StormCADStorm Sewer Design and Modeling

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StormCAD is a comprehensive modeling software program for the design and analysis of storm sewer systems. StormCAD provides calculations for catchment runoff, inlet capacity, and gutters and pipe network flow.

WaterGEMS provides you with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use decision-support tool for water distribution networks. The software helps improve your knowledge of how infrastructure behaves as a system, how it reacts to operational strategies, and how it should grow as population and demands increase.

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In challenging times, budgets for infrastructure projects are tight. StormCAD helps you be as effective as possible on storm sewer development projects. The software provides roadway and site designers, stormwater master planners, and land developers like you with advanced tools to effectively deliver high quality design with minimized capital investments.

StormCAD offers a complete approach to storm sewer design and analysis, from rainfall to outlet:

  • Effortless storm sewer design: Automatically design gravity piping and structures. Enter your design constraints for StormCAD to automatically determine cost-effective pipe sizes and invert elevations while minimizing pipe cover to avoid unnecessary pipe trench excavation.
  • Streamlined model building and management: Leverage and import virtually any external data format to jump-start the model. Then, manipulate the model data effectively, with the ability to use a multitude of data entry and model editing tools that simplify and shorten the modeling process
  • Improved design productivity: With StormCAD’s ability to run from within MicroStation or AutoCAD, model in a platform that you may be more familiar with and take advantage of CAD environments and tools (e.g., superior layout, drafting capabilities). Or choose to model storm sewers in StormCAD’s stand-alone interface.

StormCAD is a subset of CivilStorm and SewerGEMS.

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Jumpstart the model-building process and manage your model effectively, so that you can focus on making the best engineering decisions. Leverage and import virtually any external data format, which maximizes ROI on geospatial and engineering data, and automate terrain extraction and node allocation.​

Load models with wet weather runoff flows derived from precipitation using the built-in rainfall distributions or user-defined rainfall events. Runoff flows are computed using the most appropriate runoff method for the project.​​

Calculate the proportion of stormwater runoff that will enter an inlet versus the proportion that will be carried downstream in a gutter or pond on the road surface. Quickly confirm that the spread of flow in a gutter doesn’t exceed design requirements.

Select from a library of standard culvert shapes, materials, and entrance conditions, then compute culvert headwater and tailwater elevations using calculation methodologies.

Minimize capital investments by simply entering your design restrictions: velocities, slopes, cover depths, and pipe and inlet matching offsets. The software product recommends the most cost-effective pipe sizes and invert elevations, avoiding unnecessary pipe trench excavation, while meeting design restrictions.​

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