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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”
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.
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.
I’ll use the following example to demonstrate how, with a couple of simple SQL Queries, it is possible to select objects from another table based on their proximity to a current selection of objects.
In the following distribution network there are manholes that are not quite aligned to a fitting. The idea is to find all those that are say a distance of 0.1 meters from fittings. We can see from the image below that a couple of manholes (circled) are much further than 0.1m.
We begin by selecting the fittings. A way to achieve this is to use an SQL. Continue reading
On Thursday 24th of November, Innovyze’s Collection Systems Modelling User Group was held in Melbourne, Australia. About 50 delegates from around Australia mostly from VIC attended to share knowledge through various case studies, new features and tips and tricks in the software.
On Friday, December 9th, an InfoMaster User Group meeting was held in Oakland, CA hosted by East Bay Municipal Utilities District. Over 50 delegates attended from water and sewer utilities and their engineering consultants from across Northern California.
In this BLOG post I’ll outline a method of converting a value in a text field into a number. So whilst I have what appears to be a number such as 43 or 43.0 or 43.67 in a text field, that is not the case. It is a string.
Whilst these apparent numbers are strings they cannot be used meaningfully in a mathematical SQL. An example of below, so what we find is that instead of adding the values, the strings concatenate.
A simple trick is to multiply the numbers by 1, this converts the strings and elevates the data type to a float.
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 check this from Tools>Options under the GeoPlan tab.
If it is set to ‘None,’ set it to ArcObjects (if you have a GIS license) or MapXtreme and restart ICM.
If the Map Control was already set to ArcObjects, then you may have opened InfoWorks ICM (64-bit) rather than InfoWorks ICM. Try opening InfoWorks ICM (instead of ICM 64-bit) and see if you can access the GIS Layer Control.
If this still does not resolve the issue, please have a look at the following blog post for some more ideas to troubleshoot this issue: Continue reading
Berlin Waterworks Used InfoWorks to Formulate Recommendations for the Operation, Expansion and Adjustment of Future Urban Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructures
In view of existing and future challenges, such as the results of climate change and the changing manner of water usage, the overriding target of the joint research project KURAS (Concept for urban stormwater management and wastewater systems), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, was to formulate recommendations for the operation, expansion and adjustment of urban wastewater and stormwater infrastructures to the future. To this end planning methods have been developed in KURAS, in which a consequent evaluation of measures interlink with local requirements and challenges. The basic methods were elaborated within the project for the topics wastewater systems and management of stormwater and applied for Berlin case studies at quarter and catchment area level.
For both topic areas it shows that an integrated, scale overlapping planning of measures for stormwater management and wastewater management can achieve an increased level of usage. The methods developed in KURAS are suitable for supporting such a planning. A standard employment necessitates additional solutions of a technical as well as regulatory nature. Read the entire article.
A spatial SQL allows users to make selections or carry out other SQL functionality based on how objects are spatially related to each other. Such as where object as lines ‘cross’ each other. If an object is ‘inside’ another such as a node in a zone, or ‘contains’, where the zone contains incidents say. Finally if an object is at a ‘distance’ from other.
The spatial SQL when executed works on all the ‘Object Type’ specified. However it is possible to run two queries to make a spatial selection query on a selection if you can spare a user number field on the table with the selection.
The two queries in a group should be as follows: Continue reading