Innovyze - Autodesk product group

The innovations needed for an integrated water cycle

Managing water resources requires a lot of attention, also in order to cope with climate change. Modeling, simulation and predictive analytics solutions from Innovyze enable more cost-effective and sustainable design of water distribution networks, abstraction systems, wastewater treatment plants and flood protection systems.

By combining the Innovyze product portfolio with the capabilities of Autodesk design and analysis solutions - such as Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk InfraWorks and Autodesk Construction Cloud - civil engineers, water utilities and water experts can better solve these problems and streamline planning.

Water is the most critical resource we have. The water industry presents a significant opportunity in the coming years:

  • Water is life (2.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safely managed drinking water services).
  • Water is a key priority on the UN's Sustainable Development Agenda (25% of the world's population lives in countries experiencing high levels of water stress).
  • Water is present in almost every process we perform every day.
  • All of this requires a large amount of water infrastructure. Market trends today point to increased investment to meet the growing demand for this limited demand.

Autodesk solutions from the Innovyze product group comes to our aid!

Create detailed sustainable drainage designs

InfoDrainage - available in Standard and Ultimate editions - is a complete design and analysis solution used by planners, landscape architects, engineers, and consultants to access a complete BIM solution for design and verification of drainage systems, ensuring sustainable, cost-effective, and compliant projects.

  • Design and audit drainage systems quickly and confidently
  • Deliver sustainable, cost-effective and compliant designs
  • Access a complete BIM (Building Information Modelling) solution

Key features of InfoDrainage 2023

InfoDrainage enables designers, engineers, consultants, developers, reviewers, approving authorities and water companies to design and audit drainage systems.

Import and export Civil 3D catchments in InfoDrainage for Civil 3D: Create catchments by exporting to InfoDrainage from Civil 3D, including the outline and properties of the catchment and connection to structures to minimise model set-up time in InfoDrainage.

Annotations: Use annotations to speed up communications and reduce the work needed to produce CAD drawings. You’ll have flexibility to set up specific information relevant to the project as well as prefices and units as required for submission to regulatory authorities.

Critical by Return Period: You can now sort results by Critical by Return Period to view the worst-case storm for each rainfall Return Period pairing (30 years, 100 years, 100 years plus 30% climate change). This lets you easily produce reports that comply with regulatory requirements.

Import pipes and manholes from CAD files: Import connections and junctions from CAD files to reduce manual steps tracing existing data from .dwg and .dxf files. Available separately or combined when importing a pipe network, saving time in model set-up.

Sustainable and traditional design   Real-life view
  Create designs for traditional and sustainable drainage, with tailored reports for compliance     See the accurate extent of a pond, how the underdrain connects swales and the exact lengths of pipes
Check details quickly   Analyse flows and flooding
  Get accurate data to export to other programmes reducing rework to produce plans and profiles with correct locations     Use built-in detailed hydraulic analysis for pipes, manholes, storage, and green infrastructure to reduce the risk of flooding downstream
Templated designs   Validate mistakes quickly
  Speed up the design process with easy drag-and-drop templates set up to meet regulatory compliance     Use validation to quickly spot highlighted errors and read warnings, with potential solutions proposed
Civil 3D integration   Clear visualisation
  Integrated data exchange with round-tripping support in Civil 3D to update pipe networks and surfaces to maintain 3D models for BIM compliance     Switch between profile, plan, and 3D views to visualise how much space you are using and how your system is connected
Simplified workflow   Natural flowpaths
  Ribbon and toolbox options give a logical workflow to guide and improve user capability     Identify overland flow patterns quickly and easily with deluge analysis features


InfoWorks ICM

InfoWorks ICM - available in Standard and Ultimate editions - is an advanced Integrated Catchment Modeling (ICM) software that enables you to create complex hydraulic and hydrological network elements quickly, accurately, and collaboratively for water and wastewater management.

With InfoWorks ICM, you can plan for capacity expansion, system expansion and contingency scenarios, generate easily interpreted visual results, and meet the needs of small agencies and large enterprises.

  • Plan for capacity improvements, system expansions and emergency scenarios
  • Deliver easy-to-interpret visual results
  • Accommodate small municipalities and large enterprise organisations

Features of InfoWorks ICM

Get the latest integrated catchment modelling software. Model complex hydraulic and hydrologic network elements quickly and accurately. Plan for capacity improvements, system expansions and emergency scenarios.

Head unit flow objects: A head unit flow object is now available for SWMM networks. This enables a 2D boundary object whose boundary line type property is set to Level & Head/Discharge to be associated with a head unit flow table.

Depth varying Manning’s roughness: The option to include roughness definitions implemented in 2021.4 has now been extended to SWMM networks. This lets you better define ground conditions and calibrate models to different flow conditions.

NOAA Rainfall Generator: The new NOAA ATLAS 14 Rainfall Generator can be used to download data from the NOAA's Precipitation Frequency Data Server (PFDS) to generate NOAA Atlas 14 precipitation frequency estimates for specified locations within the United States.

