InfoDrainage 2025: Generating responsive flood maps with the Machine Learning Deluge Tool

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InfoDrainage 2025 is here, delivering phase two of our Machine Learning Deluge tool, achieving interactivity with user-placed ponds and swales. This release is another example of how Autodesk AI is being integrated into our water portfolio.

Announced last year, InfoDrainage’s Machine Learning Deluge Tool enables drainage designers to create predictive flood maps quickly and accurately when applying water on the site surface, thanks to built-in artificial intelligence. InfoDrainage 2025 delivers additional functionality to this tool, allowing users to stamp ponds and swales directly onto the surface and generate updated flood maps within the deluge analysis. This allows designers to make more informed decisions from the outset when implementing drainage designs and mitigate risk from flooding events for a given site.

Let’s explore more about what this update means for you.

Pond and swale stamping with ML Deluge Tool

One of the key advancements in InfoDrainage 2025.0 is the integration of user-defined ponds and swales into our machine learning-based flood mapping technology. In previous versions, our machine learning algorithms provided valuable insights into deluge flood patterns but were blind to the presence of user-introduced features such as ponds and swales.

See how the tool responds to user input when placing a pond or swale.

With the introduction of this new enhancement, ML Deluge Tool users now have the ability to stamp their ponds and swales directly onto the surface within the InfoDrainage environment. By incorporating these user-defined features into the analysis, the ML Deluge algorithm can generate updated flood maps that accurately reflect the impact of ponds and swales, helping engineers and designers make more informed decisions from the outset when planning drainage systems.

Enhanced interoperability with Civil 3D

InfoDrainage’s journey to achieve further parity with Civil 3D continues. As part of our latest changes, InfoDrainage 2025 is now compatible with Civil 3D 2024. Future releases will provide support for newer versions of Civil 3D.

Our support team has built out a resource that summarizes which InfoDrainage versions are compatible with which Civil 3D versions, but this is a quick summary for most users:

These updates will help provide further efficiency gains in the drainage design process as users leverage Autodesk Civil 3D for site design and InfoDrainage for site drainage design. You can learn more about the ongoing integration between Civil 3D and InfoDrainage in our blog post on the topic.

To learn more about the interoperability between versions of each tool, visit the InfoDrainage system requirements page.

Read the release notes and update

This latest release 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.

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