infraWizard

infraWizard

Win64, English

CADValley FZ-LLC
A tool for smart and simple geometric modeling of pipe networks. Using it, you can import networks to AutoCAD, create longitudinal profiles, check crossing points, and export BIM models very quickly.

General Usage Instructions

Visit infrawizard.com to get more information about the features of infraWizard and how it can fit in your design workflow.

Also, visit the Youtube channel for more information: Tutorials.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

INWCREATEPIPES

Creates new network pipes from line or polyline entities. The newly created pipes can be added to an existing network or created in a new network.

INWIMPORTSHAPEFILES

Imports a pipe network from shapefiles. The imported shapefiles must include at least one polyline containing pipes data and one point shapefile containing nodes data; e.g. manholes, junctions, outlets, etc.

INWIMPORTTEXTFILES

Imports a pipe network from text files. The imported shapefiles must include at least one text file containing pipes data and one text file containing nodes data; e.g. manholes, junctions, outlets, etc.

INWIMPORTEPANET

Imports a pipe network from an EPANET file which has INP file extension.

INWIMPORTSWMM

Imports a pipe network from a SWMM file which has INP file extension.

INWMANAGENETWORKS

Opens the 'Manage Networks' panel through which you can create, delete, show/hide networks and control the settings of pipe networks.

INWPLANSTYLES

Opens the 'Plan Styles' panel through which you can create and edit plan styles to control the appearance and annotations of pipe networks in the plan view.

INWPIPELIBRARY

Opens the 'Pipe Library' panel through which you can edit the standard pipe materials and sizes to be used in the project.

INWEDITGROUP

Opens the Edit Group table for the selected pipes and nodes. The table allows modifying properties of a set of pipes/nodes and filtering them by certain properties. It can also be exported to text file or spreadsheet to be used in quantity take off.

INWSPLITSINGLE

Splits a pipe at a single point into two pipes connected with a new node at the split point.

INWSPLITALL

Splits a pipe at all vertices of it into several pipes connected with new nodes at the split points.

INWMERGEPIPES

Merges two or more pipes into one pipe.

INWREVERSEPIPE

Reverses the pipe direction by switching start and end nodes of it while keeping pipe invert levels unchanged.

INWADDVERTEX

Adds an intermediate vertex to a pipe.

INWREMOVEVERTEX

Removes an intermediate vertex from a pipe.

INWUPDATESURFACEDATA

Updates the ground levels of nodes which are associated with a Civil 3D surface that was modified recently.

INWUNIFYSLOPE

Adjusts the invert levels of a series of connected pipes so they will have a uniform slope

INWLOWHIGHSETTINGS

Opens the 'Low/High Settings' panel through which you can control the settings of low/high points analysis for pressure networks.

INWCROSSINGSETTINGS

Opens the 'Crossing Points Settings' panel through which you can control the settings of crossing points analysis to detect interference between pipes and verify vertical clearances.

INWREFRESHCROSSANNO

Refreshes the crossing point annotations to restore their default positions on plan. This command should be particularly used when you change the current coordinate system of the drawing.

INWMANAGEPROFILES

Opens the 'Manage Profiles' panel through which you can create and modify longitudinal profiles of pipelines.

INWPROFILESTYLES

Opens the 'Profile Styles' panel through which you can add and edit profile styles to control the format of longitudinal profiles.

INWUPDATEPROFILES

Updates all longitudinal profiles that need to be updated to reflect changes to the properties of pipes and nodes.

INWEXPORTBIM

Exports a BIM model of the networks as a 3D Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing containing all network elements. The associated data of pipes and nodes are exported to text files. The exported 3D solids and data files can be imported to Autodesk® Navisworks® to be integrated with the overall BIM model of the project.

INWEXPORTTEXTFILES

Exports pipe network data into two text files, one for pipes and another for nodes.

INWEXPORTTEXTFILES

Exports pipe network data into two shapefiles, one for pipes and another for nodes.

INWHELP

Opens the HTML help file of infraWizard.

