InfoWorks ICM 2024.2: ICMExchange API, FEH22, improved XPStorm/XPSWMM import

Sophia Buchanan Sophia Buchanan August 2, 2023

2 min read

Our most recent InfoWorks ICM version update (released just a month ago) added bottom opening orifices, sluice gate objects and a new level section view – among other additions. This time around, our development and QA testers have done an excellent job of making sure the latest InfoWorks ICM 2024.2 release improves your workflow efficiencies through easier to navigate Properties, adds support for the latest FEH2022 UK rainfall data, improves the XPStorm/XPSWMM importer and adds powerful new scripting capabilities for InfoWorks ICM Ultimate subscribers.

Many thanks to not just our development and QA team for this release, but also to our customers, who have been helping shape our products by sharing their feature ideas with us on the Innovyze Feedback Portal.

Youssef walks you through the major updates in this release.

ICMExchange API now included with Ultimate subscription

The powerful ICMExchange API, which provides the ability for users to automate routine tasks through Ruby scripting for things like data import, running simulations and exporting results is now included with an Autodesk InfoWorks ICM Ultimate subscription. If you want to use our API to do things like build, manipulate and simulate models without a user interface, check out the Innovyze GitHub for example Ruby scripts for running ICMExchange.

Support for FEH22 rainfall

InfoWorks ICM now supports the newest Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) 2022 design rainfall, allowing the use of updated design rainfall methodology for the UK. Note that this feature requires access to the latest ReFH 2 update (version 4.0.8560 or newer) from Wallingford HydroSolutions (WHS).

New connection for working folders to corresponding database

We try to prioritise user-requested improvements whenever we can, and this change is courtesy of our users, who voted up this idea in the Innovyze Feedback Portal.

You’ll see that a new text datafile is created in the working and local result folders with the corresponding database name and version. This allows easier management of the working folders for on-premise databases. In the past, this was visible as the database GUID, which is a long – not very friendly, not very readable – name or number. With this simple change, users should be able to more clearly see at-a-glance which folders belong to which database.

Improved XPStorm/XPSWMM import

In our last update, we made improvements to better support opening, reviewing and exporting XPSWMM and XPStorm models in the XP Viewer app. The XPX importer has now been updated for InfoWorks ICM networks to include rainfall, subcatchments with no polygons and 1D flood types. Maximum capacity, ongrade and sag inlet rating curves. If you are importing XPStorm/XPSWMM models and want to view the model data in its original format, check out the latest update from XPViewer, which you can download for free on our help site.

Install the latest update

Read more on this new release in our product release notes, and look into the future with our high-level roadmap.

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