Software collection for pipe infrastructure design
Design of water supply, sewage, and drainage networks
Softplan offers specialized functions that cover all needs in the design process of water supply, sewage and drainage networks.
Softplan works on 64-bit versions of BricsCAD Pro V21 – V23
Softplan combines standard engineering approach with modern design requirements.
It is possible to work with elements both in plan and in profiles, use digital terrain models, display elements in 3D, import the existing networks from GIS file formats and databases. When a certain design phase is over, it is possible to export the elements to widely-used BIM formats and to GIS databases.
The project is saved as a standard DWG file. This makes it easy to create backups, share projects, and edit.
- Use available catalogs of manholes, pipes, and other elements, and can easily create their own.
- Use and edit tables, labels, and templates for profiles and cross sections, and can also save them for further use.
Simple and fast
Softplan helps develop alternative project scenarios and select the optimal solution.
It offers a wide range of tools for searching, filtering, sorting, comparing and graphically displaying data, which makes data analysis easier and faster. Advanced tools can be used for crossing analysis with parcels, intersection analysis with existing infrastructure, and functional network analysis.
- Softplan increases design quality with every step.
Interactive tables facilitate a detailed inspection of each pipe and manhole by enabling:
- Changing data directly in the table
- Display any number of data
- Open contextual commands
- Temporary display of selected elements
- Data sorting
- Data copying
- Data coloring according to the given criteria
Modules for calculation of water supply, and sewage/drainage systems – Wetplan & Sewplan
Softplan includes both design functions and modules for the calculation of water supply, sewage, and drainage systems. It allows the display of results throughout the program, including labels, tables, profiles, and reports. With the module Sewplan, the user can run hydraulic calculation and pipe sizing for sanitary and storm sewers, while with the module Wetplan, they can run hydraulic calculation and pipe sizing of water supply networks. They can also export the network created with Softplan, and use some other hydraulic software for hydraulic calculation and analysis.
Wetplan module enables:
Definition of functional network elements (reservoirs, pumps, valves, water tanks…)
Hydraulic calculation of water distribution networks
Optimization of pipe diameters by genetic algorithms according to given parameters
Definition of water demands
Sewplan module enables:
Definition of catchment areas
Various methods for calculation and pipe sizing of gravity, vacuum and pressure pipelines
Various methods for the calculation of storm and sanitary flows
Softplan software integrates functions for the design, import of GIS data and hydraulic modeling, and is part of the BIM process for the infrastructure design.
The ability to work with a large amount of project data is crucial for any major project. It is even more important to be able to quickly edit the data in previous versions of the project and documentation, especially for projects that are being developed over a longer period of time.
Softplan provides cutting-edge tools for both tasks.
Modern tools are available for:
- Fast drawing and data import,
- Detailed project analysis,
- Creating accurate documentation
- Creating various types of reports.
Softplan adjusts to local design practice with its templates, catalogs, functions and configurations. Softplan is flexible at its core, therefore configurations are the basis for increasing work productivity. Most program functions refer to configurations, which means that most of them can be customized according to customers' needs and standard design procedures.
Data exchange options include:
- BricsCAD, EPANET,
- Databases (MS Access, Postgres SQL)
- Navisworks NWC,
- Google Maps,
- EPA SWMM,
- and ESRI Shape.
Project requirements are constantly growing, and users need a solution that can be immediately and easily integrated into their processes.
Softplan contains all necessary functions such as:
- Import of existing pipe networks,
- Presentation of hydraulic calculation results,
- Creation of a digital terrain model, etc.
Project data can also be exchanged with other programs using some of the available exchange formats.
Longitudinal sections (profiles) can be drawn in a fast and flexible manner and show various details, because they are based on configurations. Configurations are groups of settings that can be saved for future use.
- Longitudinal sections (profiles) are drawn quickly and easily
- The appearance of longitudinal sections can be edited and styled
- Functions for data definition and editing through longitudinal sections are available
Elements can be automatically grouped into arrays and branches, which makes it possible to draw one or more longitudinal sections at once. Longitudinal sections can also be drawn for arbitrary sequences of connected elements.
When designing water pipelines, sewerage, and other pipelines, the most important task is to define pipe invert. Softplan provides many functions for this purpose: from fully automatic to interactive.
It also offers special options depending on the type of infrastructure:
- Setting pipe and manhole diameters /sizes,
- Adding and deleting the manholes,
- Moving nodes/manholes,
- Assigning protection pipes
- Defining trench type,
- Defining the top layer in the trench,
- Specifying other data, such as user data…