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A rise in Pipe Inverts Across a SWMM 5 Node, What Node and Link Invert Elevations Does SWMM 5 Use?

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A rise in Pipe Inverts Across a SWMM 5 Node Subject:  This is how SWMM 5 handles  jumps in pipe invert across a node.   The water surface in the node determines the flow in the link, as the depth increases due to upstream inflow eventually the downstream link will start flowing.


What Node and Link Invert Elevations Does SWMM 5 Use? Note:What Node and  Link Invert Elevations Does SWMM 5 Use? SWMM 5 uses the following Node information from the user: ·         Node Invert Elevation, ·         The Node Rim Elevation which is the Node Invert Elevation + the Maximum node depth ·         The Ponded Area when the Ponded  Area option is used ·         The Surcharge Depth above the Node Rim Elevation SWMM 5 uses the following link information from the user: ·         The Link Upstream Offset Depth or Offset Elevation and ·         The Link Downstream Offset Depth or Offset Elevation ·         The Link Maximum Depth or Diameter SWMM 5 calculates the following information internally: ·         The Pipe Crown El…

@RDICKINSON TWITTER Collection for November 30, 2014

“Charting your Smart Water Strategy” Webcasts by @Innovyze@H2OandEnergy@AriOpdahlhttp://t.co/T5JzjbMjKXpic.twitter.com/2mHlGVRd9h
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 26, 2014
Baseline replacement costs for pipes from @AriOpdahl our PSL for InfoMaster at @Innovyzepic.twitter.com/v5Am85id5f
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 29, 2014 The Beauty of Pop Ups in @adobe-robohelp in a CHM file using @Snagit Screen Captures for @Innovyze H2OMap Sewer pic.twitter.com/xBf6AUrFq2
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 29, 2014 Import(1), Define (2), Graph (3) and save a Custom Graph (4) for HEC-RAS sections in InfoSWMM w/ Innovyze pic.twitter.com/WKPBKXkX5t
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 29, 2014 1/ SWMM5 import into @Innovyze ICM is very good for ICM 5.5, a one step import of the nodes, links and Subcatchments pic.twitter.com/OiwpZp2yNF
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 27, 2014 Five ways to make a HGL or Hydraulic Grade Line Graph in InfoSWMM from I…

Charting Your Smart Water Strategy by Innovyze

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Smart Water technology continues to evolve at an astounding pace with new solutions entering the market promising huge energy savings, accounting for every drop of water, predicting pipeline failures, and more.  The promise and hype of smarter water systems have intrigued many utilities, but adoption isn’t widespread. Costs and benefits—the limiting factors—many times can’t be easily justified.  What has always worked in the industry is incremental change; take a complex problem with multiple moving parts and slowly solve it one part at a time starting with the low-hanging fruit. This approach means the industry needs practical, intermediate and cost-effective solutions to work before operators and managers are ready to use or believe in automated smart water sensing technology. This four part webcast series, titled “Charting Your Smart Water Strategy”, outlines just such an approach.  Each live webcasts will outline an intermediate and actionable step to building your own smart wate…

Why Prolonged #Sitting And Standing Is Unproductive

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@RDICKINSON for @Innovyze on @Medium or my Modeling Posts on Medium

This is a 2014 blogging experiment - a new set of posts on Medium.  I got the idea from @boonsri  The blogs describe @Innovyze software and SWMM5
https://medium.com/@rdickinson


Robert E Dickinson

Showing Multiple Link Attributes in InfoSewer

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This blog shows how to display multiple link parameters.

The 1st method would be to use Arc Map Layer properties and label multiple parameters for each gravity main or force main.  The image below shows and example and here is the code inside of Arc Map to do this

Function FindLabel ( [DIAMETER], [Pipe.SHAPE_Length], [COEFF] )
  FindLabel = [DIAMETER] & " m / "  & " " & [Pipe.SHAPE_Length]  &  " m / n "   & [COEFF] 
End Function

Or 

Function FindLabel ( [DIAMETER], [Pipe.SHAPE_Length], [COEFF] )
  FindLabel = " D= " & [DIAMETER] & " m / L="  & " " & [Pipe.SHAPE_Length]  &  " m / n "   & [COEFF] 
End Function

The 2nd method is to use Annotation and Map Display in InfoSewer

If you want to show both pipe diameter and slope on the map of InfoSewer you will have to workaround the limitation of having only one map variable:
1.You can map the diameter using Map Display and then
2.Use the Ann…

InfoSWMM 2D Version 13 Brings Significant 1D and 2D Simulation Advancements To Power Users

InfoSWMM 2D Version 13 Brings Significant 1D and 2D Simulation Advancements To Power Users Latest Release Confirms Product as Leading GIS-centric Urban Drainage Modeling and Management Solution Broomfield, Colorado, USA, November 18, 2014 Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V13 Generation of its industry-leading InfoSWMM 2D for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA). InfoSWMM 2D delivers new ways to quickly and accurately build and analyze very large and comprehensive two-dimensional (2D) models that reliably simulate complex urban stormwater, sanitary sewers, river flooding and pollutant transport. It allows users to accurately predict the extent and duration of urban and rural flooding for comprehensive stormwater management directly within the powerful ArcGIS environment.