Workgroup model management   Integrated 1D and 2D modelling
  Teams can work together in a shared space to create unified models that are complete and accurate.     Model 1D hydrodynamic simulations and 2D simulations in urban environments and river floodplains.
Powerful hydraulic simulation   Prepare for events
  Fast, robust, stable, and efficient dynamic simulation engine offers accurate representation.     Address sanitary sewer overflows and combined sewer overflows through emergency storm simulations.
Live operational support   Data inferencing
  InfoWorks ICM allows any live data to be used within the background of a comprehensive utility network model.     Run models accurately with built-in inferencing tools that fill in missing elements from raw survey data.
SQL and other scripts   GPU utilisation
  SQL queries and Ruby Scripts automate processes such as creating new scenarios, saving you time.     Using GPUs can speed up simulations 12 times or more with large models.
RAFTS hydrology   2D boundary objects for SWMM
  The RAFTS Australian hydraulic routing method links directly with the ARR data hub and Australian BOM.     All 2D zone boundary types (vertical wall, critical condition, supercritical condition, dry condition, or normal condition) are available for 2D boundary lines as well as additional boundary line types of Inflow, Level or Level & Head/Discharge.



InfoWorks WS Pro

InfoWorks WS Pro - Enables engineers to accurately model water distribution systems. Thanks to a multi-site database, it facilitates collaboration between people inside and outside the team, as well as with their organisation. It simulates probabilistic scenarios for short- and long-term planning. Accurate system performance at record speeds, including a wide range of pumps and valves.

  • Collaborate within and across teams and organisations, leveraging a multi-user master database.
  • Simulate what-if scenarios to plan for the short- and long-term horizons.
  • Accurately represent system operations in record speed, including a wide range of pumps and valves.

Key features of InfoWorks WS Pro

Discover the main functionalities of InfoWorks WS Pro, which helps hydraulic modellers to effectively plan, design and operate water distribution systems.

Supply interruption reporting: InfoWorks WS Pro now reports on how many customers were affected by an incident such as a pipe break and for how long.

Scenario management: Analyse and compare as many alternatives as you need to represent in the model, with different demands, pump controls, tank sizes etc. Scenario Manager provides a user-friendly approach to explore alternatives while maintaining data integrity. 

Import and export of SQLs: By importing and exporting, users can now share the InfoWorks WS Pro subset of SQL (Structured Query Language) between models and teams to select and update network objects using specified criteria.

Collaborate on the same file   Corporate integration
  Multiple users can edit the same model simultaneously, with conflict resolution and version control     Build and keep models up to date automatically by connecting to third-party data such as GIS and telemetry
Streamlined model building   Allocate demands
  Infer missing network values from existing data to fill in data gaps with reasonable values     Assign customer point and area-based (land use) demands to nodes in the network using various methods
Connect to telemetry   Extreme computational power
  Use the connection to telemetry to perform demand area analysis, calibration, and leakage simulations     Share computing resources across teams with multi-core simulations to maximise hardware resources
Generalised multi-run (GMR)   Comprehensive system analysis
  Run a simulation many times, modifying one or two values each time     Improve water systems, including fire flow, water quality, flushing and pipe shutdown
Mimic operations   Confirm system resilience
  Realistically represent pump and valve controls and demands and model elements (hydrants, metres) explicitly     Find customers affected by an incident and show where parallel pipes can add resilience with criticality link analysis
Clearly displayed results   Flexible result queries
  Colour-coded contours and thematic maps of the network clearly show element properties and results     Use a built-in library of SQL queries to review results and add as many queries as you need



InfoWater Pro

InfoWater Pro – is a water distribution system modeling software in an intuitive GIS interface. With the spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS Pro, you can easily create and manage models, test countless scenarios with a wide variety of simulations, and present your results transparently and share them on ArcGIS Online.

  • Leverage spatial analysis tools available in ArcGIS Pro to help with model building and management
  • Run countless scenarios to simulate a wide range of simulations
  • Present results clearly that you can share in ArcGIS Online

Key features of InfoWater Pro

Discover key functionalities of InfoWater Pro that help hydraulic modellers to effectively plan, design and operate water distribution systems.

Control Centre Overview: View a summary of rule-based controls, simple controls, initial status, remote valve controls and variable speed pump controls in a single dialogue box.

Connection to Info360 Insight: If you don’t have access to SCADA systems within Live Data Adaptor (LDA), connect to Info360 Insight to get data analytics and preview Info360 Insight patterns through LDA.

Improved Live Data Adaptor: The SCADA Event Manager functionality allows you to create a library of separate SCADA Events that can be selected within Gap Analysis.

Model within ArcGIS Pro   Model-telemetry connection
  Use geospatial tools to efficiently build and edit models, present results, and generate maps     Be more confident in your model by connecting external telemetry data for continuous verification
What-if scenarios   Pressure zone schematic
  Create, analyse, and compare what-if scenarios to understand the impact of model modifications     Quickly view the entire model in a schematic view and get a performance summary of each zone
Pressure-dependant demand  

Fire flow analysis

  Water models can provide more realistic results during outage simulations     Easily confirm fire flow capacity by evaluating and improving the readiness of the water supply to fight fires
Fix water quality issues   Track old water
  Analyse the movement and concentration of a single constituent or multiple interacting chemical species     Model water age to control odours and find the percentage of water originating from a specified location
Valve criticality   Unidirectional flushing (UDF)
  Prioritise expenditure for maintaining the serviceability of key assets by ranking critical valves     Understand the hydraulics when flushing the system, to locate pipes to be flushed and valves to be closed
Better network visualisation  

Control Centre Overview

  3D visualisation allows for new ways to view model data and understand results     View a summary of rule-based controls, simple controls, initial status, remote valve controls and variable speed pump controls in a single dialogue box.



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