What's New in SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and SewerOPS CONNECT Edition Update 3 - Build

Product(s): SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, StormCAD, SewerCAD, SewerOPS
Area: Installation


CONNECT Edition Update 3 version of SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and SewerOPS introduces improvements and features to help you be more successful:

Table of Contents

  • Enhancements to Critical Storm Analysis
  • Custom Reports can now include Profiles
  • Latest version of SWMM numerical solver (5.1.014)
  • Further collaboration with OpenRoads Designer
    • Enhancements to hydraulic calculations and reporting when an ORD uses their storm-sewer license 
    • Designer Report
    • Improvements to gutter sections viewer
    • Prototype Copier
  • Improvements to Change Tracking
  • Enhancements to Crossing Pipes Query
  • Improvements to GIS-ID based ModelBuilder importing
  • Updates to supported Operating Systems and Platforms
  • Model Compatibility
  • Stability enhancements and fixes to reported issues

Enhancements to Critical Storm Analysis Tool

The workflow for the Critical Storm Analysis wizard has been adjusted to make it easier to use and reduce the number of scenarios, alternatives, and calculations. The user workflow takes advantage of existing tools, like prototypes and the New Scenario wizard to decrease the time it takes to run the Critical Storm Analysis and the dramatically lower the number of scenarios created. For more information on usage and workflow, please review the Critical Storm Analysis section of the Help documentation.

Profiles Included in Custom Reports

Profiles can now be added to Custom Reports. This will improve the appearance and make your reports more complete.

To add a profile, you would first follow the typical workflow of adding a scenario and selection set. Next, either right-click on the scenario from the tree-form or click the New Sections button, then choose Profile. You will choose an existing profile and the profile type (Analysis Profile or Engineering Profile). The profile will then be included in the custom report.

Support for EPA-SWMM Numerical Solver version 5.1.014

The Explicit (SWMM) solver (available in SewerGEMS and CivilStorm) now uses an updated EPA-SWMM solver version 5.1.014.

Further Collaboration with OpenRoads Designer

Enhancements have been made to the hydraulic calculations and reporting when an OpenRoads Designer user is further empowered with a license of OpenFlows StormCAD, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, or SewerGEMS. This includes:

  • A 2-row Conduit FlexTable that displays input and results for two scenarios (Only available in OpenRoads Designer)
  • Prototype Copier
  • Improvements to Gutter Sections Viewer

For more information on modeling subsurface utilities in OpenRoads Designer, see the following link: Understanding OpenFlows Hydraulics and Hydrology Functionality in Subsurface Utilities / OpenRoads.

Enhancements to Change Tracking

The ability to archive change tracking data has been added. This can help with situations where including change tracking data may otherwise increase the size of the model's database file to a great extent. (for example the .SQLITE file could grow to many gigabytes in size)

Enhancements to Crossing Pipes Query

The Crossing Pipes query in Network Navigator has been enhanced to accommodate different types of pipes. If you open the Crossing Pipes query in Network Navigator, you will see options for All Links (which will analyze all pipes and laterals), Current Selection (which will only analyze links already selected in the drawing), Pipes (which will analyze only pipes), and Laterals (which will analyze only laterals). 

Improved GIS-ID based ModelBuilder Importing

Improvements have been made to ModelBuilder imports using GIS-ID, which will make creating and updating models based on GIS-ID easier and more successful.

Compatible Operating Systems and Platforms

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

  • Standalone (no CAD or GIS software required)
  • MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10 and earlier (CONNECT Edition Integration is not yet supported)
  • AutoCAD 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • ArcMap 10.8 and earlier (SewerGEMS only - see this for ArcGIS Pro integration)

See: Platform Compatibility

Model Compatibility 

Models saved in earlier versions of SewerGEMS, StormCAD, SewerCAD and CivilStorm can be opened other versions of 10.03.XX.XX.

See: Model backward / forward compatibility

Stability enhancements and fixes to reported issues

As with all new versions, this release includes fixes to various user-reported issues from the previous release, providing an overall more stable experience.

See Also

SewerGEMS TechNotes and FAQs

CivilStorm TechNotes and FAQs

SewerCAD TechNotes and FAQs

StormCAD TechNotes and FAQs

Downloading OpenFlows / Hydraulics and Hydrology Software

Software installation order

Cumulative patch set information