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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        Enable Your Drainage Design Toolbox to Tackle Gutter Spread and Inlet Capacity

        Excel spreadsheets, hand calculations, or simple calculator utilities have long been trusted tools used by engineers to forecast road inundation due to runoff and how well storm inlets will work. But are they the most effective tools available? Even more, flow paths can be complex and difficult to accurately forecast with manual tools or calculations.

        With the right technology, we can not only simplify the workflow, but also improve the accuracy of drainage designs for a better understanding of what really happens to stormwater systems when it rains. Continue reading

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          Creating and Updating a Microsoft Server SQL or Oracle Workgroup Database

          The purpose of this post is to provide users who plan to use or currently use Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle databases for InfoNet and/or InfoWorks ICM with the resources they need to initially create and/or update their database to a new version.

          It must first be mentioned that Innovyze does not recommend using Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle rather than the Standard Workgroup Database for InfoWorks ICM and/or InfoNet. Utilizing SQL or Oracle is a matter of customer preference. The Standard Database is designed to provide the best performance with the minimal configuration for the supported Innovyze Workgroup products. If it is preferred to utilize a Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Workgroup Database, there is a great deal of information provided in the Workgroup Data Server Administration document:

          http://innovyze.com/updates/documents/WorkgroupDataServerAdministrationNov2017.pdf

          To access the most recent Workgroup Data Server Administration document, you may find it at www.innovyze.com/updates in the same location where the Workgroup Client (InfoNet and ICM) is downloaded.

          In order to utilize SQL or Oracle databases, there will need to be a DBA (Database Administrator) in place who is experienced in managing these servers and applying scripts as these are operations that are not guided or performed by Innovyze Support. Continue reading

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            “State of the Water Industry” Report Highlights R&R, Planning, and Water Tech in 15th Edition

            For the fourth year in a row, renewal and replacement (R&R) of aging water and wastewater infrastructure has been identified as the top challenge facing US water companies, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) State of the Water Industry report.

            This year marks the 15th edition of the report and analyzes responses from 967 North American water industry professionals from a range of small, medium, and large utilities.

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              Come Rain or Shine.

              One of the (many) joys of working at Innovyze is its location. Since joining the company a couple of months ago, I’ve enjoyed a walk along the river most mornings before work. It’s not without its hazards. Bear in mind that this is Oxfordshire and therefore Inspector Morse country. I half expect to find a dead body floating among the reeds. Hasn’t happened yet. In fact, this morning I saw some live bodies as two ladies enjoyed a swim.

              That’s pretty unusual. Ducks, coots, Canada Geese certainly, even the occasional spaniel, but relatively few people swim in the Thames. Anyone who’s been watching the BBC documentary, The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, will understand why.

               

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                Leaks and bursts: find, fix and prevent them

                Reservoir with low water level

                If you’re concerned about leaks in your water supply network – whether they’re steady, or sudden bursts – they can be addressed. Reducing leaks and non-revenue water (NRW) means happier customers and regulators, savings on wasted water, and fewer fines.

                You need to know:

                • where the leaks are
                • how bad they are, and their cause
                • how to manage the repair, with the minimum disruption to the community
                • how to avoid leaks in the future

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                  Simulating Pump Transients through InfoSurge

                  Power outage and Pump trips cause the pump operation changes. Power outage is the most severe case for pump transient events. There are two ways to simulate pump operations within InfoSurge.

                  1- Pump Speed Change with creating speed ratio curves is the easiest way to simulate the pump operation change. The Pump Operation Change Data window is accessed by selecting a pump and selecting the Pump Operation Change   button in the Attribute Browser. This function is used to describe the pump/turbine operational changes during transient analysis.  A turbine is represented by the pump element with turbine-specific parameters in a surge model. A wicket gate can be specified for the turbine element to simulate the transients due to wicket gate changes. Continue reading

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                    Atlas 14 Temporals for XPSWMM

                    Back in January, we introduced the capabilities of XPSWMM that allows a modeler the ability to perform an ensemble-based critical duration analysis using the NOAA Atlas 14 Temporal Distributions. As the NRCS, formerly the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), retires the legacy rainfall distributions (Type I, IA, II, and Type III) and replaces with more location specific distributions, the question shifts toward is there a better distribution to consider over a standard nested intensity storm.

                    The NOAA Atlas 14 rainfall depths are pretty well known. The temporals that NOAA published are not as well known.  How might one incorporate the temporals into an analysis with XPSWMM? There are two methods and we explore these below.

                    The standard method to leverage the Atlas 14 temporal is the simplest yet time-consuming. It’s a copy and paste method between the application and the downloaded data from the NOAA Website. Download the Temporal distribution table data from the Temporals site for the Atlas 14 Volume, Region, and  Duration needed. The file (typically a CSV) is composed of four quartiles plus an all cases as a cumulative percent of depth.

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