Innovyze Releases NEW MicroDrainage 2018.1

The latest release takes interoperability to new levels, enabling greater collaboration between parties engaged in the design, construction and management of drainage systems

Wallingford, United Kingdom, May 9, 2018

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of smart technologies for water infrastructure, today announced the release of MicroDrainage 2018.1, its market leading drainage design software. MicroDrainage enables users to work more efficiently and get the reliable information they need to make better design decisions for optimal performance. It is the UK and Ireland’s most widely used drainage design software and is the solution of choice for local authorities, engineering consultants, developers, and water utilities.

The latest release represents a major step forward in compatibility and interoperability which are key criteria of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) initiative. MicroDrainage 2018.1 makes it easier to transfer information with other widely used third party packages to streamline processes and ultimately save time, money and resources.

Enhancements include

  • Greater integration with Autodesk AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and other widely used CAD packages.  It is now possible to export and import drainage networks as Pipe Networks directly to AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Intelligent links between Civil 3D® and MicroDrainage files mean changes made in either package are updated in the other with a single click.
  • MicroDrainage files can be exported to Industry Foundation Classes (.IFC) file format. IFC is a common file format used by a variety of BIM-related software packages.
  • The addition of underdrain outlet types to MDSuDS means subsurface flows can now connect directly to other subsurface elements of downstream SuDS structures. This gives a truer representation for more accurate analysis of complex flow paths through SuDS treatment trains.
  • Introduction of a larger set of export schedules to provide information for drainage management systems including the Highways Drainage Data Management System (HADDMS).

These new features and capabilities are detailed in the “What’s New” section of the MicroDrainage product section at

MicroDrainage 2018.1 builds on the strong foundations of earlier releases to increase collaboration between all participants involved in the design, construction and management of drainage systems,” said David Fortune, Vice President of Innovation for Innovyze. “It addresses some of the key criteria of BIM requirements to make data exchange easier and more accurate. With each successive release, MicroDrainage is evolving to meet our industry’s growing requirements, allowing drainage designers to increase the quality of their work and reinforcing its position as the UK and Ireland’s most comprehensive and widely used drainage design software.”

Licensing and Availability

MicroDrainage 2018.1 is available with both networked and standalone licensing options from May 9, 2018.

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of water infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organisations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. Backed by unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate, and sustain highly efficient and resilient infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success.

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