Storm Sewer & Flood Modeling

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  1. Include NSW specific data to ARR Storm Generator

    The state of NSW provides additional data that supersedes the pre-burst and Initial loss data provided in the data downloaded through the Data Hub. As a user I would like the option to easily modify the pre-burst rainfall applied to the from of the storms based on this information.

    https://data.arr-software.org/nsw_specific

    2 votes

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  2. Show water levels at Bridge Linear Structures

    We would like to see the water levels at the bridge linear structures as it is important for us to be able to see the water levels with respect to the bridge openings and decks.

    5 votes

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  3. 25 votes

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  4. ICMLive Viewer Licence

    The ICM licence does not allow for the contents of Live groups to be seen. This has implications for the viewer licence. I would like to be able to access (but not edit) the contents of a live group. Can there therefore be an ICMLive Configuration Manager Viewer LIcence?

    2 votes

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  5. Enable alternate versions of the SWMM engine within ICM

    I would like to have the option to use a different version of the SWMM engine to be run instead of the latest Innovyze version. In some cases this is required, but it is often very helpful to confirm the results from previous versions.

    2 votes

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  6. Show data errors

    Mike + added a function called "show data errors" in its new product in 2021, which can display objects that lack necessary field information and generate a table. This function can improve the ability of model engineers to deal with model errors more quickly. I hope ICM can add this function

    2 votes

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  7. Warning Messages in InfoSewer

    Is there a way to stop the program from checking for this? InfoWater has the Engineering Validation Manager which allows the “rules check” to be toggled on and off.

    The user does not want to see Negative Flow Warning messages in the RPT file of InfoSewer. You can get this warning if the flow does not converge for the advanced force main solution. It is a warning and not an indication the EPS simulation is faulty.

    2 votes

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  8. Change Variable Speed Pumps Image

    The image for Variable Speed Pumps under the "Other Special Diversion Examples" section is likely wrong. Looks like it is a copy of the image for Pump discharge pipes. Would be great if you could update with the right image! Thanks

    2 votes

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  9. '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…

    20 votes

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  10. Add sub-grid sampling functionality to the ICM 2D engine

    And sub-grid sampling visualizations, please :)

    1 vote

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  11. Change coordinate system of a model more easily

    We have a large project running for several years and our design team is working in one coordinate frame. Our clients models are all in another coordinate frame. Our team would like to reproject the models into the design coordinate frame but there is no easy way of doing this. Currently, we are exporting the models to TAB files (table by table) and importing them again after changing the coordinate system. This is time consuming and introduces a lot of potential for human error. There is also no way to (I know of) to maintain all the scenarios so we…

    1 vote

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  12. License management functions

    As ICM is fundamentally a workgroup environment, so shared across multiple offices and multiple users, we need to be able to understand license usage of user interfaces and simulation engines. We need ICM to log usage so we can then develop tools to interpret that information or build this into ICM so we can see usage. We often have instances when users cannot get licenses but there is no way to log this so we can establish a business case for purchasing more licenses. Similar with simulation engines we need to be able to report usage to demonstrate the need…

    40 votes

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    We are currently developing an updated license system for all Innovyze products. This will include the ability to identify license usage information.

    We are currently gathering additional requirements for these features. We are more than happy to discuss these requirements.

  13. As a user, when transmit a model in XPSWMM, I would like the externally referenced surface, soil and landuse also be packaged.

    In XPSWMM, when 2D data are referenced externally, they are not packaged when transmit the model

    2 votes

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  14. SQL in run dialog box to select gauged objects

    Using SQL to select gauged objects would allow their dynamic selection based on object properties, not just from a static list. This is an issue when testing scenarios if field names are added/changed. It is further compounded by selection lists becoming read-only after being used in a simulation, prompting a proliferation of duplicate selection list objects to update the list.

    4 votes

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  15. Calculation of Pump Power in ICM

    A pump curve and energy/efficiency curve can be input into the software however there is no way to output the energy used by the pump. South Gippsland Water were keen on understanding whether ICM could do this to report their energy efficiency baseline. This can be done in InfoWorks WSPro.

    3 votes

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  16. Storage area polygons

    Storage nodes often represent detention basins or other locations with large areas. Pipes enter/leave from opposite sides. With the standard link/node configuration, one or more link will be mis-configured compared to the actual location.

    I have long wanted to have a storage area polygon, with links connecting to the nearest edge, rather than the center.

    4 votes

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    IN DISCUSSION  ·  pascal.lang responded

    Thank you for this request. I just wanted to confirm whether this was for display purposes only to allow for better representation of the actual configuration on site or whether the location of pipes was expected to influence the hydraulics in some way.

  17. User URL for X/Y Coordinates

    Currently, the User URL option for the "View Online" menu in Innovyze ICM only allows for the output of longitude and latitude coordinates. Our GIS system is built on the BNG projection and therefore uses X/Y coordinates in its URL. Can you enable X/Y coordinates to be used in the User URL generated by ICM?

    4 votes

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  18. Consistent SHP Export Data Fields for 2D mesh elements in ICM

    A simulation result can be exported to SHP files by right clicking the icon and choosing the Export menu. When the result is exported for a specific timestamp, some underlying data fields are not exported such as the elevation and area of a 2D element. When we need such data fields, the maximum state should be exported.
    We wanted to investigate the ground levels of 2D meshes in my model, and were a bit confused to find the data was not included, as the export was done for the peak of a rainfall. Contacting the support team, we learned that…

    1 vote

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  19. Sim Slots

    There should be an option to select to limit sim slots to be used by a model so other models dont go in waiting when running sims simulataneously .

    9 votes

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    IN DISCUSSION  ·  pascal.lang responded

    Hello there,

    If my understanding of the request is correct then I believe that this capability does already exist in the agent options. If you are able to start the InfoWorks ICM agent manager, then here it is possible to set a maximum number of concurrent simulations which can be active at any one time.

    Thanks,
    Pascal

  20. As an XPSWMM user, I would like to be able to import flow data from SWMM5 Inflow/outflow formats. So that I can import results from CUHP.

    For the latest versions of CUHP https://mhfd.org/resources/software/ , it is using the SWMM5 text inflow/outflows format for results. Therefore the old conversion tool in XPSWMM no longer works.

    2 votes

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