Comprehensive applications for your land, water, stormwater, and wastewater modeling projects

The Civil Site Development WorkSuite is a sales bundle that offers you a variety of Bentley’s land development, hydraulics and hydrology software applications, at a discounted price. Get access to advanced capabilities to streamline your site work projects with these Site Development WorkSuite products: OpenSite Designer, OpenFlows WaterGEMS 250 Pipes, OpenFlows SewerGEMS 250 Pipes, OpenFlows FlowMaster, and OpenFlows CulvertMaster.

Confidently carry out conceptual and detailed engineering designs and deliver your projects on-time and within budget.

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OpenSite Designer

A site design and engineering application, OpenSite Designer enables you to quickly identify constraints early, understand financial implications and project feasibility, and produce optimized solutions to meet your client’s needs. Whether your land development project is commercial, residential, or industrial; easily work with other project stakeholders to meet demands from survey to plan production. And you can ensure data-rich BIM deliverables to help you advance BIM workflows in a digital twin authoring environment while also creating all traditional and digital design deliverables.

OpenFlows WaterGEMS 250 Pipes

A hydraulic modeling application, WaterGEMS provides you with an easy-to-use environment to confidently analyze, design, and optimize your water distribution systems. With advanced interoperability, geospatial model building, optimization, and asset management capabilities, WaterGEMS supports your engineering workflows from fire flow and water quality analysis, to energy consumption and capital cost management.

SewerGEMS

OpenFlows SewerGEMS 250 Pipes

An easy-to-use advanced engineering software, SewerGEMS allows you to analyze, design, and operate sanitary and combined sewer systems. You can decrease decision risks by ensuring that the model uses the best available data, built-in hydraulic and hydrology capabilities, and a variety of wet-weather calibration methods. Easily create what-if scenarios to gain a better understanding of wastewater systems to make smarter decisions, and you can improve your response times.  SCADA integration provides you with reliable model results, improves capacity and limits sewer overflows. This enables you to comply with sewer regulations set by regulatory agencies.

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OpenFlows FlowMaster

You can efficiently use this calculator in the design and analysis of dozens of element types, such as pressure pipes, open channels, weirs, orifices, and inlets. Replace the error-prone spreadsheet process and switch to FlowMaster for reliable calculations on a wide variety of hydraulic elements.

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OpenFlows CulvertMaster

An extremely powerful and easy-to-use calculator, you can use CulvertMaster to design and analyze existing culvert hydraulics. You can analyze everything from single-barrel crossings to complex embankment cross-drain systems, with different shapes and sizes, special tailwater considerations, and roadway overtopping considering watershed data, culvert characteristics, and even weir geometry. Select from a library of standard culvert shapes, materials, and entrance conditions, then compute culvert headwater and tailwater elevations.

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Technical Capabilities

OpenSite Designer

OpenSite Designer is a built-for-purpose site and land development application to jumpstart projects quickly using a wide variety of tools, such as rapid site modeling and analysis, earthwork optimization and quantification, drainage and underground utility design, automated project deliverables, and financial forecasting. Here are the OpenSite Designer technical capabilities:

Integrated CAD Capabilities

  • Integrate data with MicroStation, ProjectWise, OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, LumenRT, and other Bentley applications
  • Support for managed workspaces
  • Works across references files
  • Include other engineering data (e.g. drainage) as referencing it to the DGN model
  • Utilize an unlimited number of federated reference files
  • Create and edit CAD elements
  • Read and write to DGN and DWG files
  • Supports design history
  • Apply digital signatures using industry-standard encryption
  • Secure digital rights definition for reviewing, printing, and editing
  • Supports multiple raster formats
  • Supports PostScript and HPGL2/RTL printing
  • Use AccuDraw and AccuSnap navigation tools
  • Track annotation

Reality Modeling

  • Read/write standard data formats for:
    • 2D/3D CAD graphics
    • ASCII/text data
    • LandXML
    • LiDAR data: ASCII and LAS
    • USGS digital elevation models
    • Photogrammetric data
    • Raster files
    • Contour maps
  • Import and analyze point-cloud data
  • Merge surfaces automatically
  • Update surface data dynamically

Terrain Modeling

  • Create intelligent, data-rich and lightweight terrain models
  • No need for secondary terrain analysis to represent the terrain display. Includes context sensitive re-symbolization for triangles, contours, linear features, slope vectors, color code for slopes, elevation banding, and aspect
  • Create terrain models from a variety of import sources
    • Reality models
    • 3D graphical data automatically using graphical filters
    • ASCII/text data
    • Legacy data formats of InRoads, GEOPAK, and MX
    • Point clouds
    • LandXML
    • LiDAR data: ASCII and LAS
    • USGS digital elevation model data
    • Aerial data
    • Raster files
  • Ensure live, federated, and intelligent terrain models when stored as a DGN element
  • Maintain terrain models through the preservation of relationships to source data
  • Ensure correct entry with undo/redo capabilities
  • Standardize displays via element templates
  • Use across multiple disciplines via reference files in an open modeling environment
  • Re-symbolization of display across multiple disciplines using an open modeling environment
  • Control maximum length of triangles
  • Control boundary conditions
  • Create complex and clipped terrain models
  • Interrogate the intelligent data-rich 3D models
  • Support for different feature types including but not limited to boundaries, holes, voids, breaklines, inferred breaklines, and random points
  • Model intelligent 3D real-world civil features (ditches, curbs, trees, and culverts)
  • Context-sensitive intelligent editing of features
  • Dynamic editing for
    • Extend, trim, and intersect features
    • Insert, move, and delete vertices
    • Delete, partially delete, break, or join features
  • Manage large LiDAR datasets
  • Exclude non-DTM features from triangulation
  • Control density of points on linear features for optimal surface presentation
  • Display cut and fill delineation
  • View and edit feature properties
  • Contour smoothing
  • Major, minor, and depression contours
  • Automatic and manual contour labelling

