Since I am still technically on maternity leave, Matt Anderson has written up information on some water goodies for 2012. Thanks, Matt!
While Dana is resting comfortably tending to Project Galileo, I offered to pen a few posts to keep the blog off the rocks. I hope it keeps me from playing Words with Friends…
A little over a week ago, the Autodesk 2012 product line announcements went public, and the new and improved features of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 went live, sending Twitter and a few blogs or here or here on a frenzy of discussion, comments, and teaser posts of new features within the future Civil 3D 2012.
The Catchment command introduced a couple of releases ago, graduates to become a full Civil 3D object. The Catchment is a calculation of the surface’s drainage patterns to a point or location on a surface or discharge point. The object searches within its boundary to locate the hydraulically most remote point and the flow path used to travel from the most remote point to the discharge point.
In English terms, the catchment calculates the time of concentration value.
As you might notices in the attached dialog box, the groups of catchment can band together to organize either different stages of development or different pipe networks. With that said, the catchment’s discharge point could be attached to a structure.
This connection allows Civil 3d to Export the catchment area, the runoff coefficient and the raw time of concentration data out to Hydraflow Storm Sewer Extension or off to Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Sewer to save you a step of manually transferring that information for analysis.
Until next time…