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Workflow for
Waste Water Design

Exemplary Workflow – Waste Water Design with AutoCAD / liNear CADinside

With the liNear solutions, an integrated workflow in waste water design is guaranteed. From the first concept over the pipe network calculations up to a detailed 3D construction, you create your design quickly and efficiently with liNear on AutoCAD or CADinside.

Step 1: 2D Design and Scheme Design

From drainage requests with automatic labeling of the height levels according to the set slope up to detailed three-dimensional front-wall design: With the liNear toolbars, routing commands, connection functions for rigid and flexible pipes, automatic legends, slot design assistants and much more, you can draw calculable systems. Make use of fast, clean and perfect documentation and optionally create even a 3D model (in combination with 3D Design Pipe&Power).

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Step 2: Pipe Network Calculations

With liNear Analyse Waste Water, gravity drainage systems for sewage water and rain water within buildings are calculated and dimensioned. Drawn slopes are checked and, optionally, the minimum slopes are used according to standard. All pipe types (ground pipes, connection pipes, venting of all kinds, etc.) are set by the program on the basis of the connection situation displayed in the drawing: The program detects the ventilation type based on the drawn pipe run. Moreover, all application limits, maximum lengths and maximum number of bends are checked as well as the maximum drop height. The results can be checked visually directly in the model. Redimension the pipe network on the basis of the calculation and thus obtain an optimized waste water system.

Step 3: 3D Design

This is pipe design that leaves nothing to be desired featuring an easy-to-learn operating concept that makes a difference. Build your three-dimensional and realistic systems in no time. You may switch on real-time checking, which prevents already during construction pipes and components from contacting each other. You can either design directly in 3D or automatically create a 3D pipe network using the calculated single-line pipe network following the pipe network calculation. The correct fittings and joining pieces are selected automatically during construction via the liNear Material Manager. Easily replace 2D symbols with 3D valves from manufacturer component catalogs and get a complete 3D model. Of course the model remains calculable in every design stage. It is also possible to recalculate the model after changes at any time. 

Step 4: Labeling and Transfer of Results

Write the results of your design work directly into the model. With the automatic labels, you will do this in a quick and easy way. You can define and reuse labels globally, per component group or for individual elements. It is also possible to add your own parameters, which can be included in the labels. All results such as the bill of quantities or the results of the pipe network calculation are offered in different formats. All information is saved directly in the model. The final MEP model can optionally be provided for the BIM process via an IFC interface. 

Overview of all modules from the Workflow Waste Water