Modeling

  • Model multiple design scenarios
  • Edit designs dynamically
  • Automatic model updates driven by design intent
  • Design time visualization with automatic material assignments
  • Undo/redo capabilities
  • Interactively interrogate federated 3D models with dynamic cross sections
  • Manage 2D/3D models and display representation
  • Use enhanced clipping and point controls
  • Integrate and utilize CAD graphical elements in the model
  • Create model reports dynamically
  • Generate plan ready cross sections
  • Adheres to regional design standards

Dynamic Geometric Design

  • Interactive geometry capabilities
  • Enhanced integration with AccuDraw and AccuSnap through CivilAccudraw
  • Multiple vertical geometries supported per alignment
  • Design time standards input and feedback with errors and warnings in Civil Message Center
  • Store rules and relationships between geometric elements
  • Create horizontal/vertical by PI method or by elements
  • Offset capabilities to easily create complex yard layouts
  • Create circular and parabolic vertical curves
  • Create arc and chord horizontal curves
  • Support tangential and non-tangential curves
  • Edit elements associatively and dynamically
  • Define curves by radius, degree of curvature, and pass-through points
  • Edit, delete, and join elements
  • Support delta angles greater than 180°
  • Annotate alignments and points with object attribution, geometric properties, stationing, dynamically and automatically
  • Additional annotation capabilities for one-off object labeling
  • Review and report geometry in a variety of customizable formats
  • Perform design checks dynamically or in batch processes
  • Display 3D geometry

Template Libraries

  • Support for surface and linear templates
  • Include components, end conditions, and features
  • Create components for real-world objects such as lanes, curbs, walls, ditches, and barriers
  • Define parametric components graphically
  • Apply constraints to components
  • Place component points as free, partially constrained, or fully constrained
  • Set constraints as horizontal, vertical, sloped, projected, vectors, offsets, and elevations
  • Constrain end conditions partially or fully
  • Set end conditions to trace existing surfaces such as rock
  • Drag-and-drop assembly of templates from components and end conditions
  • Perform graphical tests to verify design

Site Layout Modeling

  • Create custom parametric parking lots
  • Modify parking limits by simple line and point manipulation
  • Modify parking limits to remove parking spaces
  • User controlled design standards
  • Revise parking orientation with customized direction path
  • Control size requirements for parking spaces, islands, bays, and aisles
  • Parametric revision of island locations and quantities
  • Integrate building(s) from OpenBuildings and other building design software
  • Parametric interaction between parking and building for optimal site configuration

OpenFlows WaterGEMS 250 Pipes

OpenFlows WaterGEMS provides an easy-to-use environment for you to confidently analyze, design, and optimize your water distribution systems. Here are the WaterGEMS technical capabilities:

Interoperability, Interface, and Graphical Editing

  • Runs from within four compatible platforms:
    • Stand-alone Windows
    • ArcGIS (ArcMap license required)
    • MicroStation (MicroStation license required)
    • AutoCAD (AutoCAD license required)
  • Unlimited undo and redo
  • Element morphing, splitting, and reconnection
  • Merge nodes in close proximity tool
  • Automatic element labeling
  • Scaled, schematic, and hybrid environments
  • Element prototypes
  • Aerial view and dynamic zooming
  • Named views library
  • Multiple background-layer support
  • Seamless compatibility with WaterCAD and HAMMER

Hydraulics, Operations, and Water Quality

  • Steady-state and extended-period simulations
  • Constituent-concentration analysis
  • Multi-species water quality analysis
  • Tank-mixing analysis
  • Water-age analysis
  • Water quality batch run
  • Criticality analysis
  • Fire-flow analysis
  • Rule-based or logical controls
  • Variable-speed pumping, with option to use APEX (Automatic Parameter Estimation eXtension)
  • NPSH analysis
  • System head curves
  • Leakage and sprinkler modeling
  • Water loss analysis
  • Pressure-dependent demands
  • Conventional and unidirectional flushing simulations
  • Source tracing
  • Valve modeling
  • Air release valve element
  • Top fill tank element
  • Combination pump curves
  • Carbon emission calculation
  • Optimization of pipe renewal with Pipe Renewal Planner
  • Override of pump and valve controls using historical SCADA data
  • Emergency response simulations for pipe breaks, power outages, fires, and pipe shutdowns
  • Real time modeling
  • Pressure Zone management
  • Support Districted Metered Areas (DMA) design

