In SewerCAD V8 XM or V8i, what information do I need to import a SewerGEMS models?


  Applies To 
  Product(s): SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm
  Area:  Layout and Data Input
  Original Author: Jesse Dringoli, Bentley Technical Support Group


In SewerCAD V8 XM or V8i, what information do I need to know about importing SewerGEMS models?

Problem Number: 33542


1) The model must be saved in the compatible versions of the software because the software is not backwards compatible. For example, if you are trying to import a SewerGEMS version into SewerCAD you will encounter an error.

2) Pumps: When importing a SewerGEMS pump into SewerCAD, each component
of the SewerGEMS pump collection is turned into a SewerCAD pump, with
appropriate connectivity. The on and off elevations of the SewerGEMS
pump are translated into two controls (pump on if node x HGL is greater
than y, etc...) on the SewerCAD side.

SewerGEMs supports two pump definition types that are not supported by
SewerCAD, Volume-Flow and Depth Flow. This data will be imported but you
will have to either change these pump definitions to a supported type,
or change the references to these pump definitions to ones of a
supported type for the model to calculate.

3) Gravity network loops are not allowed. Two conduits cannot be exiting
a manhole (flow cannot split.) So, if this exists in the SewerGEMS
model, you will need to use diversions in SewerCAD in order for it to