New release: CONNECT Edition with AutoCAD 2018 and ArcGIS 10.5 support

We are pleased to announce the availability of updated CONNECT Edition releases for the following products:

  • WaterCAD, WaterGEMS and HAMMER (
  • SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SewerCAD and StormCAD (

These new versions can be downloaded from the Fulfillment Center and provide the following notable enhancements:

  • Added support for AutoCAD 2018 integration (32 and 64-bit). This was the primary focus of this release. Note that AutoCAD 2016 and 2017 are still supported in this release as well.
  • Added support for ArcMap 10.5 integration (WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS and HAMMER). Note that earlier versions of ArcMap are still supported as well.
  • An updated version of the CONNECTION Client is included.
  • The Municipal License Administrator tool is now more clear regarding available platforms (Standalone, AutoCAD, MicroStation, ArcGIS) in your license. It is also more clear when the feature level configuration is stored for the current Windows user only (such as when setting as a limited rights users).

  • (WaterGEMS) Sorting of Control overrides in SCADAConnec Simulator is now saved

  • (SewerGEMS and CivilStorm) - The Explicit (SWMM) numerical solver version has been upgraded from 5.1.010 to 5.1.012.
  • (StormCAD, CivilStorm and SewerGEMS) - You are now able to enter the same multiplier for more than one return periods in the "Use Rational Method Frequency Factor" table in the calculation options.
  • (StormCAD, SewerCAD, CivilStorm and SewerGEMS) - Lateral link elements are no longer included on the license check for number of links.

  • This release also includes fixes to other user-reported issues from the initial CONNECT Edition release.
  • Models saved in this version can still be opened in the initial CONNECT Edition releases ( for WaterCAD, WaterGEMS and HAMMER or for SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, StormCAD and SewerCAD)