Enables you to analyze wind resource data, as well as view graphs and generate reports, with pretty impressive import and export capabilities
Windographer Professional Edition is a complex software application that provides users with a simple means of analyzing wind data measured by met tower, SoDAR or LiDAR and comes bundled with many sample files.
Crowded, yet intuitive GUI
The installation process does not last very long, as it does not offer to download any products that are not actually necessary for the program to fully work. When you complete it, you are brought to a pretty cluttered interface. It is comprised of a menu bar, several buttons and multiple tabs filled with a pretty long list of information, which you can quickly access.
In addition to that, extensive Help contents are provided, thus ensuring that all types of users can learn how to work with it, regardless of their previous experience with the IT world.
Import and export capabilities
This tool comes packed with many samples, so that you can easily learn how to get around it, without fear of damaging your data. Aside from that, it enables you to import information from a number of file extensions, such as WINDOG, RWD, NSD, NDF, CSV, STA, WND, TXT and XLS(X), while export is possible using TXT, TAB, TWS, TIM, CSV, WTI and SRW formats.
Display a wind rose and histogram
It is possible to view data coverage per month, as well as document history. You can display measured data and daily, monthly or annual means according to speed of wind (expressed as m/s) and time of year, while a wind rose can also be viewed in another tab, as well as a diurnal profile, histogram and scatter plot.
Generate report and use a data downloader
Reports can be generated, previewed in the main window and saved to the hard drive as a password-protected or simple PDF file. Flags can be added, data sets can be compared and a data downloader is incorporated in the utility.
To conclude, Windographer Professional Edition is a useful and well-rounded piece of software when it comes to analyzing wind resource data. The interface is suitable to all user categories, the response time is good, the import and export capabilities are quite impressive and there are plenty of options to keep you busy for quite a while.
- Pentium or equivalent processor
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 MB hard disk space
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- 14 days trial period
- Import all kinds of data
- Import data from personal files
- Combine multiple files
- Diurnal or nocturnal profiles
- Frequency histograms
- Scatter plots
- Analyze and extrapolate wind speeds
- Modifications tracker
- Analyze temperature profile
- Compare multiple data sets
- Extreme winds
- Generate standard reports
- Export any graph or table