Urbano 10 Gasnet
Software for gas network design
Software for gas network design, with special functions for the design of horizontal and vertical arcs tied to arc types e.g. inductive, cold-bent, elastic.
Urbano Gasnet makes the design and editing of a pipeline route fast and efficient.
The calculation and drawing of horizontal and vertical arcs can be made according
to special rules that can be adjusted for certain project types.
All standard Urbano functions are available as well – data tables, long sections, labels, plan styles, blocks with attributes, element editing and renaming etc.
Advanced functions for clash and intersection analysis are available too, as well as export
options for various GIS and BIM formats, special functions for setting excavation data and calculating excavation volumes, various formats for reports, parcel intersection analysis and expropriation analysis.
|Urbano Gasnet PRO
* Digital terrain model (DTM)
* Conversion of lines / polylines
* Conversion of texts and blocks with
* Design in plan and in profile
of excavation volumes
* Clash and intersection analysis
* Analysis of
intersection with parcels, expropriation analysis
* Calculation of horizontal and vertical arcs – arc
radiuses according to defined rules, drawing of arcs in plan
All previously listed features
+ Import / Export to GIS formats
+ Export to .IFC
+ Advanced cross sections
+ Advanced trench design
+ Tools for handling raster and vector
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. The UI adapts to almost any user workflow, saving time and enhancing user experience.
Determining the pipeline route is the first step of a new design. Gas pipelines often extend across large distances and that assumes the designer must avoid or overcome obstacles like rivers, roads, low-bearing soil and water-protection areas. Designers must also take care of parcel crossings and often must avoid certain parcel types or zones. Therefore the pipeline must change the direction often and those direction changes are always resolved by curved pipes.
Defining rules for arc calculation
Within Urbano Gasnet, the designer can define specific rules for arc calculations that will meet given requirements. Arc rules are based on various parameters, with the deflection angle, arc type and pipe diameter being the most important. Standard arc types available are inductive, cold-bent and elastic.
Once the pipeline route is set, the program will consider it as a tangent polygon and can propose arc radiuses for given conditions according to the previously defined rules. You can accept the propositions or change the solution to make it more suitable for some special case. Once arc parameters are set and applied, the program shows arcs in both plan and long section. You can label arcs with special labels that contain all relevant data about the arcs.
Pipes are usually placed on the same depth, as shallow as possible, considering project requirements. This leads to numerous places where a pipe will change direction in the vertical route. Urbano Gasnet proposes arc parameters for those places too, and when applied, vertical arcs are shown in the profile immediately. When pipe invert is changed in a certain part, vertical arcs will be re-calculated and changed automatically.
Reports and tables
All the data related to arcs is available within the standard tables. It is possible to filter arcs by type, plane (horizontal, vertical), radius, pipe diameter and all other arc data. It is also possible to generate special reports for arcs.
Arcs made of multiple segments
Cold-bent arcs can be assembled from one or more segments i.e. pipes of certain length, bent on site by using special bending machines. In Urbano it is possible to run very detailed calculations for arcs made of multiple segments, to show those segments in plan and long section, count and label them, and show them in bill of material.
Crossing with parcels and expropriation analysis
Parcel data can be converted to Urbano-polygons and then used to run intersection analyses with gas pipelines. Parcels crossed by a gas pipeline will be shown within a special table and sorted along with parcel data and length of gas pipe crossing the particular parcel. The same data can be also be shown in long sections. By setting a buffer zone around the pipeline, it is possible to run a full or partial expropriation analysis. The result is the percentage and area expropriated from the original parcel.