Category Archives: InfoWorks CS

Surcharge State

There have several questions relating to surcharge state recently. The information below shows how the values are calculated. The software calculates the surcharge state based on the following methodology. <1 – Water is below the soffit at both ends of … Continue reading

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Common Error messages for JET databases

InfoWorks CS, RS, WS and SD can be stored in JET databases. There are some error messages more common than other which can be triggered, solutions which normally resolve problems are outlined below: Error 3021: Error 3021 is caused by … Continue reading

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Storage Nodes

There have been several questions raised recently with regard to storage nodes and how these react to levels that exceed the defined storage array. The relationship between the storage parameters tab of the storage node and the ground level will … Continue reading

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Groundwater Infiltration Module in Infoworks ICM (and legacy CS)

Introduction The purpose of this blog is to provide a guide to the groundwater infiltration module (GIM) within Infoworks ICM and legacy Infoworks CS. The blog will begin by describing why the GIM is important and focuses on the limitations … Continue reading

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Catchment Tree Structure from CS into ICM

Within InfoWorks CS it is possible to create new networks from an existing state via either a check-out or a check-out and branch. A check-out and branch is designed to allow multiple scenarios from a singular base to be tested, … Continue reading

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Exciting news for ICM Modellers and InfoNet Asset Managers in the UK.

The Environment Agency has recently announced that Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data will be made available for free for the first time as part of the Open Data strategy. The Environment Agency has been collecting LiDAR data for the … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your 2D Initial Conditions!

A couple of recent 2D models have been seen where a tidal boundary is being represented and results on the 2D mesh show water surface elevations greater than the tidal level…this is due to poor model schematisation and in particular the … Continue reading

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Transferring CS to ICM

Transferring data from CS to ICM is a very simple and straight forward procedure. To transfer your data from IWCS to ICM you need to start the CS administrator and then open InfoWorks explorer via the “View” menu    Then … Continue reading

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Fixed and Floating licences for InfoWorks ICM

Many people believe that InfoWorks ICM can only be configured to run as a Workgroup product if you authenticate by a Network Dongle or Floating Soft Licence.  This is not the case; the choice of authentication (Local Dongle, Network Dongle, … Continue reading

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InfoWorks Simulations (32-bit vs. 64-bit)

InfoWorks CS is a pure 32-bit application. InfoWorks ICM is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. It’s a very common misconception that 64-bit applications are a lot faster than 32-bit ones.  That is not the case in general, and … Continue reading

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