|[November 29, 2012]
V8i (SELECTseries 3) Releases of Bentley's SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, and CivilStorm Products Streamline Workflows
EXTON, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to
providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining
infrastructure, today announced that the forthcoming SewerCAD,
SewerGEMS, StormCAD, and CivilStorm V8i
(SELECTseries 3) releases will have a unified file format. As a result,
users of each of these software products can now directly open models
created in any one of the other three, eliminating the need to import
one type of file into another. To support this streamlined workflow, the
same hydraulic element types are now available in all four products.
Together, these enhancements increase information mobility across the
Bentley portfolio of sewer and stormwater products, reducing the risk of
data loss and thus increasing not only users' return on data but also
the quality of some of their most complex projects.
Numerous solvers have been proposed for the equations that describe
wastewater collection system hydraulics because the calculations are so
difficult to perform. They require users to solve equations for partly
full and full pipes with pumps and various control structures, and
conditions can change during the simulations. Until now, users were
forced to rely on manual workarounds when importing a model that
included a hydraulic element for which calculations were not supported
in the destination application's solver.
Dr. Thomas Walski, Bentley senior product manager, explained, "The new
unified file format and support for all hydraulic element types in the
new releases of our sewer and stormwater products have made modeling
teams' workflows a great deal more efficient. This means that a model
created in any one of these products can be seamlessly opened and edited
in another. The huge time savings that result from this improved
information mobility are especially valued by the large, distributed
project teams using any or all of these software products. It also means
that the inconvenience of data model differences that occurred during
imports prior to our new unified file format have now been eliminated,
saving time and user challenges resulting from model inconsistencies."
For more details on the numerical engines supported by each product, and
to learn when it's best to use each solver, please download Dr. Walski's
technical briefing note "What
Is the Right Way to Analyze Collection System Hydraulics."
In addition to the new unified file format, the V8i (SELECTseries
3) releases of Bentley's sewer and storm water software also include the
following new features:
The SewerCAD and StormCAD solvers are now included in SewerGEMS,
making SewerGEMS a full superset of SewerCAD, StormCAD,
and CivilStorm. This enbles the automated design of sanitary
and storm sewers in SewerGEMS.
The StormCAD solver is now also included in CivilStorm,
making CivilStorm a superset of StormCAD. This enables
the automated design of storm sewers in CivilStorm.
All four products can now publish i-models (containers for the open
exchange of infrastructure information) in 2D or 3D.
Low-impact development controls can now be analyzed in SewerGEMS,
SewerCAD, and CivilStorm.
Culvert inlet control calculations are also available in StormCAD
and SewerCAD (in addition to SewerGEMS, CivilStorm,
HEC-22 inlet capture efficiency calculations are automatically
performed when using the SWMM solver in SewerGEMS and CivilStorm.
Pond outlet structure calculations are now available in StormCAD
and SewerCAD (in addition to CivilStorm, PondPack,
Support for catchment elements is now available in SewerCAD (in
addition to CivilStorm, StormCAD, PondPack, and SewerGEMS).
Support for v-shaped and parabolic gutters is now available in SewerGEMS,
CivilStorm, and StormCAD.
Support for pressure elements, including pumps, is now available in StormCAD
(in addition to SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, and CivilStorm).
Node headloss calculations in accordance with HEC-22 3rd
Edition are now available in SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, and StormCAD.
The input and results fields are automatically filtered according to
the solver used.
For additional information on these new releases, please register for a
free live eSeminar:
North America - December 4, 2012, 11:30 a.m. (US Eastern Time), click here.
Europe, Middle East, and India - December 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
(Central European Time), click here.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects,
engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators
with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure.
Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset
performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated
projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions
encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and
modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project
team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform
for infrastructure asset operations - all supporting a broad portfolio
of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional
services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50
countries, more than $500 million in annual revenues, and since 2003 has
invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
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