Model Building and Data Connection

  • DGN, DXF, spreadsheet, database, and ODBC connections
  • Shapefile, geodatabase*, Geometric Network*, and SDE* connections (*when running from within ArcMap)
  • Oracle Spatial support
  • GIS-ID property to maintain associations between records in the data source / GIS and elements in the model
  • SCADAConnect unlimited-signal pack for live data connections (to and from SCADA systems)
  • Graphical SCADA element
  • Customer Meter element
  • Lateral link (no need to split pipes) Automatic demand allocation from geospatial data
  • Geospatial demand allocation from customer meters
  • Demand allocation from lump-sum geospatial data
  • Geospatial-based water consumption projection
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and superimposed patterns
  • Unaccounted for water and leakage estimation
  • Composite demands global edition
  • Area, count, discharge, and population-based loading
  • Pipe-length-based demand loading
  • Elevation extraction from DEM, TIN, and shapefiles
  • Elevation extraction from CAD drawings and surfaces
  • Series, parallel, branch-trimming, multi-criteria automated skeletonization of pipes
  • Skeletonization support for isolation valves
  • User-data extension, including formula based
  • Bing Maps support
  • Model sync In/Out, update a model or sync out to an external file

Model Management

  • Unlimited scenarios and alternatives
  • Comprehensive scenario management
  • Global attribute tabular edition
  • Automated model skeletonization
  • Personalizable engineering libraries
  • Sorting and persistent filtering on tabular reports
  • Statistical analysis from tabular reports
  • Dynamic and static selection sets
  • Local and global engineering-units management
  • Sub-model management
  • Drawing review tools for connectivity consistency
  • Automatic topology review
  • Orphaned nodes and dead-end pipes queries
  • Change tracking

Results Presentation

  • Thematic mapping with property-based color-coding, symbology, and annotations
  • Dynamic, multi-parameter, and multi-scenario graphing
  • Scenario and element comparison
  • Shapefile contouring
  • Advance profiling
  • Advanced tabular reporting with FlexTables
  • Creation of Google Earth (KML) files
  • Publishing of i-models in 2D or 3D, including to Bentley Map® Mobile
  • Video recording of result animation
  • Customizable reports

Optimization (using Genetic Algorithm)

  • Automated model calibration with Darwin Calibrator
  • Identify leaks locations with Darwin Calibrator
  • Optimized design and rehabilitation with Darwin Designer
  • Optimized pump scheduling with Darwin Scheduler

Energy and Capital-cost Management

  • Energy cost analysis
  • Capital cost analysis
  • Pump and turbine energy analysis

OpenFlows SewerGEMS 250 Pipes

OpenFlows SewerGEMS is an easy-to-use advanced engineering software to analyze, design, and operate sanitary and combined sewer systems. Here are the SewerGEMS technical capabilities:

Interface and Graphical Editing

  • Standalone Windows interface included
  • Dynamic elevation updates from terrain models
  • Ribbon interface improves usability
  • Ability to run within
    • ArcGIS (ArcMap license required)
    • AutoCAD (icense required)
    • MicroStation (license required)
    • OpenRoads Designer, OpenSite Designer, and OpenRail Designer (licenses required)
  • Unlimited undo/redo of layout and editing
  • Element morphing, splitting, and reconnection
  • Merge nodes in close proximity tool
  • Automatic element labeling
  • Scaled, schematic, and hybrid environments
  • Element prototypes (one-click setup)
  • Dynamic zooming
  • Multiple background file support
  • Image, CAD, and GIS background layer support
  • Ability to add online Bing Maps as background
  • Automatic input and result fields filtering (based on solver used)

Interoperability and Model Building

  • Single set of model files for all compatible interfaces
  • Import/export of InRoads Storm and Sanitary files
  • Import of MX Drainage files
  • Automated catchment delineation
  • Shapefile, Geodatabase, Geometric Network, and SDE support
  • Polyline-to-pipe conversion from DXF and DWG files
  • Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial data connection
  • GIS-ID property (to maintain associations between records in source file and elements in model)
  • Automatic catchment delineation
  • SCADAConnect for live data connections (from SCADA systems)
  • Seed files (new model template)
  • Spreadsheet, database, shapefile, and ODBC connections
  • Automated assignment of elevation data to manhole elements
  • Unified file format with SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD
  • Automatic elevation updates using terrain models

Hydraulics and Operations

  • Two engines for solving the full set of St. Venant equations included
  • Implicit dynamic engine included
  • Explicit dynamic engine included (EPA-SWMM)
  • Energy Cost analysis
  • Gradually varied flow-convex engine included (SewerCAD’s engine)
  • Extended period simulations
  • Steady-state simulations
  • Automatic constraint-based design for sanitary and storm sewers
  • Gradually varied flow-rational engine included (StormCAD’s engine)
  • Peak flow simulations
  • Evaporation definition
  • Long-term continuous simulation
  • HEC-22 inlet capacity calculations
  • HEC-22 node headloss calculations
  • SWMM Culvert Support
  • Tractive Stress calculations
  • Critical Storm analysis
  • Support for V-shaped and parabolic gutters
  • Support for culvert headwalls and endwalls
  • Aquifer simulation
  • Control structures (weirs, orifices, depth-flow curve)
  • Rule-based controls
  • Pollution analysis with optional definition of land use categories and land surface characteristics
  • Variable-speed pumping
  • Flow profile methods: capacity and backwater analysis
  • Totalizing flow meters
  • Air valves for high points in force mains
  • SCADA element
  • Low impact development control analysis
  • Hydrogen sulfide formation modeling

