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  1. Split a subcatchment

    To be able to easily split a subcatchment into 2 separate subcatchments.

    For example when it becomes obvious that the flow from a subcatchment cannot be collected at a pit (node), it becomes necessary to insert an additional pit (node) to capture flows. The subcatchment needs to be easily split (say with a general line) into 2 separate subcatchments with similar data other than the new areas.

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  2. Add bottom orifice in ancillaries

    You will find in the attached document a frequent encountered example of a bottom orifices.

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  3. 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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  4. Theme mapping for rain gauges boundary lines generated using Thiessen polygons method

    Boundary lines generated with the Thiessen Polygon methodology to define the boundaries for different rain gauges are too thin when they are automatically generated inside ICM. This make them quite difficult to see when a model is loaded with many different type of objects as sub catchments, mesh zones, roughness zones, etc.

    Providing our users with the ability to change thickness/colour/line type in a new row in the Properties and Themes, will allow a better visualization, therefore, better understanding in the Geoplan on how each rain gauge affect different zones of the model.

    2 votes

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  5. Image Import Information: File Types and Sizes

    Would like to see the list of accepted file types (SVG, PNG, JPEG, PDF, etc.) , and file size limitations.

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  6. 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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  7. Assign wastewater and tradewaste profiles for special dates

    I would like to see that InfoWorks ICM has a feature that allows the user to be able to assign wasterwater/tradewaste profiles to special dates in a calendar year, for example, statutory holidays. Those special dates can be defined by the user. This is important when running a long period simulation for wet weather flow calibration, where a large storm event (and corresponding I&I) occurred on a statutory holiday which is not a weekend. Dry weather flow pattern for a statutory holiday is typically closer to a weekend pattern than a weekday. The user has the option to assign a…

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  8. 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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  9. Overhaul to the Hyperlinks system to allow attached data to be transportable

    ICM and Infoasset databases offer a system that allow hyperlinked documents to be connected to the database. Primarily this to allow survey, as laid and other background data to be available to the user and is a powerful function that if used correctly would allow databases to become much easier / quicker to check, improving quality and confidence. Currently the models are abstract representations of the systems, and to check detail requires arduous library time retracing other people's steps. Having the data bundled with the model is a significant improvement.

    However, two practical problems arise, since many different organizations work…

    11 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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)

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Network overview window: split up of subcatchment areas with different runoff id

    It would be very usefull to have in the Network Overview window a summation of the different subcatchment areas, sort by Runoff surface ID.

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  16. 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.

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  17. Schedule Jobs - remove Any computer

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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