DDMSW Tutorials

The eighteen (18) tutorials were developed to assist DDMSW users on the use of the software in the three core program modules that include hydrology, river mechanics, and storm drainage hydraulics. These materials have been updated to work with Version 5.3.0 of the software.

The 18 tutorials and their respective supporting data files have been consolidated into one zip file (ZIP). Included in the zip file are the tutorial index file, and a table for reference.

These tutorials were released on July 6, 2016.
  1. Developing a New HEC-1 Model

    This tutorial includes important guides in the use of Drainage Design Management System for Windows such as accessing helpful document from the Help menu, setting and updating project defaults, setting the paths where model input and output files are saved, and how model data are created and established.

  2. Developing a New HEC-1 Model Using GIS Data

    This tutorial illustrates the development of a HEC-1 model using shapefile datasets from GIS.

  3. Developing a New Project Using Rational Method

    This tutorial was developed to guide users in developing a hydrology model using Rational Method.

  4. Updating NSTPS for Channel Routing

    This tutorial was developed to guide users in evaluating the NSTPS parameter (HEC-1 RS card's first field) for channel flow routing in HEC-1 using Drainage Design Management System for Windows.

  5. Importing HEC-1 Stand-Alone Input File

    This tutorial outlines the approach for importing an existing HEC-1 model input file with the goal to use the reporting and graphing features of the Drainage Design Management System for Windows program.

  6. Customizing HEC-RAS Table

    This tutorial outlines the procedure in customizing a HEC-RAS table identifying which hydraulic parameters are to be included in the table and the order they are created.

  7. Developing HEC-1 Models With Custom Storm Events

    This tutorial outlines the method for creating a Project with Custom Storm Event.

  8. Using Routing Data From GIS

    This tutorial outlines the method of creating the "Routes.shp" to assemble the Routing Data involving three (3) routing methods used by HEC-1.

  9. Evaluate the Impact of Land Use Changes

    This tutorial provides a working example to evaluate the impact of changes in land use data on the model results.

  10. Total Scour for Bank Protection

    This tutorial provides a step-by-step procedure in evaluating the total scour to provide toe-down protection for bank structures.

  11. Total Scour for Bridge Piers

    This tutorial provides a step-by-step procedure in determining the total scour for bridge piers.

  12. Sediment Yield Analysis

    Ths tutorial outlines the procedure in evaluating the sediment yield for estimating sediment volume that impacts the design capacity of storage basins.

  13. Riprap Sizing Analysis

    This tutorial provides different procedures in evaluating the riprap size for channel bank and bed protection.

  14. Lateral Erosion Analysis

    This tutorial provides the procedure in defining and evaluating the lateral erosion corridor from defined floodway.

  15. Launch-Able Riprap Design Analysis

    This tutorial provides the design procedure for performing a launch-able riprap toe-protection evaluation.

  16. HGL Evaluation of Storm Drainage System

    This tutorial provides the procedure to develop and solve a storm drainage system model using STORMPRO within the Drainage Design Management System for Windows program.

  17. Street Drainage System Analysis

    This tutorial was developed to showcase the capability of the Street Drainage Hydraulics module with Drainage Design Management System for Windows.

  18. STORMPRO Backwater Modeling

    This tutorial provides a working example in the use of the STORMPRO Backwater Model which evaluates the hydraulic grade line (HGL) of a simple drainage system using the evaluated peak flows from the Rational Method.

Related Tutorials

Relevant tutorial document to aid users on preparing data sets for use by DDSW is provided below:

How to Prepare ESRI Shape Files


A step-by-step tutorial on how to prepare the DDMSW-related shape files from scratch. The document also showcases other useful ESRI tools.