Results Presentation

  • Direct ArcMap visualization and mapping
  • Thematic mapping
  • Dynamic, multi-parameter, and multi-scenario graphing
  • Advanced dynamic profiling
  • Advanced tabular reporting with FlexTables®
  • Property-based color coding and symbology
  • Property-based annotation
  • Publishing of i-models in 2D or 3D, including to Bentley Map Mobile
  • Engineering profile annotation tables
  • Create custom reports
  • Generate AVI files
  • Gutter cross section viewer

Model Management

  • Ability to track model changes by user, date, element, and more
  • Custom data fields (with user-assigned or formula-based values)
  • Unlimited scenarios and alternatives
  • Comprehensive scenario management
  • Scenario comparison
  • Tabular reports global editing
  • Sorting and persistent filtering on tabular reports
  • Statistical analysis from tabular reports
  • Customizable engineering libraries
  • Dynamic and static selection sets
  • Automatic topology review
  • Orphaned node and dead-end pipe queries
  • Sub-model management
  • Surface water flow direction displayed across any terrain
  • Support for ProjectWise

Sanitary Load Allocation and Estimation

  • Automatic sanitary load allocation from geospatial data
  • Geospatial load allocation from billing meters
  • Load allocation using flow monitoring distribution
  • Land use-based load distribution

Stormwater Load Allocation and Estimation

  • Runoff methods: SCS Unit Hydrograph, Modified Rational Method, EPA SWMM, RTK Unit Hydrograph, generic Unit Hydrograph, Time-Area Method, ILSAX and user-defined hydrograph
  • Time of concentration methods: User-defined, Carter, Eagleson, Espey/ Winslow, Federal Aviation Agency, Kerby/Hathaway, Kirpich (PA and TN), Length and Velocity, SCS Lag, TR-55 Sheet Flow, TR-55 Shallow Concentrated Flow, TR-55 Channel Flow, Friend, Kinematic Wave, Bransby-Williams, and UK standard
  • Loss Methods: Constant loss rate, Green and Ampt, Horton, Initial Loss and Constant Fraction, Initial Loss and Constant Loss Rate, SCS Curve Number

PondMaker: Pond Outlet Design

  • Automatic update of worksheet containing design data for multiple design trials of a single pond
  • Multiple pond designs possible
  • Maximum outflow rates establishment (user-defined or pre-development flows)
  • Post-development pond inflows computation
  • Pond size requirements estimation
  • Pond geometry design (grading plan or underground storage)
  • Outlet structure design
  • Pre- and post-development peak flow and volume comparison
  • Hydrograph routing through ponds

OpenFlows FlowMaster

OpenFlows FlowMaster is an efficient calculator used in the design and analysis of dozens of element types, such as pressure pipes, open channels, weirs, orifices, and inlets. Here are the FlowMaster technical capabilities:

Interface, Editing, and Model Management 

  • Built-in interactive tutorials
  • Project Explorer (projects display and management)
  • Element worksheets (for convenient data input)
  • Customizable engineering libraries
  • Material engineering libraries
  • Global engineering-units management
  • Support for ProjectWise

Hydraulics 

  • Flow algorithms: uniform, critical, gradually varied flow (for free surface flow)
  • Friction-loss methods: Kutter, Manning, Darcy-Weisbach: Swamee and Jain, Darcy-Weisbach: Colebrook-White, Hazen-Williams
  • Open channels: rectangular, triangle, trapezoidal, gutter, parabolic, irregular
  • Pipes: pressure, circular, box, elliptical, irregular
  • Weirs: rectangular sharp-crested, V-notch sharp-crested, Cipolletti sharp-crested, submerged sharpcrested, broad-crested, triangular, and trapezoidal
  • Orifices: rectangular, circular, generic (including the modeling of sluice gates)
  • Inlets: » HEC-12 and HEC-22 flow computation methodologies » Flows in gutter on grade, including uniform gutter cross slope and composite gutter section » Flow in ditch or median section on grade » Inlet types (on grade and in slag): grate, curb opening, ditch, combination, slotted drain

Results Presentation 

  • Summarized and detailed reports of inputs and outputs
  • Advanced tabular reporting with filtering and sorting capabilities
  • Rating tables
  • Rating curves
  • Gradually varied flow profile graphs and tables
  • Cross section plots

OpenFlows CulvertMaster

OpenFlows CulvertMaster is an extremely powerful yet easy-to-use calculator product to design new culverts and analyze existing culvert hydraulics. Analyze everything from single-barrel crossings to complex embankment cross-drain systems, with different shapes and sizes, special tailwater considerations, and roadway overtopping considering watershed data, culvert characteristics, and even weir geometry. Here are the CulvertMaster technical capabilities:

