In the second version of PLUMBER, launched in March 2014, we have included several features that some users have requested, and we have also added further improvements in its graphical user interface. In this article, let us roughly look at what’s new in our software for water supply systems design in buildings.

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One of the new features in the version 2.0 of PLUMBER is the ability to read a drawing file in AUTOCAD’S DXF format and, from its graphic entities, such as lines, circles, and texts, identified by the user through drawing layers, to generate the objects needed for PLUMBER to perform the design and analysis of the water supply network in the building.

In this tutorial, we’ll present the procedure and conditions to perform the importing process from drawing files.

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With version 2 of PLUMBER, our software for water supply systems design in buildings, it is now possible to create Plan and Isometrics views of the water network you are designing. You will see below this new feature’s details.

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Plumber is our proposal for the calculation and design of plumbing water supply installations in buildings..

Designed to determine not only the operating pressures of the various fixtures within the water supply installations but to make the calculations automatically of the pressure required to meet the operating pressure, usually established by applicable regulations, in the less favored plumbing fixture of the system.

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In a plumbing system design, an aspect that cannot be lost sight of when determining the pressure required for the proper functioning of the installed fixtures, is the effect that the number of fittings or accessories like elbows, tees, reducers, and valves, among others, have on the system head loss.

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With Plumber we have tried to facilitate the tasks that, even though they are not extremely complex, are often tedious and prone to errors when performing the analysis and the design of water supply systems in buildings.

In this tutorial we present the steps to create the network of nodes and pipes that the program uses for the design of the Water supply system that will supply a residential apartment.

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