Storm Sewer & Flood Modeling

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  1. Apply rain gauge boundaries to multiple rainfall events

    I would like to load rain gauge boundaries to multiple rainfall events at once. I have had to import rainfall profiles from .csv files and I have lots of durations and return periods. Saving the rain gauge boundaries to each file is time consuming. Having a batch tool where the appropriate rainfall events are loaded at the same time would speed up this process in the future.

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    Thanks for this request, for application to 1D networks the profile for subcatchments could be used but if the rainfall needs to be applied to a 2D zone as well where spatial distribution is required then in that instance this wouldn’t work I guess so I see the need here.

  2. Select objects outside polygon in SQL

    In Infoworks ICM the SQL select has a spatial search option where I can, for example, select all nodes within a 2D zone.
    I am wanting to select all nodes outside the 2D zones, and this I am unable to do as inverting the selection will select all objects. not just nodes.
    I want to do this as I am only trying to run a subcatchment of a larger model and wish to change the node type of the nodes outside the 2D zone so they dont try to connect to the surface. Infoworks seems to prevent a model from…

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    Hello, thank you for this. In this particular example could you invert the selection, which I appreciate will select all objects other than the nodes inside the 2D zone and then hold down CTRL while opening the Nodes grid? This should open the nodes grid with only the selected nodes active so that the flood type can be changed if needed.

  3. I would like to create a template for model import from GIS to XPSWMM

    When you go exchange data from GIS to XPSWMM you need to find all the fields you want each time and rename all the field for GIS compatibility. I would like to create a standard template once and use that template for each model and each time I need to exchange data. I may even create smaller templates to import catchments, hydrology data, and networks separately.

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  4. River bank cumulative flow

    It would be great to have the ability to graph bank flows and have a cumulative flow result available.

    11 votes
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  5. Infoworks - Pipe grade calculator

    Pipe grade calculator between US and DS inverts, Ultimately having the ability to calculate downstream or upstream inverts over a long network based on a specified grade from either a DS or US invert level as a starting point.

    5 votes
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  6. Drag and drop ruby

    The ability to drag and drop ruby scripts from the file system into the ICM window in order to execute them.

    This will not only be useful for day to day use of using ruby scripts but will also be useful for 3rd party (and open source) applications like InfoLab

    https://github.com/sancarn/InfoLab

    Currently in order to inject ruby scripts into the UI we have to use open up Network tab and execute the "Run Ruby Script" button's default action. Creating a drop event onto ICM would be significantly easier and is extremely easy to implement (a few hours)

    3 votes
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  7. Interpolation of levels

    It happens too often that while merging different models, you suddenly need a different timestep for your level-file. The only way to do this now, is remake your level completely. It would be better to (when changing the timestep of your level) ICM would ask what do : automatically interpolate the new in between time steps, put the in between time steps on zero,...

    6 votes
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  8. Removing missing GIS-layers

    If a GIS-layer for a model is missing you cannot remove the reference to it because the layer isn't visible in the GIS layer control window. So you keep getting the error message each time you open the model. Why not make missing GIS-layers visible in the GIS layer control window ('greyed out' or with a suffix '(missing)' in the description). Then you can select it and remove it.

    6 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Import selection lists from CSV

    A simple request - can we have the ability to create csv files of selection lists that could then be imported into ICM?

    8 votes
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  11. WBNM Hydrology Method in ICM

    Australian flood modelling user have requested access to the WBNM hydrology method inside InfoWorks ICM. WBNM is one of the endorsed methods in Australian Rainfall & Runoff and large numbers of historical studies use this method.

    4 votes
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  12. RORB Hydrology Method in ICM

    InfoWorks ICM currently has the RAFTS Hydrological Routing method, but as a flood modelling user, I would like access to the RORB method as an option inside ICM. It is a similar method to RAFTS and would help endorsement of the software where RORB hydrology is a requirement.

    4 votes
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  13. Enable remote simulations with state files without local agent being active

    When running (very) long time series, we often split up simulations in shorter blocks and link them via final/initial states (mainly to prevent total loss of results in case something happens near the end of the simulation, and to make results more manageable). However, when we schedule such a "chain of simulations" to remote server and also have the results stored remotely, the chain is still interrupted as soon as the local agent from where they were launched is stopped (e.g. because the local pc is shutdown). As the whole chain can take days or weeks to run, this is…

    3 votes
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  14. In ICM add AutoCAD layers to usertext1 on import

    When importing from autocad layer mapping can be used to create a model layout for things like 2D Mesh zones but all created objects are null. I have written an SQL to apply parameters to all null mesh zones and roughness zones and import each layer individually. If the autocad layer was written to usertext1 I could import all at once with a saved layer mapping and then enter all parameters by selecting usertext1

    2 votes
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  15. Pipe collision check

    Client feedback: an automatic check for colliding pipes would be highly appreciated to avoid nightmares in the construction.

    5 votes
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  16. Auto populate an incremental ID for objects such as lines/polygons/subcatchments etc.

    Often source data is provided with a non unique ID.

    Nodes auto generate an ID, and conduits will create a node, but the remaining asset classes struggle somewhat and often you need to manipulate the GIS data.

    I would like to be able to have ICM (and WS Pro for that matter) auto populate a unique ID (such as row ID).

    There used to be a blog post written with a Ruby script to do this, but it appears to have been removed from the website. Alternately post the Ruby scripts again somewhere.
    Thanks,
    Ann

    5 votes
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  17. Collapsing walls identified in the log file

    Can we have the status of base linear structures included in the log file? I have a large model where I have lots of these and I need to interrogate each one in turn. It would be much easier if the log file (or, better still, a grid view) showed the status of each wall.

    3 votes
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  18. A Mesh Layer export function to facilitate the analysis and visualization of temporal mesh element results in QGIS.

    I would like to see a Mesh Layer export function that would facilitate the analysis and visualization of temporal mesh element results in QGIS.

    Use case example: https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/visualchangelog312/index.html#feature-vector-trace-animation-and-streamlines-for-mesh-layer

    5 votes
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  19. Interconnect 2 longprofiles

    When 2 sim results are placed on 1 long profile (with the Open as alternate result option) only the water heights are used to visualize sim2. Sometimes these pipes have different invert levels which makes a comparison on 1 long profile rather useless. The alternative is to open 2 long profiles (one with sim1 and one with sim2) but playing through a simulation requires doing it step by step. Could a possibility be added to link the 2 long profiles so when Play is selected from the toobar, both simulation are played as the sims were on the same long…

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  20. Speed up interfaces with 2D zones with millions of elements (make it a multicore process)

    The interface for large 1D-2D models is very slow. While moving through the geoplan every time it takes about ten seconds to load and show the location. We noticed that in this time only 1 of the 32 CPU is used for 100%. We tried 2 complete different videocards (Quadro K2000 vs Quadro M6000 24GB) but that did not make any difference (both slow). The interface/geoplan works fine when we do not display the 2D zone. We tried lot of things that were suggested by your supportdesk, but it seems like that this is something that will only really improve…

    2 votes
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