Interface, Editing, and Model Management

  • Built-in interactive tutorials
  • Worksheet list (for convenient display of projects’ content)
  • Project setup wizard
  • Engineering libraries (materials, section sizes, and culvert inlets)
  • Rainfall data specified using a rainfall table or a rainfall equation
  • Global engineering – units management
  • Support for ProjectWise

Hydraulics

  • HDS-5 methodology
  • Pressure or partial (free surface) flow conditions
  • Gradually varied flow algorithm
  • Flow profile methods: drawdown and backwater analysis
  • Culvert section shapes: box, circular, arch, horizontal and vertical ellipse
  • Outlet channel sections: rectangular, triangular, trapezoidal and irregular shapes
  • Roadway or broad-crested weir (to check overtopping conditions)

Hydrology

  • Watershed area calculation: calculation of total area and weighted runoff coefficient, based on an unlimited number of watershed sub-areas and corresponding runoff coefficients entered in CulvertMaster
  • Peak flow method: Rational Method, SCS Graphical Peak Method, user-defined peak flow rate
  • Rainfall data input: Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) equations, IDF tables, Hydro-35

Results Presentation

  • Summarized and detailed reports of inputs and outputs
  • Rating tables
  • Performance curves (single or multiple elements)
OpenSite Designer

OpenSite Designer

OpenSite Designer is a built-for-purpose site and land development application to jumpstart projects quickly using a wide variety of tools, such as rapid site modeling and analysis, earthwork optimization and quantification, drainage and underground utility design, automated project deliverables, and financial forecasting. Here are the OpenSite Designer technical capabilities:

Integrated CAD Capabilities

  • Integrate data with MicroStation, ProjectWise, OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, LumenRT, and other Bentley applications
  • Support for managed workspaces
  • Works across references files
  • Include other engineering data (e.g. drainage) as referencing it to the DGN model
  • Utilize an unlimited number of federated reference files
  • Create and edit CAD elements
  • Read and write to DGN and DWG files
  • Supports design history
  • Apply digital signatures using industry-standard encryption
  • Secure digital rights definition for reviewing, printing, and editing
  • Supports multiple raster formats
  • Supports PostScript and HPGL2/RTL printing
  • Use AccuDraw and AccuSnap navigation tools
  • Track annotation

Reality Modeling

  • Read/write standard data formats for:
    • 2D/3D CAD graphics
    • ASCII/text data
    • LandXML
    • LiDAR data: ASCII and LAS
    • USGS digital elevation models
    • Photogrammetric data
    • Raster files
    • Contour maps
  • Import and analyze point-cloud data
  • Merge surfaces automatically
  • Update surface data dynamically

Terrain Modeling

  • Create intelligent, data-rich and lightweight terrain models
  • No need for secondary terrain analysis to represent the terrain display. Includes context sensitive re-symbolization for triangles, contours, linear features, slope vectors, color code for slopes, elevation banding, and aspect
  • Create terrain models from a variety of import sources
    • Reality models
    • 3D graphical data automatically using graphical filters
    • ASCII/text data
    • Legacy data formats of InRoads, GEOPAK, and MX
    • Point clouds
    • LandXML
    • LiDAR data: ASCII and LAS
    • USGS digital elevation model data
    • Aerial data
    • Raster files
  • Ensure live, federated, and intelligent terrain models when stored as a DGN element
  • Maintain terrain models through the preservation of relationships to source data
  • Ensure correct entry with undo/redo capabilities
  • Standardize displays via element templates
  • Use across multiple disciplines via reference files in an open modeling environment
  • Re-symbolization of display across multiple disciplines using an open modeling environment
  • Control maximum length of triangles
  • Control boundary conditions
  • Create complex and clipped terrain models
  • Interrogate the intelligent data-rich 3D models
  • Support for different feature types including but not limited to boundaries, holes, voids, breaklines, inferred breaklines, and random points
  • Model intelligent 3D real-world civil features (ditches, curbs, trees, and culverts)
  • Context-sensitive intelligent editing of features
  • Dynamic editing for
    • Extend, trim, and intersect features
    • Insert, move, and delete vertices
    • Delete, partially delete, break, or join features
  • Manage large LiDAR datasets
  • Exclude non-DTM features from triangulation
  • Control density of points on linear features for optimal surface presentation
  • Display cut and fill delineation
  • View and edit feature properties
  • Contour smoothing
  • Major, minor, and depression contours
  • Automatic and manual contour labelling

Modeling

  • Model multiple design scenarios
  • Edit designs dynamically
  • Automatic model updates driven by design intent
  • Design time visualization with automatic material assignments
  • Undo/redo capabilities
  • Interactively interrogate federated 3D models with dynamic cross sections
  • Manage 2D/3D models and display representation
  • Use enhanced clipping and point controls
  • Integrate and utilize CAD graphical elements in the model
  • Create model reports dynamically
  • Generate plan ready cross sections
  • Adheres to regional design standards

