within the parameters of available pressure and water flow.
  • Supports adjustable as well as fixed pattern heads.
  • Supports integrated heads as well as separate nozzles and bodies.
  • Wind velocity settings adjust head spacing in windy areas.
  • Triangular or square head spacing.
  • Supports all plot area sizes and shapes (including rectangles, curved sides, circles, polygons or any combination of these shapes.)
  • Automatically assigns preferred headsite parts (risers, ells, etc) to each headsite.
  • Manual Head Layout features a simple, yet detailed process for adding or editing any headsite.
  • Selected nozzle displays compatible nozzle bodies for selection and configuration.
  • Supports adjustable, circular, square, and rectangular (strip) heads.
  • Head graphic on properties screen provides visual aid to head parameter adjustments.
  • Adjustable head parameters:
    • Aim (relative to the drawing)
    • Spray radius (or width for square or rectangular heads)
    • Spray pattern (for adjustable angle heads/bodies)
  • Calculated hydraulic measurements derived from the above adjustable parameters:
    • Water flow (GPM) from head Required pressure (PSI)
    • Precipitation rate (Inches/hour) of sprayed area
Zone/Manifold Configuration – Features and Benefits:
  • Automatic Zone Assignment function creates zones and assigns headsites to them automatically at the click of a button.
  • Supports multiple manifolds (for one or more plot areas).
  • Selectable linear or clustered head zone alignments.
  • Selectable plot area quadrant segmentation to support multiple manifolds.
  • Automatically assigns preferred zone parts (electric valves, drain valves, etc) to each zone.
  • Balances zone water requirements with available water flow and pressure to ensure proper and planned head operation.
  • Simple interface for manually adding or editing zones.
  • Select-and-add tool for adding unassigned heads to a zone.
  • Summarizes total required flow rate for zone as heads are assigned.
  • Displays water flow available and a warning if total flow approaches available flow.
System Pipe Configuration – Features and Benefits:
  • Automatic System Pipe Design function creates system pipe segments connecting headsites within a zone and a main line to the parent zone’s manifold.
  • Offers these main line orientation options:
    • Point-to-Point: Follows along a line directly connecting the parent manifold and center of zone lateral lines.
    • X-Axis: Follows along the x-axis of the drawing and then along the y-axis to the center of the zone lateral lines.
    • Y-Axis: Follows along the y-axis of the drawing and then along the x-axis to the center of the zone lateral lines.
  • Connects the main line to the center of the zone’s lateral lines to ensure equal water pressure to the extreme heads.
  • Creates system piping for either a specific zone, an entire manifold, or all zones on all the system’s manifolds.
  • Intuitive interface for manual design of system pipe.
  • Assign system pipe type to either a specific zone, an entire manifold supplying several zones, or to all manifolds in the project.
  • Pipe color matches parent zone colors for easy identification.
  • System pipe lengths are summarized in zone and entire project reports.
Parts Management Features and Benefits:
  • Project ‘preferences’ for quick and easy parts selection from preferred product series.
  • Head locations, zones, manifolds ‘own’ their own parts lists.
  • Features a separate location for miscellaneous project parts (tools, accessories, etc)
  • Parts ‘cloning’ for fast parts additions to like objects.
  • Automatically matches pipe fittings to preferred pipe type.
  • Includes all parts categories essential to a total design solution:
    • Sprinkler heads and nozzles
    • Nozzle bodies Pipe (risers, zone piping, manifold piping, entrance piping, etc)
    • Pipe fittings (all) Clocks & Timers Tools (wrenches, pipe cutters, shovels, etc)
    • Valves (manual, automatic, backflow, shutoff, anti-syphon, auto drain, etc)
    • Accessories (teflon tape, pipe clamps, flags, timer wiring, etc)
    • Labor (design fees, trenching fees, installation fees, etc)
    • Add or modify individual parts from within an open project.
    • Add or modify manufacturers or product series from within an open project.
    • Program is immediately updated with all new or modified parts.
    • Intuitive, Windows-based interface to parts database.
    • Individual printouts available for all parts.
  • Parts Database:
    • Industry-standard database for future extensibility.
    • Unlimited database size.
    • Unlimited number of product manufacturers.
    • Unlimited number of product lines.
    • Unlimited number of product parts.
    • Client/server support.
Reports:
  • Automated reports.
  • All reports include:
    • Company information and logo
    • Client information
    • Report title
    • Available water pressure
    • Available water flow File name
    • Date and time of printing
  • The ‘Heads by Plot’ Report, listing of heads within a watering area includes:
    • Plot (area) number
    • Plot type
    • Plot location (0,0 point)
    • Plot dimensions Plot area (sq ft)
    • Calculated precipitation rate
    • Soil type Solar exposure
    • Slope angle
    • Crest direction
    • Water demand
    • Recommended watering periods (and number of periods per week)
    • Head number (relative to plot)
    • Head part number
    • Head location (relative to plot)
    • Head description
    • Head height (square or rectangular heads)
    • Head length/radius (all heads)
    • Head pattern angle
    • Head aim (position relative to drawing)
    • Head water flow required
  • The ‘Heads by Zone’ report for listing heads assigned to a zone includes:
    • Manifold number
    • Manifold location
    • Zone number
    • Zone required total water flow rate
    • All head parameters as described in ‘Heads by Plot’
  • The ‘Parts by Zone’ Report, listing all parts (including heads) in a zone includes:
    • Parts assigned to the Project (miscellaneous parts not included elsewhere)
    • Parts assigned to a manifold (not including zone parts)
    • Parts assigned to a Zone
    • The part’s quantity
    • The part’s part number
    • The part’s description
    • The part’s retail price (optional)
    • The part’s cost price (optional)
  • The ‘Parts by Type’ Report, listing all parts sorted by part type includes:
    • ‘Parts by Zone’ information, except broken down into a parts category for easy estimating and parts retrieval.

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