A fully hydrodynamic geospatial stormwater modeling and management software application, InfoSW…

Arc Map Backwards Compatibility for InfoSWMM

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Arc Map Backwards Compatibility for InfoSWMM: Use windows explorer to, make a zero byte mxd file with the same name as your isdb folder, click on the blank mxd file and initialize InfoSWMM or InfoWater, Use the Table of contents to zoom to an InfoSWMM layer, fix the extents of the map in arc gis by using Data Frame, save the Arc Map to make a model in your version of Arc Map

Three Key Parameters in InfoSWMM/SWMM5 for Time Steps, Iterations, Tolerance

Three Key Parameters in InfoSWMM/SWMM5 for Time Steps, Iterations, Tolerance pic.twitter.com/YbqWmCksu6
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 16, 2014
Three Key Parameters in InfoSWMM/SWMM5 for Time Steps, Iterations, Tolerance pic.twitter.com/YbqWmCksu6
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 16, 2014
InfoSWMM/SWMM5 Variable Time Step used with the 3 Key Parameters pic.twitter.com/lsXgQgRbPD
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 16, 2014

RDICKINSON TWITTER Collection for November 15, 2014

Happy 10th birthday, InfoSWMM! for @Innovyze@boonsri@Greg_Brazeau@InnovyzeTim@RTCmodelingpic.twitter.com/kuXpc7XrAF
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 16, 2014 Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modeling in Moore County (Carthage, NC) w/ @Innovyze InfoWater http://t.co/Y8TwuV2JkRpic.twitter.com/AVicajPPEP
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 11, 2014
Noticed in Nova Scotia on Seoul & Providence as examples of effective daylighting: http://t.co/GUZ00Mtpmf#citypic.twitter.com/IYFNPRYPV0
— Halifax Bloggers (@halifaxbloggers) November 16, 2014
Huge amounts of rain around Genoa Italy in last week. Resulting in severe flooding. pic.twitter.com/gSv6WV7Iv0
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) November 15, 2014
1/ @Innovyze InfoSWMM can import H2OMap SWMM, SWMM5, H2OMap Sewer, InfoSewer and export to ICM_SE or ICM ,SWMM5 pic.twitter.com/oLLs2pWzCq
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) November 15, 2014
The 10 year anniversary of the release of EPA SWMM 5 http://t.co/IKoFaomXDB November 1…

The 10 year Anniversary of the release of EPA SWMM 5

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A colleague mentioned that this is the 10th year anniversary of EPA SWMM 5. I thought this important or noteworthy anniversary was worthy of a short blog.
The release dates for SWMM 5 are from
http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-10/epaswmm5_updates_0.txt
which is in the download section of the EPA SWMM site 
----------------------- Build 5.0.002 (11/1/04) ----------------------- Engine Updates 1. Modifications made to the Picard method used for dynamic wave    flow routing routine.
------------------------ Build 5.0.001 (10/29/04) ------------------------ First official release of SWMM 5.
since there were 4 releases during a 4 week period, it might be better to consider the whole month the release date for SWMM 5.0.001 to SWMM 5.0.004
Wikipedia has the whole timeline of SWMM 1/2/3/4/5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Water_Management_Model

More about the ten year anniversary and the 25 year anniversary of EPA SWMM in 1996 here

https://www.openswmm.org/Home/Search/?Year=-1&Query=anniver…

Innovyze Introduces InfoNet Suite Edition, Enabling Expansion of Asset Performance Management to the Entire Enterprise

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Press Room | Products | News | Events | The Company Innovyze Introduces InfoNet Suite Edition, Enabling Expansion of Asset Performance Management to the Entire Enterprise Comprehensive Asset Management Software Suite Lets Municipalities, Public Works, and Water/Wastewater Utilities Optimize their Asset Utilization and Performance, and Extend Asset Life at Maximum Savings Broomfield, Colorado, USA,

Legacy SWMM 5 and SWMM 5.1 Installs

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I have a somewhat hidden website on Ning with this URL

http://swmm5code.ning.com/

that has legacy SWMM 5 and SWMM 5.1 installs for the interested

Here is what the site looks like - the text box or blog feature you will want is on the right at the top




Innovyze Releases InfoWorks ICM SE Version 5.5 to Power Next Generation of InfoWorks CS

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Press Room | Products | News | Events | The Company Innovyze Releases InfoWorks ICM SE Version 5.5 to Power Next Generation of InfoWorks CS InfoWorks ICM SE Poised to Dominate Sanitary, Storm and Combined Sewer Modeling and Management for Next Decade and Beyond Broomfield, Colorado, USA, November 4, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of busi

RDICKINSON TWITTER Collection for November 1, 2014

#ClimateFact: 25% of all US food is grown or produced in #California. http://t.co/J4hgH8ym1g#Droughtpic.twitter.com/aloHrKyfMH — Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) November 1, 2014
Nuevos enfoques y modelos de trabajo en materia de saneamiento y gestiĆ³n de aguas residuales http://t.co/TcyN8RPAhipic.twitter.com/ehBYF1BUiE — iAgua (@iAgua) November 1, 2014
Urban rain garden soaks up flood water provides pollinating flowers, food for birds. http://t.co/JF4Po4YnI1pic.twitter.com/WYvWXvl2NM — Edible Eastbourne (@EdibleEastbourn) November 1, 2014
Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers http://t.co/x4B3eyFnuQpic.twitter.com/6pBaeTUsFU — Colossal (@Colossal) October 31, 2014
cc @drainspotting MT @LA1H2O: LA stormdrain cover from the 20's Tells how infrastructure benefits jobs & the economy pic.twitter.com/atV7d5clg6 — Brian Jordan (@jordanbrianl) October 31, 2014
Check out how San Jose and @HDR_Inc used #InfoMaster to build a sewer rehab plan #casestudyhttp://t…