It’s day three over here in Manchester at our internal water training, and everyone is getting a little punchy.
Tanya West, one of our North American Technical Specialists, taught a great session on Sanitary Sewer Planning using Map 3D and Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis.
In her session she pointed out something that had given me a hard time.
SSA includes a GIS import wizard that will import a shp file. It takes an educated guess at which fields match to SSA properties- such as PIPELENGTH might get matched to length, MANHOLE might get matched to node id, etc.
Two fields that it seems to have trouble matching well is Upstream Node ID and Downstream Node ID. The sticker is that if these aren’t properly matched, your shp won’t import.
It’s easy enough to fix those fields (and make matches on any others) using the drop-down menu. The menus read into your shp file and show you available fields.
Press Next to work through the wizard, and here is my model- ready for me to clean up, set up and analyze.
Once I am finished, I can export the analysis results back to shp for use in Map 3D. I show a high level view of the Map 3D to SSA and back to Map 3D workflow in this video.