Storm Sewer & Flood Modeling

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  1. Our clients would like to see InfoWorks ICM apply daylight savings time corrections to wastewater and tradewaste inflows

    As a toggle setting in the run settings or in a wastewater/tradewaste pattern, this would shift the diurnal patterns based on the simulation date and daylight savings time start/end dates instead of working on standard time all year long. Mathematically, this is really straightforward, but may require internal indexes (and warning messages?) for the DST start/end dates. It would also require something to turn this feature on and off as there are several areas that do not observe DST. This feature would help us more accurately predict combined sewer overflow volumes and durations where base wastewater flow has a significant…

    22 votes

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  2. Highlight and delete multiple vertices when editing features (e.g. roughness zones)

    In GIS software when editing features, there is often an option to select a number of vertices to delete/move them as a group. This would speed up time taken to edit features in the model like roughness zones that often need a lot of editing to be compatible with the mesh.

    2 votes

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  3. adjustments to a selected set of scenario's

    In my opinion it would be very useful if you could make the same adjustments in one stretch for a selected set of scenario's. Similar to an adjustement you make in the base scenario that effects all the underlaying scenario's but than for a specific selection of scenario's. It would be handy to restore an error that occurs in several scenario's (scenario' that are all a copy from the same scenario)

    3 votes

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  4. Merge pond and storage nodes and increase their functionality

    Pond nodes:
    - allow variable infiltration at different levels (up to 3 different rates)
    - allow variable perimeter with level i.e. plan area through which side infiltration can occurs can vary
    - no porosity function

    Storage nodes:
    - 1 porosity value (which only works below ground, above ground it is assumed to be 100%)
    - fixed perimeter for infiltration i.e. assumes cylindrical shape for infiltration (despite the plan area changing with level)
    - fixed infiltration rate (no change with height)

    It is not possible to model both porosity and a change in infiltration with height.

    I propose that pond and…

    8 votes

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  5. Zoom graphs on either axis

    Many software suites allow the option to zoom in on both y and x axes on their graphs. However, ICM only allows zooming on the x-axis which often takes away the ability to see trends for lower or higher conditions. I am aware that it is possible to change the y-axis range in properties, but that is not desired since it requires changing the range numerous times as you pan through the data. This is a major caveat which sometimes changes our choice of modeling software, especially for systems which require heavy calibration and data visualization.

    14 votes

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  6. blockage

    Applying pipe blockage is a standard required in Australia and the functionality in ICM to do this is not user friendly (using blockage links). A simple % pipe blockage in the conduit properties should really be an option. This is particular the case for cross drainage and also orifice and pipes leaving detention basins (where a pit isnt used)

    12 votes

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  7. Generate individual rainfall event files

    I would like a feature in which you can see individual rainfall event files within a model group once you have generated rainfall rather than the current setup of having to export from the software then having to import back into the software to see the generated rainfall split into the individual event files.

    Although you can view the individual event files by right-clicking the generator files and selecting Open As>Grid Editor (TVD read-only), this is not helpful if you wanted to simulate specific rainfall events in which it is easier to select the specific rainfall event file you want…

    2 votes

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  8. Classic view property sheet

    The classical lay out of object properties (property sheet in CS) in a separate window with different tabs i really did find easier to view and edit models.
    Also the cross section view of a link and manhole vertical section were really usefull parts to visualize the model in parts.
    I would really appreciate if the old way of presenting model parts would be optionally brought back into the package.

    1 vote

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  9. ICM - Import of .XP files

    Current workflow for importing a XPRAFTS or XPSWMM/XPSTORM model into ICM is to export the XP model to a .XPX file. This is problematic as a user will need to own a XP licence to complete this step and is not always the case. This is particularly an issue for those that wish to update or migrate XPRAFTS models as the software is no longer being sold.

    1 vote

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  10. Generate Stats reports as a background task

    Generate Stats reports as a background task so User Interface isn't locked - as for simutations and meshing

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  11. Schedule Jobs - remove Any computer

    Ability to remove 'Any Computer' option from Schedule jobs window.

    2 votes

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  12. Disabling Link Label in 3D MH

    In 3D MH window and visualization, to add feature to show or remove links label. I suggest removing the labels as a future feature for ICM.

    1 vote

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  13. Allow the user to choose the flood type of pond or storage nodes

    Allow the user to choose the flood type of pond or storage nodes from a drop down as is the case for manholes. As opposed to the current state where the flood type depends on the relationship between the highest level entry in the storage array and the ground level of the node.

    From help file: "Storage nodes or ponds can flood. If the highest level entry is below ground level, the pond is considered to have a roof at that level and is therefore sealed. If the highest level entry is equal to the ground level then any water…

    7 votes

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  14. Wet Well Graph

    As a modeler, I would like to see a plot showing everything for a pump station in one place. See the attached figure. Inflow/outflow and the flows from each pump. The 3D chart helps a lot showing which line is which.

    1 vote

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  15. Management of Siltation module within ICM Live

    As part of our ICM Live system we use the Siltation module. While this creates a dynamic siltation on each pipe, there isn't an easy way to manage it. Once a pipe is cleaned we need to stop the live model and potentially apply all the dynamic silt levels to the conduits as if they were observed and restart the siltation module form scratch. We need a better way. Could we have a job created for PPM (as in InfoAsset) that would reset the dynamic value on specific pipes. This could be linked to InfoAsset?

    16 votes

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  16. Include a Rainfall Generator Using Environment Canada Data

    Similar to the ARR and NOAA 14 storm generators, build one that could utilize Environment Canada data with common distribution types.

    5 votes

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  17. Import “initial conditions 2D” CSV files in batches .

    At the moment I can only import initial conditions 2D” CSV files one by one. It would be helpful if I could import a batch of files in one go, like with CSV rainfall files.

    2 votes

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  18. Allow all objects (nodes, subcatchments etc) to be included within the ‘gauge’ objects used in the run window

    In a simulation run window the user has the choice to use a selection list of 'gauged' objects. This is useful so as to provide the results of some objects more frequently, or to only save the results from some objects and not others, in order to keep simulation data sizes down. Currently only links can be 'gauged' objects. It would be beneficial to allow all objects to be 'gauged' as currently to save the results for 1 node requires saving all objects in the model.

    (In addition, the 2D Zone is by far the most data hungry object, so…

    6 votes

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  19. Importing TIF files

    If the name or path of a TIF file contains Japanese characters, importing it as a grid ground model will not work. It would be very helpful if it could be imported even if Japanese characters is included.

    1 vote

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  20. Transportabele database (.icmt) containing an earlier version of the commited network without losing the commit history

    For the moment we can only 'branch' an earlier version from the commit history interface or 'copy' this earlier version.
    - the branch can't be disconnected from the 'mother' network
    - the copy looses the commit history
    It would be nice to deliver a .icmt file that contains only the earlier version of a network we are working on including the commit history and detached from the original network, so no branch.

    8 votes

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