Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020

July 26, 2019 – Autodesk released Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020 extension for Civil 3D 2020

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The Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020 is available via the Autodesk Desktop App or via download from the Autodesk subscription site. The Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020 extension requires access to the original Civil 3D 2020 install resources.

Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020

The Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility provides the ability for Autodesk Civil 3D Pipe Networks to be renamed and exported to MDX/SWS/FWS format for analysis within the MicroDrainage System 1 drainage design module and then imported to update the pipe network in Autodesk Civil 3D to create a 3D model of drainage network as well as product plans, sections and pipe and structure schedules.

The Autodesk MicroDrainage Utility 2020 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 consists of the following features:

  • Utility to aid the renaming of the pipe network to WinDes naming convention
  • Export pipe network to SWS and FWS file format
  • Import and update existing network from SWS/FWS
  • Prefix and suffix to pipe naming
  • Change pipe network style

Note: This MicroDrainage Utility does not support the round tripping of data since any data generated by WinDes is not maintained. The export is a clean file of the pipe network only. The more recent versions of WinDes also still support this core format.

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