Gatic Civil Drainage, part of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), has added its highly specified range of Slotdrain channel drainage to the most recent update of XP Solutions’ MicroDrainage software (Version 2016.1 is due to be released in April 2016). This latest development means Gatic can now provide a BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 compliant solution.
MicroDrainage is a well-recognised tool for civil engineers working on surface water and external drainage calculations. It is the industry standard software to detail design fully integrated storm water and foul water drainage systems. Users of MicroDrainage benefit from a user-friendly interface, interaction with third party CAD software, and an auto-design and editing facility.
Gatic Commercial Manager Justin Carter says: “BIM is changing how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built, and managed so featuring on MicroDrainage software with our Slotdrain channels is a positive step. We’re aiming for our innovative lightweight concrete channel Filcoten® to be added to the next update.
“Along with the usual functionality, MicroDrainage will include a Gatic Slotdrain parts list that is available in Network and within AutoCAD Civil 3D through the DrawNet(CAD) interface”, continues Justin. “The advantage is that normal design workflows will be maintained and the resulting drainage design that is generated through MicroDrainage will be BIM compliant. This can then be exported into a program like Navisworks or similar for different file types.”