Category Archives: InfoWorks SD

Restoring a Checked Out Network from a Local Root in InfoWorks CS/WS/RS

[The following blog entry details a method to retrieve data that is stored in the local root in case issues are encountered. Please note that whilst this entry focuses on a possible option for rescuing data it is highly recommended … Continue reading

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InfoWorks 2D Volume Balance Report

Each InfoWorks 2D Simulation is accompanied by a Volume Balance Report in the Simulation Log file.  The simulation log file should be a modeller’s first port of call in order to determine the performance of the simulation and in particular … Continue reading

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Which versions of InfoWorks will work on which editions of Windows?

IT professionals and those who follow the development of computer Operating Systems will be aware Microsoft have announced that Windows XP will go out of support in April 2014.  This means that organisations who are still utilising the old Operating System … Continue reading

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2D meshing – Avoiding small elements (and why this is so important)

When generating a 2D mesh in Innovyze products (such as InfoWorks ICM, CS 2D and InfoSWMM 2D) it is very important to avoid small mesh elements, as just one tiny element can increase simulation times by a factor of 10 … Continue reading

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How to reduce the size of your InfoWorks .iwm database file

There is a maximum size limit of 2GB for the default JET Master Database format that InfoWorks CS, WS, RS & SD uses. If you need a database bigger than that limit then you will need to use several Master … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Exclude roughness zone boundary when creating 2D mesh’ for?

A common query is what does the option to ‘Exclude roughness zone boundary when creating 2D mesh’ actually do?  This option is also present when using 2D Infiltration Zones.  The option is not available for any other 2D polygons (i.e., … Continue reading

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Why won’t ArcView / ArcEngine work as my GeoPlan Map Control?

There are several reasons why you might get a message that says the software is unable to obtain an ArcEngine Licence, when you try to open a network with the map control set to ArcObjects or ArcEngine. These include: You … Continue reading

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2013 Australian Collection Systems Modelling User Group

On Wednesday 17th April Innovyze’s Australian Collection Systems Modelling User Group was held in Melbourne. 40 delegates from around Australia attended a day filled with case studies, technology previews, software Tips and Tricks as well as a special presentation by … Continue reading

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Modelling of pressure pipes (including forcemains) in InfoWorks ICM and CS

Correctly modelling pressurised pipes, variously described as forcemains or rising mains, can be one of the more difficult aspects of the model build process. The fundamental problem is that no equations have yet been developed which adequately represent the transition … Continue reading

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Map Control in InfoWorks

InfoWorks is able to work ‘stand-alone’ from a corporate GIS system, but still use MapInfo (TAB/MIF etc) or ESRI (SHP etc) layers as part of the model build process.  It does this via one of three 3rd party mapping components … Continue reading

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