Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Create watersheds, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
- [Instructor] To begin our drainage design, we need to first calculate our watershed, and we're going to do that using our drainage design tools. So, from our design review and engineer drainage button, or fly out, we're going to choose to analyze our model, but before we begin to analyze, we'll, of course, set up our special proposal, and just for this exercise. So, we're currently in create watershed start, and I'm going to change that by adding a new one from create watershed start, and we'll name this create watershed end.
Once we do that, we're going to go ahead and create a watershed, and of course this requires an internet connection, it also requires an Autodesk 360 account with cloud credits, because we're going to run this analysis in the cloud, and it's going to be a cloud based service as it mentions here. So this just provides us a notice, a notification to say that that's okay, we click okay, and then it provides us some settings that we can adjust, we'll look at those in a minute. But notice it's prompting me here, click to create outlet point, so we don't even need a roadway, we can of course do this by point selection, or it says select design road.
So we're going to go ahead and select our design road, and then even along the design road we can do portions of the design road and what is draining to those portions of the road. We're going to go ahead and press enter to analyze the entire road, but before we press enter, this is where you would make any adjustments to the grid spacing, you can also adjust the stream threshold if you'd like. We're going to leave it set to our defaults here, and I'm going to go ahead and press enter. My pressing enter is actually connected to that prompt, once I do, it takes the information and runs it up into the cloud, runs the analysis.
Once the analysis is complete, the information comes back and it graphically builds that watershed for us. It tells us how many cloud credits were deducted, we click okay, and we now have our watershed for that roadway established. And that little point of interest, little marker, defining where that is actually flowing.
- 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