Project tasks are becoming more and more complex.
To increase your productivity, we have developed specialized functions that cover all needs in the design and production of project documentation.
Since the design of pipe networks has been our focus from the very beginning, the software provides flexibility in work, facilitates project processes, shortens design time and opens new possibilities.
STANDARD ENGINEERING APPROACH
Urbano combines a standard engineering approach – working in plan and longitudinal sections, with modern requirements of using digital terrain models and displaying elements in 3D, exports to various BIM formats and imports of data on existing infrastructures from GIS databases.
The entire project is saved in a standard DWG file, making it as easy as possible to edit and share projects and make backups. Catalogs of pipes, manholes and other elements that designers can use during their work are available by default, and they can easily make their own as well. The same is with templates for longitudinal and cross sections, tables and labels that can be edited and saved for future use.
To make data analysis as fast and easy as possible, Urbano offers a wide range of tools for searching, filtering, comparing, sorting and graphically displaying data. From the start of the project, it is possible to use advanced tools such as intersection analysis with existing infrastructures, crossing analysis with parcels or functional network analysis. Thus, it is possible to increase the quality of the design at every step.
For detailed inspection of each pipe and manhole, interactive tables can be used that allow you to display any number of data, change individual data directly in the table, copy data, open contextual commands, temporarily mark selected elements, sort data, color data according to defined criteria and much more.
FAST AND EASY DATA ANALYSIS
CALCULATION MODULES – HYDRA & CANALIS
Hydra and Canalis are Urbano modules for the calculation of water distribution and sewage systems which, together with other functions, make Urbano an indispensable design tool.
The Hydra module enables assignment of water demands, assignment of functional network elements (reservoirs, water tanks, pumps, valves…), hydraulic calculation of water distribution networks and optimization of pipe diameters by genetic algorithms according to given parameters.
The Canalis module enables the assignment of catchment areas and offers various methods for the calculation of storm and sanitary flows, as well as the calculation and pipe sizing of gravity and pressure pipelines.
Calculations of storm and sanitary sewage and water distribution networks can be performed with the help of integrated calculation modules (Hydra and Canalis) or alternatively, with the help of external programs for hydraulic modeling. Urbano supports both modes and allows you to view results throughout the program, including longitudinal sections, labels, tables and reports.
WHY CHOOSE URBANO?
ALL NECESSARY FUNCTIONS
With constantly growing project requirements, a solution is needed that can be immediately integrated into the project process. Urbano contains all the necessary functions, whether it is the creation of a digital terrain model, the import of an existing pipe system or the presentation of hydraulic calculation results. During design, data can be shared with other programs using some of the available exchange formats.
TOP CLASS TOOLS
State-of-the-art, modern tools are available for fast drawing and importing data, creating accurate documentation, detailed project analysis and creating various types of reports. The ability to work with a large amount of project data is crucial in any major project. However, for projects that are being developed over a longer period of time, the ability to quickly change the data in older drawings and documentation is even more important. Urbano provides cutting-edge tools for both tasks.
Flexibility is built into the core of the program with configurations, templates, catalogs and functions adjusted to local design practice. Configurations provide an excellent framework for increasing productivity in working with Urbano. From simple to complex, most program functions rely on them.
LONGITUDINAL SECTIONS AS PART OF THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Longitudinal sections are based on configurations which makes their drawing fast and flexible and gives very detailed results. A configuration is a group of settings that can be saved for future use.
It is possible to draw one or more longitudinal sections at once thanks to the automatic grouping of elements into arrays and branches. It is also possible to draw a longitudinal section for any arbitrary sequence of connected elements.
Defining pipe invert is the most important task when designing sewage, water and other types of pipelines such as gas, oil and heat pipelines… Therefore, Urbano offers many functions for this purpose, from interactive to fully automatic, with special options depending on the type of infrastructure. Since longitudinal sections are part of the working environment, in addition to setting the invert through the longitudinal sections, it is possible to do many other things – set pipe diameters, manholes, move manholes, delete and add new manholes, set various other data such as trench type, type of the top layer, protection pipe, user data…