Sunday, March 27, 2011

MWH Soft Changes Name to Innovyze

MWH Soft Changes Name to Innovyze 

New Name Reflects Company’s Unique Water Modeling and Management Offerings and History of Innovation
Broomfield, Colorado USA, March 27, 2011 — MWH Soft is pleased to announce it has a new name, Innovyze. The new name and logo more accurately reflect the company’s rich history of creating innovative, technically advanced modeling and management solutions for the world’s water and wastewater communities.


Historically the hydraulic modeling and management market has been led by two companies, MWH Soft and Wallingford Software.  In 2009, these two companies combined to offer world-class customer support and to pioneer software tools that meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities and engineering organizations worldwide.
“The name Innovyze brings together the best characteristics of innovation and analyze, which is represented in our combined organization.  It means to introduce something new and to change, while carefully identifying key factors and possible results,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, the company’s President and COO. “Although our name is changing, our people, products, and passion are still focused on our core mission: innovating for sustainable infrastructure.”
As part of the introduction of the Innovyze name, the company has an updated website at and is hosting its first public event, the 2011 Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modelling Conference, beginning March 30 in Gold Coast, Australia.  For additional information regarding the change, visit
About Innovyze 
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Node Time Step in SWWM 5

Subject:  Node Time Step in SWWM 5
The node time step in SWMM 5 is based on the maximum depth of the node, the last time step and the change in depth at the node between the current time step and the last time step.  It is calculated at the beginning of each time step in the dynamic wave solution of SWMM 5.  The maximum depth is the difference between the crown elevation of the node and the invert of the node. It is normally much less than the link  time step in SWMM 5 and is only important at the beginning of the simulation when the depth between the current node depth and the old node is large (Figure 1).  This is especially true if a hot start file is not used and the node starts out empty.   If the node time step is smaller than the link time steps it will be listed in the Table Time Step Critical elements (Figure 2).

Friday, March 18, 2011

SWMM 5 Node Step vs Link Time Step

Subject:  SWMM 5 Node Step vs Link Time Step

Normally the node time step is not important except when the pipes and nodes are dry or have a small depth and the inflow to the node is high compared to the surface area of the node. 

The Goal of SWMM5 Input Files

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