Autodesk Innovyze: Designing water systems of the future with InfoDrainage

4 April 2023InfoDrainageInfoDrainage, Innovyze



Managing water is one of the world’s greatest challenges of today. Autodesk’s Innovyze range brings a suite of digital software to help water professionals manage the water systems of today and build infrastructure for tomorrow.

The adoption of sustainable practices has become a priority for designers, planners, engineers, and developers who must find new ways to create cost-effective, compliant, and efficient drainage designs that support stormwater and wastewater networks.

InfoDrainage allows water professionals to design resilient and sustainable drainage systems that can withstand rapid development and heavy rainfall.

Here are five reasons why InfoDrainage is becoming a popular tool within the industry:

Seamless integration with other systems for alignment with BIM workflows

Integrating InfoDrainage with Civil 3D and InfoWorks ICM supports the entire project lifecycle. Round-tripping support in Civil 3D enables you to update pipe networks and surfaces, ensuring that 3D models remain compliant with BIM requirements.

Analysis of flows and flooding to meet or exceed design requirements

Deluge analysis features quickly identify natural overland flow patterns, and built-in detailed hydraulic analysis reduces the risk of flooding downstream for pipes, manholes, storage, and green infrastructure. Validation features quickly spot highlighted errors and provide warnings with potential solutions proposed.

Optimised design workflow for faster overall design time

InfoDrainage provides easy drag-and-drop templates that meet regulatory compliance, shortening the time spent on design. With a simplified workflow that includes ribbon and toolbox options, the design process becomes logical and efficient.

Accurate and clear visualization to reduce errors and rework

InfoDrainage’s real-life view of the system being designed provides an accurate representation of the extent of ponds, how underdrains connect swales, and the exact lengths of pipes. Clear visualization allows switching between profile, plan, and 3D views to visualize the system’s connectivity and space usage. InfoDrainage is the only hydraulic modelling and design technology that polygonises green infrastructure features with advanced parameters, resulting in a better reflection of real-life and credible results. Accurate data export to other programs reduces rework when producing plans and profiles with correct locations.

Designs that contribute to a safer future for all

InfoDrainage has capabilities purpose-built for integrating green elements into your drainage designs, reducing the impact on the environment. Tailored reports for compliance allow you to create designs for both traditional and sustainable drainage, contributing to a safer future for all.

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