Archive for Matthew Anderson, PE


Consider this a listening post – I want to hear from you!  Do the jurisdictions that review your stormwater submittals specify a specific software? or do they require a specific method?  What, if you know, might get them to look at something new?

It would be great if you could post links here or start a list over at the Autodesk Civil 3D Stormwater Discussion Group.  Let me hear from you!

Autodesk University & AUv Webcast

In about a week, Autodesk University will kickoff at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  I look forward to meeting new friends, refreshing old acquaintances from all over and attending a number of great sessions.  This year, like last years event, offers an opportunity to attend some of the great training sessions online from the comfort of your home at AU Virtual

I will be hosting two AUv sessions titled, Weather the Storm: AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis this year on Tuesday, one at 4 pm and the other at 7 pm Pacific Central Time.  Please join me, ask questions, and this year, please fill out the survey!  Winking smile  Thanks for attending!

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Stormwater Detention Estimates

Last month, I discussed the couple of different ways AutoCAD Civil 3d, Hydraflow Hydrographs and Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis presented stage-storage information.  Today – let’s take a step back and figure out how to estimate storage required. 

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Stage Storage Tools

Autodesk provides an number of different ways to calculate Stormwater Storage for detention ponds.  Some may not be fully aware of the different methods or tools, so let’s review a couple of those options. 

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Return from SSA

In the last post on Pipe Network Part Matching, we discussed what happens to the STM parts as they enter into the world of Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Sewer.  For now let us say we completed the design and the analysis.  Ultimately, we don’t want to hand the technician the reams of paper that was generated or take the dialog boxes and manually mark up plan sheet in Red Sharpie.  Pens are cheap, but come on!

We want to preserve that precious time and data and seamlessly import that analysis back into AutoCAD Civil 3d. 

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