My name is Mangkhothang Haokip aka Matt (thanks to my inarticulate indigenous name). I am a Civil Engineer graduate and joined Autodesk, Inc. as a Product Support Specialist since April 2011. I have worked as Team Lead – Application Engineer with BOSS International, Inc. since 2006 for its Hydrology and Hydraulic software. Enjoyed my work profile to the hilt, supporting hydrology and hydraulic modelers, presentation of the models to engineers and decision makers from small to multinational firms. With the acquisition of BOSS International assets by Autodesk, Inc., I worked as a consultant for the acquired assets (i.e. StormNET, RiverCAD Pro and WaterNetworks) and later joined Autodesk, Inc. as a Product Support Specialist.
From now on, topics related to Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) will be available under the Hydrology link on the top of the page. I would like to begin with an introduction to Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) for this section of the blog today.
Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) is an advanced modeling package for analyzing and designing urban drainage sytems, stormwater and sanitary sewers. It is based on EPA SWMM engine with additional Hydrology modeling methods listed below along with advance capabilities for easy model development, output and custom report generator, rainfall designer, GIS support, AutoCAD support, water quality modeling capabilities, advanced profile plot and many more.
- NRCS (SCS) TR-55
- NRCS (SCS) TR-20
- US Army Corps HEC-1
- Rational Method
- Modified Rational Method
- UK Modified Rational (Wallingford Procedure)
- DeKalb Rational Method
- Santa Barbara Unit Hydrograph
With Civil 3D 2012 and Map 3D 2012, SSA installs along with it and creates a separate desktop icon from where it can be launched. SSA easily shares data with Civil 3D and Map 3D. One can also launch SSA within Civil 3D to export the pipe network structure and their associated catchments and edit in SSA. For detail information, refer to the link below:
AutoCAD Map 3D users can use SSA to export a wastewater enterprise industry model and also import GIS shape files into SSA to share subbasin, sewer pipe, and structure entity data. In addition, AutoCAD drawings can be loaded as a background layer, allowing you to quickly digitize a network model, confirm the network layout, or enhance the output modeling results.
You may also refer to the following links for demo videos by:
1) Dana Probert P.E. Technical Marketing Manager - Civil Department Marketing-AEC Industry,
2) Additional detailed overview narrated by Chris Maeder, M.S., P.E. Product Manager, AEC Solutions Autodesk, Inc.