InfoWorks WS Pro: Collaborative water distribution modeling

What is InfoWorks WS Pro?

With InfoWorks WS Pro, engineers can accurately model water distribution systems.

  • Collaborate within and across teams and organizations, leveraging a multi-user master database.

  • Simulate what-if scenarios to plan for the short- and long-term horizons.

  • Accurately represent system operations in record speed, including a wide range of pumps and valves.


InfoWorks WS Pro overview video (1:49 min.)

Benefits of InfoWorks WS Pro

Collaborate within and between teams

Improve productivity with team editing of the water distribution model and smart tracking.

Efficiently simulate models of all sizes

Conduct rapid analysis, even on very large all-pipe models.

Trust operational insights

Increase operational confidence through SCADA integration and detailed hydraulics.

What you can do with InfoWorks WS Pro

Boost efficiency in representing real water systems

Automate the connection to third-party applications such as GIS and telemetry, shortening model building time while ensuring model results reflect the real system. InfoWorks WS Pro improves productivity and provides a reliable decision-support tool.

Improve team productivity with reliable database operations

Scalable, enterprise-access hydraulic models provide multi-user editing, version-controlled model tracking to resolve conflicts between changes, customizable user permissions, and data flags to keep track of changes in the model.

Quickly and accurately model water systems

Build, edit, and run complete hydraulic models accurately and efficiently for any stage of the represented network infrastructure lifecycle, from planning and design to operations and maintenance.

InfoWorks WS Pro resources

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Collaborate on building and running models

See how the Workgroup technology in InfoWorks WS Pro facilitates collaboration between modelers.

 


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How to find critical pipe bursts

InfoWorks WS Pro provides a scalable and reproducible method to perform a burst criticality assessment.

 


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Sudden changes in water usage patterns

The first part of the Covid impact blog series looks at the challenges faced by the water industry.

 


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is InfoWorks WS Pro used for?

InfoWorks WS Pro helps you efficiently conduct master plans, design networks (pipes, pumps, tanks), accurately simulate operations (pump/valve control, flushing, water quality, emergency response, leak identification), and conveniently assess network resilience (criticality analysis for both pipes and valves). Multiple users can access, edit, and run the same network simultaneously using flags to track changes.

Who uses InfoWorks WS Pro?

InfoWorks WS Pro is used by water utility engineers who manage water distribution systems aiming to provide a safe and reliable drinking water supply, and water resources engineering consultants who perform distribution system calibration and master plan modeling projects.

What is the difference between InfoWorks WS Pro and InfoWater Pro?

InfoWorks WS Pro is used by engineering teams who don’t require ArcGIS, especially if multiple modelers are in the engineering team. It also provides advanced modelers with the ability to explore scripting to automate model maintenance and the import of data from different sources.

 

InfoWater Pro is typically used by GIS practitioners looking to answer hydraulic questions. They can easily model water networks from within ArcGIS Pro that they are familiar with and leverage spatial analysis and visualization tools.

 

Can models be accessed across teams?

More than one user, whether in the same team or across teams, can access the same master database and work on the same network simultaneously. The master database provides a flexible hierarchy for managing model data and offers comprehensive database management facilities, which lets the end users organize their work logically and efficiently. The person who creates a database can assign varying levels of rights to other users, and it is possible to set up granularity within a database.

Which versions of InfoWorks WS Pro can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your InfoWorks WS Pro subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

Can I install InfoWorks WS Pro on multiple computers?

With a subscription to InfoWorks WS Pro software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement (US site)

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