4 New Water Drop videos: DWF allocation, 2D flooding display, grade lines, and Autodesk Docs

Tim Medearis Tim Medearis January 8, 2024

2 min read

A new year to learn new workflows! We’re kicking off 2024 with four additional Water Drop workflow videos.

Check out our YouTube playlist to catch up on all our short-form workflow tutorials, and please do let us know in the survey at the bottom of the page if you have any suggestions for future videos.

Dry weather flow allocation in InfoWorks ICM with Ryan Brown

First up, Dry Weather Flow (DWF) allocation is a major part of any collection system modeling program. Many of our legacy products, like InfoSWMM and InfoSewer, had built-in tools to help spatially allocate based on monitoring or metering data in order to quickly apply these DWFs onto the closest node, pipe, or within a certain sewer catchment. Additionally, many utilities will instead utilize land use data to calculate the base flow within a sewer catchment. While InfoWorks ICM doesn’t have these same tools built into it explicitly, we can take advantage of geometric processing tools and scripting capabilities to create these tools. Ryan Brown walks through some of the common workflows to apply DWF and provides insight to some of the geometric processing and scripting tools in InfoWorks ICM for those workflows.

Make dry weather flow allocation as simple as drag, drop, and report with this video on InfoWorks ICM.

Dynamic display of InfoWorks ICM flooding results in InfraWorks with Tim Medearis

Making technical presentations stand out to stakeholders is often an ignored part of any analysis. By combining the best in complex flood analysis (InfoWorks ICM) with the best in dynamic, visual representation (InfraWorks), Autodesk can provide the best of both worlds to enhance stakeholder understanding and increase appreciation for technical expertise. In this Water Drop video, I walk you through how to bring technical InfoWorks ICM 2D flood analyses into InfraWorks – which is part of the AEC Collection.

Combine the best of both worlds with InfoWorks ICM’s modeling capabilities and InfraWorks powerful display and data integration features.

Plotting grade lines from InfoDrainage in Civil 3D with Midori Patterson

Plotting HGL/EGL profiles is something that almost every stormwater jurisdiction requires as a part of stormwater reports. This can sometimes be a tedious process involving manual data entry, messing with profile scales and superimposing HGL/EGL lines onto Civil 3D profiles. In this workflow video, Midori Patterson covers all the different ways InfoDrainage can streamline plotting and annotating HGL/EGL information on profile views. This includes a new feature in InfoDrainage 2024.4 that includes HGL/EGL results into the Civil 3D integration process.

Rid yourself of manual data entry and discover how hydraulic modeling results become grades lines, and grade lines become easier additions to your final submittals.

Autodesk Docs for InfoDrainage file management with Hunter Sparks

File management is never easy, especially when you are juggling multiple projects. What if there was a better way to manage your project files while facilitating collaboration and aiding in project organization? In this video Hunter Sparks shows how to leverage Autodesk Docs to organize and manage your InfoDrainage files.

Superior file management may not be the most glamorous project component, but every engineer knows it can make a world of difference. What better way to start 2024 than getting organized!

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