Water Drops: NEXRAD, inlets, and templates, oh my!

Ryan Brown Ryan Brown February 26, 2024

2 min read

This release of Water Drops focuses on some key functionality to help improve your workflows:

Designing inlets in InfoDrainage

We’ve already seen many useful tools in InfoDrainage from previous Water Drops collections. In this video, we continue to built on those skills by taking a deep dive on inlets inside InfoDrainge. More specifically, how inlets should be set up, how to create templates to begin building libraries for use across multiple projects, how to set up a bypass path, and how to report on all of these inputs and results. Drainage design engineers will find this video helpful in order to better analyze their network and provide more accurate results.

Pro tip: Use the HEC-22 calculator in InfoDrainage for better analysis

Setting up a spatial time series database in InfoWorks ICM with NEXRAD data

Have you ever wondered how an incoming storm will impact a collection system? Or wondered how well the model matches reality using observations? In this workflow, you’ll not only learn how to set up a spatial time series database in InfoWorks ICM, but also where and how to download the data for it. This video is perfect for anyone who wants to take their model to the next level of sophistication and who wants to take the first steps on using their model for real-time simulations.

Download publicly available NEXRAD source data and use it in InfoWorks ICM.

Scaling and sharing domain knowledge with Info360 apps

Next, Hunter Sparks showcases the process of creating templates for analytics in Info360. Applicable to both Info360 Insight and Info360 Plant, the creation of analytics can be significantly sped up by encouraging collaboration between your colleagues, who are often interested in seeing similar or related calculations performed on data feeds. These templates can be shared internally or externally in a more open-source way, but they also provide options for keeping things private. By saving analytic templates, many of the barriers associated with putting these calculations together, such as coding, are broken down.

We built the Info360 apps for collaboration. Here’s how that works.

Simple automated reporting with Excel using Info360 apps

Finally, Tim Medearis walks us through how Microsoft Excel can be used with Info360 Insight or Info360 Plant to create custom reports. So much data can be fed into the Info360 platform, and much of it is the same data needed for regulatory reports. Why not leverage the data and output it as a Microsoft Excel file so that it is ready to be submitted? The time savings you can achieve doing it this way can be significant – just a few clicks instead of spending hours or days compiling reports every month.

Custom reports in Info360 apps will change how you work.

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