Dynamic Geometric Design

  • Interactive geometry capabilities
  • Enhanced integration with AccuDraw and AccuSnap through CivilAccudraw
  • Multiple vertical geometries supported per alignment
  • Design time standards input and feedback with errors and warnings in Civil Message Center
  • Store rules and relationships between geometric elements
  • Create horizontal/vertical by PI method or by elements
  • Offset capabilities to easily create complex yard layouts
  • Create circular and parabolic vertical curves
  • Create arc and chord horizontal curves
  • Support tangential and non-tangential curves
  • Edit elements associatively and dynamically
  • Define curves by radius, degree of curvature, and pass-through points
  • Edit, delete, and join elements
  • Support delta angles greater than 180°
  • Annotate alignments and points with object attribution, geometric properties, stationing, dynamically and automatically
  • Additional annotation capabilities for one-off object labeling
  • Review and report geometry in a variety of customizable formats
  • Perform design checks dynamically or in batch processes
  • Display 3D geometry

Template Libraries

  • Support for surface and linear templates
  • Include components, end conditions, and features
  • Create components for real-world objects such as lanes, curbs, walls, ditches, and barriers
  • Define parametric components graphically
  • Apply constraints to components
  • Place component points as free, partially constrained, or fully constrained
  • Set constraints as horizontal, vertical, sloped, projected, vectors, offsets, and elevations
  • Constrain end conditions partially or fully
  • Set end conditions to trace existing surfaces such as rock
  • Drag-and-drop assembly of templates from components and end conditions
  • Perform graphical tests to verify design

Site Layout Modeling

  • Create custom parametric parking lots
  • Modify parking limits by simple line and point manipulation
  • Modify parking limits to remove parking spaces
  • User controlled design standards
  • Revise parking orientation with customized direction path
  • Control size requirements for parking spaces, islands, bays, and aisles
  • Parametric revision of island locations and quantities
  • Integrate building(s) from OpenBuildings and other building design software
  • Parametric interaction between parking and building for optimal site configuration
OpenFlows WaterGEMS

OpenFlows WaterGEMS 250 Pipes

OpenFlows WaterGEMS provides an easy-to-use environment for you to confidently analyze, design, and optimize your water distribution systems. Here are the WaterGEMS technical capabilities:

Interoperability, Interface, and Graphical Editing

  • Runs from within four compatible platforms:
    • Stand-alone Windows
    • ArcGIS (ArcMap license required)
    • MicroStation (MicroStation license required)
    • AutoCAD (AutoCAD license required)
  • Unlimited undo and redo
  • Element morphing, splitting, and reconnection
  • Merge nodes in close proximity tool
  • Automatic element labeling
  • Scaled, schematic, and hybrid environments
  • Element prototypes
  • Aerial view and dynamic zooming
  • Named views library
  • Multiple background-layer support
  • Seamless compatibility with WaterCAD and HAMMER

Hydraulics, Operations, and Water Quality

  • Steady-state and extended-period simulations
  • Constituent-concentration analysis
  • Multi-species water quality analysis
  • Tank-mixing analysis
  • Water-age analysis
  • Water quality batch run
  • Criticality analysis
  • Fire-flow analysis
  • Rule-based or logical controls
  • Variable-speed pumping, with option to use APEX (Automatic Parameter Estimation eXtension)
  • NPSH analysis
  • System head curves
  • Leakage and sprinkler modeling
  • Water loss analysis
  • Pressure-dependent demands
  • Conventional and unidirectional flushing simulations
  • Source tracing
  • Valve modeling
  • Air release valve element
  • Top fill tank element
  • Combination pump curves
  • Carbon emission calculation
  • Optimization of pipe renewal with Pipe Renewal Planner
  • Override of pump and valve controls using historical SCADA data
  • Emergency response simulations for pipe breaks, power outages, fires, and pipe shutdowns
  • Real time modeling
  • Pressure Zone management
  • Support Districted Metered Areas (DMA) design

Model Building and Data Connection

  • DGN, DXF, spreadsheet, database, and ODBC connections
  • Shapefile, geodatabase*, Geometric Network*, and SDE* connections (*when running from within ArcMap)
  • Oracle Spatial support
  • GIS-ID property to maintain associations between records in the data source / GIS and elements in the model
  • SCADAConnect unlimited-signal pack for live data connections (to and from SCADA systems)
  • Graphical SCADA element
  • Customer Meter element
  • Lateral link (no need to split pipes) Automatic demand allocation from geospatial data
  • Geospatial demand allocation from customer meters
  • Demand allocation from lump-sum geospatial data
  • Geospatial-based water consumption projection
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and superimposed patterns
  • Unaccounted for water and leakage estimation
  • Composite demands global edition
  • Area, count, discharge, and population-based loading
  • Pipe-length-based demand loading
  • Elevation extraction from DEM, TIN, and shapefiles
  • Elevation extraction from CAD drawings and surfaces
  • Series, parallel, branch-trimming, multi-criteria automated skeletonization of pipes
  • Skeletonization support for isolation valves
  • User-data extension, including formula based
  • Bing Maps support
  • Model sync In/Out, update a model or sync out to an external file

Model Management

  • Unlimited scenarios and alternatives
  • Comprehensive scenario management
  • Global attribute tabular edition
  • Automated model skeletonization
  • Personalizable engineering libraries
  • Sorting and persistent filtering on tabular reports
  • Statistical analysis from tabular reports
  • Dynamic and static selection sets
  • Local and global engineering-units management
  • Sub-model management
  • Drawing review tools for connectivity consistency
  • Automatic topology review
  • Orphaned nodes and dead-end pipes queries
  • Change tracking

