InfoWorks ICM 9.5 Release

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InfoWorks ICM 9.5 has now been released and is available for download from the Innovyze website under
http://www.innovyze.com/updates/ .

The overarching goal for this release was to improve user productivity and expand InfoWorks ICM functionality for more advanced applications and integration. A good number of the new features have been included in this post, with examples and detail provided where appropriate. Continue reading

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    InfoAsset: Empowering Healthy Systems for Healthy Communities

    Most water and wastewater utilities face consistent challenges when it comes to the adoption of asset management best practices. Growing demand for high-levels of service, increasing environmental awareness, insufficient funding, and asset deterioration are common factors that drive the need for better investment solutions.

    Given the right set of tools, utilities and consultants can be empowered to meet these challenges. As a result, they can produce Asset Management Plans that promote system health, ecological soundness, accountability to the public, as well as improved capital and operational spending.

    Innovyze’s rich history in wet infrastructure engineering provides a unique opportunity for asset management professionals to work with information that is integrated, trustworthy, and easily distributed across the enterprise.

    For these reasons, Innovyze is excited to present the InfoAsset family of asset management tools.

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      InfoWorks WS Pro v3.5 – What’s new?

      We’ve made InfoWorks WS Pro easier and more convenient to use in the new release, v3.5.  Here are five key improvements that we hope you’ll enjoy using.

      1. New Property Sheet

      The Property Page in InfoWorks WS Pro contains all the network and control information about a selected object in the GeoPlan. For this release, v3.5, we have implemented a brand-new style of property sheet with a tree view. This is to facilitate network navigation while editing/viewing the object properties. A preview of the new Property Page is shown on the image below.

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        Getting Started with Asset Management

        Asset management plans (AMPs) are fundamental to effective water distribution and wastewater infrastructure management. But aging infrastructure, funding gaps, regulatory requirements, and organizational barriers present difficult challenges for utilities to overcome when developing an AMP.

        These obstacles often prompt people to wonder: how and when can we get started with an AMP? The short answer is simple. The time to get started with an AMP is now.  Even if it isn’t perfect, taking the first steps will lead to improved understanding, assessment, and execution.

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          Don’t Mesh This Up!

          During the first week of October, I presented a webinar on the role of Terrain Surfaces and Surface Modifications.  The intent was to cover the role of the terrain surface in the calculation of flooding as well as to discuss the differences between XPSWMM and InfoWorks ICM. Specifically, how they approach terrain and modifications.

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            GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (October 2018 update)

            This is the fifth instalment in a series of blogs I’ve written summarising run times for 2D simulations conducted on PC hardware and NVIDIA GPU cards.  The first was in December 2012, I then followed up with a second in September 2016, a third in June 2017 and a fourth in November 2017.  Each blog shows how InfoWorks ICM has been designed to leverage technological improvements as soon as new hardware platforms and new GPU cards come onto the market and how rapidly GPU technology changes.

            The tables below give simulation runtimes for two of our standard 2D testing models that were run on two high-end Intel Xeon Servers, one fitted with an NVidia Quadro GP100 GPU card and the other fitted with an NVidia TESLA P100 GPU card. Continue reading

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              Make Your Operational Data Work for You

              It’s no secret, the water industry is poised to undergo a profound evolution. The advancement of internet of things (IoT) applications to the water industry with smart sensors, field telemetry, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has provided an unprecedented amount of information in the form of big data to water systems managers.

              But large data sets without clear insight do not always lead to confident decision-making and action. On the other hand, if used correctly, these technological leaps can and will have a wide-ranging impact on utility intelligence and operational efficiency.

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                Tips & Tricks – Moving Survey Images/Attachments into the Default Fields Using SQL

                InfoNet will store an unlimited number of images and attachments per object. However there are old default fixed attachment fields, these have a green background to the data row.

                For some users their exports or reports are set to pull attachments from the default ‘green’ fields.

                Manhole Survey Attachments before migrating files into the default fields.

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                  Need Speed? Get Model Simulation Results, When You Need Them

                  There’s no shortage of modeling packages available to calculate flooding depths. But what if you need to model 1D infrastructure and 2D surface flooding? Freely available 2D analysis tools can take hours, or days, to run complex rainfall scenarios and don’t have the capability to accurately portray constructed flood catchments. And in an age when engineers have to do more within the same amount of time to stay ahead, analysis time is critical.

                  The solution here is in making the most from your existing hardware to quickly build and simulate 1D as well as 2D overland flooding components.

                  If you need to conduct holistic modeling that includes hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, 2D overland and sanitary flows, running simulations on these complex components can take hours. Long simulation run times may be okay if you are using your model for annual or even quinquennial analysis for master planning. However, if you use a storm, sanitary and overland flood model for operational action and flood risk assessment then saved time allows for quicker determination for mitigation strategies.

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                    2018 Brisbane Innovyze User Event

                    The 2018 Brisbane Innovyze User Event took place on the 8th & 9th August at Hotel Urban in Brisbane City.

                    We hosted over 60 delegates from around Australia to share their own experiences through various case studies, live demonstrations and Q&A sessions.

                    Innovyze wishes to thank all those who were involved in the conference and look forward to future user events.

                    Click on an image below to download a PDF version of each presentation.

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