When you inherit a model, do you know how the loads were determined given a single flow for each main pipe? Could you predict the effects of a new property development? Were the flows calibrated? Modelers often focus on accurate pipe data, but how do they refine and calculate the flows used to load their models? CivilSystems accounts for these unknowns.

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CivilSystems will help you generate accurate flows for your models. Build and maintain a database of city lots, buildings, streets, catchment areas or any other properties. Simulate service connections by attaching each property to a node in WATSYS, SANSYS or HYDSYS so that each of the water supply, sewerage and drainage systems can be modeled with loads from a single database. Send various load-case scenarios to analyze for present-use, ultimate density or future zoning. If you already have GIS data, you can import property identifiers, coordinates, areas and zonings. Or import water meter readings for the most accurate loading of your water and sewer models. Produce accurate, calibrated flows with accountability that can be used with confidence by future modelers.
When you inherit a model, do you know how the loads were determined given a single flow for each main pipe? Could you predict the effects of a new property development? Were the flows calibrated? Modelers often focus on accurate pipe data, but how do they refine and calculate the flows used to load their models? CivilSystems accounts for these unknowns.
AutoCAD Connection

Connect CivilSystems to AutoCAD with the press of a button. Place or plot property symbols on your own base plan, then connect them to manholes and nodes to simulate service connections. Capture lot or catchment areas. Easily pick, place, locate or edit properties. Water, sewerage, or drainage nodes can also be easily located on the drawing and in WATSYS, SANSYS or HYDSYS.

  • customize the toolbar to add properties, edit or view their data, auto-number new properties, or repeat functions
  • place or pick properties on drawings to input, edit or view their data
  • pick polylines to capture lot areas
  • pick a node or manhole and then pick properties to connect them
  • locate properties, nodes and manholes on spreadsheets by picking them on a drawing
  • draw or erase connection lines between a node or manhole and properties
  • draw or erase all properties from a base plan while retaining their data in a property file
WATSYS Connection

Connect properties to WATSYS watermain nodes to simulate service connections.

To predict the effects of development, assign land-use types or zonings along with population densities for residential use or flow characteristics for industrial, commercial or other uses. Assign per capita consumption and pipe leakage rates. Define irrigation rates for planted areas. Choose a scenario and send your property data to WATSYS which will generate accurate demands based on your specifications.

For the most accurate present-use flows, import your water service meter readings and then send them to WATSYS to generate nodal demands. This helps eliminate many modeling uncertainties so that you can confidently calibrate pipe roughness coefficients for hydraulic or water quality analysis.

Many of the above specifications that you define for WATSYS models are similar to those of SANSYS and can be passed between the programs using design criteria files. HYDSYS can also share definitions of unpaved areas for irrigation with WATSYS in this way. This can provide another level of consistency if you are also modeling one of the other systems.

SANSYS Connection

Connect each property to a SANSYS sewerage pipe’s manhole to simulate service connections.

For modeling urban development, assign land-use types or zonings along with population densities for residential use or flow characteristics for industrial, commercial or other uses. Assign per capita consumption and pipe infiltration rates. Choose a scenario and send your property data to SANSYS which will generate accurate flows based on your specifications.

Import water service meter readings and then send them to SANSYS to generate accurate present-use flows. This helps eliminate many modeling uncertainties so that you can confidently calibrate peaking factors and determine infiltration rates during analysis.

Many of the above specifications that you define for SANSYS models are similar to those of WATSYS and can be passed between the programs using design criteria files. This can provide another level of consistency if you are modeling both systems.

HYDSYS Connection

Connect each urban property to a HYDSYS drainage pipe’s manhole to simulate service connections. Or connect catchment areas or sub-areas to nodes of drainage courses.

Assign land-use or zoning types to properties defined with percentages of paved and unpaved areas and runoff characteristics for various soil types. Send your property data to HYDSYS which will accumulate areas to complete the zoned-area table for each catchment of a pipe or drainage course. Calculate accurate runoff by applying rainstorms and adjusting these percentages and definitions during calibration.

In urban areas, define properties as city lots with service connections from perimeter drains and direct surface runoff. In rural and undeveloped areas, define properties as sub-catchments with varying soil types and runoff characteristics.

HYDSYS can also share definitions of unpaved areas for irrigation with WATSYS using design criteria files. This can provide another level of consistency if you are modeling both systems.

Load Configurations

The land-use, zoning and unit definitions assigned in WATSYS, SANSYS and HYDSYS models link to CivilSystems for data prompts. Define your load configurations to suit, for example:

  • WATSYS water supply or SANSYS sewerage models:
    • residential with per capita flows:
      • people per house, apartment, condominium or any other building unit you define
      • people per lot or floor area
    • industrial, commercial and other uses:
      • flow per lot or floor area
      • flow per fixture unit
      • flow per meter reading unit
      • flow per any other unit you define
  • WATSYS water supply models:
    • leakage by pipe size
    • irrigation by % unpaved area
  • SANSYS sewerage models:
    • infiltration by area and/or pipe size
  • HYDSYS drainage models:
    • % paved, supplemental paved areas
    • % grassed areas
    • % undeveloped or rural areas with soil runoff characteristics
WATSYS or SANSYS Example

You can define a common residential situation by setting the defaults as 70 gallons per person per day, ‘SFam’ as the zoning, ‘house’ as the unit, 2.5 people per house, one house per property, for example. Activate the auto-numbering and repeat switches and then simply point and click to put properties tags on each lot on a drawing to build the property database. Later pick a node or manhole on the drawing and then point and click on each property tag to connect them. It is a very simple and quick process once it is set up the way you want it.

Property Inventory Management

Build a new database quickly by setting default values, then point and click on your AutoCAD drawing to position your properties. Or import from your existing database and then connect properties to each water, sewerage or drainage system.

  • adopts your zoning and land-use designations and units and current nodes or manholes from connected WATSYS, SANSYS or HYDSYS models
  • currently picked nodes and manholes are adopted by connected WATSYS, SANSYS or HYDSYS
  • set default values and auto-number new properties
  • define a variety of load-case scenarios, then send loads to each system as required
Spreadsheets

Quickly access large lists with integrated spreadsheet style data management:

  • prompts and context-sensitive help screens as you move from cell to cell
  • range, type and error checks as you key in data
  • edit, copy, select, change, find and review your data
  • find properties, pipes and manholes in a list and locate with AutoCAD or WATSYS, SANSYS or HYDSYS key plans and other facilities
Import & Export

Import or export text (ASCII) files in various formats:

  • share data with database, spreadsheet and GIS software
  • choose the fields you want to import or export
  • import data to match to existing identifiers or add new records
Store a loading database with accountability. Future analysts using your model will be able to see how your loads were determined.
Platform

For computer systems most widely used in civil engineering offices:

  • Windows
  • Optional AutoCAD
  • alphanumeric property identifiers
  • any units of measurement
Virtual Service Connections of:
WATSYS Water Supply Models
SANSYS Sewerage Models
Size

CivilSystems is currently built to handle a medium-sized city of about 100,000 people in each file. Custom-sized software may be provided on request at no extra cost.

  • 20,000 properties per file, several files may be used to load each model
  • 4 load scenarios per file, scenarios can be exported and stored and then imported for re-use which allows for an unlimited number of load-cases
HYDSYS Drainage Models

WATSYS for Water Supply
SANSYS for Sewerage
HYDSYS for Drainage
CivilSystems Property Connector
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