Urbano 9 Canalis
Sewage & stormwater design,
calculation and analysis software
Urbano Canalis will support your workflow from start to finish regardless of project type. You will benefit from the speed and accuracy of the dynamic design model while enjoying great design and drafting flexibility thanks to the configuration system. Data exchange with complementary software is built-in with more than a dozen supported file formats. To complete the offer, there is a full set of calculation and analysis tools at your disposal. Urbano 9.0 works on all versions of AutoCAD 2010 - 2016, 32 and 64 bit.
|Urbano Canalis|| Urbano Canalis PRO|| Urbano Ultimate|
|* Digital terrain modeling|
* Data conversion from text/block attributes
* Data conversion from text/block attributes
* Layout & long sections design
* Catchment & influence area design
* Flow & hydraulic calculations
* Pipe clash analysis
|All previous features|
+ Import/Export with .shp & .tab
+ Import/Export with Databases
+ Import/Export with AutoCAD Civil 3D
+ Export to .ifc
+ Advanced cross sections
+ Advanced trench designs
|All previous features|
+ Water distribution networks design
+ Data input according to EPANET
+ Import/export with EPANET
+ Pressure pipe dimensioning
+ Node schema editing & drafting
+ Parcel creation & editing
+ Buffer, overlay & thematic maps analyses
+ Pipe & parcel intersection analysis
+ Productivity tools for raster & vector maps
The UI adapts to almost any user workflow, saving time and enhancing user experience.
Pipe networks created with Urbano automatically group basic elements i.e. nodes and sections, into a topological network system. There are five distinct network topology elements: node, section, branch, array and system. Arrays are editable and provide advanced features like drawing all long sections at once.
The network topology creates a unique advantage, the possibility to select and edit a large data set.
Data selection and data input represent a major distinction between Urbano and other programs. Urbano includes the selection of multiple topology elements, from node to node, from station to station, according to a query etc. You can even create custom selection sets based on standard selection types.
The built-in data selection & input functions increase design accuracy and significantly reduce design time. Data tables
Data tables are the fastest solution for an overview of design data. They are based on configurations and can be created and adjusted freely. The contents can be copied to Microsoft Excel or to an AutoCAD® table.
User data and additional network data
A flexible way to add, import or export data associated with topology elements. User data is accessible like any other project data and can be used as part of any configuration. Additional network data can be associated with any station or station range – ideal for data describing pipe condition, damages and inspection results.
A simple way to create complex data sets for further analysis. A common use of queries is to filter data by using linked criteria. Based on configurations, queries can be used with data tables, thematic maps and styles.
Configurations represent the stored settings and data of an Urbano function.
They are used to drive the output of many functions like long sections, labels, data tables, data import and export, pipe clash analysis and theautomatic calculation of pipe inverts. You can have many different configurations of the same function. If you update a configuration that produces a part of the drawing e.g. long section, all instances of that configuration will be refreshed automatically.
Configurations used in the project are stored in the .dwg file. To exchange configurations with other Urbano users it is enough to exchange a .dwg file. Configurations can be stored on a local computer and on a network server.
Sewage & stormwater design features
Long section and Invert design
Urbano Canalis includes a comprehensive set of tools and configurations adapted to the specific requirements of sewage and stormwater long sections design. Special tools follow each step of the design process including data selection, long section and invert editing, long section management and preparation for plotting. You can move, delete or copy long sections and you can exchange the currently used configuration with another one. The change of any feature like color, text alignment, size, line type, block type, data to display etc. can be stored in a new configuration.
Invert editing is especially powerful. The program offers full interoperability of manual and automatic invert design tools. This brings unparalleled flexibility to pipe invert design.
Manual editing is fully interactive enabling you to draw directly in the long section and preview the results of any editing operation before it is executed. You can use smart editing functions like insert a manhole directly in the long section, adjust the manhole drop or straighten the invert by line or by slope. The editing functions can be performed before or after the input of pipes and manholes.
