Carlson Hydrology is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-master civil engineering software solution providing automation you can use to meet your hydrology needs. Full 3D road and lot design feed directly into flow calculations and drainage design.
Includes access to lookup rainfall amounts in NOAA Atlas 14, watershed commands operated by grid files for watershed perimeters and runoff tracking, plus the option to draw out sewer lines just as a polyline before converting them in the sewer model.
The Utility Network has also been expanded to allow more shapes and utility types – gas, water, communication, storm. The Sewer Network commands allow users to label the drainage areas for each inlet and there are added controls for pipe label styles, the software supports negative step-up, and its reports now include multiple invert-ins.
Carlson Hydrology works on top of AutoCAD® 2018 and comes with IntelliCAD®8.3 built-in, and AutoCAD versions 2010 and up are also supported.
Enhanced collaboration options are highlights of the Carlson Civil and Carlson Hydrology. The Settings Server enables CAD managers to easily distribute uniform command settings and files to Carlson users throughout their company. Additional highlights of Hydrology module include:
- Hydrograph Editor – New command to edit time and flow data in a spreadsheet
- Pipe Culvert Design – Added outlet control by gradually varied flow method
- Utility Network – New command to define model for utility networks
These are in addition to other recent improvements: redesigned and enhanced sewer spreadsheet editor for working in profile view and added support in sewer network for multiple pipes between structures and for separate inlet locations, speed and ease design work for sewer or drainage networks.
Look for the Detention Pond Design command.
Carlson Hydrology is tightly integrated with HydroCAD. This collaboration brings together the extraordinary ease of use that Carlson is known for, its 30+ years of experience mastering the civil/survey CAD environment, with the 25+ years of experience of HydroCAD in the unique, rapidly changing and highly regulated storm water modeling profession.
- Site Drainage – Using either Rational or SCS Method
- Runoff Analysis – Determine Watershed Area, Time of Concentration & Peak Flow Rates
- Storm Drain System Design & Drafting
- Pond Design & Sizing
Add in the ability to link with HydroCAD [Over] for its Interactive
watershed modeling and you have all the tools needed to tackle
any hydrology challenge
- Layer-Based Runoff Calculations combine with DTM-Based Flow
Automatically determines watershed areas and
maximum length of runoff from DTM
- Tap extensive libraries on rainfall, inlets, manholes, outlets
- Calculate inlet intercepted and bypass flows, gutter spread
and depth, pipe flow depth and velocity, and hydraulic and
energy grade lines
- Get warnings for collisions, excessive pipe lengths, insufficient
cover, lack of slope, excessive flow rates, and more
- Track runoff and analyze watershed – choose entire area or
the watershed above a point such as a catch basin
- Design ponds, culverts, channels and outlet control structures
- Draft sewer pipe dynamically in plans, profiles and 3D
Carlson Hydrology — For a system-wide stormwater solution in 3D
- Get detailed pre- and post-construction hydrologic runoff
analysis and reporting
- Create advanced storm drain design
- Determine precise pond design and sizing
- Get simultaneous analysis of Hydrologic Soil Groups, Ground
Covers and Watersheds
- Generate accurate Hydrographs utilizing software’s distinct
Precise gutter flow depths, spread and bypass calculations
Top New Features:
- HydroCAD Linkage
- Extract all the sub-area information and
automatically load into HydroCAD
- Grass Channel Design
- New command to design grass
- HydroNET Explorer
- New command to build and process
network of sub-catchments, ponds, reaches and links
- Custom report tools with option to output to PDF
- Structure Library
- Added controls to specify connection points on box structures
- Spreadsheet Sewer Editor
- Added support for sanitary sewer
and other utility type networks
- Define Hydrologic Soil Group areas
- Define Ground Covers