Bentley WaterGEMS V8i

Water Distribution Modeling and Management



WaterGEMS extends every piece of functionality across all the included CAD, GIS, and stand-alone platforms. For example, GIS users can now exercise total control over engineering units directly within ArcGIS’s attribute tables, using the same FlexTables technology they can find in the other included platforms.



Watch WaterGEMS and WaterCAD in action 

Stand-alone interface:
Discover a fresh, more responsive and functional stand-alone interface. Customize your work environment with dockable dialogs, enjoy extended background image support, powerful thematic mapping features, bidirectional copy/paste from external applications, and much more.

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Geospatial model building modules:
Watch how easy it is to use the new stand-alone LoadBuilder, TRex, and Thiessen Polygon Creator modules. Leverage your geospatial data sets to automatically allocate demands and assign elevations, saving time and avoiding unnecessary data entry errors.    

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Pressure-dependent demands
Learn about the new Pressure-Dependent Demands (PDD) feature. Review the necessary input for a PDD analysis, graph and compare scenarios with and without PDD, and realize the benefits of PDD for intermittent supply systems. 

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Interoperability without sacrifices

With the ability to run within four platforms  ArcGIS,AutoCAD, MicroStation, and stand-alone  WaterGEMS offers true interoperability without sacrifices. Enjoy full ArcGIS integration without losing the precision of a CAD platform or the speed and simplicity of a stand-alone platform.

WaterGEMS allows your modeling team to collaborate without surrendering individual skills, maintaining a single modeling data set without platform restrictions.

Read: Bentley WaterGEMS Plays Well with Others: How MicroStation, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD users are working together with a single modeling dataset. Cadalyst magazine, August 2006
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Comprehensive functionality, out of the box

WaterGEMS gives you the same hydraulic, fire flow, water quality, criticality, energy, and capital cost analysis features available in WaterCAD, plus advanced optimization and productivity modules to help you accomplish every modeling task.

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Award-winning ArcGIS integration

ArcGIS users can natively leverage ESRI’s geodatabase architecture to maintain a single dataset for both modeling and GIS.

The award-winning WaterGEMS provides a much tighter ArcGIS integration, providing access to FlexTables, the Scenario Control Center, and every other WaterGEMS feature without ever leaving your ArcMap environment.

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More time for engineering

Time-saving features help you streamline data entry and leave you more time for engineering and decision-making.

Use flexible tabular reports, maintain your own engineering attribute libraries for faster data input, create persistent multi-parameter queries, and manage engineering units on the fly.

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Jumpstart your model using your existing data

If you already have CAD drawings, GIS files, or external databases for your water system, you are only a few clicks away from having a WaterGEMS model of your network.

Geospatial modules help you allocate demands and elevations automatically, while easy to use wizards help you extract data and topology from your geospatial data sets, SCADA and external databases.

Dig Up Accurate Water Data with TRex: Extract elevation data for water modeling using the TRex module in WaterCAD and WaterGEMS. Cadalyst magazine, September 2006

Using WaterGEMS with GIS Data for Water Demand Allocation: Learn how geospatial automated techniques can help you meet current demands and plan for the future. Cadalyst magazine, May 2006

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Share your work with everyone

WaterGEMS gives you more creative ways to collaborate with your team, clients, and colleagues:

  • Create smart PDFs of your drawings and modeling results using the MicroStation integration features.
  • Post your model drawings to the Web using MicroStation’s Google Earth Tools.
  • Hand your WaterGEMS model to anyone that can read an ESRI geodatabase.
  • Share your WaterGEMS model with WaterCAD and EPANET users.


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Be prepared to respond

WaterGEMS helps you be more responsive to emergencies and complaints.

Simulate contamination, fires flow scenarios, pipe breaks, and power outages and find the best operational strategies to address them. Use the new Criticality Analysis Center to determine critical network segments to prioritize rehabilitation investment.


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Organize your scenarios for better decision making

Use WaterGEMS’ Scenario Control Center to organize an unlimited number of design, water demand, operation, and network topology scenarios, create solution scenarios on the fly, and compare results for better decision-making support.


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Robust hydraulics and comprehensive cost assessment

WaterGEMS accurately models the operation of variable-speed pumps, pressure-dependant demands, rule-based controls, and hydrants to emulate the most complex operational strategies. Develop energy-saving strategies using WaterGEMS to determine the cost of operating your pumps using any energy tariff.


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Understand results easily

Spot operational bottlenecks with animated 3D graphs of time-variable data, use property-based color coding, element symbology and annotation, find low pressure zones or poor chlorine concentration areas by generating contour maps, plot multiple attributes for a series of elements on the same profile, and analyze tabular data with full unit control, built-in filtering, sorting, and statistical analysis.


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