Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Create drainage network, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] Now that we've created our culvert design it's time to take a look at the road itself and consider the network or the drainage design for the roadway. Notice that I'm in proposal drain network start. We're going to add a new proposal and this new proposal will be drain network underscore end. And we've done all of the work so far for drainage under the design review and engineer drainage flyout.
So we open that up and if we go to design drainage you'll notice that we have a drainage network. And the tool here for drainage network is very similar to culverts. It's a point-to-point type click. We pick and you're placing a structure and in between the two picks you place pipes. Very similar also to Civil 3D as you create a pipe network. You even have a parts editor here to customize your parts for creating a drainage network and since we're creating a network along a roadway we're going to take advantage of a different tool that's outside of our drainage flyout.
And we're just going to select the road itself and from the selected mode called geometry we're going to right click and choose drainage. Now, when you flyout over drainage here in this contextual menu you notice we could have added the culvert automatically as well. Now what we're going to do is we're going to choose to add drainage network automatically. And of course we're going to set some parameters for that automatic creation of the network. We're going to name it road to network. We're going to define the inlets and again it's coming from a list of parts of a catalog so the type is very similar to family in Civil 3D and then of course you notice we have sizes as well.
We're going to choose eccentric structures, rectangular frames, 48 inch. You can choose your size. We're going to set our sump depth to zero. Now as we make these adjustments make sure you don't hit enter. If you hit enter, notice what it's asking. Say press enter to create the network. So as we make these values and change these values make sure that you just either tab or use your mouse to go from one value to another. We can set our maximum spacing. We can set our frames for our types of elements and again we'll just stick with what we have currently which is the circular covered frame and round structure and again it's the 48 inch that we're choosing.
How much of an offset from the center line do we set for these manholes and then also do we want it down the center line or do we want some offset? How much downstream from the inlets do you want it offset and so forth. You can also make changes to the pipe, the type of pipe as well as the amount of cover, the material, your minimum slope and so on. So what you're doing is you're setting all the parameters or the rules and then as soon as we press enter it is going to create that entire drainage network for us using the roadway design.
So I'll go ahead and press enter. It's going to create that drainage network for us and once it's done we'll take a look at the inlets and what is created. So once it finished it up we can see spread throughout our design we have our inlets and then our manholes that are 10 foot offset from the inlets, but are dead on the center line. Those were some of the parameters that we set. Now we are in conceptual view as we've been working in so far, but we're going to change to engineering view that will give us an opportunity to kind of see underneath the roadway and once we change that, notice I can now, as I pan around here, get to a good position, I can now kind of look underneath the road and you can see the design that has occurred with our drainage network.
- What is InfraWorks?
- Model Builder and Model Explorer
- Navigation tools
- Creating roads, buildings, land areas, and city furniture
- Using query tools
- Terrain and feature themes
- Working with styles
- Adding decorations
- Designing roads, bridges, and drainage
- Creating a storyboard