Key features of Autodesk InfoWorks WS Pro

Discover the main functionalities of Autodesk InfoWorks WS Pro®, which helps hydraulic modelers effectively plan, design, and operate water distribution systems.

Water network section with sensor data-model comparison graph, contour map, and long profile

Collaborate on the same file

Multiple users can edit the same model simultaneously, with conflict resolution and version control

Corporate integration

Build and keep models up to date automatically by connecting to third-party data such as GIS and telemetry

Streamlined model building

Infer missing network values from existing data to fill in data gaps with reasonable values

Allocate demands

Assign customer point and area-based (land use) demands to nodes in the network using various methods

Connect to telemetry

Use the connection to telemetry to perform demand area analysis, calibration, and leakage simulations

Extreme computational power

Share computing resources across teams with multi-core simulations to maximize hardware resources

Generalized multi-run (GMR)

Run a simulation many times using cloud scalability, modifying one or two values each time

Comprehensive system analysis

Improve water systems, including fire flow, water quality, flushing, and pipe shutdown

Mimic operations

Realistically represent pump and valve controls and demands, and model elements (hydrants, meters) explicitly

Confirm system resilience

Find customers affected by an incident and show where parallel pipes can add resilience with criticality link analysis

Clearly displayed results

Color-coded contours and thematic maps of the network clearly show element properties and results

Flexible result queries

Use a built-in library of SQL queries to review results and add as many queries as you need

Features of Autodesk InfoWorks WS Pro

Water modeling with InfoWorks WS Pro


Hybrid UI for desktop and cloud

Get the cloud capability in the same installer as your Autodesk InfoWorks WS Pro desktop subscription, making it simple to enjoy the benefits of the cloud. (video: 25 sec.)


Easy model database management

View and manage your water database in the cloud with an easy-to-use, accessible website that includes database backup and recovery. (video: 48 sec.)


Distributed simulations in cloud

Save server rental costs by using the scalability of the cloud to rapidly conduct compute-heavy simulations of your water network in Autodesk InfoWorks WS Pro. (video: 44 sec.)


Accessible results from cloud

Take advantage of summarized results from thousands of cloud simulations and on-demand detailed results from cloud storage. (video: 2:02 min.)

System head curve analysis

Results from system head curve analysis can help with selecting suitable pump types in the final network design, and can assist in planning the capacity of pumps. (video: 6:34 min.)

Better demand area analysis results

The reporting for demand area analysis has improved to make the key results easily available for reporting. These results can be copied to network objects for mapping purposes through a right-click option from the demand area grid. (video: 7:39 min.)

Database cross-version compatibility

InfoWorks WS Pro supports different versions of the database – enabling backwards compatibility – by toggling on available features and off unsupported functionality. When changing the version, you get a warning message that includes the impact of updating a master database. (video: 2:05 min.)

Supply interruption reporting

InfoWorks WS Pro now reports on how many customers were affected by an incident such as a pipe break, and for how long. (video: 2:03 min.)

Scenario management

Analyze and compare as many alternatives as you need to represent in the model, with different demands, pump controls, tank sizes, etc. Scenario Manager provides a user-friendly approach to explore alternatives while maintaining data integrity. (video: 7:05 min.)

Import and export of SQLs

By importing and exporting, users can now share the InfoWorks WS Pro subset of SQL (Structured Query Language) between models and teams to select and update network objects using specified criteria.

Large data management

Import, track, audit, and interpret the large quantities of data associated with complex projects quickly and easily.

Tracing tools

Tracing tools (including Upstream/Downstream, Boundary, Connectivity, Proximity, and Isolation Trace) help you locate problems or anomalies in the network, identify isolated areas, and understand system layout.

Update demand patterns

from telemetry

As an essential part of the calibration process that precedes a simulation, InfoWorks WS Pro calculates a domestic demand profile within a demand management area (DMA). Automate this calculation to derive the patterns directly from observed telemetry data.

Demand area analysis

Demand area analysis interrogates live data to provide a time series of water usage, unmetered consumption, and water losses, including leakage.

Compare model elements

Compare elements and results in graphs, long section profiles, and annotations displayed on your network for a better understanding of the model.