Introduction to InfoDrainage: free learning series

Eric Suesz Eric Suesz October 6, 2022

2 min read

Are you looking to learn how to get started with InfoDrainage? We’ve created a series of videos for drainage design that is completely free and open to everyone. The course focuses on pipe design, simulation, and results analysis, with a special focus on representing SuDS.

If you’ve been a user of the legacy product MicroDrainage, you may feel right at home in InfoDrainage. In fact, if you still have old MicroDrainage models, you can import them into InfoDrainage. But you don’t have to bring anything to this course. Anyone new to drainage design can benefit from it and learn how to design and audit drainage systems quickly – from engineers to designers to developers and consultants

You can watch the course right here – or head over to YouTube and bookmark the playlist.

Download the course files

Before you begin the tutorials, you’ll want to download this folder of accompanying files. Then, set up a separate directory by uploading this “data” folder to your computer so you can follow along. This course was recorded using InfoDrainage 2021.5, but any recent version of the software should work just fine.

Download the free trial

Don’t have InfoDrainage? Take advantage of our 30-day free trial – no obligation and no credit card required – and try this drainage design software alternative to our legacy Microdrainage product. 

Which version do I need: Standard or Ultimate?

For purposes of this course, either version will work. If you’re a free trial user, we’ve included all of the features from InfoDrainage Ultimate in the free trial so you can try out as many features as possible. Want to see the differences? Check out our article InfoDrainage Standard vs Ultimate: What’s the difference?

Introduction to InfoDrainage

We start with a simple overview.

Video 1 | Navigation and Background Data

Getting acquainted with the interface.

Video 2 | Model Build

Building your first model

Video 3a | Model Pipe design

How pipes works.

Video 3b | Model Pipe design

You have many options for pipe design in your pipe networks.

Video 4 | Data Import

Pulling in your data and making sure you’re set up to start modeling.

Video 5 | Limit of Discharge

When water needs to flow and merge, you’ll need to control the rate of discharge.

Video 6 | Pond Design

Creating your first pond.

Video 7 | SuDS design

The sustainable drainage system options are some of InfoDrainage’s strongest features.

Video 8 | Data export

You’ll want to output your results for yourself, stakeholders, or approving authorities.

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