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软件试用 e!Sankey—物质流分析可视化软件

软件简介


e!Sankey 制图工具,以可视化的方式将所有物料、能源和成本流呈现在便于说明的图表中,帮助您创建有意义的流程图。!sankey图是一个方向性的流程图,那里的规模箭头是成正比的数量流。 sankey图是一个有用的方法,可视化的物质流动,能源效率或成本。利用 Sankey 图表,您可以有依据地做出正确的决策来提高您流程的效率!

软件功能


All features for creating Sankey diagrams

e!Sankey is designed to draw one specific type of diagram: Sankey diagrams. It provides all features and many different options to visualize energy flows and material streams as appealing flow diagrams.



Drawing Sankey diagrams is easy as pie
Building up Sankey diagrams is intuitive and only requires knowledge of a few basic functions of the software:
▲  Set a process (node)
▲  Draw an arrow between the processes
▲  Drag&drop material or energy flow entries into arrow
▲  Add quantity of material or energy
The correct width of the Sankey arrows is calculated and drawn automatically based on the flow quantities entered. Proportionality and scaling of flows is ensured, even when elements of the diagram are moved.
A label is created next to the arrow showing flow and flow quantity. It can, however, be adapted in many ways to match your individual style: adapt label font, rotate text, or choose a specific number format.

Many different options for arrows



Once the Sankey diagram with its arrows whose width is proportional to the flow quantity has been set up, it can be adapted and refined. Many different layout options are available in e!Sankey to make the diagram look good. Some examples:
▲  Adapt arrow routing: instead of drawing the arrow directly between two nodes insert waypoints to determine the arrow routing. Also, you might want to define that arrows must dock at a specific side of the process symbol
▲  Arrow heads can be turned on or off, shape and size of the arrow spikes can be set
▲  Icons or images can be used as process symbols
Meeting your individual taste or existing corporate design specifications: there are many different ways to make your Sankey diagrams more appealing. Sankey diagrams get the message across, and they will make a lasting impression on your audience!

Updating Sankey diagrams with data from Excel sheets



When doing monthly reports, or regularly publishing flow data, it is often sufficient to just update the values in the Sankey diagram.
To this end the Live Link to Microsoft Excel can be used (only in e!Sankey pro version): Flows in the Sankey diagram reference into cells in a workbook. When these values in Excel change, the flow quantities are adapted and the arrows in the Sankey diagram updated accordingly.
The new Sankey diagram can be printed, or exported as a high resolution graphic file in various formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, ...).
By the way: this mechanism of updating Sankey diagrams with data fr0m external sources can also be automated using the e!Sankey SDK. This opens new possibilities to integrate Sankey diagrams in other software solutions, such as e.g. energy management software.

软件特点


Basic Functionality for Sankey Diagrams
he following basic features help to intuitively and quickly setup Sankey diagrams:
• Nodes (processes)
• Arrows with many layout options
• Entries (material, energy) for flows
• Unit handling: define unit types and unit
• Color management
• Legend (configurable)
• Arrow labels for flow quantities, custom number format
• Text elements for additional descriptions
• Export of Sankey diagrams in different graphic formats (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, EMF)

Numerous Options for Arrows
Arrows in Sankey diagrams show the flow quantities. The correct arrow width is set
automatically by e!Sankey:
• Arrow tail and head configurable
• Optional arrow spikes only for thin arrows
• Arrow labels show quantity, configurable
• Waypoints for arrow routing
• Rounded arrow bends
• Hook arrow to another node
• Multi flow arrows, stacked arrows
• Colors, patterns or color gradients on arrows
• Automatically hide flows with quantity zero

Processes and other graphical elements
Nodes (processes) are the symbols the arrows in Sankey diagrams hook to:
• Processes (nodes) can be adapted in shape, style and color
• Labels for processes
• Hide/show processes
• More than 2000 icons for use as process symbols
• Align processes
• Adapt height of process automatically to width of connected arrows
• Connect arrow to any of the four sides of a process
• Balance check at process (In=Out) per unit type
• Visualize stock increase/decrease at process (only in e!Sankey pro version)
• Additional graphical elements: rectangle, ellipsis, circle, line, ...
• Use images or maps as backdrop

Working with Units, Scaling
Besides the common energy flows and material streams, you can also represent flows in any other unit type in Sankey diagrams (currency, volume, density, persons, TEU, ...):
• Handle unit types separately
• Scaling per unit type using slider
• Show/hide flows per unit type
• Unit conversion
• Define default color pallet per unit type
• Upper threshold for scaling (cut-off value)
• Lower threshold with minimum width
• Optional spiked arrow-heads only for thin Sankey arrows
• Number format can be defined per unit type
• Display percentage (per unit type) jin arrow label

Live Link to Microsoft Excel: Update Sankey diagrams
The Live Link to Microsoft Excel can be used to update Sankey diagrams using values from a spreadsheet (only in e!Sankey pro):
• Produce updates of your Sankey diagrams by changing values in Excel - ideal for recurring reporting tasks
• Live Link reference into one or more Excel files
• Overview dialog allows editing Live Links
• Live Link status display
• Linking to flows and stock changes
• Linking process names and text elements
• Value zero in Excel cell? Hide empty arrows and inactive processes
• automate Sankey diagram creation using e!Sankey SDK

More valuable program features
• Multi-step Undo/Redo
• Copy/Paste of diagram sections
• Multiple element edit
• Presentation mode (kiosk mode) and design mode
• Hide windows to gain more drawing area, use on two monitors
• Many examples from energy management, facility mananagament, combined heat and power (CHP)
• Document models (templates) with style definitions
• Full Unicode support for diagram labels and text elements (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew script)
• Start Center with diagram thumbnails
• Online help, user manual, YouTube channel with e!Sankey tutorial videos

软件版本



Product Feature e!Sankey® e!Sankey®pro
Numerous features for drawing Sankey diagrams
Manage flows, units, scaling, colors
Export diagrams for use in presentations and reports
Live Link, update Sankey diagrams with data from Microsoft Excel
Visualisation of stock changes at processes
User interface in 5 different languages(Englisch, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese)
Updates within the version level v4 included


系统要求



操作系统: Windows 7、Windows 8、Windows10
系统插件:Microsoft .NET 4.6 Framework
内存:1GB
磁盘空间:250 MB可用磁盘空间。
专业版需要Microsoft Excel 2002或更高。