Results Presentation

  • Thematic mapping with property-based color-coding, symbology, and annotations
  • Dynamic, multi-parameter, and multi-scenario graphing
  • Scenario and element comparison
  • Shapefile contouring
  • Advance profiling
  • Advanced tabular reporting with FlexTables
  • Creation of Google Earth (KML) files
  • Publishing of i-models in 2D or 3D, including to Bentley Map® Mobile
  • Video recording of result animation
  • Customizable reports

Optimization (using Genetic Algorithm)

  • Automated model calibration with Darwin Calibrator
  • Identify leaks locations with Darwin Calibrator
  • Optimized design and rehabilitation with Darwin Designer
  • Optimized pump scheduling with Darwin Scheduler

Energy and Capital-cost Management

  • Energy cost analysis
  • Capital cost analysis
  • Pump and turbine energy analysis
OpenFlows SewerGEMS

OpenFlows SewerGEMS 250 Pipes

OpenFlows SewerGEMS is an easy-to-use advanced engineering software to analyze, design, and operate sanitary and combined sewer systems. Here are the SewerGEMS technical capabilities:

Interface and Graphical Editing

  • Standalone Windows interface included
  • Dynamic elevation updates from terrain models
  • Ribbon interface improves usability
  • Ability to run within
    • ArcGIS (ArcMap license required)
    • AutoCAD (icense required)
    • MicroStation (license required)
    • OpenRoads Designer, OpenSite Designer, and OpenRail Designer (licenses required)
  • Unlimited undo/redo of layout and editing
  • Element morphing, splitting, and reconnection
  • Merge nodes in close proximity tool
  • Automatic element labeling
  • Scaled, schematic, and hybrid environments
  • Element prototypes (one-click setup)
  • Dynamic zooming
  • Multiple background file support
  • Image, CAD, and GIS background layer support
  • Ability to add online Bing Maps as background
  • Automatic input and result fields filtering (based on solver used)

Interoperability and Model Building

  • Single set of model files for all compatible interfaces
  • Import/export of InRoads Storm and Sanitary files
  • Import of MX Drainage files
  • Automated catchment delineation
  • Shapefile, Geodatabase, Geometric Network, and SDE support
  • Polyline-to-pipe conversion from DXF and DWG files
  • Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial data connection
  • GIS-ID property (to maintain associations between records in source file and elements in model)
  • Automatic catchment delineation
  • SCADAConnect for live data connections (from SCADA systems)
  • Seed files (new model template)
  • Spreadsheet, database, shapefile, and ODBC connections
  • Automated assignment of elevation data to manhole elements
  • Unified file format with SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD
  • Automatic elevation updates using terrain models

Hydraulics and Operations

  • Two engines for solving the full set of St. Venant equations included
  • Implicit dynamic engine included
  • Explicit dynamic engine included (EPA-SWMM)
  • Energy Cost analysis
  • Gradually varied flow-convex engine included (SewerCAD’s engine)
  • Extended period simulations
  • Steady-state simulations
  • Automatic constraint-based design for sanitary and storm sewers
  • Gradually varied flow-rational engine included (StormCAD’s engine)
  • Peak flow simulations
  • Evaporation definition
  • Long-term continuous simulation
  • HEC-22 inlet capacity calculations
  • HEC-22 node headloss calculations
  • SWMM Culvert Support
  • Tractive Stress calculations
  • Critical Storm analysis
  • Support for V-shaped and parabolic gutters
  • Support for culvert headwalls and endwalls
  • Aquifer simulation
  • Control structures (weirs, orifices, depth-flow curve)
  • Rule-based controls
  • Pollution analysis with optional definition of land use categories and land surface characteristics
  • Variable-speed pumping
  • Flow profile methods: capacity and backwater analysis
  • Totalizing flow meters
  • Air valves for high points in force mains
  • SCADA element
  • Low impact development control analysis
  • Hydrogen sulfide formation modeling

Results Presentation

  • Direct ArcMap visualization and mapping
  • Thematic mapping
  • Dynamic, multi-parameter, and multi-scenario graphing
  • Advanced dynamic profiling
  • Advanced tabular reporting with FlexTables®
  • Property-based color coding and symbology
  • Property-based annotation
  • Publishing of i-models in 2D or 3D, including to Bentley Map Mobile
  • Engineering profile annotation tables
  • Create custom reports
  • Generate AVI files
  • Gutter cross section viewer

Model Management

  • Ability to track model changes by user, date, element, and more
  • Custom data fields (with user-assigned or formula-based values)
  • Unlimited scenarios and alternatives
  • Comprehensive scenario management
  • Scenario comparison
  • Tabular reports global editing
  • Sorting and persistent filtering on tabular reports
  • Statistical analysis from tabular reports
  • Customizable engineering libraries
  • Dynamic and static selection sets
  • Automatic topology review
  • Orphaned node and dead-end pipe queries
  • Sub-model management
  • Surface water flow direction displayed across any terrain
  • Support for ProjectWise

