Drainage design


  • Everything new in Autodesk’s desktop hydraulic modeling software 2025 releases

    The latest 2025 releases of all of our desktop hydraulic modeling solutions are out, and with them, there are a ton of new features waiting to help you in your workflows and processes. The Autodesk Water team has been hard at work developing solutions to real-world challenges you face in your day-to-day work and implementing…


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

    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…


  • How spreadsheets lock drainage designers into formulaic cells

    Spreadsheets are great at crunching data, but not so great as a design tool.


  • The rainfall and runoff calculation methods inside InfoDrainage and how to customize them

    We list all of the regional rainfall and runoff calculations in InfoDrainage and show you how to customize them.


  • How InfoDrainage integrates with Civil 3D and how the integration is growing

    Our team of drainage experts and product developers have made it their mission to solve this industry challenge through expanding integrations between InfoDrainage, Autodesk’s drainage design solution, and Civil 3D, the world’s foremost civil design software.


  • Putting the squeeze in sponge cities: Amsterdam’s Waternet and the innovative RESILIO blue-green roof project

    The RESILIO project has helped Amsterdam repurpose rooftops as smart blue-green roofs to reuse rainwater and prevent localized flooding. This project, along with other sustainable water initiatives like the Amsterdam Rainproof program, continues to position the Netherlands at the forefront of water management. We examine the details of the project, how our software is used,…


  • New video: ‘Fundamentals of Drainage Design’

    If you are a new civil engineer, urban planner, or simply interested in understanding how drainage systems work, we have a brand-new course that’s designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle drainage design challenges. The video was created and narrated by Drainage Design Product Engineer Daniel Yardley, who is located…


  • How engineers can help prevent catastrophic flooding 

    Severe weather events are some of the largest looming threats to civilization in the next many decades. The power of water is humbling, something that anyone who has ever been through a flood knows well. Floods can wreak havoc on urban communities, destroying homes, but also destroy environments, damaging wetlands and natural habitats.  However, we aren’t helpless. As a…


  • Autodesk InfoDrainage integrates Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning Deluge tool 

    Every built thing in the world has a drainage plan. From housing developments to commercial properties to roads and railways – each of these unique engineering projects requires resilient stormwater infrastructure and sustainable drainage design. For much of human history, engineers and builders took a more rudimentary path towards drainage: dig holes, oversize pipes and canals,…


  • InfoDrainage 2024.4: Machine Learning, results migration with Civil 3D, speed improvements

    The Autodesk InfoDrainage team has built in some fantastic new features into InfoDrainage 2024.4, including intelligent machine learning deluge, results mapping with Civil 3D, and speed and scalability improvements. In this post, we’ll walk through what these improvements mean for you, and how you can stay up to date with our product roadmap, webinars, and drainage…