Water Solutions for AutoCAD

Design and calculate potable and waste water systems in Autodesk AutoCAD
SKU WAAC

Editions

Starter
€ 59.00 / month

billed annually

Advanced
€ 139.00 / month

billed annually

Professional
€ 199.00 / month

billed annually

Professional 3D
€ 409.00 / month

billed annually

Features

MEP Model Creation (Potable and Waste Water)

For example:

  • Pipe command including system class determination
  • Automatic connection of pipes including necessary transitions (autorouting)
  • Automatic T-piece connection
  • Pipe offset command to resolve collisions
  • Configurators for tanks and dwelling stations
  • Configurator of parallel pipes for routing multiple pipes at once
  • Automatic Labeling
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Scheme Generator (Potable and Waste Water)

Create the fastes schemes in the industry with the powerfull scheme generator

For example:

  • Generate a complete and calculable scheme with drag and drop
  • Creating schemes even without CAD experience
  • Automatic drawing of scheme Define sections and bows
  • Easy copy of storeys and pipe runs
  • Definition of components (e.g. valves and pumps) already in the generator
  • Use of potable water scheme for creating the waste water scheme and the other way around
  • Saving and importing of existing configurations
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Storey table

For example:

  • Automatic import of storeys from the architectural model
  • Control of the storey in the Construction level / offset (+/-) section
  • Easy Creation of storeys and work levels
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Visibility Control

For example:

  • One click visibility control for building parts
  • One click visibility control for storeys
  • One click visibility control for disciplines
  • One click visibility control for component groups (e.g. systems, insulations, etc.)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Industry Components via CAD Browser

For example:

  • Extensive CAD libraries with approved components of our wide range of industry partner
  • More than 6 billion possible components and component combinations
  • Direct placement of original manufacturer components into your model
  • Multiple placing modes (place, insert, replace)
  • Configurators for complex component combinations (e.g. cascade systems)
  • Including technical and commercial data (e.g. article numbers and packaging units)
  • Detection and consideration in the network calculations
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Automatic Detection of the Potable Water Pipe Network

For example:

  • Detection of drawn pipes directly in the model and analysis of the system
  • Detection of all integrated components
  • Consideration of technical datas integrated in the model
  • Detection of drawn dimension for the optionally consideration in the network calculation
  • Easy mapping of foreign components for the consideration in the network calculation
No Yes Yes Yes

Potable Water Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the potable water pipe network
  • Consideration of given gerneral conditions e.g. limit values for velocities and the pipe friction pressure gradient (R-value)
  • Determination and variant comparison of pipe materials and components including original manufacturer data sets with real product properties
  • Temperature-time functions for section parts / entire network in consideration of insulation and ambient temperature
  • Dwelling and decentralized fresh water stations
  • Pressure boosting station and pressure closed-loop controller with output pressure specification
  • Calculation directly in the model incl. redimensioning
  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Selection of suitable (manufacturer) components based on the calculation results
  • Saving of values directly in the model with optional consideration in the IFC export
  • Interface for valve data sets, shut-off valves, differential pressure closed-loop controllers, volume flow closed-loop controllers, regulating valves, control valve and fixed resistors
  • Visualization of results using liNear Data Coloring (dimensions, materials, velocities, unfavorable flow path and many more)
No Yes Yes Yes

Hydraulic Balancing of complex Systems

For example:

  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Determination also of networks with several control levels
  • Consideration not onlyof the distribution networks, but also the generator part
No Yes Yes Yes

Bill of Quantities including Article Numbers

For example:

  • Clear and comprehensible calculation results as well as complete bill of quantities
  • Detailed parts lists including article numbers and material check
  • Bill of quantities and parts lists in several output formats (Windows printout, Excel, text, UGS, GAEB, ASD)
No Yes Yes Yes

Automatic Detection of the Waste Water Pipe Network

For example:

  • Detection of drawn pipes directly in the model and analysis of the system
  • Detection of all integrated components
  • Consideration of technical datas integrated in the model
  • Detection of drawn dimension for the optionally consideration in the network calculation
  • Easy mapping of foreign components for the consideration in the network calculation
No No Yes Yes

Waste Water Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the water pipe network
  • Consideration of given gerneral conditions e.g. limit values for velocities and the pipe friction pressure gradient (R-value)
  • Determination and variant comparison of pipe materials and components including original manufacturer data sets with real product properties
  • Calculation of (gravity) drainage systems for rain and waste water inside buildings
  • Dimensioning of rain water pipes with reference to statistical rainfall rate
  • Aeration ducts are tested and certified according to standards
  • Verification of the drawn slopes and calculation of the minimum slopes
  • Consideration of waste water lifting stations
  • Calculation directly in the model incl. redimensioning
  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Selection of suitable (manufacturer) components based on the calculation results
  • Saving of values directly in the model with optional consideration in the IFC export
  • Interface for valve data sets, shut-off valves, differential pressure closed-loop controllers, volume flow closed-loop controllers, regulating valves, control valve and fixed resistors
  • Visualization of results using liNear Data Coloring (dimensions, materials, velocities, unfavorable flow path and many more)
No No Yes Yes

Detailed 3D Design (Heating, Cooling, Gas, Potable Water, Waste Water)

For example:

  • Pipe design with routing function and pipe classes for creating the fittings with millimeter precision (integrated slope construction)
  • Automatic connection of pipes including transfer of media, materials, dimensions and pressure levels.
  • Manifold generator for the production of assemblies including pumps and valves and configurators for tanks, plate heat exchangers and other devices
  • Insertion of components with suitable transitions and flanges in existing systems
  • Real-time collision check
  • Automatic 3D generation of calculated single-line drawings
  • Connection editor for your own 3D components
  • Automatic connection of pipes including transfer of media, materials, dimensions and pressure levels
  • Automatic bolting of the entire construction (bolts, nuts, washers) with complete transfer to the parts list
  • Predefine insulation materials and show or hide them with transfer to the parts list
  • Consideration of deductions for welding seams, gaskets and insertion and bolting depths
  • Manually or automatically assigned item numbers
  • Material lists, parts lists with item numbers, sawing lists for pipes, item lists
No No No Yes

Free Access to Online Tutorials

  • Easy start and education with the liNear tutorials and example projects in the exclusive customer area on our website
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Videos

Description

Exemplary Workflow – Potable and Waste Water Design with AutoCAD

Step 1: 2D Design and Scheme Design

Even complex and hygienically challenging potable water installations, for example with looped-through pipes or inliner circulation and from drainage requests with automatic labeling of the height levels according to the set slope up to detailed three-dimensional front-wall design, can be easily implemented thanks to the liNear toolbars, routing commands, connection functions for rigid and flexible pipes, automatic legends, slot design assistants and much more. Draw systems that can be calculated directly, regardless of the display type. Make use of fast, clean and perfect documentation and optionally create even a 3D model (in combination with 3D Design Pipe&Power).

Step 2: Pipe Network Calculations

Potable water is a vital foodstuff and thus requires particular attention. Installations, which transport such potable water to the tapping points, are for reasons of hygiene not just subject to considerably higher requirements since the amendment of the potable water ordinance DIN 1988-300. These requirements concern tapping times, cooling or heating at non operating times, disinfection, and many more. With liNear Analyse Potable Water including the calculation of circulation according to DIN 1988-300/200, water supply systems are dimensioned optimally and safely in view of the hygienic quality of the potable water. 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.