SELECTseries 4 Releases of Bentley’s SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD V8i Provide Advanced Capabilities for Optioneering and Enhanced Decision Making

Increased Depth of Information Modeling Empowers Users to Evaluate and Compare a Wider Range of Network Considerations

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 10, 2014 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the availability of its new SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD V8i (SELECTseries 4) products for the analysis and design of wastewater and stormwater systems. The new releases provide advanced hydraulic and operational capabilities for an increased depth of information modeling that empowers users to evaluate and compare a wider range of network considerations. Through the optioneering this facilitates, users are able to assess trade-offs across disciplines and systems in terms of cost, time, and efficiency. This allows them to make better-informed decisions that result in better system performance. The SELECTseries 4 releases also help streamline the information modeling process – saving time and money.

Gregg Herrin, Bentley director, product management, explained, “With the SELECTseries 4 releases of our SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD V8i products, users are able to evaluate every aspect of existing systems and compare possible new designs. Simulations can predict everything from flooding to hydrogen sulfide formation, and then assess the effect of alternative designs to alleviate problems.

“We also continued to streamline workflows that improve the initial creation and ongoing management of models within these products. By delivering functionality that lets users create their models faster, such as the determination of manhole rim elevations from terrain data, more of the modelers’ time can be spent on analysis and design instead of data management – and the further addition of capabilities such as SCADAConnect helps users confidently align their models with real-world conditions.”

Commenting on the new release, Paul Quinlan, principal engineer - network planning, Water Services, Toowoomba Regional Council, Australia, said, “At Toowoomba Regional Council, we are looking forward to using SewerGEMS V8i (SELECTseries 4). We expect that the hydrogen sulfide formation modeling component will assist us in the protection of assets through the determination, management, and risk reduction for pipe damage and the prevention/reduction in possible odor complaints. The model building component we also expect will decrease model check and/or build time, and improve accuracy through the automatic assigning of elevation data to manhole elements.”

The new functionality in the SELECTseries 4 releases provides users with the following new and/or enhanced capabilities:

  • SewerGEMS users can:
    • leverage SCADA systems and data loggers through SCADAConnect, supporting calibration and operational efforts;
    • model hydrogen sulfide formation to decrease the risk of pipe damage, prevent odor complaints, and improve safety.
  • SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm, and StormCAD users can:
    • conveniently trace and display the surface water flow direction across any terrain, ensuring proper location of inlets and other drainage infrastructure;
    • import MX drainage files easily and efficiently, facilitating ready access to the data;
    • automatically assign elevation data to manhole elements for faster model building and updating;
    • explicitly model headwalls and endwalls for culverts more efficiently.
  • SewerGEMS and CivilStorm users can design stormwater ponds more quickly and easily using PondMaker.
  • SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, and CivilStorm users can now utilize ILSAX hydrologic calculations.
  • Users of any of the new SELECTseries 4 releases now benefit from the products’ support of AutoCAD 2015, giving them the ability to model from within the latest AutoCAD version.

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