Getting Started Tutorial

Welcome to our Getting Started Tutorial of the Help Center.

In this tutorial, you will get familiar with Qatium interface, our smart assistant Q and have an overview of Qatium capabilities. This tutorial will also explore the Help Center.

Qatium is an open and collaborative water management platform that helps utilities improve their water distribution and collection systems, treatment and reclamation facilities, smart metering, and much more.


Getting started tutorial video

What better way to get started than to have an introduction to Qatium by an expert?

We created a short tutorial video to introduce you quickly to Qatium interface. In this video, Luke – our Director of Innovation – is giving you a tour of the essentials in Qatium.
You will see how to :

  • interact with the map,
  • display various level and asset of the network,
  • visualise simulations results such as flows, pressures and tank volumes and
  • start asking what-if questions.

Watch our 2 min introduction video, to get started in Qatium.


We preloaded your session with a demo model to help you get started in Qatium. This model, called Magnetic Island, is located on small island in north east Australia. It includes all the types of assets you could find in your own network: junctions, pipes, pumps, tanks, valves and supply sources.

It is a great model to start with. Although, we would love to see you upload your own network to enjoy the value of Qatium.
For more information on how to upload GIS data, please visit the Build a new model using GIS section.
For more information on how to upload your model data, please visit the Upload your existing hydraulic model section.


The Getting Started Tutorial video doesn’t load because of internet connection? We’ve got you covered! Below are two section summarizing How to use the map and How to manage the layers


Managing elements and layers

We created a handy summary of the layer controls for you and compiled it all in a short table – and a couple of screenshots to make it as simple as possible.

On the bottom left-hand side of the screen, you can find the controls to the various network element layers. 

Layer control buttonDescription
Layer display button (eye)Allows you to display the layer control for all the network element layers;, you can click on them to hide them or make them visible (see screen capture below). The network element layers are: Pipe, Junction, Valve, Pump, Supply Source and Tank.

Please note that hiding the network element layers will also hide their results (e.g. hiding the pipe layer will hide the flow layer too).

network level display button (pipe)Allows you to display the layer control for the network levels;, you can click on the various levels to hide them or make them visible.
layer category button (=)Allows you to (re)categorize the various imported layer in Qatium. A layer that has been ignored or misinterpreted can be (re)categorized to the relevant asset type (junction, pipe, pump, supply source, tank or valve). Please note that this icon is only visible when creating a model from GIS data.

Please note that by default all network element layers and network level layers are visible.

Getting Started Tutorial: Layer Controls

On the right-hand side of the screen, you can find the controls of the various result layers of the application. You can turn the legends of those layers on and off by clicking on pressure panel button for pressures, on flow panel button for the flows, and on tank volume panel button for tank volumes.

Getting Started Tutorial: Insight Panel Toggle

You can show or hide the pressure and flow layers by toggling the layers on and off.


Well done! The first part of the tutorial is done. You now know the basics for viewing and displaying in Qatium.

Soon Qatium will have no secrets for you.

Learn about getting insights from Qatium by visiting our Insights page.

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