Sanitary Load Allocation and Estimation

  • Automatic sanitary load allocation from geospatial data
  • Geospatial load allocation from billing meters
  • Load allocation using flow monitoring distribution
  • Land use-based load distribution

Stormwater Load Allocation and Estimation

  • Runoff methods: SCS Unit Hydrograph, Modified Rational Method, EPA SWMM, RTK Unit Hydrograph, generic Unit Hydrograph, Time-Area Method, ILSAX and user-defined hydrograph
  • Time of concentration methods: User-defined, Carter, Eagleson, Espey/ Winslow, Federal Aviation Agency, Kerby/Hathaway, Kirpich (PA and TN), Length and Velocity, SCS Lag, TR-55 Sheet Flow, TR-55 Shallow Concentrated Flow, TR-55 Channel Flow, Friend, Kinematic Wave, Bransby-Williams, and UK standard
  • Loss Methods: Constant loss rate, Green and Ampt, Horton, Initial Loss and Constant Fraction, Initial Loss and Constant Loss Rate, SCS Curve Number

PondMaker: Pond Outlet Design

  • Automatic update of worksheet containing design data for multiple design trials of a single pond
  • Multiple pond designs possible
  • Maximum outflow rates establishment (user-defined or pre-development flows)
  • Post-development pond inflows computation
  • Pond size requirements estimation
  • Pond geometry design (grading plan or underground storage)
  • Outlet structure design
  • Pre- and post-development peak flow and volume comparison
  • Hydrograph routing through ponds
OpenFlows FlowMaster

OpenFlows FlowMaster

OpenFlows FlowMaster is an efficient calculator used in the design and analysis of dozens of element types, such as pressure pipes, open channels, weirs, orifices, and inlets. Here are the FlowMaster technical capabilities:

Interface, Editing, and Model Management 

  • Built-in interactive tutorials
  • Project Explorer (projects display and management)
  • Element worksheets (for convenient data input)
  • Customizable engineering libraries
  • Material engineering libraries
  • Global engineering-units management
  • Support for ProjectWise

Hydraulics 

  • Flow algorithms: uniform, critical, gradually varied flow (for free surface flow)
  • Friction-loss methods: Kutter, Manning, Darcy-Weisbach: Swamee and Jain, Darcy-Weisbach: Colebrook-White, Hazen-Williams
  • Open channels: rectangular, triangle, trapezoidal, gutter, parabolic, irregular
  • Pipes: pressure, circular, box, elliptical, irregular
  • Weirs: rectangular sharp-crested, V-notch sharp-crested, Cipolletti sharp-crested, submerged sharpcrested, broad-crested, triangular, and trapezoidal
  • Orifices: rectangular, circular, generic (including the modeling of sluice gates)
  • Inlets: » HEC-12 and HEC-22 flow computation methodologies » Flows in gutter on grade, including uniform gutter cross slope and composite gutter section » Flow in ditch or median section on grade » Inlet types (on grade and in slag): grate, curb opening, ditch, combination, slotted drain

Results Presentation 

  • Summarized and detailed reports of inputs and outputs
  • Advanced tabular reporting with filtering and sorting capabilities
  • Rating tables
  • Rating curves
  • Gradually varied flow profile graphs and tables
  • Cross section plots
OpenFlows CulvertMaster

OpenFlows CulvertMaster

OpenFlows CulvertMaster is an extremely powerful yet easy-to-use calculator product to design new culverts and analyze existing culvert hydraulics. Analyze everything from single-barrel crossings to complex embankment cross-drain systems, with different shapes and sizes, special tailwater considerations, and roadway overtopping considering watershed data, culvert characteristics, and even weir geometry. Here are the CulvertMaster technical capabilities:

Interface, Editing, and Model Management

  • Built-in interactive tutorials
  • Worksheet list (for convenient display of projects’ content)
  • Project setup wizard
  • Engineering libraries (materials, section sizes, and culvert inlets)
  • Rainfall data specified using a rainfall table or a rainfall equation
  • Global engineering – units management
  • Support for ProjectWise

Hydraulics

  • HDS-5 methodology
  • Pressure or partial (free surface) flow conditions
  • Gradually varied flow algorithm
  • Flow profile methods: drawdown and backwater analysis
  • Culvert section shapes: box, circular, arch, horizontal and vertical ellipse
  • Outlet channel sections: rectangular, triangular, trapezoidal and irregular shapes
  • Roadway or broad-crested weir (to check overtopping conditions)

Hydrology

  • Watershed area calculation: calculation of total area and weighted runoff coefficient, based on an unlimited number of watershed sub-areas and corresponding runoff coefficients entered in CulvertMaster
  • Peak flow method: Rational Method, SCS Graphical Peak Method, user-defined peak flow rate
  • Rainfall data input: Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) equations, IDF tables, Hydro-35

Results Presentation

  • Summarized and detailed reports of inputs and outputs
  • Rating tables
  • Performance curves (single or multiple elements)
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The civil Site Development WorkSuite is a sales bundle with these Site Development WorkSuite products: OpenSite Designer, OpenFlows WaterGEMS 250 Pipes, OpenFlows SewerGEMS 250 Pipes, OpenFlows FlowMaster, and OpenFlows CulvertMaster.

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