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Aquaterra

 

Canal and River Engineering
Works Design Software

 

Aquaterra provides a user with the commands and tools to support the entire design process; from the initial input of survey data to complex 3D river/canal models with analysis tools, to documentation and publishing features. It includes functionality for DTM, alignments, profiles, sections, modeling and hydraulic computations. It can easily handle large projects with alignment lengths of several hundred kilometers. Aquaterra assists the user in preparation of professional drawings including technical documentation such as volume calculation reports. The 3D model environment enables the user to apply various types of design analyses to the design including flooding simulations, river flow and more. Aquaterra supports all the most widely used hydraulic models (MIKE 11, MIKE 21, HEC-RAS...) and many country specific design standards as well. Aquaterra has been localized and used in several countries for projects ranging from small streams and torrents to big irrigation schemes with canals of several hundred kilometers in length:
 
  • River/Channel design.
  • Irrigation systems.
  • River channel and bank design for flood analysis.
  • Dam reservoir design.

 

Used for Canal and River Engineering Works Design
Supported CAD platforms AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 to
2017; BricsCAD V13 to V16
Supported languages English, German, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian

 

 


Main modules
 



 

Layout

This module is comprised of commands for processing input data and drafting in plan view:

Manipulation of survey points and connections.

Insert and edit topographic and other symbols.

Raster images manager.

Hatch/color embankments.

2D-3D conversions.

Calculations and interpolations.

Utilities for dimensioning and processing of plan view.

Axes 

In this module the user finds powerful commands for manipulating longitudinal and cross axes:

Create the longitudinal axis of a river or channel from a polyline.

Create cross axis in multiple ways.

Labeling.

Drape sections to 3D using points or surface.

Define river banks and other lines along the axis.

Transfer point/lines from sections into plan view or 3D.

Axes-related utilities.

Cross sections

This module contains the tools needed for designing and processing sections:

Plot existing ground and channel sections.

Create a new flow section – automatically (with the simple hydraulic calculator), semi-automatically or interactively.

Editing, labeling, dimensioning of cross-sections.

Define banks automatically or interactively, or insert from 3D model.

Insert 1D, 2D or combined water surfaces.

Calculate takeoff quantities

Several tools for processing (add blocks, dimensions, zoom sections…).

Cross-sections plan production tools.

 

Longitudinal Sections 

This module contains the commands processing profiles of rivers and canals:

Plot existing ground or channel profile.

Insert left and right banks from cross sections or 3D model.

Create a new flow section – automatically (with the simple hydraulic calculator), semi-automatically or interactively.

Editing, labeling, dimensioning of cross-sections.

Define banks automatically or interactively, or insert from 3D model.

Insert 1D, 2D or combined water surfaces.

Calculate takeoff quantities.

Several tools for processing (add blocks, dimensions, zoom sections…).

Cross-sections plan production tools.



Hydraulic Interfaces 

Aquaterra’s hydraulic interfaces represent an efficient bridge between the design power of Aquaterra and industry standard hydrodynamic simulation engines.

HEC-RAS interface:

Prepare the HEC-RAS geometric input file based on cross-sections, bank and Manning coefficient data

Transfer the resulting water levels back to Aquaterra for displaying in cross-sections, longitudinal sections and layout.

Transfer geometry data from HECRAS to Aquaterra.

MIKE 11 interface:

Export geometric data (stations and geometry of the cross-sections, channel banks and levees) from Aquaterra to MIKE 11 cross -section file.

Read the MIKE 11 result files and import the following data back to Aquaterra: water levels, cross-sections, longitudinal sections, bank and levee positions and axes.

MIKE 21 interface:

Aquaterra connects AutoCAD Civil 3D with the most widely used 2D hydrodynamic computation program.

Interactively create and edit numerical grid.

Export AutoCAD Civil 3D surfaces to MIKE 21 bathymetry (dfs1 format).

Import velocity or flow field and scalar fields (depth, water surface, flow magnitude) from MIKE 21 results.

Aquaterra Advantages

 

Intuitive workflow

The Aquaterra workflow consistently follows standard civil engineering river or channel design processes used in Europe, which intuitively leads the designer from the start to the successful finish of the project.

Easy to learn and use

Well-structured ribbons, menus and simple dialogues enable fast learning for the first time user while the toolbox and command line options are provided for the convenience of experienced users.

Handling of large data sets

Aquaterra is capable of handling large projects with very long alignments and thousands of cross-sections within seconds. You can easily work on alignment changes without the need to cut it into smaller pieces.

Support for local design standards

Aquaterra is available in several languages and supports country specific drawing layouts. Aquaterra customers are entitled to use any country-specific version of the software in case of designing projects for foreign countries.

Team-work Support

River or channel regulation projects can be very efficiently divided among multiple team members who can then work simultaneously. Projects can be split into layout & horizontal alignment drawings, longitudinal-sections drawings and cross-sections drawings.

Alignments design tools “par excellence”

Aquaterra contains powerful alignment design and editing methods and tools. With intelligent Best Fit algorithms you can design alignments automatically based on surveyed points.

Unique cross-section design concept

The “Design in one, draw in several cross-sections” concept allows efficient processing and editing of cross-sections. Different levels of automation allow for the fast design of segments with similar cross-sections as well as handling the cross-sections where the conditions change frequently. Each cross-section can be treated individually with interactive drafting and editing commands.
 

Native CAD application

Aquaterra is fully integrated into the CAD environment. All the data are stored in one or more DWG files. The drawings can be modified with CAD commands at any design stage giving you complete flexibility in the design process.

Modular structure

Aquaterra has a modular structure. Modules can be installed separately or in any combination. In conjunction with network licensing options (floating modules and floating packages) Aquaterra corporate installation can be specifically tailored for each customer.

CAD platform choice

Aquaterra can be installed on top of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D or BricsCAD, where the functionality always remains the same. In the future additional CAD platforms will be supported. This CAD platform choice gives Aquaterra customers the possibility to optimize their “Cost of ownership” without sacrificing function abilities.

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