Welcome to our Irrigation documentation page. We recognize the complexities and challenges inherent to irrigation system design. Our irrigation tools streamline and simplify the entire process by automating the most time-consuming tasks and calculations.
Additional Irrigation Resources
We've broken down irrigation design into several steps. Each of the steps outlined on this page includes links to documentation on the irrigation tools required to complete that step.
Communicate the intent of your irrigation design clearly while maintaining your office's unique standard for equipment symbols, pipes, and callouts.
Before laying out your irrigation system, you'll need to complete a few pre-design tasks.
We recommend using our Schematic Irrigation tool to form an initial analysis of the required pressure and flow rates of your planned irrigation design.
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The next step is to specify which types of equipment you'll use when laying out your system using our Irrigation Manager. During this step, you'll gain access to equipment and data from specific manufacturers when adding the following types of equipment to your Irrigation F/X project.
Sprinkler heads include spray, rotor, and rotary (aka rotator or rotating) heads.
Valves & Auxiliary Equipment
Drip equipment includes single emitters, dripline, and areas for emitters and dripline represented by hatches.
Specify your system design's water source and piping options using the following Irrigation F/X tools:
Place equipment in your design from our Irrigation Manager.
With your heads placed, you can now get an accurate flow total for the project and make a more realistic source determination. You'll group your heads into zones to represent which parts of your system each valve will operate. You'll also test the sprinkler head coverage throughout your system design using our Uniformity tool. During this step, you'll:
Now it's time to lay out and size your lateral pipe. When it comes to piping and pipe sizing, Irrigation F/X is like a virtual assistant, providing instant calculations and error checking.
Our software makes mainline piping just as easy as the lateral stage, providing crucial calculations and verifications.
Once you've laid out and piped your system, our error checking and revision tools help you find and correct any problems with flow, pressure, and overall layout. You can also locate and switch out equipment.
Finally, generate the variety of irrigation schedules and reports available from Irrigation F/X. Note that our schedules and reports are fully customizable.
Different types of irrigation systems require different techniques. Our irrigation tools are applicable to a variety of system types.
Irrigation theory centers on hydraulics – specifically, the way water moves through pipes in order to irrigate plants.
The amount of available irrigation equipment can seem overwhelming at times. Get informed.