InfoDrainage 2024.2: Clash Detection Analysis and HEC-22 Inlet improvements

Samer Muhandes Samer Muhandes August 3, 2023

2 min read

In line with our continued dedication to offering advanced, user-friendly solutions in drainage system design, we are excited to unveil the new Clash Detection Analysis tool, an addition to InfoDrainage Ultimate. We’ve also improved how you use HEC-22.

Clash Detection Analysis

This tool has been developed to be an essential asset for intricate drainage system design. It is specifically engineered to identify and visualise ‘clashes’ or intersections between different components within your design, such as pipes, channels, or other structures.

One of the key features of the Clash Detection Analysis tool is its ability to identify both horizontal and vertical separations. You have the flexibility to set specific values for both horizontal and vertical separation. Should these values fall below the thresholds you set, the software will automatically flag and visually highlight the clash by drawing a circle at the conflict point.

This proactive approach to design helps prevent potential issues that could arise during construction or operation, ensuring a more efficient and reliable system. By providing early detection of such conflicts, the tool allows for immediate corrective actions, thus minimizing potential construction delays and optimizing system performance.

Furthermore, Clash Detection Analysis is seamlessly integrated into our reporting structure. Clash detection results can be included in an audit report, providing a thorough and detailed assessment of your design. Moreover, for those preferring a more spatial analysis, the locations of detected clashes can be exported to Civil 3D. This added flexibility ensures you have complete control over your design and review process, in the format that suits you best.

HEC-22 Inlets Improvements

We have significantly enhanced our HEC-22 inlet calculations, bringing them a step closer to accurately reflecting real-world conditions. Previously, our software offered a simplified version of these calculations. However, we recognized the importance of more nuanced variables in these calculations for our users.

Therefore, we have extended the HEC-22 inlet calculations provided by SWMM5 in order to increase their usability in the context of design and sizing. Our improved HEC-22 inlet calculations now account for the grate type and the throat angle, both critical factors affecting water inflow rates into the inlet. By incorporating these parameters, we aim to provide a more realistic representation of how drainage inlets perform under varying conditions.

These enhancements mean that you can now make more precise predictions about your drainage system’s performance, giving you greater confidence in your designs and ultimately leading to more efficient and effective drainage systems.

Read the release notes

This upgrade underscores our commitment to continually refining InfoDrainage, integrating best-in-class capabilities to ensure you have the tools you need to produce outstanding drainage system designs.

Ready to update? You can update InfoDrainage via the Autodesk Access app, or, if you utilise a Thales Licence, from our support site. Go deeper into this release with our product release notes. Stay up-to-date on what’s coming next with our  high-level roadmap.

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