What's new in SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD and CivilStorm CONNECT Edition Update 1 (Build 10.01.01.04)

Product(s): SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, CivilStorm
Version(s): 10.01.01.04
Area: General

Overview

The CONNECT Edition Update 1 release of SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD and CivilStorm (build 10.01.01.04) introduces improvements and features to help you be more successful.

List of Topics

Compatibility

  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Compatible Platforms
  • Model Compatibility

Layout and Data Input

  • Broken Back Culverts
  • New Storm Event Group Types
    • Australian Rainfall and Runoff
    • Flood Estimation Handbook (United Kingdom)

Results

  • FlexTables sorted by label in Custom Reports

Usability Enhancement

  • Set default annotation style for engineering profiles
  • Sort FlexTable by branch from upstream to downstream  (i.e. dendritic)
  • Sort in Selection Set and Contour managers
  • Storm Events Scenario Wizard

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Compatible Platforms

SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD and CivilStorm CONNECT Edition standalone versions do not require any CAD or GIS software to work. However, they can be integrated with the following platforms:

  • MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 4 (Note: Some earlier versions may work as well. MicroStation CONNECT Edition integration is not yet supported with this release)
  • AutoCAD 2017, 2018, or 2019
  • ArcGIS 10.6 (Note: SewerGEMS only. Some earlier versions of ArcGIS 10 should work as well.)

See: Platform Compatibility (Wiki)

Model Compatibility

Models saved in the updated release of SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD and CivilStorm (version 10.01.01.XX) can be opened in the initial CONNECT Edition Update 1 release (version 10.01.00.XX).

See: Model backward / forward compatibility (Wiki)

Layout and Data Input

Broken Back Culverts

Broken Back Culverts are now supported. A "broken back culvert" is composed of a series of intermediate inflow points, bends and slope changes between a head-wall and end-wall. In this case the conduits are connected by transition nodes and only the most upstream culvert conduit is specified as a culvert.

An example of this configuration is a culvert crossing a highway with an inflow point at the median.

Prior to the release of the CONNECT Edition Update 1 (Build 10.01.01.XX) Storm and Sewer products, this configuration was not usable and would require that the culvert conduits have both a headwall and an endwall defined.

New Storm Event Group Types

Australian Rainfall and Runoff

Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2016 data can only be entered by importing a custom CSV file downloaded from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.

See: Storm Data Dialog Box (Help)

Flood Estimation Handbook (United Kingdom)

The Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) presents a rainfall depth-duration-frequency (DDF) method. This replaces the Location, M5-60, and ratio r values which are described in the Flood Studies Report (FSR), and used in the Wallingford Procedure. The FEH retains the FSR rainfall profile and Areal Reduction Factor procedures.

The FEH analysis considered durations of 1, 2, 6 and 12 hours and 1, 2, 4 and 8 days, and return periods from 2 to 1000 years. It includes a CD-ROM with the 6 parameters defined on 1km grid covering the UK.

See: Storm Data Dialog Box (Help)

Results

FlexTables sorted by label in Custom Reports

When a Custom Report is generated with a FlexTable included, the elements are now sorted by their label in ascending order.

Usability Enhancement

Set default annotation style for engineering profiles

An option to "Save Annotation Definition Settings as Default" was added to the engineering profile options menu. This option saves the current annotation definition settings as the default to be used when future engineering profiles are created.

Sort FlexTable by branch from upstream downstream  (i.e. dendritic)

When right-clicking on a FlexTable column heading there is now an option to "Sort Dendritic (Upstream->Downstream)". When this is selected rows are arranged not only by their upstream to downstream connectivity but also grouped by branch.  Links of a dendritic stormwater network can be well-labeled with the Branch Labeling tool, resulting in a clear designation of links organized into tributary branches.  After this sort, the first rows appearing will be the elements within the upstream most branch, and appearing in upstream to downstream order within that branch.

See: Branch Labeling (Help)

Sort in Selection Set and Contour managers

The Selection Set manager and Contour manager can be sorted by clicking the Label column header. The initial click will sort in ascending order. A subsequent click will sort in descending order.

Storm Events Scenario Wizard

To access the new Storm Events Scenarios Wizard, open the Scenario manager, click the new icon, and select "New Storm Event Scenarios…".

The storm events scenario wizard assists in streamlining the process of creating scenarios, alternatives, calculation options and storm events for a specific set of return periods and durations. The wizard will guide you through the process of entering the required data to generate these items.

The set of scenarios, alternatives, calculation options and storm events created are then used with the Critical Storm Analysis tool.

The wizard will create new scenarios, alternatives, calculation options and storm events. It will not modify any existing item. For additional alternative types not created, it will use the first base scenario of that type as the default assignment.

See: New Storm Event Scenarios (Help)

See Also

Product TechNotes and FAQs

OpenFlows Product TechNotes And FAQs

SewerGEMS TechNotes and FAQs

SewerCAD TechNotes and FAQs

StormCAD TechNotes and FAQs

CivilStorm TechNotes and FAQs

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