RMS

BOSS RMS (River Modeling System) utilizes the power of AutoCAD for computing water surface profiles for modeling bridges, bridge scour, culverts, weirs, spillways, levees, floodway delineation, floodplain reclamation, stream diversions, channel improvements, and split flows.

Overview

BOSS RMS (River Modeling System) utilizes the power of AutoCAD for computing water surface profiles for modeling bridges, bridge scour, culverts, weirs, spillways, levees, floodway delineation, floodplain reclamation, stream diversions, channel improvements, and split flows.

Easy to Learn and Use


BOSS RMS for AutoCAD is very easy to learn and use. Even engineers without any previous AutoCAD experience can become productive almost immediately. Customized dialog boxes and command prompts make data input simple and intuitive. Pop-up menus bring commands immediately to your fingertips and context-sensitive help is always available—even midway through a command.

Save Lots of Time

No longer does an engineer have to spend countless hours with contour maps and field survey data—struggling to manually construct an input card file. BOSS RMS for AutoCAD allows the user to construct a cross-section from a contour map as quickly as he can draw a line. Precise spot elevations can be manually entered at any time. In addition, all modeling input data is stored directly within the AutoCAD drawing; there are no external files to maintain.

Variety of Input Methods

BOSS RMS for AutoCAD offers a variety of input methods to define the cross-sections to be modeled. Any combination of 3D digital contour maps and TINs, DEMs (digital elevation models), 2D digital contour maps, hard copy contour maps, hard copy cross-section plots, on-screen digitizing, manual data entry, and importation of complete or partial HEC-2 or HEC-RAS input files, station-elevation, Northing-Easting, or XYZ coordinate data can be used to define a model. For example, a user may define a cross-section by digitizing the floodplain geometry from a contour map, and then define the channel geometry by importing the channel geometry from a data collector. The software will then automatically stitch the cross-section together using this differing data. And, up to 500 ground points can be used to define each cross-section.

BOSS RMS for AutoCAD allows you to quickly construct cross-sections from a contour map, by simply drawing a line across the topo map.

Superior Productivity

To make you even more efficient, BOSS RMS for AutoCAD includes several productivity enhancement tools, including FlowCalc™, ScourCalc™, GRreduce™, ContourEdit™, AutoPan™, AutoZoom™, and SmartEdit™.

FlowCalc is a built-in hydraulic calculator that allows the user to instantly compute normal depth, normal discharge, critical depth, critical discharge, critical slope, flow area, average velocity, hydraulic radius, wetted perimeter, and other hydraulic properties for any defined cross-section. Once these properties have been computed, they can be placed into the drawing adjacent to the cross-section or printed out.

BOSS RMS includes a hydraulic calculator, allowing you to instantly compute hydraulic properties for any cross-section.



ScourCalc is a built-in bridge scour calculator, allowing you to compute and plot out the total scour at a bridge cross-section due to contraction scour, pier scour, and abutment scour. ScourCalc uses the scour methodology provided by the Army Corps HEC Technical Publication No. 18. Contraction scour occurs from a reduction in flow area by a constricting bridge opening. Pier scour occurs from an acceleration of flow around a bridge pier, which results in the formation of vertical flow vortices that can create scour holes. Abutment scour occurs when a bridge abutment obstructs the stream flow, causing the formation of a horizontal flow vortex along the toe of the abutment.


BOSS RMS supports up to 500 ground points per cross-section, and can automatically reduce the number of ground points to FEMA requirements.



GRreduce, a cross-section geometry ground point reduction feature, lets you specify the maximum number of ground points allowed at a cross-section. It will then intelligently remove ground points in accordance with FEMA guidelines, eliminating those points which add the least resolution to the ground geometry. A graphical preview of the original and revised geometry is presented, allowing you to alter the reduction rules if needed.

ContourEdit is a 3-D contour line editing tool that allows the user to perform querying, editing, and drawing of topographic map contour lines. For example, you can use ContourEdit to quickly convert a drawing’s existing 2-D contours to 3-D contours.

As you use AutoCAD, AutoPan senses when you need to pan within the current viewport. AutoPan will automatically shift your current drawing view as you reach the edge of a viewport, allowing you to proceed with your work without having to stop to pan manually. AutoZoom allows you to dynamically zoom in and out during program commands.

SmartEdit enables AutoCAD to know the command you wish to perform without you having to tell it, thereby allowing you to proceed with your work without losing your train of thought. For example, clicking on a cross-section’s bank section will display an edit dialog box, allowing you to adjust the placement of the cross-section banks.

Unparalleled Output

After a water surface profile analysis has been performed, BOSS RMS for AutoCAD will overlay the water surface profile on top of the contour map, showing the extent of the water surface with regard to the ground topography. Cross-section, profile, and summary profile plots can be constructed at any time, allowing the user to quickly interpret the analysis results.

BOSS RMS for AutoCAD automates the layout of drawing plots on individual output pages using its advanced PlotPage™ feature, producing final quality drawings for use in reports, permit submittals, and presentations. Drawings can be produced at any scale on virtually any size drawing media. In addition, the software uses separate drawing layers, colors, and line types for storing various drawing information, allowing the user to quickly configure the drawing to suit any requirements. BOSS DAMBRK can analyze up to 10 dam and/or bridge structures in a single analysis. Subcritical, supercritical, and mixed flow regimes are supported. Linear and non-linear piping or overtopping breach developments can be specified at a dam structure, along with constant or time-dependent turbine flow and a variety of spillway types. Complex sloping dam crests and bridge decks can be analyzed. Explanatory notes can be attached to individual cross-sections, allowing field observations to be included with the analysis output.

BOSS RMS automates the layout of drawing plots, producing final quality drawings for use in reports, permit submittals, and presentations