Automatic pipe invert editing is based on a set of criteria that will produce a best fit solution. The criteria include maximum and minimum depth and slope, the preference to use drop manholes, existing lateral inlets and previously drawn pipe inverts. All criteria are set in a single window which makes it simple to retain control. A solution based on the criteria will be calculated and applied to the selected long sections.
And the best thing is – all the settings can be stored in a configuration for additional use, editing and exchange with other team members.Prefabricated manholes
Urbano includes the option to determine the exact prefabricated concrete elements that will be used in the building of a manhole. The included prefabricated elements catalog was created according to EN 1917-2005 and DIN V 4034-1 standards and can be extended with user created elements. The composition of elements is based on pipe inverts and manhole depth with dynamic control and adjustment of total manhole height. Based on the composed manholes you can create element lists and reports.House connections
House connections can be created with manual and automatic drafting tools or by a conversion of CAD elements like lines and polylines. Additional options include setting terrain heights and invert elevations, positioning labels and selecting pipe type and diameter.Catchment & influence areas
Catchment areas for rain flow calculations are created from closed areas drawn with lines or polylines. This also applies to sub-areas with different runoff coefficients like roofs or driveways. Influence areas for sanitary and industrial flows are created similarly to catchment areas and based on specific inhabitant density.Flow & hydraulic calculation
The flow calculation manager handles various national and international methods like calculating rain flow with IDF curves, waste flow from influence areas, additional rain and foreign water flows, transit flows and total flow. Calculation results are based on configurations allowing you to track all inputs and outputs. Hydraulic dimensioning is performed according to Darcy-Weisbach and Prandtl-Colebrook equations.
Program functions can be selected and started from the side-docking Workspace, a Ribbon, a custom created toolbar or directly from the AutoCAD® command line. Functions open free floating windows. You can open and operate several floating windows at the same time.
Design and drafting features
Long sections are based on configurations thus making drawing fast and flexible and the results incredibly detailed. You can use any data selection as the source and draw one or more long sections at the same time. Editing is the best part with multiple procedures to adjust manhole type, drop and position, pipe diameter, invert, slope and depth below terrain and representation features like colors, hatches, line types, label position and type, decorative blocks and data table contents.
The long sections drafting and editing features are a compelling reason to start using Urbano.
Accurate layout drawing is an important part of the Urbano project. You can use advanced features like the automatic setting of pipes, manholes, labels and terrain heights to reduce drafting time. Editing is very comfortable as any position change of pipes and nodes is automatically reflected in all connected long sections, labels, data tables. The layout pipe network can be displayed in different styles like pipes and manholes with real diameters, pipes drawn up to the edge of the manhole and in full 3D.
The layout drafting, editing and styling functions enable quick design changes while preserving overall project accuracy.
Labels are based on configurations, refresh automatically and can be set for sections, nodes, arrays and stations. The automatic label repositioning tool will produce a great looking draft of the full layout in a matter of seconds. To refine the results, you can repeat the procedure multiple times on any part of the network or move the labels manually.
The many labeling options are simple to use, and provide great results.Terrain elevations and DTM
Supported DTM’s include AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, 3D Face and Terraform, the Urbano DTM module. Terrain elevations can be set by direct input, linear interpolation or text file import.Trenches, cross sections and excavation report
Trench and cross section configurations can be edited and trench borders displayed in layout. The excavation report can be made to accurately show the various layer volumes.Pipe clash and intersection analysis
A special interface to analyze, label and create reports based on complex infrastructure clashes and intersections of different Urbano systems like sewage, storm and water or with other pipe and cable infrastructures like gas, electricity, optical cables etc.
Conversion of AutoCAD® objects
Pipe networks created with basic AutoCAD®
objects like, lines, polylines and blocks can be converted to Urbano networks. Additional information stored in text or block attributes, can be converted to information like pipe diameters or terrain elevations. Once part of an Urbano system, you can use all the design, editing and analysis tools at your disposal. Like in other projects, you can use export configurations to convert the network to external formats like .shp, AutoCAD®
or any OLE DB compatible database.
Conversion tools are part of every Urbano product and represent a powerfull mechanism for restoring and utilizing old pipe network drawings.