Aquaterra Software for Canal and River Works Design
Aquaterra Aquaterra is a software suite for designing canals and river
engineering projects. It offers a large set of tools from basic
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to details level, and from the initial input of survey data to Working platform:
plotting and creation of 3D models.
Aquaterra assists an engineer in the preparation of
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professional, technical documentation including volume calculations and to carry out hydraulic computations.
Aquaterra application Aquaterra has been used for a variety of projects of all scales. Examples include: n
River training/river works, flood protection and erosion control measures
Design of irrigation systems
Arrangements of bridge sections
New possibility to insert section of solids in cross sections
Cannel design in urban areas
New in CGS plus Digital Terrain Model: Standard type in breaklines
Reservoir and derivation canal design for hydro power plants
Measurment scale in cross sections is added
Torrent control, landslide control/slope stabilization
Refresh in layout is added
Highlights Easy to learn and use Well structured menus enable fast learning for the first time user while ribbon and toolbox command options are provided for the convenience of experienced users.
Flexible Several degrees of automation allow the user to retain full control over the design process while maintaining the relations between elements.
Important new features!
Aquaterra is a perfect companion to AutoCAD Civil 3D. It's connected to the Civil 3D DTM, you can transfer river channel geometry both ways. LandXML interface is used to communicate with other software products.
â€œDesign in one draw in severalâ€? concept allows efficient processing of crosssections.
Comprehensive Tools are available for tasks from preliminary studies all the way to the detail level.
Proven 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 100 km in length.
Aquaterra Modules Description
Benefits Fully integrated in a CAD system: n Utilizes AutoCAD / AutoCAD
Civil 3D functionality n Ability to start from an existing
AutoCAD Drawing n Resulting design can be
imported back to AutoCAD for further design
Define river banks and other lines along the axis
This module comprises commands for processing input data and drafting in plan view:
Transfer point/lines from sections into plan view or 3D
Support for industrystandard hydrodynamic simulation systems: n HEC-RS, MIKE 11, MIKE
This module contains the tools needed for designing and processing sections:
Manipulation of survey points and connections
Insert and edit topographic and other symbols
Raster images manager
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: n
Create the longitudinal axis of a river or channel from a polyline Create cross axis in multiple ways
Drape sections to 3D using points or surface
Plot existing ground and channel sections
Create a new flow section â€“ automatically (with simple hydraulic calculator), semiautomatically or interactively n
This module contains the commands processing profiles of rivers and canals: n
Plot existing ground or channel profile
Editing, labeling, dimensioning of cross sections
Insert left and right banks from cross sections or 3D model
Insert one or more water surfaces
Define banks automatically or interactively, or insert from 3D model
Design vertical alignment of a new channel bottom parametrically/graphically
FLOOD, MIKE21 n Ability to quickly draw sections
and/or results from HEC-RAS and MIKE 11 in AutoCAD Improved speed and reliability: n Performs time-consuming and
repetitive operations quickly n Fast and accurate transfer of
data between layout/longitudinal/cross section Use one product for all steps of the design process: n Start with insertion of survey
data, raster images etc.
Customize tabelaric part of the profile
n Can be used through all
Split single longitudinal section into several frames for plotting on one or more sheets
n Links to hydrodynamic models
Several tools for drawing and inserting of geometric elements, dimensions lines ect.
phases of design/drafting
n Finish with efficient
preparation of paper spaces for plotting or 3D model building
HEC-RAS interface: n
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 HEC-RAS to Aquaterra
MIKE 21 interface: n
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
MIKE 11 interface: n
Insert 1D, 2D or combined water surfaces
Calculate takeoff quantities
Several tools for processing (add blocks, dimensions, zoom sections…)
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.
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.
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About CGS plus
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CGS plus is a reputable Civil Engineering software developer and Autodesk Preferred Industry Partner for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
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Phone: (360) 210-5397 Mobile: (360) 513 8709
Internet: www.cgsplus.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CGS plus Software is translated into several languages and adapted to national civil engineering standards. It’s used by more than 3000 customers in app. 25 countries every day.
References Since the year 2004, when the first version was officially released, Aquaterra has gained a number of satisfied users in several countries. A special recognition is that it has been successfully integrated into the workflow of companies of a very different size: from small engineering bureaus with only a few employees to the big and internationally renowned consulting company Lahmeyer International, with several hundreds of employees and projects all over the world. Selected references: n
Institute Jaroslav Černi
Institute for Water, Slovenia
Elektroprojekt Zagreb, Croatia
IB Neukirchen, Austria
JP Spreča, BIH
Dams Implementation Unit, Sudan
Published on Dec 2, 2012