Author Archives: Nicole Hathorn

The Trick to Applying 1D Initial Conditions to ICM Simulations

In InfoWorks ICM, it is possible to assign initial node levels or inflows as well as initial depths and flows along a river reach. If you have attempted this by creating an Initial Conditions 1D object and applying it to … Continue reading

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How to Safely Clean Working and Results Files in ICM

As you work in InfoWorks ICM, you may notice that you are running out of space on your hard drive. This can happen when you work in ICM often and make loads of changes to your model without cleaning out … Continue reading

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Basic Tutorial Now Available in InfoWorks ICM

Good news! InfoWorks ICM (version 7.5.2 and newer) now has a built in tutorial to cover all major functions of the software. To access this helpful tool, just open the Help file, click on the ‘Contents’ tab, and you will … Continue reading

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Surcharge Flow vs. Pipe Full Capacity in ICM

You may have noticed, that in some instances, the Pipe full capacity value on a pipe in InfoWorks ICM is less than the flow in a surcharged pipe. How can there be more flow in a pipe than its full … Continue reading

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Why is the ‘GIS Layer Control’ Unavailable?

When you right click on your GeoPlan, you may notice that your GIS Layer Control option is grayed out and unavailable. To fix this problem, first, make sure that your Map Control is not set to ‘None’ (Tools>Options>GeoPlan). You can … Continue reading

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Adding an HGL Line From Another Simulation to a Long Section in ICM

When viewing the HGL line on a long section profile, you may wish to compare it to the HGL line from another simulation on the same profile plot. To do this: Open one long section from one set of simulation … Continue reading

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What To Do If You Get ‘Record Not Found In Local Datastore’ Error

Once in a while, when committing changes to a network in InfoWorks ICM or InfoNet , you may receive an error such as this one: There are several reasons why this problem may have occurred. Innovyze has resolved many of these … Continue reading

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Dealing With Some Common Invalid Signature Errors

Upon opening InfoWorks ICM or InfoNet or a master database within one of these software platforms, you may encounter an Invalid Signature error preventing you from working in your database. If the error reads something like: INVALID SIGNATURE followed by … Continue reading

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Preprocessing Error When Attempting to Run a Simulation in InfoWorks ICM

When attempting to run a simulation, you may receive a Preprocessing error that looks something like this: FAILED – Pre-processing failed: Failed to open database: \\servername\seriesoffolders\database.icmm – Access to \\servername\seriesoffolders\database.icmm was denied This problem is related to the fact that … Continue reading

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How to Convert Your Standalone Database to a Workgroup Database in InfoNet or InfoWorks ICM

InfoWorks ICM and InfoNet were designed to allow for multi-user access and editing within a “workgroup” structure. When a database resides anywhere other than a user’s local machine, it should be set up as a workgroup database rather than a … Continue reading

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