INWWEBSITE

Opens infraWizard's website in the default browser.

INWTUTORIALS

Opens infraWizard's YouTube channel in the default browser.

INWABOUT

Opens a dialog containing information about infraWizard's version and license. The same dialog should be used to activate your license of infraWizard by entering license credentials.

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation Instructions

To install infraWizard, double click the MSI file you downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions until you complete installation.

After installation, you should find two shortcuts on your desktop, one for the Metric units template and another for the Imperial units template. Double-click either one to open the DWG template file of the infraWizard project. Once the template drawing is open, the ribbon tab of infraWizard should automatically load.

Start creating pipe networks by converting Autodesk® AutoCAD® lines or polylines into pipes, or by importing data files from other sources. When done, save your project DWG file like any AutoCAD drawing. The next time you open this file, infraWizard will be automatically loaded.

Uninstallation Instructions

To uninstall infraWizard, open the Apps & Features panel from your Windows control panel. Select infraWizard in the apps list and click "Uninstall". The uninstallation process will be completed automatically.

Additional Information

In order to open the desktop shortcut of infraWizard properly, the default application for opening DWG filetype in your Windows settings should be either AutoCAD DWG Launcher, or one of the supported versions of AutoCAD, Autodesk® Civil 3D®, or Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: CADValley FZ-LLC
Support Contact: support@infrawizard.com

Author/Company Information

CADValley FZ-LLC

Support Information

Should you require further information or assistance, please raise a support ticket here or send your query to support@infrawizard.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

21.1.1

Updates in version 21.1.1: New features: 1- In BIM Export, a new option is added to enable conversion of infraWizard newtorks into Civil 3D pipe networks. The option draws pipe centerlines as 3D Polylines in the exported model. The 3D Polylines are classified by layers according to the network name and pipe size. The user can so create Civil 3D pipe networks from these 3D polylines keeping the coordianted pipe levels. 2- In the "Create Pipes" dialog, new options are added to allow selecting the material and size of the new pipes; and to make the elevations (Z values) of the Line and Polyline entities assigned to the new pipes as Invert level, Center level, or Soffit level. 3- A new command called "INWEXPORTANNOATTBLOCK" is added. This command will export the annotations of all pipes and nodes of the selected network as attribute block entities to a new drawing. Fixed bugs: 1- The ribbon tab of infraWizard is automatically activated when opening AutoCAD even if the drawing is not an infraWizard project. 2- When a plan style is modified to show the pipe annotations of "Soil cover depth" or "Depth to invert" on plan, the shown values of annotations are incorrectly calculated based on zero ground level. 3- In longitudinal profiles, when the profile datum is predefined, some manholes encroach the top border of the graph area. 4- In longitudinal profiles, when one pipe is connected to two nodes that appear on the same profile, this lateral pipe is shown at one of the two nodes only and the profile datum takes a very low elevation value. 5- When importing networks from text files, the importing process will fail if one of the text files contains empty lines. 6- When exporting a BIM model for a network with backdrop connections, some of the pipes with backdrop are not drawn correctly and cause an error message to appear. 7- When exporting a BIM model for a box section conduit that have a wall thickness equal to zero, the conduit appears missing the right outer wall. 8- While creating a longitudinal profile, after selecting a route using on-screen selection of elements, the resulting route will have a direction opposite to the selection of elements made on-screen. 9- When the display status of a pressure network is changed from "Undisplayed" to "Displayed", the marks of its low & high points become visible even though they are set to be hidden in the settings of low & high points analysis. 10- In random cases, renaming a network using the "Manage Networks" panel causes AutoCAD to crash. 11- When a network is renamed using the "Manage Networks" panel, the existing crossing annotations in the drawing are not updated with the new network name. 12- The node annotations in plan are sometimes located away from the node. 13- In the Pipe Library, when editing the dimensions of a box section, changing the wall thickness or slab thickness to zero value is not allowed, although it is allowed when adding a new size.

21.0.2

Initial release
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