Author Archives: Patrick Moore

About Patrick Moore

I have worked in the Water industry for over 17 years both designing water infrastructure and using Innovyze software to build, calibrate, and analyze water system models. I have a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with others and hope these blog posts assist users in improving their modeling skills.

Introduction to System Curves – Basic Hydraulic Considerations

System curves can be a very powerful tool for an engineer to use when designing a new pump station or evaluating an existing pump station as they allow the engineer to see where the pump will operate along it’s pump … Continue reading

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Creating a “zero byte” MXD file to use with any version of ArcGIS

One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing any of Innovyze non-workgroup products that run in ArcGIS such as InfoWater, InfoMaster, InfoSewer, and InfoSWMM is when different users are using different versions of ArcGIS.  When you attempt to open a model that was saved … Continue reading

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Addressing ArcGIS (and InfoWater) versioning when sharing InfoWater models

One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing models is when the ArcGIS version is different as ArcGIS will give an error if you try to open a newer version of an ArcGIS .MXD file in an older version of … Continue reading

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Throttle Control Valves – A few clarifying notes on their use in InfoWater, H2OMAP, and H2ONET

Throttle control valves are one feature within the software that may or may not get used as much by different modelers as other valve types, but are another tool that in the modeler’s toolbox that can be used. Due to … Continue reading

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How to fix an InfoWater, InfoSewer, or InfoSWMM model that will not initialize

One issue that we periodically see come across the help line at Innovyze support is an issue where the user is unable to initialize the model when they open their model in ArcGIS. When opening the model in either InfoWater, … Continue reading

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Creating a custom ArcGIS toolbar and icons to quickly join or remove InfoWater layer data tables

Many modelers make use of the “Join all Layer Tables” feature within InfoWater as it quickly joins all of the input and output data tables for each of the six InfoWater element data types to their associated ArcGIS Layer.  This workflow instructs the … Continue reading

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