Author Archives: Ann Pugh

About Ann Pugh

Ann has worked in system planning, operations, strategic analysis and marketing roles for water companies and consulting firms. She has worked for Innovyze (and earlier incarnations) since 2000.

2016 Innovyze Water User Group Meeting – Melbourne

The 2016 Innovyze Water Modelling User Group took place on the 25th November in Melbourne Australia. About 30 delegates from around Australia and New Zealand attended to share knowledge through various case studies, new features and tips and tricks in … Continue reading

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IWLive Sunset: Frequently Asked Questions

With the release of IWLive Pro in 2016, Innovyze delivered the next generation of IWLive Pro, a significantly refined product using the latest technology and specifically designed to provide all existing IWLive Pro users with a simple upgrade path from … Continue reading

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Technical Note: Adding Control Profiles to IWLive (InfoWorks)

Objects in an IWLive projection can be controlled from an external source – such as SCADA. For instance, using a future forecast set point for downstream pressure at a PRV defined in SCADA and observed valve opening values. The following … Continue reading

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Theming the differences between two sets of results

Often we wish to see the difference between two sets of results displayed in the GeoPlan. This can easily be done in InfoWorks ICM and InfoWorks WS by using a SQL Theme. In the example below I will be using … Continue reading

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Modelling Variable Speed Pumps in InfoWorks ICM and CS

InfoWorks ICM and CS have a number of different ways to model pumps. The two most commonly used are: Fixed Pumps (a simplistic method where the discharge is independent of the head on the pump) and Rotodynamic Pumps (where a … Continue reading

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Cycling Pumps in InfoWorks ICM and InfoWorks CS

Pumps are routinely cycled between duty and standby.  This can be modeled by using an Real Time Control (RTC) object. In the example below the pumps are modeled for simplicity as Fixed Pumps.  They have the same ON and OFF … Continue reading

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Nifty Script for creating a Unique ID in the Open Data Import Setting

Have you ever gone to import a data set and realized that the Unique ID is not unique – or worse there isn’t one ? This nifty little script will simply apply a numeric ID that will increment (act as … Continue reading

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Create smaller InfoWorks ICM transportable databases by leaving your commit history behind

Sometimes when copying an InfoWorks ICM model into a transportable database the result is a huge file.  There are number of reasons why this may happen but one of the most common is the inclusion of the entire commit history … Continue reading

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Initialising Pumps in InfoWorks WS UPC Scripts

Have you ever noticed that the INITIALISE command doesn’t always set the initial status of a  pump ?  Well there is a reason…. If you have a UPC script like the following INITIALISE PUMP = OFF RULE RULE1 IF NODE … Continue reading

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Innovyze’s Water Network and Operational Systems User Group 2014, Adelaide, Australia

On Tuesday 5th August Innovyze’s Water Network and Operational Systems Modelling User Group was held at SA Water’s offices in Adelaide. Delegates from around Australia and New Zealand attended to see first hand to view the Operation Decision Support System … Continue reading

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