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FloWorks 2017.0.1 available

The FloWorks module has been updated for FlexSim 2017 and is now available (December 2016).

Update 1: Bug fix update 1 was released on Jan 23, 2017.

Update 2: Bug fix update 2 and FloWorks 17.1 for FlexSim 2017 Update 1 were released on Apr 11, 2017.

FloWorks is a 3rd party module developed and maintained by Talumis BV ( It provides faster and more accurate modelling and calculation of fluid systems than the default FlexSim fluid library. It is especially useful within the oil, gas, and bulk industry both for production and supply chain optimization. This module requires a FloWorks license.

For any questions, please email [email protected].

Release notes

FloWorks version 2017.0.1 (Jan 23, 2017)

  • Bug fix: Missing names and items in Flow Item Bin fixed.
  • Bug fix: Properties window for Flow Tank flow item now opens correctly.
  • Bug fix: Resolved some minor issues with "Add to dashboard" pins.

FloWorks version 2017.0.0 (Dec 22, 2016)

  • FloWorks updated for FlexSim 2017
  • Flow Mixer now has a manual mode, that will put it in Idle mode after each batch until you manually call StartMixerRecipe.
  • Allow Input Rate and Output Rate to be plotted versus time.
  • New Workability and Level Triggered Event objects added with focus in particular on modelling of ports and offshore processes.
  • Unfilled part of Flow Tank is no longer necessarily gray but takes the object color.
  • When Impact Events are active on a FloWorks object, they will show a box around the object similar to the "stopobject" behavior in standard FlexSim. The color of the box varies from red (0) through yellow to green (1) to black (infinity) depending on the impact factor of the event.
  • Dropdown lists for port actions improved. For example, you can now open or close a single port (OpenFlowIp c.s.), select an individual port to open, close input and open output, etc.
  • Increased limits on number of objects and events when running unlicensed version in FlexSim Educational version.
  • Bug fix: Can now add Object Groups to FloWorks charts.
  • Bug fix: When changing a Flow Task Executer from vessel to truck, the TE's flow tank is correctly scaled and positioned on reset.
  • Bug fix: The State display in the Quick Properties did not correctly show the state of the Loading Arm.
  • Bug fix: Arrow heads can now be dragged by holding 'X' key instead of Alt.
  • User commands consolidated and documentation updated:
    • ConnectFlowObjectToOtherObject command rewritten and documented.
    • All documentation in modules\FloWorks\help\Commands reformatted and automatically generated based on actual user commands. These help pages often provide more explanation on the parameters and their optional values, the return types, and more extensive examples than the FlexSim Command Helper pages.
  • Integration with the Process Flow module:
    • FloWorks options added to "Listener Initialized" trigger of "Wait for event" action.
    • Dropdown lists for port actions improved. For example, you can now open or close a single port (OpenFlowIp c.s.), select an individual port to open, close input and open output, etc.

Backwards Compatibility Note: the following change may slightly change the way updated models behave.

  • The Item To Flow's OnItemEmptied trigger is now fired before the actual item is destroyed, so that you are still able to reference it in the trigger code.
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Michael Machado avatar image Michael Machado commented ·

Good job guys! Thanks!

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