Using the WRc Stylesheet (*.XSL) to Visualise and Display MSCC CCTV XML File.

Not exactly an InfoNet specific post but for those users working with the UK’s WRc’s MSCC Sewer CCTV Survey Standard this blog may be of use, it explains how to better visualise the data exchange XML file. A typical File looks as follows and is made up of an initial standard XML Header followed by the Survey Header and then the observations. The Survey Header and Observations are then repeated for each survey.

XML Example

XML Example

The following link will take you to the XML Specification For MSCC4 Sewer Inspection Data on the WRc’s website and explains the above format exactly. Continue reading

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    InfoWorks WS Pro Special Upgrade Price Extended to December 15, 2017

    We have extended our special upgrade prices for InfoWorks WS Pro to all existing InfoWorks WS users until December 15, 2017. Contact your local Innovyze representative for full upgrade information.

    Current InfoWorks WS users may continue to receive support for InfoWorks WS until December 31, 2017.

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      InfoWorks ICM Version Numbers – The rules!

      When it comes to version numbers, there are different rules for the various components of InfoWorks ICM and its associated Services.

      Local and Remote Simulations

      When creating and scheduling a simulation from your local machine and running it on a remote machine, there must be an exact match between the version of ICM on the local machine and the version of ICM on the remote machine.  The remote machine can have either a full installation of ICM, or just the Remote Agent, but either way, the version number must match, right down to the build number (i.e. v7.0.4, build 14015).  This rule ensures that regardless of whether you run your simulation locally on your machine or remotely on another machine, you are guaranteed to get the same answers each time (because you’re using the exact same software version each time).  The Agents and Coordinator will only allow a remote simulation when there is an exact match between Local and Remote machine, so the end-user doesn’t need to check anything at run-time. Continue reading

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        InfoWorks ICM v7.5.2 (Build 15019) is now available for user download

        InfoWorks ICM v7.5.2 (Build 15019) is now available for user download
        ICM Workgroup Client Innovyze Workgroup Client 7.5.2.15019 Setup (x86 and x64)
        ICM Remote Agent Innovyze Remote Agent 7.5.2.15019 Setup (x64 only)
        Workgroup Data Server Innovyze Workgroup Data Server 7.5.2.15019 Setup (x86 and x64)

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          InfoWorks WS – End of Life FAQ

          With the release of InfoWorks WS Pro in 2016, Innovyze delivered the next generation of InfoWorks WS, a significantly refined product using the latest technology and specifically designed to provide all existing InfoWorks WS users with a simple upgrade path from InfoWorks WS to the newer, more powerful, InfoWorks WS Pro platform.

          Development of InfoWorks WS started in mid 1990’s with the first version commercially released in October 1998. InfoWorks WS has served the industry very well for many years now, however, many of the underlying technology components are reaching the end of their useful life.

          A decision has been made to cease development of InfoWorks WS and retire the product from our portfolio of active products. Its retirement date was 17 January, 2017, and we are no longer selling new licenses of InfoWorks WS. Innovyze will continue to provide support for existing InfoWorks WS users with valid annual maintenance contracts until 31st December 2017. After that date we will not be providing support for InfoWorks WS.

          This document aims to provide answers to the questions that you may have regarding the sunset of InfoWorks WS.

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            Tips & Tricks – Importing Images/Attachments Using the Open Data Import Centre, Selecting the Correct Mapping Fields.

            A long time ago now, version 10.5 or earlier, objects in InfoNet had the ability to only store a fixed number of images or attachments. As an example the Manhole Surveys object could only store four images and attachments in all.

            Old Dialog Box

            Old Dialog Box

            Old Dialog Box with Attachments

            Old Dialog Box with Attachments

            InfoNet now has the ability to store an unlimited number of images and attachments per object. However the old fixed number are the default set. Continue reading

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              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 curve.  However, many engineers find it is difficult to find guidance material available on how to create system curves or in identifying key factors that should be considered when creating system curves.  To assist the engineer our Innovyze team has created a presentation that includes a basic introduction to system curve concepts, details on the key factors to consider when creating system curves, and how the model software can be used to develop system curves.

              The system curve presentation can be downloaded in PDF format using this link:
              http://innovyze.com/files/2017/InfoWater_System_Curve_Basics_v1.4.pdf


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                Innovyze CEO Dr. Paul F. Boulos was honored to be included in the new book “The 100: Meet 100 Influential Lebanese Figures Around the Globe”

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                  Asset management prioritization and SCADA analytics highlighted at Innovyze San Diego User Group Meeting

                  On Thursday, January 12th, an Innovyze User Group meeting was held in Santee, CA hosted by Padre Dam Municipal Water District.  Over 30 delegates attended from water and sewer utilities and their engineering consultants from across Southern California attended the meeting.

                  The goals of the meeting were to learn new tools to enhance their asset management and SCADA approaches, network with other local users, participate in group discussions and knowledge sharing, and submit ideas for potential new software enhancements.

                  Innovyze wishes to thank all those who were involved in the conference and look forward to future user group sessions.

                  Click on a link below to download a PDF version of each presentation.

                  Utility Infrastructure Risk-Based Analysis for Chula Visa (InfoMaster)

                  Rancho California Water District Well Hydraulic Analysis (SCADAWatch)

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                    New Subcatchment SUDS/LIDS Controls in InfoWorks ICM for version 6.5

                    In InfoWorks ICM 6.5, new subcatchment SUDS/LID structures were added to the software.  These are based on the LID controls that are available within SWMM (Storm Water Management Model) 5.1.  This allows InfoWorks ICM to model Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) such as permeable pavements, swales and infiltration trenches.  The design of these structures can be specified and then the number and type of each SUDS/LID control structure can be specified on a subcatchment by subcatchment basis. The following document explains the implementation within InfoWorks ICM as well as the various SUDS/LID structures that are available within the software.

                    SUDs in ICM_Blog

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