When I import my EPANET file (.INP) into WaterGEMs/WaterCAD, the units are not coming in with the optimal units. How do I fix this?

Product(s): WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, HAMMER
Version(s): 10.XX.XX.XX, 08.11.XX.XX
Area:  Modeling


When I import my EPANET file (.INP) into WaterGEMs/WaterCAD the units are not coming in with the units I would like. How do I fix this?

Problem ID#: 71611


Open the .INP file up in EPANET. Go to Projects > Defaults and then set the flow units on the hydraulics tab to the unit that you would like to use which corresponds to the US customary or System International units that you want. These flow control units control the all the rest of the unit that your model uses in EPANET. Once the units are set correctly click the OK button.

After you do this you will need to go to File > Export > Network and resave the file. Now if you import the file in WaterCAD or WaterGEMS the units should come in correctly.

See Also

What are the limitation of importing/exporting EPANET files?