Contouring and Emphasis

Contours:  Generate, display and print contour maps for a variety of node data and results (e.g., elevation, pressure). Many contour types may be created, including shaded regions and line contours. Also color emphasis for nodes or pipes will set the color of items based upon entered data or simulation results. This is used to show data and visual trends.

Contour Animation: Animated contours can be displayed if your simulation has multiple times or cases.  It can also create AVI files of this animation.  There are no longer any significant memory requirement associated with very large AVI files.

Emphasis:  Results and other parameters may be emphasized by color coding nodes or pipes.  User-assigned attributes can also be emphasized for pipes, or contoured for nodes.

Hydrant Color Coding:  Hydrant color coding can be assigned automatically.

Multiple Options: Combine different times/cases when emphasizing and contouring.  For example pressure contours for time 7.5 can be displayed simultaneously with color emphasis of node demands at time 7.5 and color emphasis of pipe flows at time 10.25.


Enhanced contours allow the user to enhance contours by offering additional lightness settings, high and low values, and enriched intermediate contours.
Contours Menu
Pipe2012 Contour Menu
High Low Values
High Low Contours
Lightness Settings
Lightness Settings
Intermediate Contours
Intermediate Contours

With Pipe2016, pipes can be emphasized with the same colors and values as nodes.

Before pipes are uniformly colored.
Pressure Contours from the Node Emphasis
After pipes are colored the same as the node contours.
Emphasize Pipes as Nodes