What!! Water runs downhill – that is rule #1 of civil engineering, right? Okay – fine. But sometimes would you not like to know what was the fastest route the water took to get downhill? It is now possible!! Find out after the jump.
There are a lot of tools that we have talked about coming in Engineered Efficiency’s ProPack Hydro application. You have HEC RAS interoperability tools, HydraFlow Storm Sewers interoperability tools, and HydraFlow HydroGraph interoperability tools. However, I think one of my favorite tools in this upcoming package is what is called “GetWaterRoute”. It draws the fastest route a water drop took to get to the specified point.
Let’s see how it works.
First I click on the tool in EE ProPack Hydro’s palette (or type in “GetWaterRoute” at the command line)
The function prompts me to select a surface graphically. I can also select a surface from a list by pressing enter.
Next I am prompted to select the point the water drained TO.
This draws a 3DPolyline routing the fastest route up to the top of the basin.
Great little tool that is worth its weight in gold!!
Let me know what you think.
Oh and by the way, we are aiming to release EE ProPack Hydro 2009 sometime next week!!