Storm Sewer & Flood Modeling

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  1. 27 votes

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  2. 26 votes

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  3. Additional keyboard shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts can really help speed up processes and workflows in InfoWorks ICM but some of the menu options do not yet have these. Would it be possible to add the missing keyboard shortcuts, specifically for repeatable tasks such as updating objects from ground models?

    26 votes

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  4. Save toolbar and screen configurations and locations

    I run InfoWorks on my laptop, and have an external monitor. I find I'm often searching for toolbar buttons because switching between the two monitors of different sizes re-configures the locations of the various toolbars and screens.

    For example, on my external monitor there is enough room to have the User Actions toolbar displaying, but my laptop is smaller and there is no longer enough room for it, so instead of two rows it bumps down to three and moves my toolbars all around. Adding in profiles or even a scrollable space for the toolbars so the ones to the…

    25 votes

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  5. Use ruby to edit rainfall dialogue box

    Exporting rainfall files to csv for manipulation creates details of the storm events themselves, we would like to be able to change the return periods, durations, multiplying factors shown in the rainfall dialogue editor instead.

    24 votes

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  6. RDII Analyst (in ICM)

    Provide RDII Analyst without needing to purchase InfoSWMM

    23 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Statistic Report Batch Processing

    As a use the ability to 'schedule' statistical reports would be extremely useful. currently if i'm generating a spill report on several overflows for a 10yr TSR series this can take several hours. The process effectively locks the software and prevents any other operation from been undertaken. This is highly inefficient and costly especially when optioneering if several iterations are needed. Shorter TSR's can be run in this case however even a year with several CSO's can take 20-30mins.

    22 votes

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  9. RTC rule themes

    It would be great if it was possible to theme in the GeoPlan on the basis of the rules which are active for a given object at the visible timestep.

    22 votes

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  10. 'Find and Replace Flags' tool on multiple networks.

    As a large organisation with multiple users of InfoWorks ICM we have a set up with one masterdatabase and everyone using groups off this in order to keep all users on the same version. The downside is, that as users import previous models more flags get added, which are now obsolete in our current specification leading to hundreds of flags in the masterdatabase. It is not practicable to use the find and replace flags tool on each network individually, if this feature was expanded to be able to use on multiple networks, it would make administering our model flags much…

    21 votes

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  11. Inverse Distance Weightage in ICM

    We have Thiessen in ICM. It will be great if we have IDW like what we have in RS.

    20 votes

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  12. AutoCAD DWG Background

    As a user, I would like to have AutoCAD drawing files as a part of my map control (InfraWorks ICM background) so I can see my AutoCAD Civil 3D design.

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  13. Model results as TVD connectors

    We'd like to have model results as an input in the TVD connectors. An example is where we have observed flows that we would like to use at a tributary and then switch to catchment flows when the observations run out. We know this can be done using a set up of sluices and dummy objects but it would be a lot more elegant to simply have the subcatchment as Input B. I'm sure there are plenty of other examples of where using model results as an input would be useful.

    19 votes

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  14. 19 votes

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  15. Circular sluices/penstocks would also be useful

    Similar to the rectangular flap valve request, circular sluices would avoid workarounds trying to estimate the rectangular equivalent to a half closed circular penstock (or worse still a half closed egg shaped penstock)

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  16. 2D worst case analysis

    I would like to be able to analyse a number of simulations in terms of the worst flood depth per 2D mesh element. An integrated tool (along the lines of the already existing worst case grid output) would avoid the need to mess around in external GIS.

    18 votes

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    RECEIVED  ·  pascal.lang responded

    Thank you for this idea addition, it is something we have been considering and building out plans for, if there are more specifics in terms of the exact outputs/comparisons you would like to see, please feel free to add so we can ensure these are captured.

  17. Improve ground infiltration simulation parameters.

    Could we have a 'Node level affects groundwater infiltration' for the soil store please?
    This simulation parameter was introduced to InfoWorks ICM recently to limit infiltration from the ground store to the model. Could this be extended to limit flows from the soil store as well?
    As often when are using models for design purposes, infiltration can become excessive in design events compared to verification. Therefore we have to manually reduce soil store inflow, often requiring new limiting discharge orifices and nodes at each subcatchment with GI applied. Thanks

    17 votes

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  18. Speed up the creation/amending of ICMTs

    Creating or amending ICMTs is slow, especially if they contain ground models. Even deleting or creating new 'folder' items in ICMTs is slow. Speeding this process up would increase productivity.

    17 votes

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  19. Option to disable flag colour backgrounds for Custom Labels

    When creating a custom label and using field values, the values have a background in the colour of the flag value. In many cases, the flag value is not a suitable colour to be a background and makes the text difficult to read.
    Could you make an option in the Formatting settings for custom labels to disable this behaviour so that the flag colour is not displayed.

    17 votes

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  20. 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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