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The drainage design features of Pro Contractor Studio™ include the tools necessary to complete a drainage design including basin placement, linear drains, drainage pipe and runoff calculations.
The Drainage Equipment command allows you to create a database and place symbols for drainage equipment on the drawing screen. You may place as many drainage equipment symbols on the drawing screen as necessary. The drainage equipment will be counted in the material list or estimate/proposal.
The Linear Drains command allows you to draw lines representing linear drains such as channel drains on the drawing screen.
You can quickly place sprinkler symbols along a straight line by setting a point at one end of a line and dragging the mouse cursor to the opposite end of a line. Sprinkler arc patterns will be added to the line as the length increases. The first symbol and arc pattern will be removed from the line. The symbols will be spaced evenly along the line. If you hold down the Shift key while dragging the mouse cursor, the sprinkler symbols will be spaced at exact nozzle to nozzle spacings.
The Drainage Pipe command allows you to draw drainage pipe on the drawing screen. You can add, delete or rename the pipe selections. You can manually adjust the line type or width of the pipe in the Layer Manager.
The Runoff Calculations command will calculate the estimated runoff of water over a flat surface area, the minimum pipe inside diameter and the minimum required grate open surface area. The calculations will be displayed in the dialog box. The calculations are based on the area, the soil type and vegetation in the form of the Runoff Coefficient, and the worst case estimated rainfall in a one hour period. There is no limit to the number of areas you may have per design.
A Tied Assembly is the combination of supplies that are associated with the installation of a single piece of equipment or plant material. Tied assemblies can be built for fixture and transformer installations. Each assembly may be assigned to one or more pieces of equipment in the database. All of the product in an assembly is counted in the Material List/Estimate command.