Save Time using Engineering Libraries, Shared Flextables and Seed Files

Part of the Hydraulics and Hydrology Video Series (more info)

When working on models, you may be spending extra time re-entering standard information that you use in every model. Did you know that you can use features like Engineering Libraries and Seed files to store standard information to save time on model setup? To learn more, watch this short video. The video covers the following:

  • Creating Engineering Libraries to share and reuse frequently used information such as pipe sizes, inlet sizes and pump definitions across multiple models and multiple computers
  • Creating Shared Flextables to share and reuse standard tabular report configuration across multiple models and multiple computers
  • Using Seed files to configure and reuse a model template with your company standards such as pipe sizes, design constraints, labeling, units, color coding, annotations and more.

Applicable products/versions:

  • WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, HAMMER, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, StormCAD: V8i SELECTseries 2 and higher


This video is part of a growing library of useful information designed to provide effective tips and information about time-saving product features within Bentley’s Hydraulics and Hydrology products. Be sure to check back frequently to view the latest video. Better yet, subscribe to this blog by turning Notifications On.

Sushma Choure,
Technical Support Engineer
Bentley Systems, Inc.

See Also

Modifying and adding entries to Engineering Libraries

How to create and share FlexTables between different computers