This might be a too localized question, but I hope I'm not the only one here doing pipe network analyses in Mike Urban.
I have a model in Mike Urban, and the client wants it in EPAnet format (since the rest of their models are in EPAnet). The network representation is not very similar. MU uses shapefiles and EPAnet, from what I understand, uses (at least) three different tables in text file format. One for node ID's and Z coordinates, one for node ID's and coordinates and one for link ID's and their corresponding breakpoint coordinates. There's some more stuff in each of these tables, but lets not worry about that for now.
Is there a tool, of any kind, that converts shapefile networks (from MU) to EPAnet style networks?
If not, what could be an efficient way of extracting necessary information from the shapefile? I have no problem extracting xyz coordinates for points (eg. nodes), but how can I get the breakpoints for lines into a text file/other table? Since there will be a lot of pipes, Python solutions are preferred.