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  1. InfoDrainage - Apply urban creep to selected storms only

    Urban creep is an additional test which is not applicable to all runs. So would be more useful to not have a universal application of creep (to all storms). Would be better to have the facility to apply to selected storms only.

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  2. InfoDrainage - Time of entry to be called time of entry, not time of concentration

    Te has specific meaning in the UK when using the rational method (modified).
    Tc also has speific meaning (Te + sumTf).
    It would be better if the software wants the user to input a Te, that it calls it Te. At the moment it calls the Te Time of concentration, which is very confusing.

    2 votes
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  3. MD AutoCAD 2021 compatiblity

    DrawNet (CAD) compatibility with AutoCAD/Civil 3D 2021 version.

    1 vote
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  4. manhole and pipe size files

    when I start a new network, the criteria automatically selects my default manhole and pipe size file, can you change it so when importing a file for the first time it selects my standard default files, older versions did select the default file

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  5. to be able to change the default button in storm duration

    to be able to change the default button in storm duration so I can set up my own default settings

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  6. Change the size / dimensions of multiple manholes at once

    MicroDrainage Network

    It would be very useful if it was possible to change the dims of many manholes at once. It'a a very laborious and time consuming task to change each dimension one-by-one, especially if the network is very large!

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  7. True Ground Profile on Long Section Exports

    It would be very useful if there was a way for the true ground profile to also be exported on long sections. Currently, when exporting long sections from microdrainage, the true ground levels are only shown at manhole locations and a straight line is used to replicate ground level between the manholes. Could a 3D terrrain file possibly be loaded into microdrainage so that the true ground profile is shown when exporting long sections?

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  8. Include SuDS Maintenance

    Add the ability to have a maintenance sheet in the print outs for SuDS structures.

    2 votes
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  9. Tree Pits

    Add Tree Pits as a type of SuDS structure.

    2 votes
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  10. Support Biodiversity net gain

    Support the ability to create a biodiversity metric for SuDS structures as per the Defra tool.

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  11. InfoDrainage - replace stormwater outline with DXF (or other similar file)

    Would be useful to be able to 'replace outline' of a stormwater control by importing a polygon (e.g. DXF, SHP etc), rather than the existing options which are just to redraw in ID only.
    Every project there seems to be need to replace an outline from another drawing (as architechtural desisns evolve). At teh moment have to re-set up the control each time this occurs.

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  12. Import/export of asset data to/from CSV

    DSD import/export for MicroDrainage exists but HydroWorks is now dead. A more generic import/export would be beneficial for exchange of information with other drainage simulation packages and with GIS systems for existing networks; something similar to the import/xport functins in ICM would be ideal.

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  13. "Copy to clipboard" alongside print/export on Microdrainage spreadhseet input/outputs

    Would greatly simplify the process of getting results/details from MD into a report, skipping a stage in the current process (Export to CSV/Excel - Open)

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  14. Assess scenarios based on annual water balance (runoff, infiltration, evaporation)

    Assessment of the annual water balance is an important criteria to evaluate drainage design at neighbourhood level.
    Functionality to assess scenarios in a chart (similar to typical pre-urban vs. urban) would save time in GIS-postprocessing

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  15. Status Bar to report more significant figures

    The status bar currently only displays levels (ground model level, water depth) to 1 decimal place. 2 Decimal places would be much more useful, Especially to ensure a node is at a low point or in the gutter invert..

    2 votes
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  16. Clash detection between pipe networks

    Can wall thicknesses be added to pipes and manholes to check clash detections

    5 votes
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  17. Enable drawnet manhole changes

    Enable the manholes assigned to impermeable areas on drawnet to be changed.
    It is currently not possible to change the manhole when editing a network meaning the areas have to be deleted then recreated. Being able to change the manhole would save a lot of time.

    4 votes
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  19. Realistic Flow in SuDS structures

    Realistic flow through bioretention, permeable paving and other SuDS within hydraulic models.

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  20. Easier selection of FEH and FSR Rainfall in the "Seasonal Return Period Wizard"

    Sometimes we are required by the LLFA to run storms <60mins with FSR rainfall and storms >60mins with FEH rainfall. This requires the "Seasonal Return Period Wizard" to be run twice following changes to the network and then exported in separate files.

    It would be much quicker if this could be specified in the wizard.

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