XPDrainage 2019.1 New Features

XPDrainage 2019.1 Highlights

  • SWMM Simulation Engine Built In

    XPDrainage 2019.1 includes a full hydraulic SWMM5 simulation engine that can handle sustainable drainage structures. This means you can do both design and analysis, and therefore scenarios and iterations, all within XPDrainage. You can experiment with placing sustainable drainage structures across your site and see what the impact would be – whether they'll reduce flood risk adequately, and in the most cost effective way, so that the developer will be happy to include them in the design.

    Adopting the SWMM5 engine brings you reliable and widely accepted hydraulic analysis of pipes, manholes and – unique to XPDrainage – hydraulic LID structures (also known as SuDS and WSUD). The analysis is significantly faster than the previous XPDrainage engine, saving you time and giving you more confidence in your designs.

  • Improved Comparison Reporting

    You can now build multiple reports to plot and tabulate results, from different phases, by total or individual objects. This means you can interpret results and make decisions faster when you're considering different stormwater control options.

    comparison reporting in XPDrainage 2019.1 screen shot
  • China Rainfall Built In

    The most widely accepted rainfall method in China is now available in XPDrainage. You can auto-generate design storms to size pipes and analyze networks, instead of having to enter rainfall events manually, saving large amounts of time.

    China rainfall screenshot for XPDrainage 2019.1
  • Other Features

    Other notable features in XPDrainage 2019.1 include:

    • User defined conduits
    • Template changes on multiple items
    • Urban creep
    • Runoff reduction rate compared to rainfall volume
    • Several improvements in pipe sizing

    For more on any of these new features and functions, get in touch.